New to the site

edited April 2016 in Player Lounge
Just found the site while looking for new GM management tools and am enjoying myself immensely. Thought it was about time to introduce myself. I am the one, the only, the incomparable Mr. Riven Anam, but you can call me Riv if you like. : )

I have been playing tabletop RPG's for about 25 years and GM'ing games for about 22. Ive played a ton of different stuff, everything from D&D and AD&D to Battletech/Mechwarrior, Shadowrun, Most things from the early Whitewolf boom period and a few other various this and that's. 3.5 was my love but in order to get what i want and still be able to find a group who didnt think i was stubborn and old, i switched to Pathfinder.

I am currently working up a campaign in a world of my making for my group now. Which you can see here: "The Last Reign of the Technomancer":

Please feel free to look it over and throw me any criticism or suggestions. I am not fishing for likes or anything like that, I just honestly appreciate the feedback of peers.

Anyway, I am sure I wil have plenty of questions as I move forward so you will be seeing those posts from time to time. Look forward to meeting some of you and basking in the insight and knowledge of my fellow GM's.


  • Kallak
    Posts: 68
    Hello RivenAnam, welcome to the boards.

    There are tons of great people here, so if you need any assistance with something, don't hesitate to ask.
  • NikMak
    Posts: 379 edited April 2016
    Welcome Riv :)

    its still a bit early days to give you feedback on your site as you are just starting to make it - but one or two images on each page is usually a sound starting point. It helps to break up the wall of text we are all guilty of once you start adding text to your wiki pages (looks like it will be a lot of work, tastes vary, but getting the players involved in making the wiki pages helps to spread the load as well - "Shameless plug": ).
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  • Johnprime
    Posts: 2
    Welcome to the Portal and the boards!
  • call_lighting
    Posts: 11
    I am new as well- signed up 3 years ago or so, but life got in the way, but now back to gaming. This site looks like it is having a lot of issues though- and why would they close a help forum?
  • weasel0
    Posts: 435
    Has anyone ever read KODT?

    If you have and you've seen the story lines with Hard8 specifically dealing with Tuley Priswinkle, yeah. That.
  • RivenAnam
    Posts: 2
    Thank you for the warm greetings.
  • twiggyleaf
    Posts: 51
    Hi Riv

    Nice to meet you and welcome to the OP Forums.
    I have travelled a similar path to you in gaming, having also ended up on Pathfinder at this stage.
    Your campaign looks interesting and you have obviously thought through quite a bit, seeing all the empty Wiki pages that have already been set up for future expansion.
    One bit of advice I will give is: make sure you stick up some pictures to liven up those long blocks of text.
    The concept of the Technomancers seems great!

    I look forward to meeting you again through the Forums,

    CURRENT CAMPAIGN: "Mysteria": - set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.
    Previous CotM Aug 2012: "Shimring":
  • HalftrollRend
    Posts: 2
    Hello Fellow portal members. The name is Jason, most call me Troll. I've been a member since 2012 but just went Ascendant today. This is my third campaign logged through the site. I enjoy the features.
  • Kallak
    Posts: 68
    Hey Troll, welcome to the community. If you need any help with anything, just ask.
  • twiggyleaf
    Posts: 51
    Welcome HalftrollRend

    Congratulations on becoming Ascendant. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to communicating with you further in the future.

    CURRENT CAMPAIGN: "Mysteria": - set in Wolfgang Baur’s MIDGARD.
    Previous CotM Aug 2012: "Shimring":
  • HalftrollRend
    Posts: 2
    Still experimenting with features. Any tips or suggestions you have I'm open for discussion
  • Basileus
    Posts: 585
    With Ascendant you now have access to custom CSS on your campaigns. Its a lot of fun to fiddle with! Take a look around the threads marked "CSS & Styling Discussion" for some starting points.

    The "stickied thread": in particular is a good starting place.
  • saethone
    Posts: 13
    Welcome guys! Reach out to the forums if you have any questions, lots of vets here willing to help out.

    "Endurance of Hope": - Age of Rebellion
    "Age of the Dragons": - Homebrew Fantasy
  • JaymesBolton
    Posts: 278
    Welcome to the OP community! I am building a city game right now with 3.5 cause I like it more then pathfinder but a few of my group of giving me the stink eye for it!. As for criticism I like the warmachine pic ( I play circle!) and I would use some pictures on your wiki page to separate the links. If you need anything feel free to ask and the community is here to help!


    "Changing History":
    "COTM Feburary 2013":
  • Keryth987
    Posts: 46
    Welcome to the community. Look around, chat, enjoy the sites, and have some fun!

    Keelah Se'lai,
    "Shadows Over New York":
    "2013 Campaign of The Year":
    "Campaign of the Month July 2013":
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