Hi! I'm the founder of Ziapelta Games, a tabletop games publisher, based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
My interests in gaming are mostly centered around role-playing, though hobby boardgames are certainly a close second. I enjoy playing are card-driven wargames (such as Paths of Glory or Wilderness War), economic/stock games (such as Imperial or 1830), and games which are hybrids between boardgames and role-playing games (Arkham Horror, Dead of Winter, Agents of SMERSH). In fact, games which blend ideas from role-playing games into boardgames are my favorite.
I am currently designing a kingdom building game called Wrath of the Autarch
. It shares elements from both tabletop role-playing games as well as boardgames. It's my love letter to 4X computer games, as well as role-playing games like Birthright and Ars Magica. You can learn more about it at http://www.ziapeltagames.com/wrath-of-the-autarch
I enjoy many different sorts of role-playing games, from very narrative games like Fiasco to very heavy gamist sorts of games like Pathfinder, and much in between. My current favorites are The One Ring, Torchbearer, and Dungeon Crawl Classics.
For boardgames, I enjoy playing are card-driven wargames (such as Paths of Glory or Wilderness War), economic/stock games (such as Imperial or 1830), and pseudo-RPGs (such as Arkham Horror or Runebound).