thread: 2005-04-27 : The Open House 4: Handshaking

On 2005-04-27, xenopulse wrote:

Hi, I'm Christian. I guess I've posted a couple of times :)

I am German, but I came over here (Oregon) in 2000 for my wonderful wife, Lisa. We met through online chat roleplaying, so we fit the "Roleplaying with someone can make you fall in love" category. We've actually known each other since 1996.

I have two biracial stepkids, boys of the ages 10 and 12 (Michael and Derek), and a toddler at the age of 15 months (Aidan). That'll be it for us.

I finished my MA in Political Science in 2003. After working as a trial consulting analyst running focus groups and mock trials, I am now a Paralegal, which is not my long term plan. Actually, I'm about to send out my first fiction manuscript.

I started roleplaying at the age of 13 with the predominant German fantasy system (Das Schwarze Auge). I played mostly with my best friends whom I've known since I was a couple months old. We also played Werewolf, Shatterzone, MechWarrior, Harnmaster. Since 1996 I've been playing "freeform" online.

I like being creative, so I roleplay, write, compose, design. RP design was always fun for me, but it's only recently that I've realized how much more there is to it than different ways to do task resolution. I'm now trying to approach it from a different starting point-namely how to improve play for people who are already trained to play without Karma and Fortune mechanics at all (what I'd call freeform players, though drama-only might be more Forge-ish).

So thanks for sharing, Vincent.

- Christian


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