MacAllen

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Ascendant Behind the Screen Yearling Long Timer

MacAllen's Bio

Started doing PnP in ‘76 with the precursor to D&D, the little beige books. In the 35 years since I’ve played/run a plethora of games and gaming systems, ranging from the silliness of Paranoia to the intensity of Cthulu.

As I’ve grown older, my tastes have changed and the ratio of RP to mechanics has shifted. In my youth, I loved the rules and would dive into a hearty debate about some rule or another with gusto. These days I’m happy in a campaign where we fight once every 3-4 sessions, there’s a passing acquaintance with the rules, and the rules in no way inhibit what we want to do, they’re just a guideline to help us define reality when there’s a question.

I love RP-heavy games. Examples of genres I enjoy are Vampires, Cyberpunk, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Serenity, though I’ll play anything if the story’s good. I’d KILL for a Dresden game, and I’d even run it if I had to.

I prefer face-to-face organic games vs online/chat-based ones. I like having my players around me, using their energy to build the story. However, I also love having a site with a forum that allows us to fill in gaps, have “asides” and such, without taking play time. It allows us to stay in touch with the campaign between session.

Favorite Campaigns

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Friends' Activities
pinckz
pinckz updated the adventure log post The Carnival of Earth and Sky
pinckz
pinckz created the adventure log post The Carnival of Earth and Sky
Kimberly
Kimberly created a new character First Lt. Jennifer Thistle
zorinthian
zorinthian updated the character Major Thomas Jerome Newton
zorinthian
zorinthian created a new character Major Thomas Jerome Newton
friendlypickle
friendlypickle created the adventure log post E
friendlypickle
friendlypickle updated the adventure log post ADVENTURE SIX: Cat And Mouse Games
friendlypickle
friendlypickle
friendlypickle created a new character First Officer - TBD
friendlypickle
friendlypickle created a new character Captain - TBD
friendlypickle
friendlypickle created a new character Ship - TBD