I am an avid gamer, much to the consternation of my wife, Angie. I have been role-playing since I was 15 (26 years now), and have been running games just as long.
I love getting new people into gaming. It’s awesome to show them that it is fun and dispelling the myths that role-playing is boring, weird, and silly. Most newbies, to their surprise, find that they actually have a great time!
I love the OSR-DIY gaming movement and enjoy hacking the shit out of systems and frankengaming shit! I have started a publishing company called DIY RPG Productions.
The systems I tend to run are:
OSR-style D&D (i.e., Black Hack, White Box, and Into the Odd) and Dungeon Crawl Classics
I lived in New Jersey for 8 years while Angie got her PhD in toxicology at Rutgers University. We moved to Rochester, NY nearly eight years ago and Angie is working at the University of Rochester. In my “professional life” I have served as the Director of Operations at an Early Childhood Education and Development Center as well as Director of Operations at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester. Currently I am the Executive Director for the South East Area Coalition and love what I do.
For those who care- my top bands/performers are Louis Armstrong, Nirvana, Joywave, Caravan Palace, Cake, B-52’s, Bad Religion, Dead Weathers, Black Keys, The Kills, Tool, Pennywise, Soundgarden/Temple of the Dog, and Perfect Circle.
You can always email me at diyrpgproductions-at-g-m-a-i-l.com to discuss role-playing or to shoot the shit!
For more stupid tidbits on me- I did an interview over at Appendix N Happy Meal a few years ago.