I am a recent grad at the UW-Madison, with a Bachelor of Science in English. I transferred from Whitewater where I also minored in computer science, and previously to that I was a high school drop out. I am now 35 years old and while I am at the same point a lot of 28 year old people are, yet I feel like I have accomplished much more than most.
I strive to be a game designer specializing in systems and stories for RPGs and Strategy games, both online and off. And have a strong interest in writing as a career as well, and am currently somewhat at work with my first novel and have many more novels in mind past that. In addition to these two desires, and as a way to further develop it, I am currently at work with creating my own pen and paper RPG system. All these topics are quite common in my blog.
I am also a Hemophiliac. For those of you who do not know, this is a disease that you have from birth in which you basically start to spontaneously bleed internally. I am a severe Hemophiliac which generally means that I get these bleeds at least once a month, but for me tend to be about every week or two. In particular my target joints are currently my left ankle and my left elbow, my left elbow causing me the most grief. I have a port in my chest, which is a catheter that goes into my bloodstream that lies under the skin that allows me to treat myself at home.
I have been on the net for well over 20 years, and yes playing online RPGs since this inception. A list of games that I have somewhat seriously played in my years are as follows, in order of when I played them:
- Shadows of Yserbius
- The Realm
- Dark Sun Online
- Ultima Online (really beta only but I played for about half year)
- Asheron’s Call
- Dark Age of Camelot
- Asheron’s Call 2
- Anarchy Online
- Star Wars Galaxies
- City of Heroes
- Everquest 2
- Champions Online
- Currently looking for my next MMO
I have played most class types through these games and find myself better at playing a healer than most of the classes, followed by some form of a tank (i prefer an offensive magic tank such as the Thane in DAoC).
I have also built and designed web sites for about 10 years, and actually prefer working in straight HTML over WYSIWYG programs. Though this is really changing solely because the new way of doing design using CSS for positioning is a pain in the butt to do without a program to do it for you. This site is the latest in a series. I blogged before there was the term blog about my Asheron’s Call Adventures, in my early days I had a site that gave general information and multimedia on various animal types, I’ve had a news site for EQ2 for a short time, and I also have designed a few websites for friends and family when they’ve needed it.
I more recently have taken to Youtube. With a series of Let’s Plays where I go back and play all the old MMOs that I played over the years. I may also start doing videos of old-school RPGs and/or videos on Minecraft. You can get to my channel here, though I intend on putting updates on this blog as well.
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