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Elisabeth R.


London, ON

Member since:

June 18, 2013

What or who got you into gaming?

I don't even know. My family has a few board games, though we don't play them often, and I got into Runescape when I was eight when a couple of kids of a friend of my dad's were staying over and asked to borrow my computer to play Runescape. I don't know how I got introduced to D&D, but I've wanted to play it for years and just never found a group (or looked very hard).

What sort of games do you like to play? What are some of your favorite?

I like Settlers of Catan, Monopoly, and Sorry for the haggling and ability to muck people over, though Settlers and Sorry more than Monopoly because they seem more straightforward to me. I also like anything sci-fi or fantasyish, and especially video games with an involved storyline; that's why I've stuck around with Runescape for so long, and why I wish I could afford a console and games like Bioshock or Mass Effect or Portal. And then there's Dwarf Fortress, wherein I channel all my crankiness at the universe into a trap hallway that turns goblins into a fine red mist. :D

Are you a casual or hardcore gamer?

I don't really know. I'd like to have more games than I do, and play more games that cost money and are really good because they've been crafted into a cohesive whole, but I don't really because I don't have the money. On the other hand, the 'casual' gamer label seems more applied to people who mostly play Wii Bowling and Tennis and such, though there's nothing wrong with that. And I don't think a stereotypically casual gamer would last long playing a game visualized entirely in extended ASCII like Dwarf Fortress is.

Do you prefer weekday, weekend or like to game whenever you have the chance?

I game whenever I have the chance, which is most of the time because I'm not in school. Weekends are when more people are around, though, so I prefer those for when I'm in the mood for games that require multiple players.

Cake or Pie? - and why?

Ummmm... cake. Because it's so delicious and moist.


I'm Lisa. I'm seventeen, I'm an amateur fantasy and science fiction writer, I play a couple online MMOs (mostly Runescape), enjoy micromanaging dwarves in Dwarf Fortress, and would like to get into playing D&D.

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