Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pipe-weed!

Now I know where to start from!

I have recently heard (well... actually, overheard, but never mind...) that a load of pipe-weed will be exported to the amazing kingdom of Darokin. Yes, Darokin! Beautiful, mighty, rich Darokin! Well, at least is what I have heard about it.

The wagons are supposed to leave The Shires in a couple of days, so I'll have little time to prepare myself.

Let me see: flute, food, appropriate clothing, pipe, extra pipe-weed, more food... uh, of course! Pocket handkerchief and walking stick! Never leave home without those!

Maybe I'll even have adventure enough during the trip so that I can start composing a song!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

And so my career begins (the first IC posting!)

< OOC Begins >

Yes, this is the first IC (in-character) posting!

And maybe the last one that will bring such info (IC posting). Or then again maybe not.

Of course, this is all OOC. Damn!

< OOC Ends >

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< IC Begins >

This is the beginning. The beginning is always a hard part. Maybe the hardest. Mr. Bilbo Baggins of the Shire used to say:

"It's a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no telling where you might be swept off to."

That's exactly how I feel: I intend to be more a storyteller than an adventurer. The latter is more a requirement to be able to accomplish the first if you follow me.

Anyway, I'm now about to start my adventuring career and have just started my storytelling career. Yes, with these few lines.

I could even say something like

"It's a dangerous business, pressing your quill against your journal. You step onto the telling, and if you don't keep your writing hand, there's no telling where you might be swept off to."

Well, guess I should get moving now.

Where to?

Out of the Five Shires it is... yes, that's where adventure worth of being told truly lies... but where?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Lord of the Rings and Dungeons and Dragons - OOC (out-of-character) post

In the last post, I spoke of "The Lord of the Rings".

Well, the "Dungeons and Dragons" RPG (role-playing game) owes its very existence to that novel.

In Mystara (the Campaign Setting / World in which I, Vinimagus, play), "The Shire" is actually a set of linked shires called "The Five Shires".

In the book (TLOTR), the term "halfling" has been used to refer to hobbits.

In Mystara, halflings do not perfectly match Tolkien's hobbits ("Hobbits from the Shire"), but the first are deeply inspired in the latter.

Halflings and hobbits are cheerful, curious and have stout hearts. Both have hairy foot, are much shorter than humans (and a bit shorter than dwarves - and not dwarfs, just like Tolkien would prefer, hehehe) , they like pipe-weed, good food and drink etc etc etc.

Well, by now, you are starting to know Peregriadoc, our brave and skillful hero.

Please do not sue me

I, Vinimagus, DID invent Peregriadoc. However, his name is, of course, a homage to Peregrin Took and Meriadoc Brandybuck, characters of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" book.

Peregriadoc is a character that belongs to the world of Mystara, whose rights belong to "Wizards of the Coast", to whom I am VERY glad, as they saved the hobby I LOVE THE MOST, the RPG (role-playing game) "Dungeons and Dragons".

Dungeons and Dragons was the FIRST RPG in history. Mystara is one of the "worlds" in which you can play it. That's where the character Peregriadoc "lives".


If you have any questions, suggestions etc, please contact me and let me know.

All the best to all of you,
Vinimagus