Tagged: Welcome fellow players
February 19, 2020 at 12:55 am #60
Hello everyone, I am the first to join the forum for the rebirth of Midgard2.
I look forward to playing the game again, and talking with many of the former players of the games past and new players too. So come and join the fun and sing out about who you are and what your Midgard past was.
My name is Penn Eckert and I played in Midgard USA under Zan E, and the two different Midgard UK’s versions under Andy M and Stephen W. I enjoined my time in all of them, and greatly look forward to play again under Jon Capps in Midgard2. I over my time have founded or brought to life three factions for players to play and enjoy within the game. They were the Cymru – People’s Defenders, The Seekers of Knowledge, and The Cult of the Dark One Religion. I look forward greatly to playing this game that I love with everyone again, and know under Jon’s GMing we will all have a awesome time at playing it again. I welcome everyone back to Midgard’s rebirth.
February 19, 2020 at 8:48 am #61
My name is David Oliver Kling, call me Oliver. I started playing Midgard when I was 16 back in 1986 and played until the game stopped running. My first character was “Toshiro Takekoshi” and I played in MercVerk when Cletus Graham was Senior #1 and Hal Mayne was Contract Coordinator (which I think was the Senior #4). Over the years I played as Roder #1, Banner #4, and right before the game ended I was the Blood and Fire #1 — to help keep the Blood and Fire running. I love Midgard and over the past twenty years have thought of it fondly. The idea of playing again is very exciting and I look forward to jumping back in — especially with the vision of Mardgard2. I wasn’t very excited about an “automated” version of Midgard. I want the real deal!
February 20, 2020 at 12:45 am #77Steve-KortParticipant
I very much agree with Oliver. I played in the Boda, SOA, Buccanears, Skelts, and the Cymru which I was the #1 or #2 pending on what time of the game we are looking at.
February 20, 2020 at 2:09 am #80RohimParticipant
Hello, just got the email from Penn (thanks for that), so I came over to check it out. I’m sure I’ll play if it starts back up, I enjoyed all the years I played before. My best know clan was Rohim, the Getham #1 after Terry stepped down. I also played SOA, Banner (then Orthodox Banner) and Gift. There might be one or two I forgot, I was running 9 clans for a while and found a lot of factions interesting. Midgard had an extremely interesting player base, hopefully that could happen again.
February 20, 2020 at 10:15 am #85
It is good to see some familiar names and hopefully, we can get a few more familiar players to return. I fear that some players may not be around anymore and that makes me sad, but hopefully, we can introduce a new group of players to this wonderful gaming medium (PBM).
February 20, 2020 at 9:57 pm #101
The other night I sent out a email to all of the seniors that had a email in the Cycle 79 Midgard report, in the hopes to letting former players know. I had (11) emails bounce and there were even a number of people that didn’t even have a listed email account. I would ask of everyone, if you know someone, please tell the about this rebirth and please invite them to come and check it out. Hopefully they will come and join us within the game too.
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February 21, 2020 at 11:52 am #118DaveParticipant
I briefly played Midgard UK in the early 1990s. I forget which company was running it at the time, I had it in my head it was Mitre Games but after doing a little bit of research they were running it in the 1980s and went bankrupt, so it was unlikely to be them. I seem to remember the GMs were called Neil and Brian.
February 21, 2020 at 12:48 pm #122PendrakuilParticipant
Great – played both uk games. Looking forward to restart 🙂
February 21, 2020 at 1:06 pm #124DanielParticipant
I played in the Australia Ozgard version and the recent UK version.
What a good interesting surpise this is. Put me down as interested.
February 21, 2020 at 5:00 pm #126
Some of you might remember me, Jorge Chacón. I played in Midgard USA, where I played Merk Verk (Clan Eridani Light Horse), SOA (various clans, but last one was Borja’s Band), Buccs (my first love and main faction for most of the time I played, with the last clans being Crashing Wave & Raging Storm), and Barbs (I played a clan with them for a while, but being a Bucc and a Barb at the same time was not good form).
At some point I was the Bucc #1, and it would be the faction of my choosing if I had to choose only one.
I do remember Penn, David, Steve & Jeff. I landed here because Brenda sent an email to MedievalInsprirations_Midgard@yahoogroups.com. My brother Rod, who at different times played both Imperial and Barb clans has passed, but he would have been very happy to see Midgard come back online.
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May 5, 2020 at 6:19 am #1990GreyhawkParticipant
Hey Jorge, I remember you as well. Good to see other familiar faces. Sad to hear about your brother.
May 5, 2020 at 12:53 pm #1991
Thnk you David, and it is good to see you here too! 🙂
February 22, 2020 at 10:56 am #149ParmenionParticipant
Good to see some familiar names again. Hard to believe that nearly two decades has passed for the US game and over two decades for the Oz version. Definitely interested in playing again. Cheers, Brian
February 23, 2020 at 7:10 am #170DarkShadowsParticipant
It is so nice to be back and able to play this game again. It has been a long time since this game was last available to be played. I look forward to gaming again with everyone. May our gaming experience grow as we game again, and may everyone’s excitement and enjoyment be what they desire…Matt
February 23, 2020 at 6:30 pm #173
Thanks to Brenda for letting me know of the rebirth of Midgard. I played for 6 months or so back in the mid 80’s, but was spending a lot of time on BSE and Renaissance plus several beer and pretzel games and fell out. Cut my pbm teeth on Tribes of Crane by S&S. I did play in both UK versions as Imperials and Getham. I’m certainly interested.
February 23, 2020 at 8:19 pm #176KarlPrieMember
Hi, my name is Stephen Weir, and I ran the UK version of Midgard for a few years. I played in the UK game as Karl Prie (Banner turned Imperial), Luxor the Moonprince (taken over from a player that left – Banner turned Cult of the Dark One) and Rutger Hauer (also taken over from a player that left – Cult of the Dark One Senior). I see many names that I recognise, and look forward to playing with you all. 🙂
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February 24, 2020 at 8:49 am #185
It is nice to see you Stephen return to the game. It is nice to see all of the above players return as well. I think we are all in for a really enjoyable time. Welcome back to one and all. Now if we could only write Private Messages to each other, it would be so nice. I already made that a request in the Enhancement Request for the forum to Jon.
February 24, 2020 at 4:36 pm #188BodamanParticipant
Well this is a blast from the past. I played Midgard way back (seems like distant antiquity) but have missed game since it folded. It really was special and great to see it up and running again. I played Boda and Ring plans previously. Looking forward to resuming battle.
February 25, 2020 at 11:37 pm #225BifphParticipant
I don’t have any background in this environment, so I have a big learning curve.
February 25, 2020 at 11:44 pm #226
Get the rulebook and read the forum. Then just ask questions. We are here to all help you.
February 26, 2020 at 8:55 pm #257cottage14Participant
I’m Andrew Wetmore. I’ve played in a number of incarnations of Midgard, mainly as Ring or Imperial. Nice to see the game getting up on its feet again.
February 27, 2020 at 4:06 am #269TheDarkSideParticipant
Hello to everyone I am Josh and I am happy to join this collective.
February 28, 2020 at 2:54 pm #543AndyMParticipant
Played years ago. Forgotten all about it until email arrived about this relaunch.
Curious as to how it goes.
March 7, 2020 at 10:22 pm #748hal901212Participant
Hi, good to see this, thanks to Stephen for flagging, long time, but not very experienced player.
March 7, 2020 at 11:18 pm #756
welcome, glad you’re here.
March 10, 2020 at 12:45 am #844MutantguitarParticipant
Played a bit with Ichabod Shaw (bob). Banner and the start if Indus.
Interested in playing again.
March 11, 2020 at 6:46 am #862scrofullaParticipant
I’m Paul McAllister.I played in the nineties with the Banner faction in the UK version and again with The Banner and The Barbarians when Stephen ran it.
Great that it could be up and running again.
Good to see some familiar names and looking forward to the game again.
March 14, 2020 at 4:01 pm #1019BifphParticipant
Greetings, Tim Boyer, here. I’ve never played Midgard before, so I am especially lacking knowledge. I played Monster Island, especially when the US game was active, so some of you may know me from there.
March 14, 2020 at 7:32 pm #1021
played monster island a little back in 1990, US version. You’re going to enjoy Midgard.
March 14, 2020 at 11:50 pm #1022DigitusIParticipant
Hi all, Richard Kleinbergs here.
Played Aust Midgard for it’s whole lifespan (only threw all the old paperwork away a couple of years ago)
My main clan was Digitus Impudicus, was Imperial leader and main clan was working it’s way through the Imperial homeland working on becoming Emperor when the game died.
Also a high-level Banner and a couple of others.
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March 17, 2020 at 11:42 am #1056RoweyParticipant
I’m Nick Rowe, I’ve played numerous PBM’s and PBEM’s over the years. I think I may have played Midgard very briefly, very many years ago, but I can’t be sure.
Currently back playing Monster Island as my only PBEM, and was how I got pointed in this direction. Best start reading the rules!
April 8, 2020 at 6:38 pm #1883v_romaMember
My name is Vasco. I’ve never played Midgard before (though play/played a number of other PBEMs). I’d been following the development of Davin’s version of Midgard and DreamWeaver was kind enough to send me a note about this version starting up. Look forward to playing.
April 28, 2020 at 6:52 pm #1946ravenzacharyParticipant
Hello, everyone. My name is Raven Zachary and I have been back to the play-by-mail gaming hobby since early 2018. I was an active player from around 1984 to 1993, during my middle school, high school and initial college years. The list of games I played during that time is long, and some of my recollection of which specific games I tried during those years has been lost. Currently, I help Charles Mosteller with the Suspense & Decision PBM magazine, co-admin the PlayByMail.net Facebook Group, and I am an active player in Middle-earth, SuperNova, Hyborian War, TribeNet, Atlantis: New Origins, and A New Dawn. This means most of my free time is focused on the PBM hobby.
I did not play Midgard, but I did meet whoever was GM’ing Midgard in 1986 at Gencon when I was 13. He passionately tried to get me to join back then, but the 13 year old me was interested in other games. I know Oliver (FutureSojourner) from by childhood when we both played Out Time Days, a fascinating play-by-mail time-travel RPG. I actually had forgotten about this, but when I listened to his podcast, his name was incredibly familiar to me, and he reminded me of our PBM phone calls back in the 1980s. Oliver has recruited me to Midgard, and I am excited to join you for the beta. I recently beta tested another PBM (Champions of Middle Earth) and have done all sorts of software testing in my career, so I will put these skills to use here.
Talk to you all soon!
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April 29, 2020 at 5:02 am #1950
Welcome! Glad to have you here. Midgard is a great game and I’m thrilled that it is being updated with some new content.
April 28, 2020 at 7:01 pm #1948
Hello Raven, and welcome to Midgard game. I know you will have an exciting time.
April 29, 2020 at 6:04 pm #1952
Glad you joined Raven. Played tribenet for several years back around 2007 forward until it was ended and Gattica was started. Dropped at that point and didn’t find out about the restart of the ‘older’ version until several years after. Didn’t get in unfortunately. Also wrote an article or two for Suspense and Decision for Grimfinger (when he had time to publish). Good to have a veteran old school pbmer on board.
April 30, 2020 at 10:47 am #1956GreyhawkParticipant
I have arrived, eager to see this get up and running again!
May 25, 2020 at 8:14 am #2011SilverParticipant
I have never played the game before. Any chance I could find old sample turns and/or game maps somewhere? Is there a user interface that you use to submit orders, or is it in PBEM format? In any case good to hear an old PBM is coming back, best of luck to you!
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