Gamer, punster, and frustrated author, the nonfamous (like infamous, but less so) Dr. Madu is not actually a doctor, though he has played one in a roleplaying game. His academic aspirations are somewhat lower at the moment, and believe you me – he’s gotten enough grief over the handle from various professors and colleagues to make him regret ever finding something clever to tack on to the culturally ambivalent yet already-taken ‘Madu’.
Burning Wheel ranks highly in Doc Madu’s game-zodiac, and many old World of Darkness games, while eclipsed, are fondly remembered. This is because there are people about who play BW: the doctor is fond of saying “I’d play Snakes and Ladders if it had some immersion to it.” We agree – it lacks verisimilitude. Why would these snakes hang around ladders? What’s their motivation? Anyway.
The good (fake) doctor resides in western Washington, where he listens to podcasts and whiles away the days learning to speak Clickwise.