The Players

We all live in the real world, so it would be nice to know who we are dealing with when playing our characters.

It is also important, since we won't be hearing each other's voices or seeing each other to get a feel for each other's personalities.

This is not obligatory, so don't feel guilty by not posting here.

Posting Guidelines

You may use my post as a guide.  Below is a template of sorts.  Title your posts with your real name and your character's name like so:

Real Name, Character Name


A Template for the post:

Age

#

Years Roleplaying

#

Versions of D&D Played

Original Chainmail, Basic D&D, Expert D&D, AD&D 1st Edition, AD&D 2nd Edition, D&D 3.0, D&D 3.5...

Campaign Settings

Home-Brew, Eberron, Forgotten Realms...

Other Roleplaying Games Played

...

Birthplace

City, State/Province/?, Country

What I Do for a Living

...

Family

...

Other Interests

...

Devon, Ulley; Legeand Thre'bruell

posted Jun 24, 2008, 9:01 AM by Devon Ulley   [ updated Feb 22, 2009, 7:41 PM by Stephen Pliska-Matyshak ]

Age

22

Years Roleplaying

3 years DnD
8 years Yahoo RP ( semi-paragraphs to full paragraphs <.<)

Versions of D&D Played

3.5, 3.0

Campaign Settings

Home-Brew, Fantasy 3.5

Other Roleplaying Games Played

Heroquest (I still own it :D), FFXI, Two worlds, and a wack of other rpgs.

Birthplace

Ottawa, Ontario. Canada Ey
 
Moved to Moose Jaw Sask, then Cold Lake Alb, now living in Airdrie Alberta

What I Do for a Living

I work as a reciver in a grocery store. I have worked as a Mechanic in a RV shop, fabric work in aircraft, construction, and electronic recyceling.

Family

Mother, Father, Sister, Uncle, 4 dogs, and a wack of fish in my house currently

Other Interests

I'm into some games ( 360, ps2, pc)
Golf
Archery
Books/Novels
Anime ( don't give me grip on stupid child ones. Kids don't have world changing power >.>;)
 
You'll know when I'm talking, I'm not a perfect speller but you'll see when I use alot of smilie faces you've never seen ^^;

Christopher Smith, Oliveryn Chicdell-Witson

posted May 3, 2008, 9:42 PM by Christopher Smith

Age

23

Years Roleplaying

6 years

Versions of D&D Played

AD&D 2nd Editon, D&D 3.0, D&D 3.5

Caught the tail end of AD&D with some friends right before 3.0 came out.  Only played like 3-4 quest in AD&D but never really understood it that much since it was my first time playing an RPG. 3.0 and 3.5 are standard now to me.

Campaign Settings


RedSteel up graded from AD&D to 3.0, Forgotten Realms, a lot of Home Brew, a little Eberon and what ever Dragon/Dungeon magazine quest we wanted to run.

Other Roleplaying Games Played

Mechwarrior, Vampire: The Masquerade,  Call of Cthulhu(d20),

Birthplace

Alton, IL

Then moved to Arkansas, Alabama, and now Memphis, Tennessee.

What I do for a Living

Part-Time student during the summer semester and Full-Time student in the Fall.  I work part time at FedEx right now working nights.  Business major, hopefully with JD/MBA in the future.

Family

Married for 2 month as of May 1st.  No kids, although I have 16 nieces and nephews. I come from a large family with two parents, 6 sisters and 2 other brothers.  I am the youngest of all 9 children and my parents just turn 60 this year, my oldest brother is 40.

Other Interests

Computer/Electronic freak.  I love things that compute and I love trying to figure out how they work.  I was raised with a 386 on my dads drawing table and can never forgot the bleeps and bloops to frooger still ringing in my 5 year old ears.
Book/Reading: I love to read and I love books.  I've read all Robert Jordan Wheel of Time series.  Sad he passed away before his last and final book was complete. L.E. Modesitt, great author, can put words to paintings and make an art gallery. Jame Clemens Wit'ch series, good fantasy books, can't put them down. I also like Thriller, Mysteries and there are way too many good authors to name, so ill let you wonder :).
Amarture Writer: I love trying to express my thoughts into words.  I have written portions of stories but have never actually sat down to just write. My stories usally have things to do with: ones own exsistance, personal strengths, personal sacrifce, light/darkness, thought, and humor at ones own faults.
Movies I love watching movies, sometimes just for the sake of just seeing how well the movie was made.  I wouldn't say I'm a critic but I haven't ever seen a movie that I totally hated. Movies that I like are mostly drama, some romance (darn 6 sisters :) ), thrillers, and comedies.
TV Don't watch much TV.  If I do watch TV its usually after its come out on DVD.
Games I love computer games and board games.  Most of my computer games are strategy based or simulating but I do have some RPG that I like.

William, Nyza (the Flame)

posted May 3, 2008, 7:04 PM by Dekana   [ updated Sep 26, 2010, 7:36 AM ]


Age

23

Years Roleplaying

4

Versions of D&D Played

D&D 3.5
D&D 4e

Campaign Settings

Greyhawk and a slew of Homebrewed settings.
He has both played and DMd a few Paizo settings.

Other Roleplaying Games Played

d20 Modern, Warhammer 40k, and Dark Heresy
Lots of computer RPGs.

Birthplace

Newport, RI, USA. Resides in New Jersey.

What He Does for a Living

Software QA for a defense contractor.

Background

William started playing computer games on an Amiga when he was 6 years old. He was a B-average student in High School and something of a geek. However, he never played pen and paper games even though some of his friends did. He graduated from high school in 2005 then attended a college in New York. After a rocky semester (caused mainly by his Everquest playing), he decided to enlist in the Air Force.
Air Force Basic Training went well for William who is, by the way, somewhat reserved with his emotions. Halfway through his training, he was disqualified from service for a minor heart defect he was previously unaware of. While in the medical hold squadron awaiting transfer out of the military, he was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons from another airman. Without even dice to use, he participated in a short campaign with other sickly recruits.
After returning home, William went back to school. He majored in Computer Science with a focus in Software Engineering. He immediately took a job after graduating and is now trying to pay back his student loans.

Family

Single. He is the youngest of his siblings, which include two sisters, both of whom are married, and a brother. He has four dogs: two dachshund and two basset-hounds. The basset-hounds are the only real dogs.

Other Interests

Japanese - William studies Japanese language in his free time. He plans to spend a few years overseas when he has enough money saved.
Tennis
- he used to play tennis in high school, but hasn't since then.
Music - Anime music, trance, dance, techno. He especially likes the violin and the piano.
TV - He doesn't watch television much anymore, but when he does he is partial to: Battlestar Galactica (new series), Law and Order, Stargate SG1, the History Channel, Futurama.
Movies -
  • "And now, a word from our sponsors. Let's all love Lain! Let's all love Lain, let's all love Lain-Lain-L-L-L...!"
  • "USO DA!"
  • "What does the fate of mankind have to do with the fate of my balls?!"
  • "Even if you were right, that would be 1+1+2+1, not 1+2+2+1. - Okay, fine. 1+1+... SHUT UP!"
  • "Get busy living or get busy dying."
  • "Who? - Jack Burton. ME!"
  • "If it bleeds, we can kill it. - Iced that guy, to cone a phrase! - Remember when I promised to kill you last? I LIED."
  • "I can't take it man, my arm, MY F***ING ARM!"
  • "Laugh, and the whole world laughs with you. Weep, and you weep alone."
  • "Who needs reasons when you've got heroin?"
  • "We can't stop here. This is bat country!"
  • "How did you know whose telephone to tap? - I didn't, so I tapped them all."
  • "I know kung fu. - Show me."
Books - The Bell Jar, Red Storm Rising, Arena (the first of the Magic the Gathering books)
Computers - William is a technophile, perhaps even to the point of preaching Transhumanism.
Politics - Both parties suck. Votes third party.

Paul Chavez, Sparta Longshanks

posted May 3, 2008, 6:02 PM by Paul Chavez   [ updated May 3, 2009, 8:27 AM by Unknown user ]

Age

44

Years Roleplaying

More than I can remember, but fewer than Steve.  I think I started in '79 or '80, but took a hiatus for about 15 years in between.  So let's call it 15 in round numbers.

Versions of D&D Played

Basic D&D, AD&D 1st Edition, then skipped straight to D&D 3.5
 

Campaign Settings

Quite a few different home-grown games and a few out-of-the box.  I DM'd my own campaign for years and might start one up again soon.
 

Other Roleplaying Games Played

I dabbled more in board games than in role playing, but I tried RuneQuest and Gamma World a long time ago.

Birthplace

Wichita, Kansas, USA

What I Do for a Living

They call me the Business Communications Group Director, Technology at work.  That's a long winded way to say I lead a team of computer programmers.
 

Family

Divorced about 3 years now.
My daughter, Amber is 19.
My puppy, Chief is 8

Other Interests

Camping - just bought a pop-up camper!
Cycling - Joined Team Wendy this winter -- prepping to ride the MS 150 from Milwaukee to Madison in August.
Travel
Sailing (if only I had a boat)
Kayaking - (found a kayak on sale last fall!)
TV - CSI is great, but so are Monk & Numb3rs
Movies - Most anything Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Action/Comics.
Books - Sci-fi/mystery (Tony Hillerman), I've been getting into more non-fiction lately too.
Football - Go! Pack! Go! - Hey even though I was born in Kansas I grew up in Green Bay.
And of course technology - I've been programming since '83 in almost every language you can imagine (except Cobol)

Stephen Pliska-Matyshak, The Dungeon Master

posted May 2, 2008, 9:10 AM by Stephen Pliska-Matyshak   [ updated Aug 15, 2010, 11:29 AM ]

Age

45

Years Roleplaying

35

Versions of D&D Played

Original Chainmail, Basic D&D (Red Box), Expert D&D (Blue Box), AD&D 1st Edition, AD&D 2nd Edition, D&D 3.0, D&D 3.5, 4e

Campaign Settings

Almebezbik, Avegost, Caledon, Dragonlance, Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms

Other Roleplaying Games Played

Ars Magica; Boot Hill; Castles & Crusades; Champions; d20 Modern; DragonQuest; Fantasy Wargaming; Gamma World; GURPS; Lejendary Adventure; Lord of the Rings; Man, Myth & Magic; M.E.R.P.; Star Wars; Traveler; Tunnels & Trolls; Shadowrun; Star Trek; World of Darkness (Changeling: The Dreaming; Mage: The Ascension; Mummy: The Resurrection; Vampire: The Masquerade; Werewolf: The Apocalypse; Wraith: The Oblivion)

Birthplace

Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

What I Do for a Living

Computer Wizard:  Currently an Oracle Database Administrator/Architect for Oracle Applications, Siebel CRM and many other applications at GE Healthcare.

Family

Married 21 years last June:
  • Wife, Gay (also has been playing D&D for over 30 years)
  • Daughter, Meaghan (7)
  • Son, Aaron (4)

Other Interests

Tae Kwon Do - 3rd Dan (3rd Degree Blackbelt)
Music - Bass Player (Tuba, String Bass, Bass Guitar), Alternative and Classic Rock, Classical
TV - CSI (LV, NY & Miami), Star Trek (original series) and anything with vampires (Forever Knight, Moonlight, Dark Shadows, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel...)
Movies - Anything Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Books - Anything Fantasy
Football - Die-Hard Green Bay Packers Fan

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