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Mike Timonin
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Mike Timonin

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Left the keys for the old apartment, so I guess that means we're all moved in - looking for players and/or a gamemaster in the Elmira, NY area. +David Lawson, +Dennis Rude , I'm looking at you...
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Hey David, no worries.  We met on Friday and it looks like we will start with Atomic Highway.  It is a Post Apoc game that you can get free from RPGNow.  I'll set up a circle for us to discuss in more detail and take it off the community here since we are talking more of a face to face game now.
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Could be this should go in Gamer Recruiting, although I'm not really recruiting, just reconnoitering. Any gamers here in the Elmira, NY area?
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Mike & David, if you guys would like to try out Savage Worlds via Roll20 in the interim, just send me an email via my G+ page.  I'd be glad to run a demo game.
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I'd like to maybe dip my toe into playing via Hangout, possibly with roll20 enabled. I'm thinking Mouseguard. I think a first session could be done in a Hangout without any additional software - character creation takes a session, and is good fun all by itself. I have no experience with Hangout our roll20, but some experience with the game. I'm looking for 2-5 players. I'm thinking probably Saturday afternoon - let's say 2:30, EST - possibly once or twice a month.
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I quite understand - my thinking is that 2:30 in the afternoon is naptime around here, so I'd have an uninterrupted hour or two right then, without eating into weekday work time or the like. So, just between the two of us, what time works better? Evenings are a little dicey here, but might be negotiated, especially if we aim for only once or twice a month.
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Mike Timonin

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Hello. I think I dove into a comment thread late last week without introducing myself. I'm Mike Timonin, I've been gaming since high school, about a million years ago, and I'm interested in exploring the options for tabletop games online. I've played and run several different systems, including D&D, Mouseguard, HERO, and Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies (which is neat). I've also played (but not run) Shadowrun, Call of Cthulhu, and Rifts. I'm open to experimenting with different games as well.
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I've only played Cthulhu once, in a con game, so I'm not sure how I feel about it. There is a lot that I like about Mouseguard and S7S (Swashbucklers), but D&D is the most accessible for the group I'm playing with right now.
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Mike Timonin

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So, there was some discussion of a gamer meet up in the Elmira NY area. We have almost finished our move to the new place. If there is interest in meeting - I think Mythic Games is ideal - what day of the week is best?
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John, I totally understand. If we don't connect this summer, it won't be the end of the world. Good luck with the new house!
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So, we did participate in #tabletopday  yesterday (and for those who did not, perhaps out of some left over resentment that +Wil Wheaton got to fly the Enterprise and you did not, for shame!). There are logical complications to  engaging in significant board gameage the day before Easter, especially if a) most of the people involved want to dye eggs and b) one of the players is the minister who needs to lead service the next morning and c) most of the rest of the players have a key role in the service the next morning, but we did manage to get 3 games in - by playing all 3 at the same time. The 2 year old played Parcheesi (at least, we gave her Parcheesi to play) and we split a table of Tiki Topple and Forbidden Island. 2 plays of FI, and the game won both times. :( Still, lots of fun! Thanks, +Geek & Sundry 
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DM Screens: Who uses them?

I'm running a short series of D&D with my local table top group, and last session (for the first time ever) I found that I wanted something to hide my maps behind. Previously, we've played in a space where everyone had their own chair, and my material was completely separate from the players, but for various reasons, we're now at the iconic dining room table, and the temptation to peek at the DM notes has been too strong, apparently. So, I grabbed this one: http://blogofholding.com/?p=2813, and it looks pretty sweet. Does anyone else find something like that useful? Beyond hiding rolls and maps and such, what elements of DM screens do people find useful?
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Yeah I don't really see screens as a cheating tool. It's a good way to gather information you don't want to look up and a good way to hide the plot until it's revealed to the players.
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I'm glad that I'm not around to see if she's advanced in this area.
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Dear +Secret Santa and +Laura Dasnoit,

Thanks for the books! Three Men in a Boat remains one of my favorites.

#SantaGift
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