On 2005-04-28, Lee Short wrote:
I'm Lee. I first came here about a month ago. I read irregularly and post even more irregularly. I just turned 40. I've been paid for writing software since I was 19 and I've been gaming long enough to remember the release of AD&D (as Jack noted, this doesn't really count for much). Ever since I first picked up a copy of Rolemaster in high school, I've been trying to escape from D&D. It seems to keep coming back into my life because it's a game everyone knows and no one has to learn. Grrrr. New year's resolution: never again.
My preferred gaming style is totally freeform. Not that I get to do it much; it's a tough sell to most gamers. Like Jack, I've played a ton of Amber—which, as played by most players of my acquaintance, is functionally freeform. I'm well known to the AmberCon Northwest crowd but have never been to AmberCon US.
I've written many sets of informal rules in my time; I rarely get to a polished version. I'm really writing the rules because I want to play the game, and don't generally care if others play it too. One of the things I like about The Forge is that it gives me motivation to polish my rules up a bit.
Like John, I'm a veteran of rgfa. My interest in RPG theory comes and goes; there was big gap between my participation in rfga and my recent activity at The Forge.