Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Alidar Jarok, Jan 21, 2010.
Welcome! Excellent username.
Don't worry B'Elanna, I quite enjoy Discovery too, although DS9 and TNG are my favourites. Currently watching season 7 of Voyager for the first time on Netflix.
I'm surprised that name wasn't taken by now.
How are your banana pancakes?
I wondered that as well but there you have it! I hope Neelix has made the pancakes properly?
Once I had time to explore the web (hint: I retired), I first started on the D&D sites like Dragonsfoot mostly because I was planning then conducting an old style AD&D (circa 1978-1981) campaign. Then my longer-love of Star Trek kicked in, and now, the rest is history. Glad to have you.
Ooh! What was D&D like originally? And was that campaign you were DMing fun?
It had its ups and downs, mostly because I dogmatically stayed with the old adventure modules from the time. The death rate was fairly high at first (normal for the time), but eventually most of the characters achieved 9th to 11th level over the 8 months campaign. We are all old time players from the late 70s and early 80s, and been playing some sort of role player game for the last 35 years. Old, old friends indeed.
That's great. Anyone's lucky to maintain friendships that long.
I've heard of the high death rate of the original game. Have you played other additions of D&D? How would you compare and/or rank them?
Delicious ! I prefer them with dark chocolate chips! And so much better than gagh!
If you play OD&D the way it was meant to be played, 3d6 in order and 1d6 for HPs, it is a pretty deadly game. My 1HP cleric (Holy Schmidt) made it to second level (finally getting that spell slot!) before being killed by a wandering gnoll. But the first session we played, one of the guys went through 3 PCs, fun times.
My campaign used the first edition of AD&D and encompassed material up to Fiend Folio. I set the campaign in the World of Greyhawk and used all the old Gygax modules plus many others of the time.
1E was always my edition of choice. Now it's 1E/OSRIC with my daughters. But always a good time!
My only regret is the campaign ended before I killed them all off in the Tomb of Horrors.
Rredmond, I love the name Holy Schmidt!
And Henoch, how do you have a 1st edition game and fail to kill everybody?
I pulled my punches/gave advanced info, and was very generous on letting the group leave and come back recovered. My campaign usually had six characters (which is a small group) for modules designed for eight to ten. The goal was to progress through all the modules; experience them; not be caught in an endless slaughter house of first level characters.
I'm a new Star Trek fan. I'm 29 years old and I feel a bit late to the party...haha. I've just started watching "Enterprise" a few days ago, and so far I'm really enjoying it! My current plan is to eventually watch every series/movie. I'm really hoping joining this forum will give me the inspiration to actually achieve this goal. I'm looking forward to meeting you all and learning as much about Star Trek as I possibly can!
I started watching earlier than you, when I was 17 back in 2011. I started with TOS and went chronologically up until the first NuTrek movie.
Enterprise is a good series, although many dislike it.
Fair warning that TOS and TAS didn't age well. I found both to be... trying. The other series also have a habit of being a little rough in their first and second seasons while they find their footing. Persevere and you won't regret it.
I have a very similar goal. My goal is to watch every Star Trek episode and movie from before the Chris Pine ones. Once I'm done with those, I intend to sample a bit of the new stuff and see what I like.
It's taking me a while to achieve this goal because I'm not much of a binge watcher and there's so much Star Trek! There was a full year when I watched an episode of Star Trek every day, and I've been watching it pretty frequently before and after that, I still only saw about half of it.
Are you planning to watch just one show at a time, or multiple shows, or are you just going to go with your whims?
I plan on watching TOS after I finish Enterprise. I'm not looking forward to it, but I'm willing to give it a chance. It will definitely be interesting to see how this whole Star Trek franchise began.
I honestly had no idea there was so much Star Trek! It's almost overwhelming! I'm going to try and watch one or two episodes a day. It's probably going to take me a few years to watch everything, but it will be a fun experience!
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