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Valerianus's Bio

I first began gaming seriously with D&D and AD&D back around 1985 or so. I was an early adopter of AD&D 2nd Edition and the original World of Darkness. I ran an ongoing D&D campaign world from 1992 to 2011 (passing from 2nd edition to 3rd edition to 3.5 edition), when I left the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations where that game was based, and moved to Arizona.

Since that time I have switched from D&D 3.5 to Pathfinder primarily, though I do love the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, and would love to run Mage: The Ascension again now that the 20th Anniversary Edition is out!

I am happy to say that I have THREE regular campaigns going at the moment – the Pathfinder campaign “Heroes of Midhgardhur” (now in its 5th year), the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG campaign “Rise to Glory” (started on the very eve of 2015), and a Vampire: the Masquerade 20th Anniversary Edition version of the Giovanni Chronicles (which I ran back when the books originally came out, and now I’m running again on the last Friday of every month). WHEW!

At some point I might be talked into reviving my New World of Darkness chronicle, “The Whitethorn Foundation,” but that is really a project for another time. I am also absolutely enchanted by the new Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG. DCC and the original conception for “Midhgardhur” share a lot of the same roots in Appendix N.

Post Scriptum: New developments in the world of D&D have not really changed any of the above opinions. D&D 3.5 is no longer supported, regardless of recent reprints of the core rulesbooks for 3.5 (and 2nd edition, and 1st edition!). D&D Next (D&D 5th edition) looks . . . interesting . . . but I have really fallen in love with Pathfinder and committed to that as the fantasy RPG system of choice for my campaign (although the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG is awesome too!).

I am an author and I write fantasy novels and stories set in my campaign world of Midhgardhur. If you would like to find out more, please check out my website at: