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    I agree about the Wilderlands. I think modern campaign designers went for the "no wasting" approach to design. They tend to create very tight and restrictive paths for their worlds so that there is no choice but to experience everything they have spent the time, money and effort to create. The same can be seen in computer games, particularly so-called rpgs. Every now and then some creative people come along and buck this trend to give you the most open-ended experience possible. In computer games Oblivion is a great example. If you havn't played it, I recommend it comlpetely.

    The Wilderlands setting does the same thing in my view for a campaign setting. It hearkens back to the, maybe more naive, days when designers did not underestimate the power of creating the sense among players that their characters could literally go anywhere and do anything. In my view this sense of character freedom more than compensates for a slightly cheesy world view as evident from the source books and some sketchy mapping.

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    I seem to have some in common with Arcana there.

    I collect swords and knives (functional, not decorative).
    I play drums in a local funk band.
    I play piano/keys/organ in a local jazz/jam band.
    I collect comic books.
    I work on my web site(s).

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    These days its quite limited.

    Computer graphics (3d and 2d) still trying to figure it all out
    RPGs when I can squeeze in the time
    Spending time with my family
    Work (I'm an IT admin)

    Apparently I had a lot more hobbies at some point, but they have all been lost or misplaced because of time and his evil sister money.
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    Lets see-

    • Bicycling
    • Reading
    • Cooking
    • Lego Robotics
    • Playing with computer graphics


    At least when real life gives me the time or any of these

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    Running two weekly campaigns takes the most time - though making maps for said campaigns has recently taken over as the biggest prep time drain. I've just started making maps on the computer and I'm loving learning the details of gimp for that. Otherwise squash, learning Polish (more necessity than hobby ) and odd bits of sketching make up my hobbies. In the day job I am a research physicist.

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    I have way too many hobbies. In no particular order:

    Glassblowing (by far the biggest)
    Woodworking (www.blankenship.com)
    Miniature painting
    Composing (mostly classical these days)
    Guitar
    Piano
    3D Animation
    World of Warcraft (I know, I know. My precious...)
    In theory, 40K, Warhammer, Hordes & Warmachine (haven't played in over a year, but I keep working on the armies)
    Scale models (mostly aircraft)
    AD&D campaign running since 1978 (on hiatus atm while I commute from Texas to California every month)

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    And Geocaching. And pottery, but not since I moved. Forgot those!

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    loydb- glassblowing....cool! (or more correctly "hot" hehe.) Is that something you do at home or in a studio? (or do you have a studio in your home)?

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    I have a studio in my house (a converted bedroom). I do primarily torch work -- making beads, marbles, pipes, pendants, goblets (badly), etc. There's not a glory hole full of molten glass in the bedroom

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    How much would you charge me to glassblow a stylized Compass Rose? Don't laugh...I'm not joking....I think it would be cool to have.

    I'm also thinking about getting a compass rose tattoo.

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    My hobbies.

    Well, been Playing D&D in all it's forms since 1977 or so, and as one can guess, I have pretty much always been the game master.

    Other than D&D, I also collect and play the D&D Miniatures Game
    Tried the Axis and Allies Miniatures game
    Play Battlefield 2 including modding my own 'map' for that game.
    I love map maiking (obviously), and should look at getting into collecting 'maps'
    (Seem recall a book from High School called the Atlas of Fantasy that had Fantasy Maps from all over, Oz, Melnibone, Pern, etc)
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