I don’t remember my first role-playing game. Literally. I was 6 or 7, and that was over 30 years ago.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve been a role-player. It took some time before I learned how to roll the dice and graduate to more complex RPG systems, but it’s always been a part of my life.
I’ve played and run most editions of Dungeons & Dragons, Star Wars RPGs under just about every set of rules they’ve released it under, Cyberpunk 2020, Shadowrun, Palladium’s panoply of RPGs, White Wolf’s World of Darkness games, Big Eyes Small Mouth, GURPS, and I’m a Kickstarter backer of The Expanse RPG. I can’t wait to give it a go!
I have my favorite systems and editions, but I’ve dabbled in lots of them while figuring out how to run games for my friends. I’ve settled into the RPG rule sets that I enjoy best now, and as role-playing becomes more popular than ever, more games are coming out than I could possibly have time to play.
But role-playing isn’t about any particular set of rules — it’s about how to entertain and excite your friends so that they’re always hungry for the next session, the next game. It’s about how to tell a story that your friends will re-tell for years afterward.
I’ve written six RPGuidebooks, but there’s still so much to talk about! I’ll be making most of the posts here, but I won’t be working alone.
I’m the new Storyteller. I’m an experienced writer and editor, but RPG Storytelling to a group of actual people with actual dice in their hands is still new.
I’m the voice of inexperience here on the RPGuide. I’ll be the one tackling topics for new Storytellers, and the one to ask Aron lots of questions about what to do when I run right into a wall.
I’m also the one who knows how to set up a blog!