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  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  1 day ago

    Section Six starts in about 1 hour and 20 minutes . That will be 7pm CST (GMT - 6).

    Good(ish) characters of LEVEL 11 or below.

    We will meet at the Iron Minogon in Webster's Landing. Just assume that your character received a mysterious invitation.

    I will be IG as Taran if you have any questions!

  • Raven1210
    Raven1210  1 day ago

    Hello Yasmyn! grin

  • Squidget
    Squidget  2 days ago

    No worries Yas, PMs have been busted on the forums for ages, we just use Discord now. Hello!

  • Yasmyn
    Yasmyn  2 days ago

    Hey all. Trying to send a PM but failing. Would like to say hey current DMs. And sorry.

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  1 week ago

    Section Six starts in 1 about hour. That will be 7pm CST (GMT - 6).

    Good(ish) characters of LEVEL 11 or below.

    We will meet at the Iron Minogon in Webster's Landing. Just assume that your character received a mysterious invitation.

    I will be IG as Taran if you have any questions!

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  2 weeks ago

    Section Six starts in 1 about hour. That will be 7pm CST (GMT - 6).

    Good(ish) characters of LEVEL 11 or below.

    We will meet at the Iron Minogon in Webster's Landing. Just assume that your character received a mysterious invitation.

    I will be IG as Taran if you have any questions!

  • animosomina
    animosomina  2 weeks ago

    Welcome to Thain friend.

  • Gwondier
    Gwondier  2 weeks ago

    Thanks Zhymm! I'm in.

  • Zhymm
    Zhymm  2 weeks ago

    Here's an invite code to the Thain Discord server


    Discord codes usually expire fairly quickly. So, use it ASAP.

    Most Thain players use it for text messages, posting screenshots and RL topics. Rarely for voice comms, I can recall only one instance in the past two years in which I got a fellow player to join me in its voice channel.

    Good luck,

    Old Man Zhymm

  • Gwondier
    Gwondier  2 weeks ago

    I understand there's a discord channel for the server. I've looked around, but can't find it. Can that be stickied if so? If not, would like a link, please.

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9:19:32 pm GMT 05/19/21
dontyouknow Registered Member #1120 Joined: 4:36:33 am GMT 07/27/07
Posts: 478
So how’d y’all come by your username? As for me, I always liked the band Bad Company.

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Jandari Registered Member #1320 Joined: 10:38:49 pm GMT 06/23/08
Posts: 1021
Jandari was the name of an elven minstrel on the cover of a dragon magazine in the early 80s. It, then, became my first elven warrior character in 2nd Ed D and D....and now.. here we are.
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10:33:44 pm GMT 05/19/21
Raven1210 Jungle Law Enforcerer
Registered Member #1180 Joined: 7:46:29 am GMT 10/05/07
Posts: 1289
Raven because, well I like ravens as birds. Unfortunately "Raven" is always taken, so I added my day of birth 12th October (1210).

Not very poetic nor creative, but hey they are really smart birds! grin
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11:06:51 pm GMT 05/19/21
Shade Registered Member #24916 Joined: 2:58:00 pm GMT 01/23/19
Posts: 503
Ravens are lovely.

Dracswell is a running character name that as been with me since my early teens, and Shade is a recurring one and a long time favorite. Since it is what people know me as, it is what I chose for my forum name.
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1:22:18 am GMT 05/20/21
Alanonas Registered Member #24078 Joined: 3:40:59 am GMT 05/14/17
Posts: 1213
Alanon from the Shannara series! Also my real name is Alan.
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2:14:37 am GMT 05/20/21
Vaeltava Registered Member #1761 Joined: 10:05:21 pm GMT 10/13/11
Posts: 434
I hated the idea of sharing a username with anyone on the internet, so I kept changing mine from site to site. Then one day, I realized I could never achieve one all my own, but I could at least have one unique on English-speaking sites.

I got on Google translate and tried a dozen names in a dozen languages. The one I liked best was Vaeltava Mieli, which is what I got from translating Wandering Mind into Finnish.

No idea if it's grammatically correct or translates well, but I've had it over ten years now and have no desire to change it, despite the name's meaning.
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2:30:47 am GMT 05/20/21
Cuchuwyn Registered Member #24041 Joined: 4:19:01 am GMT 01/24/17
Posts: 1753
Mine is an intentional misspelling of the Irish hero Cú Chulainn from the Irish epic the Táin Bó Cúailnge. I took an Irish literature class in college that exposed me to the story for the first time and the name stuck around in my head.

If I hadn't been Cuchuwyn, I'd probably have been some version of Agamemnon from the Iliad/Odyssey because that name too has just stuck in my head for years.
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3:09:50 am GMT 05/20/21
Forgiver Registered Member #25529 Joined: 3:52:11 pm GMT 10/09/20
Posts: 73
So long before I played RP servers I played on really hardcore anything goes PVP servers and I had a different username. One of those servers was a haven for the absolute griefiest, meme-iest, most over the top PVP you could find. In addition to unstructured guild PVP, there came to be a structured PVP format of regularly held tournaments. Winning one got you a choice of a meme weapon, and there were dozens to pick from. They all did really silly stuff, it was just a pat on the back for a job well done and a weirdo encouragement system for building fringe builds to use them.

I won one and picked the "Forgiver" shortsword, which had On-Hit Flesh to Stone (Level 1) and On-Hit Stone to Flesh (Level 10). As any builder today could tell you (but none of us realized back then) weapons only trigger the first on-hit spell on them. So it was actually a vaguely useful weapon because the meme part of it was bugged. Still, the save DC was 14 on a server where the average fortitude was in the 40s to prevent Dev crit death... so no one cared about the sword. I set out to make a hardcore abuse case for my baby... I worked out a build (38 Wizard / 1 Ranger / 1 SD) that would Mords an opponent and then just constantly HIPS them, hitting them over and over with the sword until they rolled a 1. Could you have killed the person in the time it took to make them roll that 1? Yes. But on servers not called Thain, Flesh to Stone is permanent until someone kills you, stone to fleshes you, or the server resets. So "getting" someone with this tactic meant they had to relog that character until the next server reset.

It was a hilariously effective tactic in unstructured PVP where there were no rules and the sides constantly changed... and one night I got this absolutely sublime screenshot where everyone in my PVP zone was a statue as a result of it.

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The character had a whole host of other obnoxious options - epic trap access through ranger, typical HIPS tactics, super high Hide / MS, the standard compliment of mage spells like maximized IGMs... it ended up dominating the next two months of structured tournaments and spawning a ton of spin-offs. No one could win a tournament to get their own Forgiver because I kept winning them and hording the prizes, and there were multiple threads on the forums about "How to beat the Forgiver Build?". It was just a lot of fun.

When I left PVP servers, I was really burned out on PVP and the people in that scene, but the Gamespy lobby was still around and I didn't want people to follow me to RP servers and shit them up with their griefy cringey PVP stuff... it's the kind of thing they would do. So I switched usernames, but I kept the name "Forgiver" as a trophy.
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3:49:36 am GMT 05/20/21
Blue_ Registered Member #25414 Joined: 5:49:38 am GMT 02/06/20
Posts: 148
I really, really like the color blue. I think the word is fun and I like how it looks. In particular - I like the color code #4169e1 -- it's a nice royal blue!
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6:13:05 pm GMT 05/20/21
Omedoom Registered Member #24486 Joined: 11:40:46 am GMT 06/28/18
Posts: 96
Omedoom is a twist given by another player from my old WoW character's name "Omeden" which in turn was just something I heard and misspelled from some japanese word.

My loginname "Blackcell" for secondhand embarrasment was initially just a placeholder to see how the multiplayer works in NWN:EE, but originally it was the name of my drider character when I played oldschool NWN as a 16-year old. I decided to keep it for nostalgic reasons in the end.
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