I started playing D&D when I was 10, back when it was actually a collection of small, tan covered booklets. I found a group in High School that I played with, and eventually a group in College that I not only played with, but became some of my closest friends. I have played all current versions of D&D, Runequest, Feng Shui, Deadlands, Shadowrun, FATE, GURPS, Marvel Super Heroes, Champions, and a few other games, as well as things like Magic the Gathering, Warhammer 40k and World of Warcraft.
I enjoy the character aspect immensely – creating a new character, with a new personality, set of rules to live by, motivation and past history. Of course, finding cool treasure is awesome too, but the character and the group are the most important to me.
I have been, and always will be a Dwarf fan. Ever since Thorin in the Hobbit, dwarves have captured my imagination as something I relate to. I was upset when Games Workshop took Squats out of 40k, and as much as I love R.A. Salvatore’s books, I think he has something against the dwarves, because he picks on them.
I recently began running a FATE (Dresden Universe) game and it has had a radical effect on the way I viewed running a game. Because of FATE, I now look at a game as a chance to tell a great story.