Attn: I have a busy family life with my wife and three kids. Thanks for your patience.
Growing up, my family loved to play board games. Card games and trivia games were commonplace at typical family functions. Dark Tower
(1981) and the Sorcery! Book 1: The Shamutanti Hills
(1984 USA printing) were major fantasy favorites. For early video games, I loved the old mattel hand held D&D game (1982), Adventure (Atari)
for the Atari 2600 (1979), and Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: Cloudy Mountain
for Intellivision (1982). In the 6th grade I stumbled upon the Hobbit in my elementary school library - a pivotal moment! When I was 12 one of my uncles (a Vietnam Vet) taught me Axis & Allies
. Later that year I received Dungeons & Dragons Set 1: Basic Rules
for Christmas - DM ever since. Even now, I lean towards fantasy and sci-fi themed games, wargames particularly. Almost anything goes except collectible games. (Artificial rarity is not my bag, baby.) Years of game mastering has turned me into a rules hacker. Games that are 'kits' are really appealing to me. RPG wise, I'm particularly fond of TSR products from OD&D up through early 2nd Edition. I'm a big fan of 70's and 80's era "old school" RPGs in general.
My RPG Geek of the Week #236 thread is here Top 10 are my most wanted games. I would trade generously for these. Hot 10
are just some of my other favorites.
Microbadges I've designed: