Living in the tiny NW edge of Massachusetts, just minutes over the border from Vermont and New York. People in Boston often don't acknowledge that some of MA could exist so far West, but I assure you, we're really part of the same state. Should you be travelling through this region and be up for some boardgaming, drop me a Geekmail. I enjoy meeting and gaming with friendly new people.
I like board gaming a whole lot. Puerto Rico was the first modern board game I played, and my gaming group played it roughly 3 times a month for two years. I decided I needed my own awesome board game, so I bought a dozen games or so. Most of them were terrible, which is when I realized the value of research. I found BoardGameGeek, and now I acquire mostly games I like. Although I should really stop because my games have once again outpaced my shelf space. I was previously a boardgame reviewer for About.com (and a book reviewer for USA Today). If any publisher wants to send me review copies, I still review here on BoardGameGeek.
As soon as VideoGameGeek was born, I leapt right over there too, because I've been a video gamer even longer than I've been a board gamer. Grew up on NES and the original Final Fantasy, and for many years I was still rocking the last gen consoles -- PS2 and Gamecube -- until winter 2011 when I finally caved in and got Steam. Since then, it's been a whole lot of catching up on PC RPGs of one sort or another, and excitingly trying all the wacky free stuff. I enjoy cooperative multiplayer with VGGers. My first mission on VGG was to inspire people to make Playthrough threads, and managed to start a trend. Now I just try to play VGG game nights.
I'm a professional reviewer of things. I'm also a writer/rapper/poet/humorist for hire. You can find links to my books, columns, raps, poems, rants, and even boardgame reviews at: www.RisingPun.com