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Hi, Matthew's the name and RPGs are among the things I do. I am also a senior research software engineer, so breaking no moulds.

Although I was aware of the existence of D&D in my childhood (watched the cartoon series like many others) my first proper experience of gaming was Fresher's Game Day in my first week of University. I played W.E.G. Star Wars and liked it enough to come back the next week and get into a year long Earthdawn campaign.

While not particularly adept at either I run as well as play games. I am strictly what I have heard rather dismisively referred to as a "beer and pretzels" player despite neither drinking beer or eating pretzels.
 
Better late than never...

I'm James, I've been playing RPGs since I was 10, so I'm coming up on 40 years of gaming now, mostly from the GMing chair. I was born in Scotland, lived most of my life in Milton Keynes and am currently in West London.

I've dabbled in some light game design (you can find many short examples of my work on my blog) and I particularly enjoy 'storygames' where the emphasis is on the significance of the characters to the story being told and the players having responsibility for creating content as the story unfolds.

I've found a lot of my gaming taking place online in the last few years, with face-to-face meetings getting harder and harder to arrange, so if anyone reading this is on Discord, let me know and we can swap server links.
 
I am Mark I have been playing RPGs since the early 80s but really caught the bug properly after GMing The Enemy Within from 1986 to sometime in the early 90s.

I have always kept my gaming a hobby, but in the last six years I got back on the convention circuit and I have begun to engage in a very different way. I have GMd at a few conventions now and have probably turned into an RPG evangelist but I know there are those louder and more active than I am. Some of you may have met me, some of you not. However, I hope this is somewhere I can become active too.

Thanks
 
I am Mark I have been playing RPGs since the early 80s but really caught the bug properly after GMing The Enemy Within from 1986 to sometime in the early 90s.

I have always kept my gaming a hobby, but in the last six years I got back on the convention circuit and I have begun to engage in a very different way. I have GMd at a few conventions now and have probably turned into an RPG evangelist but I know there are those louder and more active than I am. Some of you may have met me, some of you not. However, I hope this is somewhere I can become active too.

Thanks
Welcome, Bartmoss. :)
Maybe we will meet at Dragonmeet this year. What games do you run at conventions?
 

Cybe

Lay member
Hi all.
I'll just copy from my official bio.

Alison “Cybera” Cybe is an award nominated author who specialises in fantasy and horror fiction. They are the manager of the gaming website CybesWebsite.com in which they write articles, editorials and reviews. Their first published work, a collection of short psychological horror stories, enjoyed a brief stint on the bestseller charts and was soon joined by many others, and their previous work has been featured in several horror and sci-fi/fantasy publications including Dark Cities, Interzone and Phantasmagoria.

They work as a freelance writer for companies including tabletop RPG publishers including Green Ronin, Sanguine and Chaosium, and has written extensively on inclusion and positive representation within the gaming community, and has contributed short fiction to multiple gaming publications. Their recent published works includes a series of LGBTQ+ comedy novels, along with works for Weasel Press and Thurston Howl Publications. They currently pen a short transhumanism thriller series which enjoys weekly chapter-by-chapter online publication.

They were born in Scotland and live in England, and is a co-manager of a large gaming club. Their interests include celtic mythology, transhumanism, garage kits and pet rats, and they have a degree in Film & Media. They are non-binary and their pronouns are they/them and favourite colour is green.
 
Welcome, Bartmoss. :)
Maybe we will meet at Dragonmeet this year. What games do you run at conventions?
I have a fairly long list of games I run and to be honest I try to gauge interest and I do speak to John to see if there is anything lacking that I can add to the list in order to offer items that will get players but are missing.

This year at Dragonmeet I am thinking of two of the following, as I may also be working as a volunteer, it depends on a few things.

Symbaroum, Corriolis, Caphaernaum, and possibly Warhammer 4th.

However, I have a wide collection of games and I am willing to run anything that I find interesting and believe I can do well at a convention.
 
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