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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 "Hope for the Lost" Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 11 months ago #13

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<br />That turned out great!  <br /><br />You realize now we have to go back and do the old ones...<br /><br /><br />

<br /><br />We can so long as we can keep Brian, Cody and Katie happy.  That is why this one is called TD7 -- in the grand tradition of the WG4 module.<br />

<br /><br />i like the double tribute. great job everyone and thank you very much.
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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 11 months ago #14

Ha Ha very nice! and I do recognize the cover style. Very thoughtful of you and a tribute to the earliest of gamers.
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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 11 months ago #15

Right down to what looks to imitate a wizard in the lower left and that (usually yellow?) "star" in the lower right.<br />

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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 11 months ago #16

<br />Right down to what looks to imitate a wizard in the lower left and that (usually yellow?) "star" in the lower right.<br /><br />

<br /><br />Good eye John, but that's a SHRIEKING EMU wizard in the lower left!  LOL!<br /><br />Oh, and love the stirges!<br />

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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 11 months ago #17

<br />I feel like I am being taken back to 1982 and cracking open the shrink-wrap of one of those early modules! Great job on capturing that "classic" D&D module look!
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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 11 months ago #18

<br /><br />Good eye John, but that's a SHRIEKING EMU wizard in the lower left!  LOL!<br /><br />

<br /><br />I had to leave my mark somehow. Nice catch!

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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 10 months ago #19

<br />I had to leave my mark somehow. Nice catch!<br />

<br /><br />I'm glad you did, Cody - you guys did a great job!  Can't wait to see it!<br /><br />

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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 10 months ago #20

I saw it looked different (wizard) but I can't see how without zooming it in or something (which I didn't do) and I have no idea what a shrieking emu wizard is (other than that's the name of a forumite).<br /><br />JKW

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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 10 months ago #21

This, with a wizard hat on.  =D<br /><br />

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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 10 months ago #22

Okay.  Does it have some background history?  Like the Duck in a Dungeon thing I hadn't heard of until I joined TD?

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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 10 months ago #23

There is a story behind how Cody (Shrieking Emu) got his forum name, but he's way better at telling it than me.  Hopefully, he'll come by and share it with this group, I know he's told it on other forums before, but it's been a while and I can't dig it up right now.

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Re: Spoiler Alert! 2008 &quot;Hope for the Lost&quot; Proof Module is HERE! 11 years 10 months ago #24

Since I did the design and layout for the module, I wanted to put my "mark" on it in a small way. So, I just put a wizard's hat on my "Shrieking Emu" symbol to replace the famous TSR wizard. Simple as that!<br /><br />As for my username, here's the story on that...<br /><br />
<br />The story begins a few years ago with a church softball league. Our team needed a name, and not wanting to just have the church's name on the shirts, we decided to be creative. Some goofy animal names were thrown out, but someone eventually suggested "Emus". I didn't even know what an emu was (at the time, I thought it was like a yak or large beast of burden - true story), but it sounded goofy enough for me. The girl's reasoning behind picking "Emus" was that apparently it is impossible for an emu to go backwards, which is a good trait for a church and to a lesser extent, a softball team. So, we then became the Emus, and all was well. A couple on the team lived on a farm, and through their various channels actually acquired a small emu that was put on a leash and brought to the games. After learning that an emu was a bird, not a large beast, I was entranced by the little fella that we had named "Homer". However, Homer was a really mean emu and liked to yell and strut near first base. Emus are mean.<br /><br />Fast forward a year later, to Gen Con 2006. I had heard about NASCRAG through the forums (they tend to pimp a bit), and decided that I'd like to give it a whirl. I didn't have a team, but I had met up some friends and two other folks to form a team about a half hour before the event. However, we needed a goofy team name as per NASCRAG rule 3.17b(3). We suggested some, and I wanted to throw out the name "Emus", but decided it needed a little something extra. Remembering Homer's regular shrieks of protestation, I suggested "Shrieking Emus". A few dumb looks later, it had become the team name, with a goofy emu shriek serving as the team cheer.<br /><br />Between Gen Con 2006 and 2007, I decided I wanted to change my forum handle from the unoriginal "Cody" (my first name) to something different. I kept thinking of the NASCRAG team, so I decided to change to the somewhat more original "Shrieking Emu".<br />
<br /><br />Hopefully the Shrieking multiclassed-into-wizard Emu will be on future printed mods!

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