On 2005-04-29, Piers Brown wrote:
Hi, I'm Piers, another one of the lurkers both here and on the Forge.
I'm in my mid-thirties, and I'm doing my PhD at the University of Toronto about very serious stuff which isn't linked in any way to deep-seated obsessions associated with role-playing. Honest.
Like just about everyone here, I'm a long time gamer, going on for twenty-five years. More Ars Magica than anything else, but the usual range on semi-obscure games as well, and always with an interest in rules and design. A decade or so ago I was involved with a group of game designers / writers in Vancouver and we put out a short-lived magazine called Adventures Unlimited, but since then the hobby has been, well, a hobby.
Oddly, I went to university with Pete Darby a long time ago, though I never gamed with him—I know him because he did a radio show with my roommate—and I haven't seen him since.