My name is carlos. Like so many of you, I have been fascinated by the World of Greyhawk game setting ever since I first began playing Dungeons & Dragons at the age of 10, back in 1980. I can still remember sitting on the living room floor of my house, as a young man, being awestruck by the full-color Darlene maps included in the 1983 boxed set, after saving allowances for the better part of three months to purchase it for myself. It was a singular moment for me...and the realization that there was an entire world out there to explore, secreted on those pages and in the realm of my imagination alone, changed my life forever. Now, just past 40, it amazes me to consider that so many of you out there shared the very same, revolutionary, experience. It truly stands as a testament to the power of the game--and the wonder of the World of Greyhawk itself.
It's great to meet you all!
carlos a.s. lising
(The Colorless Mage of Perrenland)
Thanks for the intro Carlos! Glad to have you with us! I got the first printing of the WoGH folio just a few years before you got the boxed set, traded a Deities & Demigods for it from a friend. I would say I definitely got the better part of the deal!
Thanks for the welcome! Yes--I would definitely say you got the better end of the deal!
In my case, I was fortunate enough to have a father who indulged my hobby and bought me all the AD&D hardbacks over the span of birthdays, Christmases, and other, assorted holidays. The '83 Boxed Set was one of the few things I actually bought myself. I was never lucky enough to own the 'Folio until much later, as an adult.
Unfortunately, I lost all of my Greyhawk stuff over various moves from college and different residences and such (on two separate occasions, no less!). Now, though, with a good paying job and the magic of eBay, I have everything back...and then some.
Ah, the indulgences we allow ourselves as adults that we were deprived of as children! ;)
Yeah, I've heard the theme repeated by several of my friends that also play the game. Unfortunately, it seems the tragedy of loss is a universal concept.
So, how's the CAP project going? I'm skipping the "welcome," since I already did that on Greytalk.
The CAP Project, unfortunately, has seen little progress. You may remember that I asked anyone that was interested in participating in the project to PM me here on Canonfire. Well, I have yet to have a single response to that solicitation. It occurs to me that I'll have to start a thread about it here in the Forums if I want that call to bear fruit.
Other than that, I sent an e-mail to the esteemed sage Smedger a week ago on the matter and have yet to get a response. Since he would be responsible for creating the central framework for the project--without that e-mail, we are at a virtual standstill.
I will certainly keep you abreast of the situation, should any of the particulars change!
Here's my official "Welcome to Canonfire!" Carlos! Glad you're here and looking forward to seeing the finished product of the CAP project!
Thank you so much! However, I would hope you're more anticipant of my Fireland project than of the CAP. I have a sneaking suspicion that the former will be completed much sooner than the latter....
I once lost all my AD&D books in a basement flood. At the time, I had just about all the books. The water destroyed nearly all of it to the point where I couldn't salvage none of it. None the less, that setback didn't stop me from playing. I gradually found and replaced most of my books at the time.
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