Hong KongHong Kong
July 10, 2012
I've played lots of different roles over the years, and try to come up with innovative ideas for my characters, which sets up a lot of the fun in gaming for me. I like being creative with my characters' backgrounds and seeing how they act in different situations, and developing the story as a group. I like there to be a balance between role-playing, combat, problem-solving and mischief in my games. In general I try to stay away from power gaming, although every once in a while can find that fun, too.
My recent favorites have been Pathfinder and Warhammer RPG, but I have played and am open to most games. Home-brewed systems can be lots of fun, and I've enjoyed Star Wars, D&D [masked], I'm not interested in 4.0), Shadowrun and lots of others over the years.
I prefer medieval fantasy settings, but actually have found that the low-fantasy settings have a special place in my heart and in my gaming library. I like combat to be deadly, magic to be rare and powerful (and often come with a price) and role-playing to be encouraged. As rewarding as it can be to play a character you've advanced and been able to develop from level one, I find that a lot of the most fun adventures happen at lower levels, when danger is more ever-present.
I've played RPGs for over 20 years and have been pleasantly surprised by the community out here in Hong Kong. Dark Sun, Pathfinder, Warhammer and now D&D 5e... the setting and the rules don't matter to me as much as the fun we all have together.