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

On 2005-05-06, Jonas Karlsson wrote:


I'm Jonas Karlsson, 25 years old and living in Sweden. I have half a year left before I've finished my Master of Science program in information technology with a specialization in socware design (soc = system-on-chip, etching a full system on a microchip). The only problem with that is that I can't see myself working with it, so we'll see what happens.

I've roleplayed since I started going to school, or something like that, and have met many of my closest friends through roleplaying. In June I'm moving to a new city, Gothenburg, and I actually look forward to trying to roleplay with people I don't know. I just know I have to find a group that want to test all the new games I find; there's no way I could settle with just reading them.

I've read the Forge and RPGnet for some years, but haven't posted much. I think it was last year I started reading roleplaying blogs, and this year I've become addicted. I subscribe to the feeds of this blog, Jared Sorensen's, Andy K's, Matt Wilson's, Ben Lehman's, 20' by 20' and a bunch of others, which is a great way to get quality ideas from interesting people.

I introduced myself to Anyway by presenting the game Far Apart, a Great War long-distance love-tragedy kind-of-game, that I'd just created. I haven't played it yet and don't particularly feel like it either, even though I have a friend who's interested. This has made me promise myself that the next game I design will be one I really want to play myself, since I believe it's only the conviction that the game will rock that can make you do the revisions necessary for a great game.

A great idea to have presentations, it's a lot more fun to read comments when you have an idea of the real person behind them.


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