Ok innmates its me TannTalas, the 1 game playing Red Dragon Inn lurker. The last few months have been hard on my psyche with both my health going to s*** and still sorta up for grabs, but I’m supposedly being told I’m getting better hmmmm?
Plus going from age 18 to age 52 almost overnight, realizing for maybe the first time that your mother is 85 and her memory don’t work as good anymore and that all familial responsibilities are now in your hands and yours alone, hit me very, very hard. I fell into a deep dark place, a place that would make a great dungeon run with monsters and end of life thoughts, that I’m still trying to climb out of. However as I am prone to do I deviate on matters best left alone as public information and get to the cooked human meat and gristle.
For you new innmates who don’t know me I am as stated above named TannTalas and I DM the longest running game on the Red Dragon Inn, 14 years now as of this past August, here at the Inn called The Trilogy War. Kinda cool huh
However as above when real life kicked my ass and made me grow up and my active number of players went to s***, I put the game on indefinite hold, really not planning on ever restarting it. Well I lied to myself, not the first time, just don’t tell my Mom, and thanks to a few people on here showing a little interest, I decided to see if there were actually Innmates, both new and old, that wanted to still play in a high lvl 2nd Edition AD&D game and would have fun doing so.
So you ask get to the good stuff what do I need to know about this game so I can decide if I’ll hitch up my horse and ride to an honorable fate. First some copied and pasted background game info for any newcomers.
I have run this Campaign in one form or another since I first created and started as a single table top adventure back in 1985 while still in the Army with many different table top groups and on the Inn since August of 2004.
The adventure is set in a world I created that I named Trilogy and is my version of the Lord of The Rings but is nothing like the books. Instead of the one ring the party must recover and destroy an Intelligent sword of great evil before it, like the ring in the films, falls back into it's creators hands. I use AD&D 2nd Edition rules with a few house rules and rules learned on the Inn thrown in for easier game play
My world consists of a main Continent and numerous Islands and Island chains. The main continent is of course called Trilogy while the biggest Island, the LAND OF EVIL!!, sorry couldn't help myself, is called Cirith Ungole. Now on a side note I must warn all players interested that a lot of the names of places, towns, mountains and so on come from the many novels I have read over my 52 years and some are my own as Trilogy is a highly populated world of Humans, Elves, Dwarves and other creatures so some plagiarism is to be expected, but not intentional. If you want a better look at my world a fully enlargeable map is on the first game page along with the world's history so feel free to enjoy.
Now normally I’d talk about character creation or taking over an existing character but I’m going to leave that till I see if there are enough interested players to even go that far. So looking for 8 players, I hope those 8 will again include Nimu, Nomad, Keeper and Ody, but if not I completely understand. If I get a reasonable number of players I’m looking at early/mid January to restart. So enough talk, more information on Trilogy is out there all you need to do is ask and I’ll point you in the right direction...
Posted on 2018-11-25 at 23:59:14.
Edited on 2018-11-26 at 00:04:01 by TannTalas
I honestly did not think I'd get this quick of a response. Thank you all its means alot.
Chessic you know your always welcome to play in Trilogy. I look forward to gaming with you if this goes forward though its looking that way.
Dragon-Soul92 first let me welcome you to the Inn, if you have not already seen, is a great place and full of adventure and I'm sure your time here will be a fun one. As to being a semi-novice to 2nd Edition no worries as I make all the rolls and have every book dealing with the rules either in copy or on file we should have no problems. In a way that also helps as my character creation rules have been modified from the Players Handbook to give you a better variety to create a character. Or if your worried and don't really want to go through the hours of character creation there are sure to be 2-3 open characters that are already in the party. OR you give me a base line and I can create a character for you. See a few good options.
Nomad, Nimu, Ody, I never doubted your return and honestly you Nomad were among the few who got me thinking of a restart.
Well I never really left lol but thanks Olan for that welcome back it does mean alot, however this means I will again be bugging you for my old job back.
Ok so far a good start lets see where it goes.........................
Posted on 2018-11-26 at 19:16:02.
Edited on 2018-11-26 at 19:17:59 by TannTalas
If you send me the open characters I'll see if they're for me. I love dragons and fire if that's any help. No, I'm obsessed with dragons and fire lol! XD
I'm really enjoying my time in the Inn so far. The community is great with really friendly and welcoming Innmates. To be honest, at first I was rather scared (if that's the right term) because I was new and I saw that this site was for hardcore roleplayers (as opposed to this other site I'm on, Quotev, where most of them are basic when it comes to roleplay). I was then quite intimidated and concerned that I would not meet the standards for the level of roleplay on this site. Plus, because I was new, I was afraid that all the veteran roleplayers here would look down on me and not want to bother helping me.
Well, all those concerns were very quickly dismissed when Brom welcomed me to the fold with open arms and pointed me in the right direction. I have since made some great friends such as Nomad, Giddy, breebles and, of course, Brom, my fellow players in Wheel of Time. They've all been really kind and made me feel like one of the guys lol. t_catt11 (I think some people call him/her by a different name?) is also a really helpful and welcoming admin who's always there to answer any questions or concerns you may have. I'm on a website where it's literally impossible to directly talk to any members of the site staff other than send a message in this 'help' box thing that they never reply to anyway. They're practically ghosts. So it's a nice change to finally see an an admin who actually cares for their members and works hard to, as I said, help them and make them feel welcomed.
Listen to rambling on (or don't lol)! I just had to get that out there. So yes, a great site with a great community!
This is the link to the character thread. As for open characters I can tell you Rayne and Roan will be leaving the party on the restart. As far as open male characters that leaves only Talca the party's last Ranger. I'll be honest the party will need a Ranger and though not as simple to play as a straight class fighter for someone just entering AD&D it is still simpler then jumping right into a multi-classed character. All characters without players and open are flexible to be adjusted to meet a new players idea of what they want out of said character. You see something you don't like, no problem we just do an edit.
The other 2 characters are female and unless I get anyone willing to play a female character, Aliya will also leave the party and Valene will remain as an NPC. I think what is going to happen if I get 8 or at a minnium 7 players the party will be for the most part a new group of characters. Right now we have a total of 5 players, 3 old, Nimu, Nomad and Ody and 2 new, Chessic and you. Which is good as those 3 know the adventure quite well and can help get you 2 up to speed quickly.
Again see what other interest there is and we will go from there.
Just read over Talca's information, and I love him! I'll take him of Eol's hands. Only one thing I'd like to edit: Animal Companions. An elf needs an animal companion or two! May I have a wolf and a hawk? Thank you!
Posted on 2018-11-30 at 05:04:46.
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