Hi! (Bruce Heard Q&A)

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Hi! (Bruce Heard Q&A)

Postby Ambreville » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:44 pm

Hi all! Thanks to Håvard, I've rejoined the Mystara online community. Thought it was about time! I'm probably going to be more active on the Mystara Facebook page, but hey, I doubt this will prevent me from showing up here as well. Cheers and thanks for being such a force of resilient champions!

Yours truly,

Bruce Heard
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Re: Hi!

Postby RobJN » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:50 pm

Welcome aboard, Bruce! Glad to see you back online. Hopefully, we won't hound you with too many questions on here or the FB page. (No promises, with Havard around!) :D

And thanks again for the awesome game world to play with. :!:
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Re: Hi!

Postby Ambreville » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:51 pm

Thanks, Rob. It'll be a while before I can get back to any kind of speed with Mystara. It's been a very long while since I was directly involved.
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Re: Hi!

Postby agathokles » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:55 pm

Yes, welcome back! It's great to have you, and all the others who helped make Mystara into the world we like so much, back into the fold!

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Re: Hi!

Postby Havard » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:05 am

Hey Bruce,
glad to see that you made it! :)

I think you will find that it is a pretty cool place we have built here. :cool:

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Re: Hi!

Postby Ambreville » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:13 am

Indeed. There's tons o'stuff here. Like drilling in Saudi Arabia.
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Re: Hi!

Postby Eric Anondson » Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:40 am

Welcome news indeed. Glad to have you back in action again, Bruce!
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Re: Hi!

Postby Big Mac » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:09 am

Hi Bruce.

Welcome to The Piazza. There are a few other industry insiders here. Some of them are people you should know from your time at TSR. Havard keeps a list in a thread called: Celebrities on the Piazza.
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Re: Hi!

Postby Ambreville » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:39 am

Thanks for the directions. I just visited that page. Nice! And thanks for the warm welcome folks.
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Re: Hi!

Postby Hugin » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:44 am

This is such fantastic news! Welcome to The Piazza, Bruce!
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Re: Hi!

Postby Chimpman » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:01 am

Welcome Bruce! It's really great to see you around (if even if you won't be super active on these boards). I joined the MML back around 96, but was never very vocal - nonetheless I always enjoyed the contributions you made to the community!
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Re: Hi!

Postby Ambreville » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:12 am

Ashagoteh Kemosabe!
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Re: Hi!

Postby Cthulhudrew » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:01 am

Welcome, Bruce! It's good to have you back among our community again. Hope the years have been treating you well! :D
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Re: Hi!

Postby Ambreville » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:27 am

Like a see-saw in the shape of a great big circle. Funny how life goes. Its nice to go through some old feelings and familiar pleasures. D&D and a darned good world are two of them.
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Re: Hi!

Postby CmdrCorsiken » Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:25 am

Hello, Bruce.

Until now, I have never had the pleasure of direct communication with you. (Although I have read the Q&A with you from a couple years back.) I have gamed in the Known World / Mystara since 1982, and thoroughly enjoyed the development of the setting under your watch. Even today, I have a regular group that plays in Mystara, in the countries you helped flesh out and bring to life.

Forgive me for being a little star struck... I know you don't consider yourself a celebrity, so I will try to get over that quickly.

As everyone else has said, thank you for rejoining our community. I do look forward to chatting about the world we all hold dear.
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Re: Hi!

Postby AllanP » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:48 pm

Hi Bruce -

Welcome to the Piazza! I'd just like to echo the sentiments of the other posters here. We asll respect and enjoy the Mystara setting and it's great to hear that Mystara's "god-father" is peeking over our shoulders as it were. Hopefully you'll enjoy what we've been doing to the world of Mystara. As you can see there's been plenty of discussion on the setting, so it's still very much alive.

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Re: Hi!

Postby ghendar » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:19 pm

Welcome Bruce. The Voyage of the Princess Ark articles in Dragon were my first read in the mag every month.
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Re: Hi!

Postby Seer of Yhog » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:57 pm

Welcome back, Bruce!

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Re: Hi!

Postby Ambreville » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:23 pm

Hi all, thanks for the warm welcome. I'm working on a small adventure for Mystara, just for grins and this occasion. I'll post a heads-up when it's ready. Cheers!
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Re: Hi!

Postby Vile » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:09 am

Welcome, Bruce, and looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
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Re: Hi!

Postby Birchbeer » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:15 am

Greetings and Salutations... thanks for so much great writing over the years and I'm super excited to see what new thoughts you will have :)
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Re: Hi!

Postby JTrithen » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:54 am

AllanP wrote:We all respect and enjoy the Mystara setting and it's great to hear that Mystara's "god-father" is peeking over our shoulders as it were. ....


Yes, nice to have the 'grand master' of Mystara with us!

ghendar wrote: The Voyage of the Princess Ark articles in Dragon were my first read in the mag every month.


I'll second that. Those specific issues were pretty much the only ones I bought (back in the day).

Mystara is the only place I have ever campaigned (more then one adventure in a row) playing D&D, for about 32 years now (in other words, when it was just being "born"). I have loved it.

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Re: Hi!

Postby Bonetti » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:35 am

Wow! I'm trying not to seriously geek out here :-)

As with ghendar and JTrithen, VotPA (and, later, the Known World Grimoire) was the only reason I still tracked Dragon after a certain point. Mystara has been the campaign world I've used for every game since I ran B10 (combined with Allston's GAZ1) in the early 90s, and for much (if not all) of that time, the development of the world was under your hands. While I didn't get to use as much of your material as I wanted, the ongoing development helped keep my interest in the world.

It's great to see you on the Piazza, and hopefully there won't be too many fanboi moments :-)
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Re: Hi!

Postby night_druid » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:39 pm

Ambreville wrote:Hi all! Thanks to Håvard, I've rejoined the Mystara online community. Thought it was about time! I'm probably going to be more active on the Mystara Facebook page, but hey, I doubt this will prevent me from showing up here as well. Cheers and thanks for being such a force of resilient champions!

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Yours truly,

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Re: Hi!

Postby Havard » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:46 pm

Ambreville wrote:I'm working on a small adventure for Mystara, just for grins and this occasion. I'll post a heads-up when it's ready. Cheers!


Now this sounds very interesting!

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