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

On 2005-05-15, Eric Provost wrote:

Hiya Vincent.  Hiya everybody else.

I've only been kicking around here since Vincent's essay on creating theme, but I've managed to catch up on just about all the reading.  It's more of what I need.

I've been kicking around the Forge for the past year or so (as Technocrat13) and I can't even begin to count how much I've learned about my favorite hobby since then.  When I think back on the games I ran and played in only a couple years back, I'm embarrassed and appalled at how I used to imagine a game should run.  I've had more fun playing Dogs over the past few months than in just about every game I've played in the past decade put together.  The important to me being that now I know what I and my fellow players are really looking for in a game.

So, that's my Born Again Gamer speech...

I'm currently working on my own Fantasy Heartbreaker, and I think I might actually be close to spitting out a working game sometime soon.  Even if I don't, it seems that every attempt I make at writing a game leads me to a greater understanding of RPGs in general, which leads to greater enjoyment at the table for everyone.

For the statistical bits...
30, MWM (Married to a gamer...I can't even imagine it any other way), Gamer since '87 with ShadowRun as my first regular gaming habit, and currently a flight attendant with PSA airlines... Which means we can now afford to fly to all the big Cons this year.  Yay!



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