My sordid past

I must confess, I’m a gamer. That’s right, behind this ultra-cool exterior lies a Dungeons and Dragons nerd. I am one of those people you’ve heard of who likes to play role-playing games, though that isn’t all of it. Not only did I play a Dungeons and Dragons like game, sank even further into nerdity by playing a more obscure game.

I made a chart so you can see just how much of a nerd I really am:

Dungeons and Dragons —– Many normal people have heard of it.

GURPS —– No normal people have heard of it. Some Dungeons and Dragons people.

Fudge —– A few Dungeons and Dragons people. Some GURPS people have.

Fate —– No Dungeons and Dragons people, a few GURPS people, some Fudge people.

This is where I’m at. My game of choice is Fate, a game so obscure that even Dungeons and Dragons people haven’t even heard of it.

But, my friends, that isn’t the end of it. I also play wargames. Sure, I can play Chess, but I prefer Go. I can play Checkers, but I really like the (you guessed it!) more obscure wargames that are simulations of actual historical battles. I know your eyes are glazing over as you contemplate all of this, so I won’t continue.

I just wanted to let you know who you’re dealing with.

P.S. Thanks for giving me a topic to write about Hank! See HJO3 Project on the blogroll for more about Hank.

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Age: 42 Gender: male Nickname: Pookey Bear Astrological Sign: Cancer Born in the Year of the: Snake Location: Plano - Texas - USA

2 thoughts on “My sordid past”

  1. I’ve played D&D and GURPS and messed around with FUDGE (printed out the whole book on an old dot-matrix even). Never heard of Fate. Will have to look into that.

    I also like Shadowrun, BESM, HackMaster, Chill, and Trinity.

    I like wargames, but the only one I’ve played a lot of is De Bellis Antiquitatis. I really want to try WH/WH40K tho. Have dabbled in Pirates of the Spanish Main.

    You should try some of the German boardgames if you haven’t — Settlers of Catan, Tongiaki. Very awesome.

    Good post; Hank-approved.

  2. When I tried Fate, it just clicked with me like no other game. I like Shadowrun as well. For wargames, I’ve played a ton of the old Avalon Hill games, but I also tried WH40K. Never tried the German games, but I hear they are where the good wargames are coming from these days.

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