Introductions and a new C&C game

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Introductions and a new C&C game

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Hello everyone,

I'm new to the forums, but have been gaming and admiring C&C for some time now. Just wanted to say hello, introduce myself and my new C&C campaign.

I started gaming with AD&D back in 1981. But since about 2000 I've been looking for a new gaming home as the sun was setting on commerically supported D&D in the old style. I've appreciated the retro movement, which is what initially brought my to C&C. But I was looking for a strong and vibrant company really producing quality product in the classic style.

I'm a teacher at a junior high school and have been running our role playing game club for about 5 years now. The young crowd has pushed fairly hard for the later editions; first for 3.5 and then for 4e. But my heart has always been with the old gaurd. So the club bounced around for awhile, trying out various editions, even eventually generating some interest in OSRIC and 1e.

By this time I was leaning fairly strongly to either C&C or Hackmaster. I've always loved KODT and the new HM basic seemed to be taking the game to a new level. But to be honest HM scared some of the kids off rules wise. And truthfully I needed a system that at least started off with less crunch to get kids started. That's where C&C won the race.

So we started C&C this last week. We are playing Rising Knight and I must say we are all loving it. The seige mechanic is incredibly intuitive and keeps play focused on the action and the roleplaying. And the setting! Wow! We are of course playing in Aihrde in with the Rings of Brass setting. The depth and color, especially as it seems woven into the A series, is incredible. I'm truly impressed.

So I just wanted to say thanks for such a great game, and that it's good to be here. You have made a growing crowd of C&C converts out here in eastern Utah. Expect some orders from our FLGS soon to meet a growing demand!

cheers! :D

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I'm not with the company, but wanted to welcome you to the forums. C&C is a great game that finds a simpler way of doing things. I've known some of the Trolls since 2003, and started buying C&C products when the phb debuted in 2004(?). For (my definition of)traditional fantasy gaming, C&C delivers the goods. I started roleplaying in late 82 or early 83(variety of TSR, FASA followed by others), up through the late 80's. Cooled a bit in the early 90's and returned stronger than ever in 96(?). Stayed on the D&D train, but later grew disatisified with 3.5 It's largely C&C, and another company's universal rpg for me. Anyway, glad to see you've got a jr. high gaming group, especially in the WOW/Facebook/texting era. Don't let me speak for TLG...If you have trouble getting C&C through your flgs, these guys can get in touch with your store or serve you directly. Welcome aboard.

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As BD would say, "Awesomesauce!' Welcome to the Crusade.

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Rigon wrote:As BD would say, "Awesomesauce!' Welcome to the Crusade.

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Thanks everyone! I look forward to joining in the discussions. And I'm sure I'll a few questions too.
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We look forward to it!
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Howdy and welcome, Sizzaxe. Glad to have you with us!

Enjoy the game,

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Welcome aboard, Teach!
You're doing a very good thing, running an RPG club in a middle school.
Glad you and the students like C&C. You'll find this is a lively and friendly forum.
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Welcome to the Crusade Sizzaxe.

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Welcome aboard, sir! I've been running C&C for my son & his friends for almost 3 years now, and they're right in that age bracket - all turning 14 this year. I've found it a great system to get new players into gaming, regardless of their age!
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Welcome to the Crusade! :)
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Welcome to the Crusade, Sizzaxe! Sounds like you're having a blast with your group!
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Welcome aboard. I hope the kids have fun with C&C.
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Welcome to the crusade! Look forward to you posts. I have been running my son and his friends (7th & 8th graders) and they seem to really like C&C versus the other "D&D" games out there.
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