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CF Secret Santa 2021: better than ever!

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  • MamaWolfMamaWolf The wolf pack guides all to safetyRegistered User regular
    edited November 21
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    I was confused at first because I had received a message that boxes would be coming and these were not in a box! They intrigued me though:
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    I opened up these packages:
    Howly Meowly this is awesome! I am super excited! I've been looking for a new/different RPG to get into with my group!!
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    These books have been approved by Mia:
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    Thank you @MNC Dover !!! It is much appreciated!

    MamaWolf on
    "May the moon watch over you and keep you safe through the night, 'till the morning comes and MamaWolf can protect you through the day"
    tzeentchlingBursarMNC DoverArcticLancerAuralynxGreenDenadaArcSynCF SANTAElvenshae
  • CF SANTACF SANTA Registered User regular
    I look away from my PMs for two hours...

    Sorry if I messed stuff up!

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  • MamaWolfMamaWolf The wolf pack guides all to safetyRegistered User regular
    CF SANTA wrote: »
    I look away from my PMs for two hours...

    Sorry if I messed stuff up!

    It's all good!

    "May the moon watch over you and keep you safe through the night, 'till the morning comes and MamaWolf can protect you through the day"
    CF SANTAMNC DoverArcticLancer
  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Glad you are excited @MamaWolf! OK, story time!

    In 1981, my brother and his friends played D&D and then AD&D came out and he gave all his old Basic D&D stuff to me. I would read those books non-stop and fell in love with it. I played with a friend of mine and we had a good time. I played two characters, a Dwarf named Zock and an Elf named Mock (I know, original names), and got them to max level each over a 3 year span.

    Then 1985 hit and I came across the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RPG by Palladium Books. Being a TMNT fan (loved the comics), I dove headfirst into this entirely new system. The IP merged with this wonderfully fluid (albeit janky) gameplay system had me hooked. A year later, a different friend introduced me to Robotech (also by Palladium) and I was suddenly even deeper into the RPG world. TMNT and Robotech used the same system and allowed for nearly seamless transitions from one game to the other.

    Oddly, it wasn't until 1990 that I discovered that there was a Palladium Fantasy style RPG system that had existed since the early 80s. I had moved to GA at this point and was fortunate enough to find a new friend who was into Robotech and RPGs. We played so much TMNT, Robotech, and Palladium during high school and for several years after. So many good memories.

    In fact, at the ripe old age of 45, we're starting up a new Discord/Roll20 online group and playing Robotech again. I still have all my old books and have been so excited to get back into the game again.

    When I saw MamaWolf's wishlist recommended a new RPG system, I thought I'd give Palladium to you. The system is fluid, janky, and allows you to do a lot (even make up your own house rules where necessary), and it's brought me decades of memories, fun, and friends. I hope you and your group will have some good times with it as well.

    And so, I reveal your last gift: I'm going to provide you with free narration for your campaigns.

    I've been a full-time voice actor for over 3 years now and I've completed over a thousand audio gigs. Among them have been creating narrations for introductions to RPG campaigns. Often, it's the old man narrating a story, but I'm open to whatever you want for your campaign. And I won't charge you a dime, it's all part of my CF gift to you. Simply PM me your scripts and I'll create samples for you to listen to and approve.

    And yes, I said scripts with an "s". This isn't going to be a one-and-done intro to your campaign, no, we're going all-out here. If you decide to have a long campaign, I will provide multiple readings for you and your players to listen to as a setting for upcoming adventures. That means we can use your character's names instead of generic "the heroes" and that sort of stuff.

    I'm super excited to help breath more life into your stories and help your group have an even more enjoyable experience! Happy holidays to you and yours and may your 2022 (and future RPG campaigns) be full of excitement and adventure!

    Legends of Runeterra: MNCdover #moc
    Switch ID: MNC Dover SW-1154-3107-1051
    Steam ID
    Twitch Page
    Gabriel_PittBursarAuralynxMamaWolfGreenDenadatzeentchlingTimFijiArcticLancersee317ArcSynCF SANTAElvenshae
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    Daaaaaayum~! Now that's a Santavaganza!

    MNC DoverMamaWolfGreenwebguy20tzeentchlingArcticLancersee317ArcSynCF SANTAElvenshae
  • MamaWolfMamaWolf The wolf pack guides all to safetyRegistered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Glad you are excited @MamaWolf! OK, story time!
    In 1981, my brother and his friends played D&D and then AD&D came out and he gave all his old Basic D&D stuff to me. I would read those books non-stop and fell in love with it. I played with a friend of mine and we had a good time. I played two characters, a Dwarf named Zock and an Elf named Mock (I know, original names), and got them to max level each over a 3 year span.

    Then 1985 hit and I came across the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RPG by Palladium Books. Being a TMNT fan (loved the comics), I dove headfirst into this entirely new system. The IP merged with this wonderfully fluid (albeit janky) gameplay system had me hooked. A year later, a different friend introduced me to Robotech (also by Palladium) and I was suddenly even deeper into the RPG world. TMNT and Robotech used the same system and allowed for nearly seamless transitions from one game to the other.

    Oddly, it wasn't until 1990 that I discovered that there was a Palladium Fantasy style RPG system that had existed since the early 80s. I had moved to GA at this point and was fortunate enough to find a new friend who was into Robotech and RPGs. We played so much TMNT, Robotech, and Palladium during high school and for several years after. So many good memories.

    In fact, at the ripe old age of 45, we're starting up a new Discord/Roll20 online group and playing Robotech again. I still have all my old books and have been so excited to get back into the game again.

    When I saw MamaWolf's wishlist recommended a new RPG system, I thought I'd give Palladium to you. The system is fluid, janky, and allows you to do a lot (even make up your own house rules where necessary), and it's brought me decades of memories, fun, and friends. I hope you and your group will have some good times with it as well.
    And so, I reveal your last gift: I'm going to provide you with free narration for your campaigns.

    I've been a full-time voice actor for over 3 years now and I've completed over a thousand audio gigs. Among them have been creating narrations for introductions to RPG campaigns. Often, it's the old man narrating a story, but I'm open to whatever you want for your campaign. And I won't charge you a dime, it's all part of my CF gift to you. Simply PM me your scripts and I'll create samples for you to listen to and approve.

    And yes, I said scripts with an "s". This isn't going to be a one-and-done intro to your campaign, no, we're going all-out here. If you decide to have a long campaign, I will provide multiple readings for you and your players to listen to as a setting for upcoming adventures. That means we can use your character's names instead of generic "the heroes" and that sort of stuff.

    I'm super excited to help breath more life into your stories and help your group have an even more enjoyable experience! Happy holidays to you and yours and may your 2022 (and future RPG campaigns) be full of excitement and adventure!
    OMG!! This makes me super excited!! This is by far one of the best things to happen!! I am going to read up about Palladium and start writing those scripts after the holidays!! Thank you so much!!

    "May the moon watch over you and keep you safe through the night, 'till the morning comes and MamaWolf can protect you through the day"
    GreenMNC Doverwebguy20tzeentchlingCF SANTAElvenshae
  • MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    MamaWolf wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Glad you are excited @MamaWolf! OK, story time!
    In 1981, my brother and his friends played D&D and then AD&D came out and he gave all his old Basic D&D stuff to me. I would read those books non-stop and fell in love with it. I played with a friend of mine and we had a good time. I played two characters, a Dwarf named Zock and an Elf named Mock (I know, original names), and got them to max level each over a 3 year span.

    Then 1985 hit and I came across the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles RPG by Palladium Books. Being a TMNT fan (loved the comics), I dove headfirst into this entirely new system. The IP merged with this wonderfully fluid (albeit janky) gameplay system had me hooked. A year later, a different friend introduced me to Robotech (also by Palladium) and I was suddenly even deeper into the RPG world. TMNT and Robotech used the same system and allowed for nearly seamless transitions from one game to the other.

    Oddly, it wasn't until 1990 that I discovered that there was a Palladium Fantasy style RPG system that had existed since the early 80s. I had moved to GA at this point and was fortunate enough to find a new friend who was into Robotech and RPGs. We played so much TMNT, Robotech, and Palladium during high school and for several years after. So many good memories.

    In fact, at the ripe old age of 45, we're starting up a new Discord/Roll20 online group and playing Robotech again. I still have all my old books and have been so excited to get back into the game again.

    When I saw MamaWolf's wishlist recommended a new RPG system, I thought I'd give Palladium to you. The system is fluid, janky, and allows you to do a lot (even make up your own house rules where necessary), and it's brought me decades of memories, fun, and friends. I hope you and your group will have some good times with it as well.
    And so, I reveal your last gift: I'm going to provide you with free narration for your campaigns.

    I've been a full-time voice actor for over 3 years now and I've completed over a thousand audio gigs. Among them have been creating narrations for introductions to RPG campaigns. Often, it's the old man narrating a story, but I'm open to whatever you want for your campaign. And I won't charge you a dime, it's all part of my CF gift to you. Simply PM me your scripts and I'll create samples for you to listen to and approve.

    And yes, I said scripts with an "s". This isn't going to be a one-and-done intro to your campaign, no, we're going all-out here. If you decide to have a long campaign, I will provide multiple readings for you and your players to listen to as a setting for upcoming adventures. That means we can use your character's names instead of generic "the heroes" and that sort of stuff.

    I'm super excited to help breath more life into your stories and help your group have an even more enjoyable experience! Happy holidays to you and yours and may your 2022 (and future RPG campaigns) be full of excitement and adventure!
    OMG!! This makes me super excited!! This is by far one of the best things to happen!! I am going to read up about Palladium and start writing those scripts after the holidays!! Thank you so much!!

    Hype! And feel free to PM me if you have any questions about the rules. Learning a new RPG can be a lot at first, so I'm available to iron out any questions you might have.

    Legends of Runeterra: MNCdover #moc
    Switch ID: MNC Dover SW-1154-3107-1051
    Steam ID
    Twitch Page
    webguy20MamaWolfCF SANTA
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    Part 1 of my Santee's gift is outbound.

    *sigh* Nothing complicates things like getting a link 'here is my awesome flgs they do local shipping, ' and when you try and buy something get the message 'we no longer do local shipping.' :rotate:

    ArcticLancerMNC DoverAuralynxCF SANTA
  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    I believe I've been struck a merry blow, as I have received a package from Critical Role and I haven't ordered something from them. I've received no advance messages about this, but suspect this is a gift intended for my better half. We should be putting up the tree this weekend, so I'll surprise her with it by making it the first gift under the tree. Have Proxy send me any additional directions if you might have them~

  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    edited November 26
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    I was forced to deploy some old friends in response to a threatening visitor from the stars arriving today:
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    Thank you, anonymous game evangelist! Not at all what I was expecting, but I've heard nothing but good things and am eager to take a look through the book.

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  • Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
    Aha, that got there quick, but better that than it getting snarled up in shipping I suppose!
    I wasn't totally sure where to go with your gift, I'm not hugely clued up on the ttrpg scene these days and mostly knew about this one via the artist! But opinions seem pretty positive and it looks like a nice, crunchy book to chew through, I hope you enjoy it!

    Happy Holidays to you!

    MNC DoverAuralynxCF SANTA
  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    Aha, that got there quick, but better that than it getting snarled up in shipping I suppose!
    I wasn't totally sure where to go with your gift, I'm not hugely clued up on the ttrpg scene these days and mostly knew about this one via the artist! But opinions seem pretty positive and it looks like a nice, crunchy book to chew through, I hope you enjoy it!

    Happy Holidays to you!

    Thanks! I figured it was likely one of the people with a miniatures background, but I didn't want to guess.

    I'll have a really good time reading this over, for sure. May be a bit 'til I can get it to a table.

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    CF SANTAMNC Dover
  • Gabriel_PittGabriel_Pitt (effective against the Irish) Registered User regular
    I believe I've been struck a merry blow, as I have received a package from Critical Role and I haven't ordered something from them. I've received no advance messages about this, but suspect this is a gift intended for my better half. We should be putting up the tree this weekend, so I'll surprise her with it by making it the first gift under the tree. Have Proxy send me any additional directions if you might have them~

    You are correct - CR didn't let me add a note to the order. The other part should be showing up 12/9 and that one does have a note. Figures it'd work that way :biggrin:

    ArcticLancerMNC DoverElvenshae
  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Aaaand we're away! Someone should be getting a couple Amazon boxes next week :D

    Elvenshae
  • ArcticLancerArcticLancer Best served chilled. Registered User regular
    I believe I've been struck a merry blow, as I have received a package from Critical Role and I haven't ordered something from them. I've received no advance messages about this, but suspect this is a gift intended for my better half. We should be putting up the tree this weekend, so I'll surprise her with it by making it the first gift under the tree. Have Proxy send me any additional directions if you might have them~

    You are correct - CR didn't let me add a note to the order. The other part should be showing up 12/9 and that one does have a note. Figures it'd work that way :biggrin:
    Honestly it didn't dawn on me that you might run into problems with local shipping. I guess I'll know better for next year's instructions. I'm good friends with and play games with the cafe's owner basically weekly. Likely could have given you some tips on reaching out to them and saving you the cost of shipping. >_<
    Anyway, I shall ensure some decent photos to make your extra effort worthwhile. <3

    MNC Dover
  • AuralynxAuralynx Darkness is a perspective Watching the ego workRegistered User regular
    @Halos Nach Tariff

    Okay, yeah, this book / setting are awesome. Thanks a bunch!

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  • Halos Nach TariffHalos Nach Tariff Can you blame me? I'm too famous.Registered User regular
    I'm glad you like it!

  • see317see317 Registered User regular
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    Parts for the new dungeon have arrived, and anxious workers are ready to get to work killing adventurers.
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    And the overseeing Flumphs show up to protect potentially identifying information
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    I didn't get a screen name though, just the gift tag identifying Santa as Jarrett, so I'm guessing it's my CF Santa, rather than my Santa/Satan from SE++ or G&T.
    Thank you Santa, my dungeons will be bigger and badder than ever.

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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    Yeah @see317 sorry that's the one part of your gift that wouldn't let me edit the gift tag, and of course it arrived early. The rest should get there Tuesday-ish!

    see317
  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Denada wrote: »
    Yeah see317 sorry that's the one part of your gift that wouldn't let me edit the gift tag, and of course it arrived early. The rest should get there Tuesday-ish!

    Thanks, these tiles are awesome.

  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
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    An Amazon box that I wasn't expecting can only mean one thing! Secret Santa has struck. I didn't have my phone on me while unboxing, but here's Dragon surveying the new additions to his horde:
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    And here's Dovah surveying Dragon:
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    Both have moved on, and have left me with a great new cookbook that has a lot of recipes I want to try, and a new game that I've never heard of, which is always a delight! And it's a co-op legacy-style game, which is right on the money for my family. Thank you mystery santa! I can't wait to put both of these to use!

    tzeentchlingMNC DoverCF SANTAArcticLancerArcSynElvenshae
  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited December 1
    see317 wrote: »

    Parts for the new dungeon have arrived, and anxious workers are ready to get to work killing adventurers.
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    And the overseeing Flumphs show up to protect potentially identifying information
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    I didn't get a screen name though, just the gift tag identifying Santa as Jarrett, so I'm guessing it's my CF Santa, rather than my Santa/Satan from SE++ or G&T.
    Thank you Santa, my dungeons will be bigger and badder than ever.

    Supplemental ovr1hlkzij2i.gif post!
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    In addition to the original Warlock tiles, a bag of bags of dice, and a box of Mythical Heroes miniatures anxious to build their new dungeon home.

    So, my minis will be relocated to the shelf for now, and break out the tiles.
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    Look at how nicely organized they are. Well, that can't last.
    (I took this picture in hopes that it would help me repack the pieces and accidentally uploaded it. May as well use it.

    The minis come in three colors, which I have immediately assigned ice cream flavors too.
    Today, the Vanilla Crusaders are attacking a dungeon playing host to a swarm of the mint chip minions.
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    The Butter-Pecans are taking the day off.

    The door creaks open, and Haagan Daaz the Dwarf steps into the darkness beyond.
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    Let the quest begin.

    Thanks again @Denada. These guys will flesh out campaigns for a long time to come.

    And to my Santee, The last component has been obtained, I'm planning to ship this weekend.

    see317 on
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  • DenadaDenada Registered User regular
    edited December 1
    see317 wrote: »

    Thanks again Denada. These guys will flesh out campaigns for a long time to come.

    You're very welcome! There's one more small thing that should get there tomorrow, then I'm done :D

    Denada on
    CF SANTAElvenshae
  • tzeentchlingtzeentchling Doctor of Rocks OaklandRegistered User regular
    Denada wrote: »
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    An Amazon box that I wasn't expecting can only mean one thing! Secret Santa has struck.
    I didn't have my phone on me while unboxing, but here's Dragon surveying the new additions to his horde:
    b3vb2lgfmufu.jpg
    tsmyplndl8rk.jpg

    And here's Dovah surveying Dragon:
    oitmwcwlmosk.jpg
    Both have moved on, and have left me with a great new cookbook that has a lot of recipes I want to try, and a new game that I've never heard of, which is always a delight! And it's a co-op legacy-style game, which is right on the money for my family. Thank you mystery santa! I can't wait to put both of these to use!

    You're welcome! I tried to both stick to a theme and get things that you would enjoy. I hope you get a lot of fun out of them! SU&SD has a pretty good video review of the game too if you'd like an idea how it plays.

    DenadaCF SANTA
  • see317see317 Registered User regular
    Denada wrote: »
    see317 wrote: »

    Thanks again Denada. These guys will flesh out campaigns for a long time to come.

    You're very welcome! There's one more small thing that should get there tomorrow, then I'm done :D

    The last in this gift barrage has been received.
    Denada has gifted me rings of power, which have been subsequently distributed as is traditional.
    3 for the elf
    7 for the dwarf
    9 for the human

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    Wait a minute, we were betrayed? Why did the Minty Fresh Dark Lord get a ring???
    Whelp, someone fetch the halflings, we've got a quest.

    CF SANTADenadaAuralynxMNC Dovertzeentchlingwebguy20ArcticLancerArcSyn
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