Science Fiction / Futuristic, Space Opera, Super Heroic
MiniSix, D&D (original basic and 1e), D&D Clones, Pendragon
MiniSix "Rocket Rangers", Swords & Wizardry "Redwald", King Arthur Setting of Pendragon, Slipstream
Preferred Playing Style:
50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
Ideal Group Size:
Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
What are you looking for?:
As a player, I like a fast paced game with plenty of room for roleplaying. I do like hack and slay, but don't like games totally committed to that. I like to play in a well thought out setting that will challenge my imagination.
As a game master, I like to run theatrical style games that stress roleplaying. There is plenty of action and fighting so as not to make the players bored, but there is plenty of room for roleplaying as well. When I run fantasy, I tend towards low fantasy worlds with historical stuff thrown into them (along the lines of Pendragon's Saxons setting or the Redwald setting for Swords and Wizardry). I've recently re-discovered Wushu, and am toying with a Wuxia style setting.
For Sci-Fi, I like to go one of two ways. One way is retro-sci-fi with a pulp flavor, going over the top cinematic ala Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon. The other is a Steampunk type setting, with lumineferous aether, and a Victorian Age type setting.
I'm not really into horror as either a gamer or a gamemaster, but I will bring in elements of Cthulu from time to time.
I have been a gamer since 1988. I was introduced to gaming through the FASA Star Trek game. In college, I learned to play AD&D 1st Edition in a one on one DM/Player hack and slay campaign. Later, we played a full bore campaign for about a year switching back and forth with Star Wars D6. I cut my teeth in gamemastering on this game, and really enjoyed myself. We used first and second edition rules. I was part of two groups at this time, one at college, and one at home with some friends. At college I was a player, and at home I was the gamemaster.
I was recently running a group of newby players, but that group has since dispersed as life has taken hold.