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Current "The secret of getting ahead, is getting started." --Samuel Clemens
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I would like to quote [@POOHEAD189], but he doesn't like it.
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If you drink water, it will quench your thirst.
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"Too much of anything is bad, but too much of good whiskey is barely enough." --Samuel Clemens
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"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." --Theodore Roosevelt
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I am a veteran of the United States Army and the US Army National Guard. I spent three years on Active Duty serving in the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Ft. Carson, CO and 3rd Armor Division at Kirch Göns, West Germany. I spent 18 years in the Army National Guard with the 26th Infantry Division "Yankee" and 29th Infantry Division (Light), "The Blue and the Gray". I was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 29th ID (L) in 2001 - 2002. I have also been reading military history articles and books for over 45 years. I do prefer Military Role Plays over all other genres, primarily because I have a vast knowledge on the subject to include personal experiences.

I have been writing for pleasure for at least 30 years, but only got into forum based Role Playing about twelve years ago. I do enjoy Nation Role Plays and get into minute detail when designing my military. The only reason I enjoy excruciating detail in my militaries is because for me, it is fun. My education and experience on this subject affords me the insight to see the depth in the structure. It is not just a general and large pile of soldiers. If someone wants assistance in designing an army, navy or air force, please send me a PM. I will help. Please specify what level (echelon) or depth you would like me to go. When I say echelon, I mean Army, Corps, Division, Brigade/Regiment, Battalion/Squadron, Company/Troop/Battery, Platoon and Squad/Section.

When I was a student in High School, I used to play Dungeons & Dragons (Edition 1). Later editions came out after I quit that game. I do have an interest in Tolkien-esque fantasy styled Role Plays as well. Time travel has always been a fun genre for me, but to do it well, one must have a firm grasp of historical facts. I love doing this form of role play, especially since I have a solid foundation on the past.

There are only a few fan fictions I will participate in; Star Wars and Star Trek are two of them. I want to do an exclusively Klingon RP one of these days. I also avoid Canon characters.

I have real world martial arts experience. I would love to write an RP about hand to hand combat; no fantasy magic chit, just hands elbows, knees and feet. Maybe the occasional head butt thrown in to mix things up. I have been training in Krav Maga for six years. I earned a first degree black belt in Krav Maga on 3 June 2017.

Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art form that employs practical self defense techniques drawing forms & techniques from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jistu and Taekwando. It is very brutal, demanding and aggressive. In the past seven years, I have bruised two ribs, sustained several muscle pulls and various lacerations and bruises over my body. I have received a sprained ankle and a fractured wrist. Before the first black belt test, I received a bone bruise to my right shin; where my round house kicks impact. Yet, I am stupid enough to continue training. Regardless of the physical pain, it is more fun than any other physical activity I have engaged in. Fortunately, the bone bruise healed up prior to the third and final test.

Send me a PM for a Role Play.

--Gunther (AKA: Old School)



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This looks promising. I will read more into this and come up with a character sheet before Monday.
Interested. I am OK with homework. I have some concepts for RPs that require a certain level of research and gaming mechanics involving DRMs and d20 rolls.
I have an idea for a role play I should work on. It uses two classes of characters; Misthios and Hetaera. The Misthios is more than just a mercenary and the Hetaera is more than simply a prostitute. The setting is modern in a fictional world where law enforcement as we know it, does not exist and corporations control much.
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@RedVII, I hope to have a character (Orc) posted by Friday at the latest. Ironhaven appears to be a provincial location within Tenebris. I may create a city/town within that region and a district populated by Orcs. They would be factory workers or soldiers; at least veterans. I'm thinking a Detroit, Michigan flavor before everyone was laid off replete with all the racial tensions one would expect between humans and orcs.
Any past version of me is smarter than and future version relative to that version.
say what!?

This is my 1,836th post.

I watched "Yesterday" this week. That was a cute film. I am a Beatles fan, which helps. I didn't realize other pop culture items didn't happen when the lights went out. It was scary thinking of a world without Coca-Cola or Harry Potter.
Whenever I do name anything, I pry it for meaningful contents and attempt to forecast portents of what the name might mean or imply. This is done not just for the obvious, to give the reader insight into it by name alone, but also because the power words do have and how they shape perceptions with nothing more than their reading or utterance. Thus it becomes an issue of mine that I write meaning into everything, even if it means nothing at all.

This is how Native Americans traditionally named their children. A baby was given an optimistic name; something the parents predict about the child or something in the family's history. But as the child grows and gets into adventures, the name may change based on behaviors or past experiences. A person may have four or five names in their lifetime; it changes as their experiences change.

Hey @Leidenschaft, you know this guy above me here. He's fucking AWESOME!
Hello @Flagg
I find naming things quite easily. I've named most of my children's stuffed toys; the ones they hold dear to them.
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