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3 mos ago
Current ... The struggle between modeling, painting, writing, and creating... Oh what is a failure to do.
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3 mos ago
Well... I think it might be time to start painting again...
3 mos ago
Did you ever have so many hobbies you can't figure out what to do? Feeling uninspired...
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6 mos ago
At birth, baby elephants weigh about 250 pounds... Making them the biggest babies on Earth right after your bitch ass.
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6 mos ago
No, I am not a bot. Yes, I am annoyed that my thread hasn't had any interest. No, I do not want to leave the Guild. Yes, I am seriously considering it.

Bio

Introduction


Greetings Stranger...

My name is Edmund Lloyd Gainsborough and I am not stranger to the guild, at least I wasn't. My activity had pre-dated Guildfall. Unfortunately, after seeing all that work slip down the drain of a poorly maintained internet server I was rather turned off to the idea of writing on the internet. However, my current situation holds that I have a need to express and build upon my creativity. I remember hearing somewhere, perhaps on the television that if you want to do something or become something that you need to pour everything you have into achieving that goal and that every step you take from this day out should in someway be towards achieving that goal. So here I am, trying to break the rust of my fingers and the clean the cobwebs from my mind in order to better write creatively. It is my attention that at some point I will be in the frame of mind to not only finish the trilogy I have been working on for nearly a decade but also to continue writing new content and having it all published. It certainly doesn't carry the same weight, but I suppose even self publishing would be sufficient.

I have been role playing and/or writing for close to two decades on and off working on short stories, characters, settings, building worlds, and trying to establish a solid novel. While many people don't see that as anything to be impressed by, let's be honest - it potentially allows me to be an experienced authority on the matter. Then again these are just words on a screen now aren't they? On any accord, I've also be known to play Dungeons and Dragons (3.5 most often). I've been exploring that world as well as the worlds of Warhammer 40K for the last decade or so. Blood for the Blood God, and Rice for the Rice Bowl of the Greater Good. On any accord, let's say I'm no stranger to being a nerd. I love Final Fantasy. I love The Eldar Scrolls. I'm quite partial to Assassin's Creed and hundreds of other games that you may or may not have heard of. But most of all, I truly dislike the majority of people I come across on a day to day basis so this medium is quite partial to what little interaction is desire.

As for me personally, I work a job that is beneath to help support myself and my three kids along with my fiancee. I have a Doctorate in Law, a Bachelors in both Psychology and Criminal Justice, and an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies. I enjoy discussing pretty much anything as long as it can continue to be a discussion and not an argument to be won or a power struggle to coax an e-penor out from behind the curtain. A civilized exchange of ideas I should emphasize. Quite frankly, there isn't quite anything else that I haven't already listed above that might prove fruitful in this particular context.

I'm not asking you to love me. I'm not asking you to even like me. But in the immortal words of Tyrion Lannister, "that's what I do, I drink and I know things." So I will ask you to concede even when you think you've won because some random professor taught you something or because you believe you are entitled to your opinion. Because let's face it - even if we all choose to ignore the truth, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the individual. Some lives are more valuable than others. And if it comes down to it, one man should be sacrificed to saved ten. The only thing that changes it how many men need to be saved in order to make you feel comfortable about killing that one.

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Role Playing


When it comes to role playing in groups or with individuals I am looking for nothing less than casual or advanced role play. Something about the free style that many enjoy irks me - the lack of creativity, style, or finesse I suppose. I typically stick to the fictional genre of medieval fantasty but I do look at some steampunk or futuristic things as well - however, I feel I am not as well versed in the latter. I am interested in working in the arena, the nation, and even the 1x1 styles if the setting and the request suits me. But quite frankly if I am involved in more than one or two threads where I am not acting as the game master, assuming that I am currently the game master for one I would certainly be a bit overburdened to be honest. At least as I see it now.

So if you role play with me and like what you see/read please feel free to send me a PM or something if you'd like my company in a thread of your own. I may not be the best, but I certainly was quite skilled in the field.

Current Threads

Participating as a Dungeon Master

Participating as a Player Character

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Most Recent Posts

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Greetings, honored traveler,

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I am Edmund, failing scholar of the Roleplayer’s Guild, and I bid you welcome to this fair collaborative writing site. I’m glad to know that once again newcomers are freely traveling the pages of our site through the webways. For some time now, we have been under seige by the fear of a Guildfall relapse through means I cannot identify. Strange… it all began when a Dark Wanderer came this way, looking for the mainframe of Mahz. No one knows exactly where Mahz, Keeper of Content, has entombed this information, but it is certain to be far out in the webway. Now, these people whisper of tales of content lost in Guildfall rising from their tombs and horrible recreations lurking amongst the moonlit pages. Even I have witnessed things which I cannot explain. It was asked that all members back up their own content and that they are all weary of potential loss until we are sure the site it safe.


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Guildmod, must have sent you a packet, with more information regarding the rules and regulation of this site. You should review it immediately. You’ll find it in the private message inbox. Now, I must return to my own writing. I apologize, but I can’t invite you to partake right now. Things are… rather a mess right now.

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Greetings, honored traveler,

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I am Edmund, failing scholar of the Roleplayer’s Guild, and I bid you welcome to this fair collaborative writing site. I’m glad to know that once again newcomers are freely traveling the pages of our site through the webways. For some time now, we have been under seige by the fear of a Guildfall relapse through means I cannot identify. Strange… it all began when a Dark Wanderer came this way, looking for the mainframe of Mahz. No one knows exactly where Mahz, Keeper of Content, has entombed this information, but it is certain to be far out in the webway. Now, these people whisper of tales of content lost in Guildfall rising from their tombs and horrible recreations lurking amongst the moonlit pages. Even I have witnessed things which I cannot explain. It was asked that all members back up their own content and that they are all weary of potential loss until we are sure the site it safe.


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Guildmod, must have sent you a packet, with more information regarding the rules and regulation of this site. You should review it immediately. You’ll find it in the private message inbox. Now, I must return to my own writing. I apologize, but I can’t invite you to partake right now. Things are… rather a mess right now.

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In Hello 2 mos ago Forum: Introduce Yourself
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Greetings, honored traveler,

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I am Edmund, failing scholar of the Roleplayer’s Guild, and I bid you welcome to this fair collaborative writing site. I’m glad to know that once again newcomers are freely traveling the pages of our site through the webways. For some time now, we have been under seige by the fear of a Guildfall relapse through means I cannot identify. Strange… it all began when a Dark Wanderer came this way, looking for the mainframe of Mahz. No one knows exactly where Mahz, Keeper of Content, has entombed this information, but it is certain to be far out in the webway. Now, these people whisper of tales of content lost in Guildfall rising from their tombs and horrible recreations lurking amongst the moonlit pages. Even I have witnessed things which I cannot explain. It was asked that all members back up their own content and that they are all weary of potential loss until we are sure the site it safe.


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Guildmod, must have sent you a packet, with more information regarding the rules and regulation of this site. You should review it immediately. You’ll find it in the private message inbox. Now, I must return to my own writing. I apologize, but I can’t invite you to partake right now. Things are… rather a mess right now.

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Greetings Stranger,

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I’m not surprised to see your kind here. Many adventurers have traveled this way since the recent troubles had passed. No doubt you’ve heard about the tragedy that befell the community here at the Guild. Some say that the Guildfall, bane of role players, is slowly enveloping the community once again. I don’t know if I believe that, but I have noticed from time to time that posts or players will mysteriously disappear. They disappear without word and without notice, hidden by the leaders of our community. Maybe it’s nothing. But rumors and sideways glances seems to trail in their wake. You see, shortly before Guildfall had occurred similar disappearances were common as well and strange rumor began to ravage even the most common parts of the guild. But until more evidence is uncovered I’ll remain here within this community and so should you. You’ll find interesting role play ideas across all the various topics categories here on the Guild and a few of mine or ones that I participate in as well. However, I would make sure you save your own information before the shadow that fell over the Guild before the fall once again consumes us all. But if you’re still alive before then, I’ll be more than happy to accommodate any role playing needs you may have if I can.


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You should talk to some of the others, too. Guildmod has sent you a PM package to add with your new arrival and there are any number of veterans who are more than qualified to answer your questions. Maybe they can tell you more.

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Greetings Stranger,

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I’m not surprised to see your kind here. Many adventurers have traveled this way since the recent troubles had passed. No doubt you’ve heard about the tragedy that befell the community here at the Guild. Some say that the Guildfall, bane of role players, is slowly enveloping the community once again. I don’t know if I believe that, but I have noticed from time to time that posts or players will mysteriously disappear. They disappear without word and without notice, hidden by the leaders of our community. Maybe it’s nothing. But rumors and sideways glances seems to trail in their wake. You see, shortly before Guildfall had occurred similar disappearances were common as well and strange rumor began to ravage even the most common parts of the guild. But until more evidence is uncovered I’ll remain here within this community and so should you. You’ll find interesting role play ideas across all the various topics categories here on the Guild and a few of mine or ones that I participate in as well. However, I would make sure you save your own information before the shadow that fell over the Guild before the fall once again consumes us all. But if you’re still alive before then, I’ll be more than happy to accommodate any role playing needs you may have if I can.


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You should talk to some of the others, too. Guildmod has sent you a PM package to add with your new arrival and there are any number of veterans who are more than qualified to answer your questions. Maybe they can tell you more.

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@Grim

More often than not, I skim. However, given that the title told me right off the bat that it was in the wrong category I paid it even less attention than usual. As I've mentioned in other topics that drew into question my copy and paste welcoming post, this is merely to increase my post count. While many may not understand or care to understand, the fact that I had a lower post count than days on the forum tweaked my mind for whatever reason. But it has driven some interesting interactions as some newcomers take it upon themselves to follow up. It takes five minutes of my time on the guild before I move to my composition and gives others the impression that others might actually have a real interest in their being here other than for their own gain. So take it for what it is worth, and worry your pretty little head all for naught.
Hey folks,

I just wanted to pop in and mention that I am still interested in this thread. It is my intention to get a post up soon. However, between other writing obligations, Christmas, son with RSV, work, and life in general my time to compose has been severely downsized. But it is on the list. Hopefully, the next round won't start before I can post.
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Greetings Stranger,

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I’m not surprised to see your kind here. Many adventurers have traveled this way since the recent troubles had passed. No doubt you’ve heard about the tragedy that befell the community here at the Guild. Some say that the Guildfall, bane of role players, is slowly enveloping the community once again. I don’t know if I believe that, but I have noticed from time to time that posts or players will mysteriously disappear. They disappear without word and without notice, hidden by the leaders of our community. Maybe it’s nothing. But rumors and sideways glances seems to trail in their wake. You see, shortly before Guildfall had occurred similar disappearances were common as well and strange rumor began to ravage even the most common parts of the guild. But until more evidence is uncovered I’ll remain here within this community and so should you. You’ll find interesting role play ideas across all the various topics categories here on the Guild and a few of mine or ones that I participate in as well. However, I would make sure you save your own information before the shadow that fell over the Guild before the fall once again consumes us all. But if you’re still alive before then, I’ll be more than happy to accommodate any role playing needs you may have if I can.


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You should talk to some of the others, too. Guildmod has sent you a PM package to add with your new arrival and there are any number of veterans who are more than qualified to answer your questions. Maybe they can tell you more.

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Greetings Stranger,

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I’m not surprised to see your kind here. Many adventurers have traveled this way since the recent troubles had passed. No doubt you’ve heard about the tragedy that befell the community here at the Guild. Some say that the Guildfall, bane of role players, is slowly enveloping the community once again. I don’t know if I believe that, but I have noticed from time to time that posts or players will mysteriously disappear. They disappear without word and without notice, hidden by the leaders of our community. Maybe it’s nothing. But rumors and sideways glances seems to trail in their wake. You see, shortly before Guildfall had occurred similar disappearances were common as well and strange rumor began to ravage even the most common parts of the guild. But until more evidence is uncovered I’ll remain here within this community and so should you. You’ll find interesting role play ideas across all the various topics categories here on the Guild and a few of mine or ones that I participate in as well. However, I would make sure you save your own information before the shadow that fell over the Guild before the fall once again consumes us all. But if you’re still alive before then, I’ll be more than happy to accommodate any role playing needs you may have if I can.


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You should talk to some of the others, too. Guildmod has sent you a PM package to add with your new arrival and there are any number of veterans who are more than qualified to answer your questions. Maybe they can tell you more.

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Greetings Stranger,

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I’m not surprised to see your kind here. Many adventurers have traveled this way since the recent troubles had passed. No doubt you’ve heard about the tragedy that befell the community here at the Guild. Some say that the Guildfall, bane of role players, is slowly enveloping the community once again. I don’t know if I believe that, but I have noticed from time to time that posts or players will mysteriously disappear. They disappear without word and without notice, hidden by the leaders of our community. Maybe it’s nothing. But rumors and sideways glances seems to trail in their wake. You see, shortly before Guildfall had occurred similar disappearances were common as well and strange rumor began to ravage even the most common parts of the guild. But until more evidence is uncovered I’ll remain here within this community and so should you. You’ll find interesting role play ideas across all the various topics categories here on the Guild and a few of mine or ones that I participate in as well. However, I would make sure you save your own information before the shadow that fell over the Guild before the fall once again consumes us all. But if you’re still alive before then, I’ll be more than happy to accommodate any role playing needs you may have if I can.


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You should talk to some of the others, too. Guildmod has sent you a PM package to add with your new arrival and there are any number of veterans who are more than qualified to answer your questions. Maybe they can tell you more.

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