Hometown: Joplin, MO
April 20, 2013
I play or have played Dungeons & Dragons (all editions), Pathfinder, Shadowrun (early eds.), Rifts (early eds); most White Wolf games, particularly Vampire: the Masquerade, Exalted, and Aberrant, but also including Adventure, Trinity, and a few of the other World of Darkness titles; Paranoia, Top Secret, Gamma World (old ed.), Star Frontiers, Extreme Vengeance, Mutants & Masterminds, the old Indianan Jones and James Bond games, Star Wars (both West End and WotC versions), Deadlands, etc.
I'll try most games once, but I'm particularly interested in trying The Dresden Files, the newer edition of Mutants & Masterminds, D&D Next, Dogs In the Vineyard, and as many other titles as I can find time for (which is the trick, isn't it?).
Depends on the game. Some games are more fun to run. Others are more fun to play. I generally like to maintain a balance between the two.
Story and character development through cooperative creativity and interaction are the best things about RPGs. Versatility would be a close second. I like playing a game where the system facilitates and moderates whatever the players can think of rather than a game that just gives players a few options to attain victory (like board or card games). That ability to open up the imagination and take players wherever they want to go is a beautiful thing that only RPGs offer.
I moved to ABQ last year from KS where the RPG crowd was conspicuously sparse. I am developing my own tabletop RPG game system and hope to find a play test group. Been RPGing since the age of 8 (roughly 30 years).