Maesenko

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Maesenko's Bio

Hey all, Maesenko here. I’ve been meaning to write a bio for some time, so I guess now is as good a time as any, right?

I got my start as a tabletop gamer as a freshman in college, way back in 2008 (yeah…late to THAT party). I joined up with a group of upperclassmen from my floor playing D&D 3.5. That was the start of one of my current (hopefully lifelong!) passions.

I’ve been with Obsidian Portal officially for a little over four years now (my initial group brought it to my attention back in ‘08), though I’ve only started becoming somewhat active since I started building my homebrew world, Tamris. I’m slow to work on things, and I like to discuss setting ideas with my players verbally, so forgive me if what I have in my site is a fragment of what’s running through my mind! I really do love this site though, it has served as a great source of inspiration these last few years. I even pledged Immortal status during the Reforge Kickstarter, that’s how much potential I see in this place!

I must confess that I’ve mostly only played D&D 3.5, along with a bit of Scion and Dark Heresy. I love what a good Scion game can turn into, so I would love to play that if someone’s willing to run it. Dark Heresy just isn’t for me, too grim/dark…I’m looking to expand into some other games, notably Pathfinder, BESM, and WoD, particularly Vampire or Werewolf. I also would like to try L5R, True20, and Anima (I’m a sucker for the artwork).

My collection always seems to be growing. I’ve purchased the better part of the official 3.5 material (I’m estimating about 2/3, not including modules) and a large chunk of the 3.x Dragon Magazines. My shelves may be getting a bit strained by the weight, but my players love that I usually have the book for them when they want to look something up. I’ve also begun spreading into other systems; I have the Pathfinder core book, the Anima core book, BESM d20, d20 Mecha, the True20 ruleset, the entire English-printed Scion collection, and I helped fund the Kickstarter for the English translation of Ryuutama.

Outside of the tabletop world, I’m a video game, anime, and manga collector, and I’m starting to get into board games. I’m coming into my mid-20s, with a BA in Asian Studies (focused on Japanese history and culture) and paying off my student loans bit-by-bit. I’m working toward teaching English in Japan or teaching Japanese Studies here in the States.

If anyone out there is interested in anything I’ve said, or just wants to chat, shoot me a PM. I’m always willing to talk or listen. Until then…

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