User Profile for Samort7
Taylor Liss
United States
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Who am I?:

I started playing modern boardgames in college when I picked up a copy of Iliad at my local games store. It was also in college that I started playing table-top RPGs. I began with GURPS (4th Edition) but these days my favorite is Dungeons & Dragons (5th Edition). Outside of gaming, I spend a lot of time studying the language and culture of China as well as programming.

I am the creator of the Drawbridge RPG system.

Some interesting facts about my geekdom:

I'm a big fan of Stewart Culin.

I was named RPG Geek of the Week in November of 2010.

On Febrary 3rd, 2012, I recieved my 10,000th thumb!

I got to ask a question to Tom Vasel during a live recording of The Dice Tower: Episode 248. You can hear my question to Tom Vasel at the 12:40 mark.

The most interesting things I have created on the 'Geek:

+I Ching and Arrows - On the Origin of Chess
+Classic Chinese Board Games
+Dungeons and Dragons is Killing Our Children! - Old Newspaper Articles
+The Chinese Dàn Qí or "Bullet Game"

Favorite Geek-Related Quotes:

"I win this game, therefore it's skill. My opponent wins, therefore it's luck."

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
~George Bernard Shaw

"My advice: ignore the rules. Instead, read about the world, the setting, and the people. Enjoy the tiniest of detail, the heraldry. Check the map, the monsters, the villains, and make them live in your fantasy--give them your breath, your voice. Let the world live on its own, apart from your players. Give the game this simple respect, and it will give back."
~Gyrps (paraphrased)

"Play what you like, like what you play."

“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”
~Bertrand Russell

God moves the player and he, the piece.
What god behind God originates the scheme
Of dust and time and dream and agony?
~From The Game of Chess by Jorge Luis Borges

"Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play."
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User Details for Samort7
Registration Date: 2007-06-12
Last Profile Update: 2016-02-18
Last Login: 2016-04-24
Country: flag United States
State: Massachusetts
Town/City: Quincy
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Steam Account: Samort14
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