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Kno
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Posted - 15 Sep 2010 :  13:12:11  Show Profile Send Kno a Private Message  Reply with Quote  Delete Topic
Poll Question:
Previous poll was interesting, 4 percent of the people were 100+ years old . In this one you can say where's your character from in the Realms.

Choices:

USA
Canada
Latin America
Northern Europe
Western Europe
Eastern Europe
Southern Europe
Australia, New Zealand ...
Middle East
East Asia
Africa
Other (Antarctica, aliens ...)

(Anonymous Vote)

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Saxmilian
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USA
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Posted - 15 Sep 2010 :  13:47:49  Show Profile  Visit Saxmilian's Homepage Send Saxmilian a Private Message  Reply with Quote
USA. Currently trapped in Ohio.
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Apex
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USA
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Posted - 15 Sep 2010 :  14:16:13  Show Profile  Visit Apex's Homepage Send Apex a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sax - where in Ohio. I am near Toledo.
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Diffan
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USA
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USA for this guy, hailing from the Hills of Iron AKA Pittsburgh. Gotta love us Yinz-ers! lol
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The Sage
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Australia
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Other:- Capellan Confederation.

...

Oooops! Wrong site.

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Halidan
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USA
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Posted - 15 Sep 2010 :  17:07:56  Show Profile  Visit Halidan's Homepage Send Halidan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
USA and although I don't want to copy Saxmilian, I have to say that I missed a spot check and I've been trapped in Michigan for far too long now. Send rescue dogs please.

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Zireael
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Poland
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Posted - 15 Sep 2010 :  18:49:17  Show Profile  Visit Zireael's Homepage Send Zireael a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yhm... is Poland Eastern Europe or Western?

And this poll is ... (lack of words). If it is for my character, why put real world continents here. And if not, well, most people have their country chosen in their profile.

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Mr_Miscellany
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I'm from California, USA, where you never feel trapped unless there was an earthquake or you like to be dominated by a lusty friend who knows what she's doing. ;)
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Diffan
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USA
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quote:
Originally posted by Zireael

Yhm... is Poland Eastern Europe or Western?

And this poll is ... (lack of words). If it is for my character, why put real world continents here. And if not, well, most people have their country chosen in their profile.



Because where ever you go, there you are and it's good to remember where you come from? That'd be my guess. Plus its neat to see where people are in the world.
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The Red Walker
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USA, Indiana ...about 25 minutes north of GenCon

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Lord of Bones
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quote:
Originally posted by Zireael

Yhm... is Poland Eastern Europe or Western?

And this poll is ... (lack of words). If it is for my character, why put real world continents here. And if not, well, most people have their country chosen in their profile.



I think it counts as Eastern Europe.

I'm from good old Granbretan!

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Galuf the Dwarf
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USA
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USA, northeastern Connecticut. Damn, it gets lonely up here.

[Edit] I did a little research, and supposedly, Poland is considered "Central Europe." Personally, this may or may not make sense. Granted, Poland is bordered by Germany (a western European country) to the west, and to the east by Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania (all three being Eastern European). An interesting conundrum, for sure.

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Markustay
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USA
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Born and bred New Yorker.

We refer to the rest of the planet as 'the suburbs'.

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Alystra Illianniis
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USA
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USA. Howdy from Texas, y'all!!

Wait, can I change my vote? (I'm really from Skullport, lol!)

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Dennis
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Other: Midkemia

Every beginning has an end.
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Aulduron
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USA
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Detroit

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-Procopio Septus
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Wooly Rupert
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USA
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Posted - 16 Sep 2010 :  04:31:43  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Zireael

If it is for my character, why put real world continents here.


Yeah, that confused me, as well.

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Other:- Capellan Confederation.

...

Oooops! Wrong site.



You know, I still find it a bit disappointing that no one's ever commented on my "location" on the HMP forums... My location there is "The FedBuns -- New Avalon's Best Bakery!"

As for me, I'm in the USA. I was born in southern California, spent most of my life in various parts of the South, and now I'm on Florida's Space Coast. And oddly, central Florida is not part of the South. Some of north Florida is part of the South, but not this area.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Other:- Capellan Confederation.

...

Oooops! Wrong site.



You know, I still find it a bit disappointing that no one's ever commented on my "location" on the HMP forums... My location there is "The FedBuns -- New Avalon's Best Bakery!"
I really would've thought that'd be in the Outback territory of the Suns, somewhere. Eh?

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Wooly Rupert
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quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Other:- Capellan Confederation.

...

Oooops! Wrong site.



You know, I still find it a bit disappointing that no one's ever commented on my "location" on the HMP forums... My location there is "The FedBuns -- New Avalon's Best Bakery!"
I really would've thought that'd be in the Outback territory of the Suns, somewhere. Eh?




Wow, that was bad... I salute you!

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Other:- Capellan Confederation.

...

Oooops! Wrong site.



You know, I still find it a bit disappointing that no one's ever commented on my "location" on the HMP forums... My location there is "The FedBuns -- New Avalon's Best Bakery!"
I really would've thought that'd be in the Outback territory of the Suns, somewhere. Eh?




Wow, that was bad... I salute you!

As a Capellan, I'd expect nothing less.

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Jakk
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quote:
Originally posted by Wooly Rupert

As for me, I'm in the USA. I was born in southern California, spent most of my life in various parts of the South, and now I'm on Florida's Space Coast. And oddly, central Florida is not part of the South. Some of north Florida is part of the South, but not this area.



That's just... weird. What kind of criteria are used to define "the South" anyway? But after the Y2K presidential election, I expect weird from Florida, so it's all good... besides, what's not weird about a giant space hamster living in Florida? At least you're on the Space Coast...

I'm in southern British Columbia, about an hour away from the border crossing in Abbotsford and about two or three hours away from the Pacific Ocean (depending on traffic; they're rebuilding the Highway 1 bridge into Vancouver right now, so construction delays can be nasty). Most of my gaming books are still in the Okanagan Valley three hours away from me, where I spent the first 37.5 years of my life. (Yes, I'm a computer geek... does it show?)

As far as my character... which one? The two I'm most attached to are brothers from the North, descendants of the last chieftain to rule the Grey Wolf tribe before they were taken over by evil lycanthropes. One is a ranger who worships Uller, and the other is a paladin of Tyr. (The entire Norse pantheon is present in my Realms, in case you were wondering; has been since my original Realms DM, in whose campaign these characters were originally played.)

Playing in the Realms since the Old Grey Box (1987)... and *still* having fun with material published before 2008, despite the NDA'd lore.

If it's comparable in power with non-magical abilities, it's not magic.

Edited by - Jakk on 16 Sep 2010 05:23:06
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Markustay
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USA
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Florida is NOT considered 'the south' by us northerners either, for whatever weird reason, yet we have to drive south of 'the south' to get to it.

We consider Florida part of 'the East Coast', so I suppose we cut the coastal states some slack in that regard. Virginia is even losing its 'southerness' to us (they don't even have much of that southern twang there).

I suppose as a displaced Californian Wooly, you would call it "the right coast".

Now Australia... that's the DEEP south.

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The Sage
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quote:
Originally posted by Jakk

Most of my gaming books are still in the Okanagan Valley three hours away from me, where I spent the first 37.5 years of my life. (Yes, I'm a computer geek... does it show?)
Only when, like me, you can say that you've designed and developed your own operating system. In my case, SageOS.

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Alystra Illianniis
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quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Florida is NOT considered 'the south' by us northerners either, for whatever weird reason, yet we have to drive south of 'the south' to get to it.

We consider Florida part of 'the East Coast', so I suppose we cut the coastal states some slack in that regard. Virginia is even losing its 'southerness' to us (they don't even have much of that southern twang there).

I suppose as a displaced Californian Wooly, you would call it "the right coast".

Now Australia... that's the DEEP south.




Australia is DEEP South?! I thought that was Hell- you, know, where Little Nicky was from, LOL!! And it can't be much worse than Texas- we're South AND West. So we get ALL the crap... Not to mention everyone seems to think that all Texans go around in boots and cowboy hats saying things like "Y'all come back now, y'hear?" And listening to country music.... I was BORN here, and I don't even LIKE country!!!

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Knight of the Gate
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quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Florida is NOT considered 'the south' by us northerners either, for whatever weird reason, yet we have to drive south of 'the south' to get to it.

We consider Florida part of 'the East Coast', so I suppose we cut the coastal states some slack in that regard. Virginia is even losing its 'southerness' to us (they don't even have much of that southern twang there).

I suppose as a displaced Californian Wooly, you would call it "the right coast".

Now Australia... that's the DEEP south.


In the words of a platoon sergeant of mine from Georgia: 'There's parts of Georgia further South than anythin' in Florida'.
It was one of those statements, that immediately upon hearing it, you knew it to be True.
I'm from PA and we have a microcosm of that sort here, as well- except in our case, it's East/West. Eastern PA is East Coast, whereas Western PA is thought of as 'midwestern'.

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