I am an anthropology student with a penchant for music, martial arts, mysticism, and reading. I was introduced to table-top gaming in my first semester of college back in ’05, and despite a few annoyances, quickly grew to enjoy it, and moved from player to GM. Since then, I have played d20, d10, and d6 games, of which Forgotten Realms, Mage, and Little Fears are my favorites.
Though I have yet to find a class or build I haven’t liked, magic- or stealth-based characters are my favorites. I consider both to be heavily under-appreciated; magic systems tend to be the most complicated part of any rules set, and stealth requires patience and a willingness to be “forgotten about” for a while. Rather than carousing drunkenly in town before locating our target, I prefer to recon a little throughout their hideout to makes our lives, and survival rates, a little better. This means after 2 rolls and many game hours later, I’ll pop back into the main scene, usually to pay the tab with money stolen from the plastered one’s purse.
Even so, I’ve been that plastered fool, heedlessly running into conflict to try out a new toy. Rarely, I’ll actually want to play a character who doesn’t look for clues, plot points, or even where he’s stepping. But rarely.