Hello all! I just wanted to take a moment and introduce myself to the community and provide a little backstory on how I came to be here.
Quick run-down of my gaming history:
My first experience with pen and paper rpgs was Basic D&D several years ago and I throughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much that I ventured out on my own and got into D&D 4th/Essentials as it was the current edition at the time. This lead to discovering about 3.0/3.5 and I really liked that edition as well. I also learned of the "edition wars". The edition wars kind of put a bad taste in my mouth about the whole D&D thing. I completely understand preferring one over the other, but I don't understand people making it THAT serious.
The whole point of an rpg to me, is to enjoy the game and time with friends. Fighting over rules and/or being restricted in HOW to play a game started to take something away from the experience for me. I didn't like the idea of "playing it wrong", and that's how it started to feel.
So I started to look elsewhere.
As odd as it may sound, I found out about the Golden Book before any other product from Chaosium. (It seems like most people know about the BGB by way of CoC or RQ, etc.) Needless to say my hardcover copy of the Golden Book came in a few days ago and it's exactly what I've been looking for! It's the perfect balance of rules (and optional rules) to have a game system, yet a lack of rules to let your imagination soar and develop the exact game/system/setting you want and allow FUN to be the primary objective!
Fun Fact: Come to find out my aunt has known about BRP for decades as she played (and still has) a ton of original RQ, Glorantha, Elric!, Stormbringer,etc. books from the 80's. She was quite happy to hear about my excitement of BRP.
I've also been lurking these forums for a little while and I gotta say overall I like the vibe and atmosphere here a lot more than what I've seen on WoTC and rpg.net
I'm located on the MS Gulf Coast, so if there are any players close to that area feel free to pm me.
I know it's been a wall of text but that's it. I'm looking forward to being a part of the community here!
EDIT: Ok, this was suppose to be posted under Alastor's Skull Inn. I apologize for the mishap. Hopefully a moderator can move it? I'll see about contacting someone.