I'm sure I recognise you nick from the DM Genie forums. Great to have you here. Have a look around. We are a pretty friendly group too, so dont be afraid to just ask if you need help with anything. As for your gaming group I would sign up were it not for the damn Altantic ocean. I love the elemental evil stuff.
I also started here with little Gimp knowledge and I have really learned a huge amount from the Gimp gurus on this site.