I'm 44 years old, married, and living in Colchester, UK. I've been gaming ever since I was a teenager, my first ever wages went on a copy of The Fury of Dracula, and I've been steadily collecting ever since.
I love a game to tell a story, be it the crazy imaginings of Tales of the Arabian Nights, or the focussed puzzling of Mage Knight, a strong narrative will draw me in every time. I'm not fond of auctions or deep economic simulations, and I actively avoid anything that requires you to backstab.
I've designed a few games, all of which have been rendered obsolete when a much better version is announced by a big game publisher a couple of months after I've been working on them. So be on the lookout for a space exploration game using a streamlined version of the action card mechanic from Mage Knight coming soon...
For the last few years I've been running a charity 24 hour gaming marathon with my church youth group, which has turned out to be more popular than I ever could have imagined, and has created more than a few gamers!