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  1. I just wanted to say thank you to the fine folks here at Earwolf and of course the Nerd Poker crew. This forum actually helped us find a new player that fits in perfectly with our not always so serious 4th edition D&D group. Looks like I'll really have to get that donation to Brian and the crew sooner than later. Thanks! JP
  2. So obviously I love Brian and the crew and while I won't say our table is a replica, we do enjoy a good time... So if you're interested and in NJ (our players are in Ocean/Monmouth/Mercer) please contact me at spongejp@hotmail.com. Please put Nerd Poker in the subject line. Some Info on the Group: * we fancy ourselves comedians although we're really not * we're between the ages of 32-42 * we're not big fans of being super serious and do not want rules lawyers or those that will optimize a character to death. * we do love unique characters with strange, possibly horrifying, traits. * we enjoy imbibing, responsibly of course, during our weekly game (Wednesday evening) * We don't care about gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, etc... As long as you have good hygiene it's good enough for us! That's all I can say about our posse... We'd love another solid player or two. We're struggling with three solid weekly players and three on again/off again types. We understand life happens and cancel now and again because we have careers and families but we like some semblance of consistency. We're flexible though, really, I promise. So drop me a note should you be in the local area. JP
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    Nerd Poker RPG Game Finder

    So clearly everyone here has an interest in D&D and humor... So why not a small, niche RPG game finder. Anyone up for posting their locale, RPG('s) of choice and a little bit about their group to see if we can place gamers in new groups?
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    Any other good RPG podcasts?

    I agree with Vyrrk, I quite like the system myself but I can say that I think the DM and players in your group are the real key for 4e. You need to work on it and have a focus to role play unlike editions 1-3.5... JMO of course. And I agree with you guys on Crit Juice and Critical Hits. I'll have to check some of these others out. JP
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    Character Drawings

    Awesome, I'm totally down for purchasing a set of these cards, too! Great work.
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    NEW Nerd Poker Dice Bags!

    Ordered!
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    Nerd Poker RPG Game Finder

    I'm in NJ and am part of a group in flux. We're currently playing 4th edition. We're ages 29-40 and we're primarily a really laid back group. We drink some beer (not a requirement), make jokes and keep it light. I just got back into it early this year after a 20 year lay off. We currently are playing on Wednesday nights. I'd also potentially be interested in joining a group and bringing our DM along as a player for Pathfinder, D&D 3.5, etc. We're in Ocean County but could travel a bit for the right game. Message here if you're interested and I'll provide you contact info.
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    Dungeons & Dragons, Editions & You

    There are definitely ways to speed up the battle time in 4E and my thought, as with all systems, is that it's all about having a great DM and good crew. But to your point, with the wrong DM the battle times can be drawn out. Still a great edition of the game albeit very different from the 1st and 2nd editions I grew up on.
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    Dungeons & Dragons, Editions & You

    I'm playing 4th edition after a 20 + year layoff and it's fun. You need a good DM to keep it from becoming board game like but it's a nice way to break up a 60 hour work week by getting together with folks to play. I bought the Pathfinder Beginner Box recently just to check it out but I have no intent on playing at this time. Looks great and as and as an side, their comic is great too and worth checking out. Any of you from NJ and interested in playing 4th edition? We may be creating a new group as we have a few players that are WAY too serious.
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    Nerd Poker T-shirts!

    I'd call the material soft by not thin. It''s a solid quality shirt although I'd gladly pay a few bucks more for slim fit American apparel so I can look both geek and chic.
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    Character Drawings

    I didn't hear about that, I'll have to check that comic out when it hits the street. The Pathfinder comic is very well done and worth checking out if you haven't.
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    Sark's Bruce Willis Impression

    It doesn't sound even remotely similar to Bruce Willis but I love it. I wish Sark used that as his DM voice full-time.
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    Skype D&D Nerd Poker Group

    Last night we actually skyped in one of our guys that was unable to make it in person. our group ranges from 29 to 42 in age so most of us are pretty busy. It's no substitute for playing in person but all things considered, it worked well and kept us from getting our arses killed in the campaign we're in. Riff Wizard
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    Neverwinter

    I'm all Mac and it looks like Neverwinter is PC only...
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    Character Drawings

    I'd definitely buy a Nerd Poker comic book. Come on Duggan and Posehn, get to work!
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    New Player help

    The encounters are a little on the, well, meh side but definitely a good way to get started without jumping right into a full blown group. They lack the ability to really build up a character and mold his/her attitude, interests and style. But if you're in an area with no games and your friends aren't interested, it's a great way to get started.
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    Skype D&D Nerd Poker Group

    How are you Skype D&Ders making out?
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    New Player help

    Hi. I suggest checking out this site: http://www.rpggamefind.com/. You can search for a game locally to join and in most cases you'll find a group that is willing to take on a newbie. I started playing again early this year after a 20 year "break" and was able to put together a group of 6 in my area. We're playing 4the edition and while it does have a bit more of a board game feel I do think, personally, that it's easier than 2nd edition to play. The key is a good group. You have a good group and you'll have a blast regardless. PM me if you have any questions.
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    Nerd Poker T-shirts!

    Ordered mine yesterday. I agree that it's not nearly as catchy as some of the fan artwork that's been posted but it's still a cool shirt and a way for us to support Brian and the crew.
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    Questions for Sark

    Any chance of an episode where the crew runs into Will Smith and his son and they kill them? Perhaps in real life so they stop making bad movies? Just a thought...
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    Skype D&D Nerd Poker Group

    Oh yeah, for 4e, maps are, as a few others noted, a 100% must! I know Sark and crew do without but to stick within some semblance of the rules it really does keep things tighter. Good luck and have fun! JP
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    Skype D&D Nerd Poker Group

    Right now I have a local "in person: group I set helped set up using 4e, which, after a 20 year absence from playing (yeah, I'm going to be 40 this year!), has been just insanely fun. I can say that 4e is really easy to get up and running even if you know nothing about the game mechanics. I grew up on first edition primarily and a little second edition and 4e is way more combat driven and again, simplified. We have a kick ass DM and a unique group including another guy that last played almost 20 years ago as well. House rules, similar to the botch Sark and the crew talk about, can really add so much to a game, too. I'll keep an eye here, right now my company is just insanely busy but if I think I have some extra time I'd love to pick up a game with some of you online. good luck and definitely keep the updates coming! Be Good, JP
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    Character Drawings

    My art skills are that of your average 3 year old so I just love coming on here to see what you guys are whipping up! Now when are we going to get some Nerd Poker shirts?
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    Pat Robertson's D&D rant

    I say someone should reach out to Pat Robertson to get him into the studio for a session with Brian and the crew!
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    Pat Robertson's D&D rant

    I agree, flee from evil... like Pat Robertson and the 700 Club. When's he going to die anyway?
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