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Dalor Darden
Great Reader

USA
3595 Posts

Posted - 16 Sep 2010 :  07:06:25  Show Profile Send Dalor Darden a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

Virginia is even losing its 'southerness' to us (they don't even have much of that southern twang there).





You must drive through all those carpet-bagger highway stations eh?

I'm from Virginia. I graduated from Rocky Gap High School in Bland County Virginia...and if you can find ANY county in ANY state in the south that is more rural than that, I'd LOVE to know about it.

I remember the first time I saw a cartoon, I asked my big sister what language they were speaking...because it didn't sound like English to me. I later learned once I was in school that what I spoke was "Appalachian" which has many roots that are considered "English" but in no way sounds like people on the T.V.

I'm now learning Arabic at the University of Montana, and when I gave my Arabic instructor a taste of MY English (he learned what he called "proper English" at a rather prestigious academy in Jerusalem...he is an Arab that went to an Anglican School) he simply looked at me and said "What language is that?" No joke.

It would be impossible for me to write Appalachian; but try to imagine English with lots of Irish/Welsh/Scottish thrown in and jumbled all together.

At any rate...I live in Missoula Montana now.

If anyone is ever through the area...throw me a shout.

EDIT: oops...my current character.

I'm currently trying to decide on a new 3.5 character to play in the area of the Moonsea. A fella here in Missoula is starting a game, I'm going to be playing in it; but I can't decide whether I want to play a former Pirate of the Nelanther Isles who is originally from Calimshan (a level one Rogue who is FAST on the draw, total initiative modifier of +8, will be +12 at level 3) OR a brutal warrior from Zhentil Keep that is an aspiring Military Genius (his high stat, the 18 would be Intelligence)...OR a Barbarian from the Ride with some serious anger management problems.

AD&D for me!

Edited by - Dalor Darden on 16 Sep 2010 07:35:44
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Kno
Senior Scribe

452 Posts

Posted - 16 Sep 2010 :  08:24:30  Show Profile Send Kno a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't have a character (DM), most npc's are from Lantan, Halruaa and Mars.

In this poll Poland is Eastern Europe (everything that was behind the Iron Curtain).

quote:
Originally posted by dennis


Other: Midkemia



Queg?

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Quale
Master of Realmslore

1757 Posts

Posted - 16 Sep 2010 :  10:01:41  Show Profile Send Quale a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I don't know, eastern or southern Europe, a northwestern part.

When I play, it's about 1/3 of the games, the character was originally from Axis, a planar city in Golarion's cosmology, but he's mind is mysteriously human, speaks old Zazesspurian, aka Zaz-Karlag.
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Wispr
Acolyte

USA
14 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2010 :  10:12:58  Show Profile  Visit Wispr's Homepage Send Wispr a Private Message  Reply with Quote
USA... Ohio.


Wispr
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3031 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2010 :  10:47:08  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Dallas (Irving really) Tx.


"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
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idilippy
Senior Scribe

USA
417 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2010 :  11:11:49  Show Profile Send idilippy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Near Dallas(Denton) in TX also.
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Iluvrien
Seeker

United Kingdom
49 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2010 :  13:07:38  Show Profile  Visit Iluvrien's Homepage Send Iluvrien a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Apparently Northern Europe - the UK.
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Diffan
Great Reader

USA
3532 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2010 :  14:38:44  Show Profile Send Diffan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Knight of the Gate


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'.



We prefer the term Western Pennsylvania ! Where-about are you from in PA?

And Alystra, the southern texas accent doesn't sound all that bad, when compared to Pittsburgh-ese. It can get on a person's nerves when you here "Hey! Dem Stillers are doin' pretty good n'at Rothlesberger jagg-off isn't even playin. Wanna go dahn tahn to Eslibberty and get a sammich?"

Which translates to: "Hey! Them Steelers are doing pretty good and Rothlesberger isn't even playing. Would you like to go downtown to East Liberty and get a sandwich?" lol. Yea...it's that bad.
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dragonfriend
Seeker

Italy
65 Posts

Posted - 21 Sep 2010 :  18:16:16  Show Profile  Visit dragonfriend's Homepage Send dragonfriend a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Italy (southern Europe?)

Why not EU and other states or only Europe?

Edited by - dragonfriend on 21 Sep 2010 18:16:37
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3031 Posts

Posted - 21 Sep 2010 :  19:03:26  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by idilippy

Near Dallas(Denton) in TX also.


Originally from Lewisville. Class of 91.

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
15675 Posts

Posted - 21 Sep 2010 :  19:32:00  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Now that I think about it, I suppose all states have a certain 'redneck' region - we just call it 'Upstate' here.

When I visited my son up at college (a seven hour drive!), I was surprised to find out we have Amish in NY.

And yeah, I have only been along the coast of Virginia - Virginia Beach (twice this year alone), Fairfax, Alexandria, and Busch Gardens; those tourist areas don't seem very southern to me. I've gone a bit further west (mostly to see the caverns), and drove through West Virginia from Kentucky, but driving-through you really only see the rest areas.

I thought Kentucky would be bad, but I stay in Louisville (where my GF lives), and they are not so... redneckish... as I thought they would be. In fact, their accents (in the city) weren't all that bad, and they were pretty-much just like us. However, I was told not to go 'into the sticks' because of my accent - even the other kentuckians don't go into certain areas.

And like I said, we have areas just like that even here in NY - Google Allentown (the one in Hadley). Looks like a place from one of those horror flicks come to life.

Texans scare me.. with their big hats, and 'longhorns'...

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone


Edited by - Markustay on 21 Sep 2010 19:33:03
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questing gm
Learned Scribe

Malaysia
99 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2010 :  17:17:05  Show Profile  Visit questing gm's Homepage Send questing gm a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Malaysia. So I voted 'other' since it's located in the South East Asia region.
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Brimstone
Great Reader

USA
3031 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2010 :  19:20:46  Show Profile Send Brimstone a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Everything is bigger here in Texas!

"These things also I have observed: that knowledge of our world is
to be nurtured like a precious flower, for it is the most precious
thing we have. Wherefore guard the word written and heed
words unwritten and set them down ere they fade . . . Learn
then, well, the arts of reading, writing, and listening true, and they
will lead you to the greatest art of all: understanding."
Alaundo of Candlekeep
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Ashe Ravenheart
Great Reader

USA
3080 Posts

Posted - 22 Sep 2010 :  21:30:36  Show Profile Send Ashe Ravenheart a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Brimstone

Everything is bigger here in Texas!

Including their egos!

I actually DO know everything. I just have a very poor index of my knowledge.

Ashe's Character Sheet

Alphabetized Index of Realms NPCs
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Wulf Waters
Seeker

Australia
40 Posts

Posted - 23 Sep 2010 :  21:48:00  Show Profile  Visit Wulf Waters's Homepage Send Wulf Waters a Private Message  Reply with Quote
'Australia, New Zealand...' Gasp! That's like putting 'Canada, USA...'
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Neil Bishop
Learned Scribe

Singapore
100 Posts

Posted - 25 Sep 2010 :  11:35:13  Show Profile  Visit Neil Bishop's Homepage  Send Neil Bishop a Yahoo! Message Send Neil Bishop a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I normally live in Singapore but game in Australia where all my books are.

quote:
Originally posted by Wulf Waters

'Australia, New Zealand...' Gasp! That's like putting 'Canada, USA...'


Very true.

For those of you who get your Antipodean folks confused: the New Zealanders are the ones with vowel cancer.

I always DM except for two LFR games this year (first time I played in 26 or so years). My eladrin tactical warlord came from Silverymoon largely because I wanted the History reroll bonus to match with an ability to use a History check for the party in place of initiative. It wasn't exactly a power-gaming move: it just seemed rather chess-like to me.


Regards
NXB
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Balduran Lavidah
Learned Scribe

France
83 Posts

Posted - 25 Sep 2010 :  12:50:00  Show Profile  Visit Balduran Lavidah's Homepage Send Balduran Lavidah a Private Message  Reply with Quote
De France :)

"Le savoir s'apprend. La curiosité forme le savoir."
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Markustay
Realms Explorer extraordinaire

USA
15675 Posts

Posted - 25 Sep 2010 :  15:39:11  Show Profile Send Markustay a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wulf Waters

'Australia, New Zealand...' Gasp! That's like putting 'Canada, USA...'


Shhhhhhh...

Canada and Mexico still haven't figured out that they are just 'states' of ours.

"I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me" --- Dudley Field Malone

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Wooly Rupert
Master of Mischief
Moderator

USA
31636 Posts

Posted - 27 Sep 2010 :  00:10:12  Show Profile Send Wooly Rupert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Markustay

quote:
Originally posted by Wulf Waters

'Australia, New Zealand...' Gasp! That's like putting 'Canada, USA...'


Shhhhhhh...

Canada and Mexico still haven't figured out that they are just 'states' of ours.



I maintain that at some point in the future, the rest of Canada will secede from Quebec and join the US.

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Drustan Dwnhaedan
Learned Scribe

USA
323 Posts

Posted - 09 Sep 2013 :  22:46:08  Show Profile Send Drustan Dwnhaedan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm originally from Monterey, California, but currently live in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where some people think I'm English. (I can't help it if my dad liked watching British television shows. Nor can I help it if early exposure to such forms of entertainment affected how I talk.)


Of course, if the question is 'Where is your character from' (the wording of the question implies this), than the answer (for my most recent character, Drustan) is Harrowdale.
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Plaguescarred
Learned Scribe

Canada
190 Posts

Posted - 09 Sep 2013 :  23:23:40  Show Profile Send Plaguescarred a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Montreal, Qc Canada

Yan
Montréal, Canada
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charger_ss24
Learned Scribe

USA
108 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2013 :  06:15:27  Show Profile Send charger_ss24 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I live in the USA. Cheyenne, Wyo. to be exact.
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Old Man Harpell
Senior Scribe

USA
473 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2013 :  11:33:08  Show Profile  Visit Old Man Harpell's Homepage Send Old Man Harpell a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by The Sage

Other:- Capellan Confederation.

...

Oooops! Wrong site.



Ahhh...is that your house I can see from here on New Syrtis? Oh, wait...we probably own the property, anyways.

In all seriousness, apart from several summers (in my teens) in British Columbia, and time in the military, I've lived (and was born in) the greater Seattle area close to my almost fifty years (will be such in a couple more). Not that there's really much that's 'great' about Seattle, mind.

- OMH
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Thauranil
Master of Realmslore

India
1591 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2013 :  11:46:00  Show Profile Send Thauranil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The sprawling city of Bombay in India.
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Barastir
Master of Realmslore

Brazil
1467 Posts

Posted - 10 Sep 2013 :  12:23:19  Show Profile  Click to see Barastir's MSN Messenger address Send Barastir a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Wulf Waters

'Australia, New Zealand...' Gasp! That's like putting 'Canada, USA...'

You tell me: I'm from Brazil, and had to choose "Latin America". Nothing against our neighbours, of course, but latin America mixes Brazil (the only former portuguese colony in South America), and a lot of quite unique former spanish colonies, like Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina...

"Goodness is not a natural state, but must be
fought for to be attained and maintained.
Lead by example.
Let your deeds speak your intentions.
Goodness radiated from the heart."

The Paladin's Virtues, excerpt from the "Quentin's Monograph"
(by Ed Greenwood)
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