About JADE


JADE Gaming was formed in 2012, by four geeks with a passion for tabletop gaming, miniatures, and adventuring.



Jeff
Since he first saw the original trilogy, Jeff has had a passion for Star Wars. He knows everything from the obscure characters to the expanded universe. Over the years his love of Star Wars bloomed into a love of all film, and Jeff is one of the biggest movie and actor buffs there is.He can name almost any film, or actor off the top of his head. It is uncanny.

1) Job?

I am Job.

2) Fave Tabletop/Board/Card game?

Battlestar Galactica & Spartacus.

3) Fave video game?

Ocarina of time, Majora's Mask, Assassin Creed: Brotherhood & Red Dead Redemption.

4) Most overrated game?

World of Warcraft.

5) Preferred character class?

Shar'ir from 2nd Ed's Al-Qadim Setting.

6) Usual alignment?

Chaotic Neutral.

7) Magic or melee?

Magic, no question.

8) Sci-Fi or Fantasy?

Fantasy. With the exception of Star Wars. Although... Star War is comprised of many fantasy elements.

9) Best Fictional Character?

Tyler Durden & Gustavo Fring.

10) Most epic win?

First D&D campaign I ever played in High School. Our party (comprised of alignments at both ends of the spectrum) was able to come together and plan a take down of a Goblin Camp. The plan was executed with textbook efficiency and precision. We snuck in the camp after midnight and were subtly able to slay all the goblin patrols without alerting the garrison. We then stole what we needed, and straight moonwalked on out of there. All about dat rushing in with bows playas.


Andrew
At the age of 11, the first game Andrew played was Magic the Gathering, and his love for all tabletop games has grown since then. Now he collects all sorts of games, from RPG's, to Board Games, to Miniatures, and keeps a steady stream of geek into his brain by constantly watching his favourite show: Star Trek.

1) Job?

Software and Network Consultant.

2) Fave Tabletop/Board/Card game?

How can I possibly choose that? I own different 88 tabletop games! And that is not including the RPGs! I dunno, my favourite Dungeons and Dragons edition is 2nd and I guess my favourite board game is Axis & Allies. First one I ever owned. Is that good enough?

3) Fave Video Game?

Wolfenstein 3D, and Minecraft... Maybe Starcraft as well...

4) Most overrated game?

Settlers of Catan.

5) Preferred Character Class?

Fighter.

6) Usual alignment?

True Neutral.

7) Magic or melee?

Melee. Every time I do magic, I focus way too much on damage and forget about all the other cool spells.

8) Sci-Fi or Fantasy?

Fantasy! No wait! Science Fiction! No, Fantasy!

9) Best Fictional Character?

Paul Atreides.

10) Most epic win?

Anything my Bard (Cyrano de Bergerac) did in the Elementia Campaign. I was the most wanted man in the city of Genaya for most of the game! Badass notoriety.


Dave
Dave loves video games, anime, and vinyl figures. The walls of his house are lined with autographed movie posters, and filled with collectibles and comics. Already being a lover of all things geek, the move into tabletop gaming was an easy fit for him.

1) Job?

Graphic Designer Extraordinaire.

2) Fave Tabletop/Board/Card game?

Canvas Eagles.

3) Fave Video Game?

This is a loaded question that I may never be able to answer.

4) Most overrated game?

Halo or Call of Duty.

5) Preferred Character Class?

Sorcerer.

6) Usual alignment?

Anything chaotic keeps things spicy.

7) Magic or melee?

Depends on the day of the week.

8) Sci-Fi or Fantasy?

I'll have one of each please.

9) Best Fictional Character?

Nicholas Cage.

10) Most epic win?

Any game of Maze of the Minotaur... That's heavy metal baby! \m/   \m/


Elijah
Elijah is a software developer, a reader of fantasy and science fiction novels, and a musician. He also loves the theatre, and enjoys role playing games above all others, for their expressive nature.

1) Job? 

Software team coordinator.

2) Fave Tabletop game?

Dystopian Wars.

3) Fave Video Game?

Ocarina of Time, Assassin's Creed Black Flag, and Don't Starve.

4) Most overrated game?

Dodge ball.

5) Preferred Character Class?

Bard.

6) Usual alignment?

Chaotic neutral.

7) Magic or melee?

Magic.

8) Sci-Fi or Fantasy?

Apples and oranges. Both are great.

9) Best Fictional Character?

Richard Nixon wearing Bender's body.

10) Most epic win?

Becoming apprenticed to the Mind Flayer, after it killed the rest of the party at the end of The Conquest of Frey Chapter 1: Game 12.



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Written by: Jeff Clive, Andrew Gregory, Dave Mortson, and Elijah Fetter.
About JADE About JADE Reviewed by Jade GamingNews on 10/27/2017 03:43:00 pm Rating: 5

3 comments:

  1. Hello Jade Gaming !

    Nice bios ... hey, your dice look really good. Have you thought about an Oriental Adventures dice set? I'm not sure how well they would sell but I'm just going to put up the suggestion (perhaps a limited run of them?)

    I used to play 1e and 2e (AD&D), so I am thinking about Character Class dice that would have:

    Barbarian
    Bushi
    Kensai
    Monk
    Ninja
    Samurai
    Shukenja
    Sohei
    Wu Jen
    Yakuza

    The race dice, based on the original O.A. game, would only have four different choices:

    Human
    Korobokuru
    Hengeyokai
    Spirit Folk (Sea, Bamboo, River)

    I put together an online supplement/house rules for a hybrid 1e/2e game that features these O.A. classes written to a 2e standard (although I borrowed stuff from the BASIC rules). The site is here if you want to check it out:

    https://thacodragon.blogspot.com.au/

    Your existing dice set for 3e and Pathfinder seem to fit well for the core 1e or 2e rules. You could do something specific for AD&D if you think you can sell enough of them, although what you have already seems fine.

    Thanks for your time,


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    1. Hi SpookyOne,

      We actually normally play 1st and 2nd ed ourselves! We find it much more of a challenge then the newer editions! We have actually considered doing a couple of limited runs of AD&D themed dice. But were looking to see if there was any interest. it is good to know that there is. and if we do go ahead with somethign like that you will be the first know!

      I love the idea of Oriental Adventures dice! I have only ever played one short campaign in the 1st ed version myself, but really enjoyed it! That might be worth doing!

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    2. Thanks Jade Gaming !

      There is a fairly decent 1e and 2e community on Facebook (spread among different groups). I joined a few of these groups to monitor their chat about AD&D, having put together my THACO Dragon site. I found some rules purists but most people seem to operate with their own house rules (especially the 2e groups). I ran across the idea of Character Dice from a picture posted in one of these groups. A number of people were asking where they could buy them.

      It seemed that people were simply not aware they even existed (I didn't). When searching I first ran across Noble Knight Games that had some individual dice but the ones that interested me were sold out, and they were too expensive. I searched using Google Image and just randomly clicked on the images, which led me to a few different options. Searching Google normally has your site come up right at, or near, the top of the search results. Your sets seemed like the best way to go.

      Anyway, it's very possible that people in these communities would go for your existing 3e dice and/or unique AD&D dice. You can't have enough dice of any sort imho. People who have bought Character Dice might buy more of them. I like to think that people might buy Oriental Adventures Dice even if they didn't play the system (although there are apparently 3e rules for OA that has more or different OA races and perhaps classes? Such 3e rules dice wold probably sell better than 1e ones, although these are the ones I'd prefer. Perhaps Dice that can satisfy both 1e and 3e OA?).

      If you play 1e and 2e you might want to check out my site. I also write relatively simple (Book of Lairs type) Adventures for AD&D that can be found on a side link. I don't have much spare time to write, so I only manage to put up about 2 per year.

      I wrote two Oriental Adventures stories, set in 2nd Edition. One is a convoluted journey through some Mountains in a Japanese-type setting while the other is set in a Chinese-setting against a group of Fighting Monks. I created my own versions (mods) of 1e Oriental Adventures classes that put them in 2e and did away with some of the harder to explain things like the Kensai's AC progression. Hopefully these character classes are (still?) fun to play. I have not tested them !

      I'll have to monitor your Twitter. I don't have a twitter account myself, but I can check on it online. If you want to contact me, just leave a message on THACO DRAGON (in the editorial section perhaps) and hopefully I'll find it !

      It's really good running across people that appreciate the AD&D system. In its original form it is a much more lethal system for PCs.

      Many thanks and keep up the great work !

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