In 1980, I put “Dungeons & Dragons” on my xmas list for my grandmother. Her exact words were, “Dungeons & Dragons? Isn’t that the game all the college kids are playing?” That December I found the blue-box D&D set under my tree. She had absolutely no idea.
Since then I’ve been GMing pretty much constantly and I have developed a rather large collection of more games than I will ever have time to run. As a consequence I’ve been switching games too often, because there’s always something cool on the shelf calling my name.
Lately, I’ve been playing Qin and running the new edition of Hackmaster, Dresden Files (based in DC), Dragon Age RPG, and now a new campaign of A Song Of Ice And Fire RPG.
Personally, I prefer the term “Nerd”.