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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #25

Raven wrote: Widseth, thank you for all the great times we had in True Dungeon. You may question whether your singing voice inspired your party, but I think was not the notes which you sang, so much as the words which you spoke, which provided the inspiration we needed.

You encouraged your party to work together. You listened - in the dungeon, on the forums, and hanging out in the tavern - to people who had something they needed to say. You spoke out when you saw something which needed to be done. You gave of your time, your money, and your spirit, to make this game better, and to help its players to be better people.

When I look at this excellent group of people in TD and I see them running for charity, or see them holding auctions to help others, I can't help but think that you helped establish that tone, early in True Dungeon. I still remember your involvement with the Hurricane Katrine run, and the memorial for Schuyler Patch which you shared with volunteers and veterans. You are a true Bard, and your inspiration goes beyond the fantasy realm, to touch our everyday lives.

Thank you.


Raven, I don't think anyone could have said it better regarding the ways that Widseth has contributed to the TD community.
"It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."Abraham Lincoln

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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #26

This really makes me think, how long do I have in playing the game, until I am seventy, beyond that? Hopefully so. How long do any of us have in the game?

We have seen a few great veterans move on due to life circumstances. How long until the majority of veterans are no longer here? The game has grown so much that it has been engulfed by a whole new generation of players, will they remember how the game was created and how it evolved. How many of the veterans will be known as legends of the game due to their great contributions in assets, ideas, and game play? Will their names, i.e. Wisdeth, Raven, Smak, many others, live on? Remember how, when you played DnD, that after years of playing you reflect back on a character of old that had done great deeds but are now gone (due to that unlucky failed save against a Lich).

I reflect on past events such as the True Realm, and the smaller token parties and how fun they were. When we meet we should appreciate the time and people that are with us, and I think we do.

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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #27

farewell my friend. hope your future travels are as wonderful as the ones you have shared with us. thank you for being an inspiration and friend. I hope to hear/see you on occasion.

good luck my friend. ;)

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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #28

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May you fair well, wherever you may fare!
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you grow old because you stop playing."
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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #29

Donald Rients wrote: This really makes me think, how long do I have in playing the game, until I am seventy, beyond that? Hopefully so. How long do any of us have in the game?

We have seen a few great veterans move on due to life circumstances. How long until the majority of veterans are no longer here? The game has grown so much that it has been engulfed by a whole new generation of players, will they remember how the game was created and how it evolved. How many of the veterans will be known as legends of the game due to their great contributions in assets, ideas, and game play? Will their names, i.e. Wisdeth, Raven, Smak, many others, live on? Remember how, when you played DnD, that after years of playing you reflect back on a character of old that had done great deeds but are now gone (due to that unlucky failed save against a Lich).

I reflect on past events such as the True Realm, and the smaller token parties and how fun they were. When we meet we should appreciate the time and people that are with us, and I think we do.


I hear you. I will be eligible for Medicare the year after I complete the Teeth set.:blink:

I work in Senior Living communities, housing, assisted living, nursing care. So how soon can I start a gamers retirement community? ;)

Seriously, someday the legendary players of today may be the NPCs of the future, like Mordenkainen,Tenser and others from the old school days of D&D.
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Let them trap us. We have our swords. - Elric of Melnibone.

You try to get them to play the game, but all they want to do is play the rules. - Ardak Kumerian

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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #30

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Harlax wrote: I work in Senior Living communities, housing, assisted living, nursing care. So how soon can I start a gamers retirement community? ;)

Seriously, someday the legendary players of today may be the NPCs of the future, like Mordenkainen,Tenser and others from the old school days of D&D.


I could get behind both of these ideas B)
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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #31

I never got to run with you, but I got to DM for some groups you were in and they were always a lot of fun and so much more so that you were there providing inspiration for them.

My wizard doff's his cap to you sir, you're presence will be missed and we hope to hear from you as often as possible.

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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #32

Fair winds and following seas, Widseth. You will be missed.

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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #33

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Best of luck to you in the future, Widseth! I can remember back in 2008, when I was new to TD and had not been on a single run yet, looking at the tokens and being smitten with Widseth's Mystic Lute. It made me want to run nothing but Bard. Sadly, it must have done the same for many others because the Bard card was always taken! grrrr!

Anyway, thank you for inspiring many a bard, and all the best to you.
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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #34

Widseth, you were to the inspiration for me to play Bard in my own party runs. It was an honor to coach for you and your party multiple years.

You will be missed, but I hope that you enjoy yourself. In my experiences, it is those who have retired who work the hardest.

Kick back and enjoy yourself.


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The non-singing, dancing bard.

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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #35

I am deeply touched by all your kind words--almost makes we want to come out of retirement already, but that isn't in the cards right now.

I did think I would share with you some of my favorite lyrics. They are free for any bardly types to use if you feel the sudden urge to let your heart leap into song.

I will only do one each post, so hear goes for tonight.

I won the first annual Green Griffon bard's contest with this little tribute to Nightshade. She also gave me Mithral Chainmail for this effort.


How many times will her story be sung
At campfires throughout the land?
And how many times will men search for her
And find she's a ghost in the sand?
Yes, how many time will her blade bite deep
And scar her foes like a brand?

The answer my friend is Nightshade's dream
To be like smoke in the wind.

How many times will her footsteps tread
Through dungeon halls without rest?
And how many times will she open the lock
To find hidden gems in the chest?
Yes, how many times will she return home
To hide shinies in her nest?


The answer my friend is Nightshade's dream
To be like smoke in the wind.

How many times will she cheat death's hand
And leave him standing alone?
And how many times will she rescue her friends
And see them safely home?
Yes, how many time will Greyhawk be blessed
To claim her as their own?

The answer my friend is Nightshade's dream
To be like smoke in the wind.

Yes, the answer my friend is Nightshade's dream
To be like smoke in the wind.


As I said, I will occasionally post lyrics to inspire budding bards and to keep in touch. Thanks again to all.

Widseth
Author of The Brazen Serpent Chronicles--Talon of Light
and The Brazen Serpent Chronicles--The Caduceus
and The Brazen Serpent Cronicles--Dragon Kiln
and The Brazen Serpent Chronicles--Cenote Gate (in process)

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Re: A Fond Farewell 6 years 9 months ago #36

Thank you so much for posting that. It's an amazing tribute to a legend of Greyhawk.
"It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."Abraham Lincoln

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