I am an avid gamer, much to the consternation of my wife, Angie. I have been role-playing since I was 15 (22 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 book I’m proudest of is Hubris.
The systems I tend to run are:
OSR-style D&D (i.e., Black Hack, White Box, and Into the Odd)
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 four years ago and Angie is working at the University of Rochester. I was the Director of Operations at an Early Childhood Education and Development Center. I have recently left that position and started working at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester. I oversee a massive warehouse sale filled with cool stuff and excellent and dedicated volunteers who make the sale (and charity) possible.
I also love reading and video games.
For those who care- my top bands/performers are Louis Armstrong, Nirvana, Cake, B-52’s, Bad Religion, Dead Weathers, Black Keys, The Kills, Elvis, Fats Waller, Tool, and Perfect Circle.
I love getting tattoos and currently have 16- most of them are geek-centric. I have 5 Star Wars tats, a Death Eater and Batman symbol, Hellboy and Hecate, and Alice and Wonderland original illos, a Sticky Note monster tattoo- plus a few other things.
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.