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Adoraith's Bio

I first learned about tabletop RPGs from my older brother who would game with his friends down the street from where we lived. Not long after, when I was 7 or 8, I put my first crayon to a set of dice and joined in. Like most tabletop gamers I got my start playing 1st edition Dungeons and Dragons. I am not sure why but I was immediately drawn to the assassin class and yes, he was evil. Thus, Zorrod the human assassin was born.

Soon I was exploring the galaxy as Zamferre, a Dralasite, in Star Frontiers. John Archer, code named Formula 409, fought the Russians, as well as greasy filthy messes, during the Cold War in Top Secret. My alter egos shot up Wong’s Laundry in Boot Hill, spent several hours planning the perfect covert run only to kick in the door after 5 minutes in Shadow Run, and consistently had their ammo critically hit in BattleTech.

I explored many more universes but always returned to Dungeons and Dragons as my main RPG fix. By the late 1980s, with only one exception, I was DMing exclusively, first using the Greyhawk setting but eventually creating my own worlds to torture my players with.

Today, I still enjoy running my weekly game but after journaling hundreds of sessions my goal is to keep those memories alive by sharing their triumphs, disasters, and hilariously humiliating moments on the Pickled Dragon ( as well as in print.