Dark Future, Fantasy, Horror, Post Apocalyptic, Strategic (Miniatures)
OSR, AD&D, Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu, RIFTS
Preferred Playing Style:
50% Roleplaying / 50% Combat
Ideal Group Size:
Medium Groups (Between 4 and 6 players)
What are you looking for?:
We are a group of mature (chronologically, at least) players who have busy lives but like to get together as often as we can to unwind, throw dice, kill bad guys, drink beer, and make bad jokes. The core of the group have played together for something like 10 years now, but we're always open to new blood if it fits in with our "no drama" rule -- we don't have time to not have fun when we're trying to have fun.
Currently I'm running the early stages of an old school fantasy game with a simple ruleset, set in a homebrew world of low magic, low tech, crumbling empires, and dungeons. Lots of dungeons. I tend to GM by building a sandbox and letting players set their own goals; I'm not afraid to change my plans on a dime if it seems like fun and makes sense at the time. I strive for an even mix of combat and RP, but any given session might be 90% of one or the other depending upon story needs. Adventuring is dangerous and death may come quickly, in the true old school fashion. You can expect to see rust monsters, gelatinous cubes, and other classic beasties. Bring your 10' pole.
We like to play once a month or so. Games are typically played in a basement in Mount Prospect, but may bounce between the city and near suburbs as necessary. We usually play on Saturdays, with Sunday a possibility if it works better, from roughly 11am to 7pm, to make the most of the times we can get together.
If this sounds like a game you might be interested in playing in, let me know.
I've been playing RPGs since the late 80s, and have done my time with every edition of AD&D, along with various non-fantasy games -- of which I'm particularly fond of Call of Cthulhu and RIFTS. Most recently I've been enjoying the Old School Revival, and having fun getting "back to my roots" and just crawling dungeons and throwing dice without worrying about 500 pages of rules and a shelf full of splatbooks.
In real life, I'm a software development manager at a Chicago Loop trading firm, and have somehow managed to be a dropout, chronic slacker, and gamer dork, yet bluff my way into the "American Dream" of a good job, a wife, 1.2 kids -- I won't tell you where I'm hiding the 0.2 -- a cat, a dog, and a house in the suburbs. As far as I know, my neighbors haven't caught on to my true nature... yet.
Gaming for me is a way to escape daily life and relax by immersing myself in a simpler world, where problems really can be solved with a sword and a wizard waggling his fingers. Sleep is where I'm a viking.