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My Gaming Background
I discovered RPGs in high school and have been hopelessly addicted
ever since. I've been playing (on and off) for 20 years. I usually
prefer to GM rather than play, and these days I prefer lightweight rules
like Fudge. I just don't have a lot of time to waste any more, so what
little time I do spend gaming should be spent on gaming, not
I started with Basic D&D in 1982 the old pink boxed set with
the Erol Otus cover. I soon expanded to the matching Expert set and
played with my brothers. At that time I did not know about any other
games, and having very little money I made up all my own adventures.
Eventually I moved on to AD&D, though I felt the rules were too
complicated. In college I discovered Fantasy Hero (1st Ed) and GURPS
(the 2nd Ed boxed set). I fell in love with both, but especially Fantasy
Hero. The rules were still complex like AD&D, but they allowed you to do
ANYTHING! Besides I had loads of time and nothing better to do.
I gamed on and off for the next ten years or so. I "purged" at least
twice, selling or discarding all my stuff for religious reasons. While I
think it was an important step in my personal growth, I no longer have
moral qualms about playing.
After getting married I got back into gaming. I played a variety of
systems but landed on Fudge. It has its limitations, but overall gives
me what I need in a game with a minimum of fuss. I've tried d20 and it's
a servicable system, but not a favorite.
My wife has tried gaming a few times and found it not to her taste,
although I still hope to find some approach that she'll enjoy. In the
end, there's nobody else I'd rather play with.
I am a member of the Christian Gamers
Guild, and served as president of that organization for a time.
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