General of Gehenna
I could not help but respond after I saw Mazuto's post about Cambion and Valthronis being "nice". I was laughing a lot inside given how far back Val and I go. I'm old school and Valthronis was (is) my pupil. I taught him how to torment characters, and he learned that I could still make him feel dread when I was only a player and he was the mighty DM.
Not certain why he still lets me in on these.
I've done 2nd edition through to 3.5 (and have avoided everything that has and will come after 3.5). I still remember the days of THAC0 and when AC went down to make you harder to hit (good times). I'm a veteran DM from the settings World of Greyhawk, Ravenloft, and Planescape (best setting ever).
It may take a little while longer to get my characters on board; I'm running and participating in other games, but they will be up, trust me.
Also, this is more important to Val and Cambion, but I also tend to vanish a lot in the real world. I like to hit the road or go out to sea whenever I get a chance. I'll let everyone know before I head out.
A pleasure to meet all of you. Let's play hard, die young, and make good looking corpses. That way when our next characters see our animated former characters we can say, "Hey, we still good for being dead . . . and decaying . . . and my old character just lost his arm . . . sigh."