June 25, 2007
It's not the genre, it's the author. I tend to favor simple mechanics and simple resource management. The real world is taxing enough.
The old black D&D set, 12 years ago. I played the hell out of that monster, and still have the box to prove it.
d20. It's not realistic, but it's the best intergenre system to get new players into. Shadowrun is much better these days, and I can be easily suckered into emergent systems like Fudge or Sherpa. Green Ronin's ORK! is my guilty pleasure.
I'm more of a hunter than a gatherer, and confident in my google-fu. Anything that doesn't require a login is fair game.
A solid foundation of acting and reading have made me the roleplayer I yam today. While some need to 'build' the character that challenges the mechanics, I try to make the character that challenges the world. I also collect rare character deaths.