Greetings old pals and people I have never spoken to,
Reintroductions are in order.
It is I, Josh in Orlando, Malifer on the forum. The prodigal son of bish returned from a self imposed hiatus.
I made the very boring and tedious decision to finish my college degree and have been absent so long you douchebags tried to lose me by making a new forum.
I sadly have been short on time to play, or even listening to the podcast. The good news is I have backlog to catch up on.
I'm still working on that degree, but I think I have a handle on things and it's much downhill for the next year and listening to the show again I am slowly starting to get an itch that needs scratching.
Don't worry I'll go to the doctor and see if there is a cream...
But I am happy to see Jackercon is still a thing, I have some wonderful short memories playing with @tomes , @Druggeddwarf , @DT-PINTS , @Kainguru , @HyveMynd , @ProbieTim and as well as having a regular group from these forums from all over the country and the world that managed to get together for nearly 5 years playing a slew of games before life got in the way. They know who they are and that I love them.
For those not aware Who I am and what makes me famous
I have written a few emails to the show but the only one really worth a damn was from Season 8 episode 2, in which I'm pretty sure I was the first listener to write in with a horror story that was Drizzt related and the HJ crew turned it into a hilarious radio play.
Inspired by DTPints, I made a few episodes of the short lived happy jacks fancast The Argument Phase, I don't think it ever made it to Itunes, but episodes were shared on the old forum in which listeners got together and talked RPG nonsense for an hour. They were fun and a great way to get to know people a little better.
With DT and I on different coasts we were able to get different listeners. It was fun, but I put the hard work on DT to finish and that poor guy always overworks himself. So it went out with a whimper.
My favorite systems use degrees of success like D100, Traveller, or Apocalypse Engine.
You know this post had started as a question I was going to write but has become such a nostalgia ridden love fest I think I'll post that somewhere else.
So greetings to the Happy Jacks Crew and forum lurkers.