Here's a bit about me and my gaming interests and background...
I've always enjoyed boardgames - as a child on family holidays, some of my favourite days were the rainy ones where we had to stay in and play games!
Then over the last 20 years or so I have been building up a games collection of mostly Euro-style games at the rate of a few games a year. This means my games collection spans several decades, and some of the games I enjoy most are old favourites. Unfortunately I have more games than I have time to play them, because of family and other commitments. But given the choice, I'd still rather be playing games as a leisure pursuit than almost anything else.
Apart from occasional get-togethers or holidays with friends (when I'll try to cram in as many games as possible) I mainly play games with my family - my wife and two sons.
If I can, I'll always play the black pieces in any game. Unless someone who knows this deliberately picks them before me to annoy me. (They know who they are...)
As a teenager I got into RPGs - mainly Dungeons and Dragons - but hadn't played any RPGs since, until participating in the newbie play-by-forum inititative in 2014. That got me back into RPGs, and I've since dived into several other PBF games and started running my own as a GM. In March 2015 I was the 267th RPG Geek of the Week My PBF GamesIn playHoard of the Dragon Queen
(D&D 5e) - as Tallak
the Dwarven WizardThe Hourglass Realm
(D&D 5e) - as Cadogan Swyft
, the spyThe Secret of Minas Anghen
(The One Ring) - as Lymernil
the Mirkwood Elf WardenThe Fate of Farmville
(D&D 5e) - returning as Finn Farthingby
, Halfling Bard and Tale-GathererPrinces of the Apocalypse
(D&D 5e) - as Smael Sandquaffer
the clericCompleteRats in the Cellar
(Labyrinth Lord / Basic D&D) - as Joraph the fighter. The one that got it all started...The Adventurers who saved Winter Solstice
(D&D 5e) - as Finn Farthingby
, Halfling Bard and Tale-GathererCheat Your Own Adventure: The Catacombs of Midnight!
guiding the unnamed adventurer to freedom - or his doom?Rahasia
(Labyrinth Lord / Basic D&D) - as Puckle
the thiefStalledPrecious Nonsense
(Costume Fairy Adventures) - as Calla Lily, the brownie (yes, really...)Way of the Tiger Book 1 - Avenger
- a collaborative play-through of the game book, as the young ninja Grandmaster.As DMCompleteBeyond the Barricades
(Labyrinth Lord / Basic D&D)Halls of the Hearthkeepers
(Labyrinth Lord / Basic D&D)