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#1 ThaneWill

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Posted 15 February 2020 - 06:40 PM

Greetings fellow Dawi, 

 

For a very long time I haven't logged into this site, but it's been a big part of my life. Especially as an admittedly pretty isolated teen and young adult. I've been gone for a while, especially when I stopped playing WHFB actively I didn't seek out the site much. A lot has happened in between, but long story short I got clinically depressed, GOT OUT (thanks to my awesome therapist!), enrolled into a Bachelors programme and DM a game of D&D now. I'm doing really well.

 

Talking D&D, thats how I got here again. I happened across the site seeking Dwarven Runes and translations for the Dwarven Language. (Thanks Alebelly!) 

 

I became very nostalgic for the time when this site was really active and I used to post and chat here a lot. I realise a lot of people are not using the site actively anymore, but was wondering if anybody would like to reconnect and talk some nerd stuff? Maybe we could start a little chat group for the Old Grumblers? Or just have some casual geek conversation in this thread, tell me what you folks have been up to eh? 

 

Anyway, hope everybody on here now and from the past is doing well. 

 

Cheers! Crack one open for me if you read this. 

 

Will

 

EDIT: Fixing my English, you guys know me right  :P


Edited by ThaneWill, 15 February 2020 - 09:00 PM.


#2 Thorgrimmir

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 09:51 AM

Good to see you back and well Will! On my end there's not much going on; trying to paint some Dogs of War miniatures for a challenge, preparing for an internship, learning a bit of german, etc, etc.

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 10:35 AM

Good to see you back and well Will! On my end there's not much going on; trying to paint some Dogs of War miniatures for a challenge, preparing for an internship, learning a bit of german, etc, etc.


Ah that sounds very nice!

Was ist deine Muttersprache? Mine is Dutch so German comes pretty easy to me. I get to practice a bit as well since my best friend is from Austria haha

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 02:55 PM

I remember you from back in the day, nice to hear that you feel better now after the depression!

Have you heard of Warhammer: The Old World?

How is the DnD campaign coming along?

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 08:07 PM

I remember you from back in the day, nice to hear that you feel better now after the depression!

Have you heard of Warhammer: The Old World?

How is the DnD campaign coming along?

 

I haven't actually. I haven't been in the Fantasy scene for a long time, except maybe to paint some minis from time to time. I made some cool wood elves from one of the new sets. Those elves-in-a-treekin miniatures. I also had to buy the new Thanquil and Boneripper and paint it. COULD. NOT. RESISTS. c:'

 

But please, tell me about it! I'm quite curious whats been going on haha. 

 

The D&D campaign is doing great. We're at session 52 now so that's roughly a year worth of weekends playing (although spread out over 1 year and roughly 9 months I'd say. They're level 6, well on their way to level 7 but are in a difficult spot. They're escorting two scientists called Marguerite and Marguerite (yes, identical twins as well) towards the crash site of a Silver Dragon. They have lost two out of four of their camels and a lot of recourses getting there. So their encounter and way back is going to get rough unless the dice gods are feeling good. 



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Posted 17 February 2020 - 01:28 PM

Good to see you back and well Will! On my end there's not much going on; trying to paint some Dogs of War miniatures for a challenge, preparing for an internship, learning a bit of german, etc, etc.

Ah that sounds very nice!

Was ist deine Muttersprache? Mine is Dutch so German comes pretty easy to me. I get to practice a bit as well since my best friend is from Austria haha
Meine Muttersprache ist Baskisch. Funnily enough my neighbour is from Austria as well. What a small world this is

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Posted 19 February 2020 - 08:30 PM

Isn't that a regional language, Baskisch?  I think I know somebody from northern Spain who speaks it as well! 



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Posted 20 February 2020 - 08:49 AM

Isn't that a regional language, Baskisch? I think I know somebody from northern Spain who speaks it as well!

Its a language of its own, spoken in the basque regions in spain and france, which are;
(Inside spain)
-Bizkia
-Gipuzkoa
-Araba
-Nafarroa
(Inside france)
-Lapurdi
-Zuberoa
-Behe Nafarroa
Its a curious language due to the fact that its a non indoeuropean language, thus having no relation with any in europe (though it still has some words taken from other languages throught the ages). Its very old, so old not even we know where it came from.

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 01:12 PM

Welcome Back ThaneWill. I am Dutch but I've learned two languages from young age. I live in a particular province of the Netherlands called Friesland and because of that I've learned both Dutch and Fries. Good to see that you've overcome your personal issues and are now growing towards a new person. I am working on a new D&D Campaign myself. Are you using a factory made one or have you written your own?

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 09:00 PM

Ah a real Frysian! Cool! I'm from NoordBrabant myself originally, but live in Rotterdam. For anyone not familiar with Dutch geography, Jouke lives in the rural north and I'm from the rural south, now living in a large urban port city. 

 

When doing one shots with new groups, introductions or demo's I always play in the 'standard' Forgotten Realms setting. But the campaign I've been running is home-brew. Here's the TLDR: 

 

Temeraire used to be an empire, but when the emperor got killed after 721 years of rule, the rulers of the largest cities known as The Bastions* got into a war of succession. Eventually this war led to a stalemate between the 5 remaining Bastions, resulting in a tense peace treaty and each city spying extensively on each other. Because of the high magic nature of the war, any land which is not within a Bastion's walls has turned very inhospitable for a wide variety of magical reasons: convergences with other planes, crazy wild magic and spells of cataclysmic nature. 

 

*These bastions are cities of hundreds of thousands of people, often surrounded by enormous magically build and protected walls, considered impenetrable. These five cities have developed unique cultures based on location and demographics. 

 

This campaign setting allows me to run fun city adventures with a lot of politics and faction interests involved, as well as dangerous expeditions outside of the cities. My players enjoy the variety and challenge haha



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Posted 02 March 2020 - 09:07 PM

I switched over to playing Ogres for the later half of 8th edition. I continued to play them for a bit of the 9th age, then switched to Warriors of the Dark Gods. Now, I am mostly out of fantasy and play 40k and Malifaux as my main games. 

 

This site, along with all the old 8th ed GTs were instrumental in getting me interested in the hobby. I'm glad Bugman is still keeping it up. 

 

Looking back on my old posts, hard to believe this was nearly 8 years ago! Things are certainly very different than when I command the sons of Grungni into battle. Time sure moves quickly. 






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