I was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1978 and have split my time between there and the West Coast ever since.
The son of an artist, I've always loved worlds of the imagination, whether fantastic vistas of fantasy or half-glimpsed realms of real-world history.
After earning my B.A. in History, I have divided my professional career between working in libraries and writing educational and reference materials.
I have been gaming regularly since 1990.
In 2015 I made the decision to go full-time into the freelance game-writing world.
My RPG Person Profile
I'm currently running (at home): It's time for another mega-campaign! This time it's Horror on the Orient Express for Call of Cthulhu. I'm also running a Vampire: the Masquerade duet chronicle with my wife. Both campaigns are recorded and posted on my actual-play blog.
Tabletop RPGs I'm currently playing (at home) include: None at the moment.
I'm currently running (online): With great anticipation (and some trepidation), I'm returning to the world of RIFTS (via Savage Worlds) after a hiatus of some 20-plus years from regular play.
Tabletop RPGs I'm currently playing (online) include: None at the moment.
I would especially like to play/run: I'm having a blast running Vampire: the Masquerade, which naturally means I really want to play it too. I'd also like to run some Dark Ages Vampire.
...but would also try: Dungeon World, The Lone Wolf Adventure Game, some D6 System games.
I live in: Santa Fe, New Mexico.
2 or 3 well-known RPG products other people made that I like: "Horror on the Orient Express" for Call of Cthulhu, the King Arthur Pendragon RPG, the old "Historical Reference" series for AD&D.
2 or 3 novels I like: Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Tales of the Dying Earth, The Tale of the Heike
2 or 3 movies I like: Porco Rosso, Cat People, Army of Darkness
Best place to find me on-line: I'm somewhat active on Facebook and a supreme lurker on Google Plus. I have a Tumblr to collate all the stupid images I find online.
I will read almost anything on tabletop RPGs if it's: Chock-a-block full of enthusiasm and steal-able ideas; bonus points if it's relatable to Pendragon and BRP-adjacent games.
I think dead orc babies are ( circle one: funny / problematic / ....well, ok, it's complicated because....): I like putting PCs into moral quandaries; I've always wanted to try and introduce an arc where the PCs adopt an orc baby after inadvertently wiping out everyone else. But dead orc babies can indeed be problematic, especially if you get a player who takes too much pleasure in being the one to make them dead; as another person said in answering this question, it's the downside of Gygaxian naturalism. There's a strong argument to made in favor of orcs being devil-spawned monstrosities with no babies to kill.
Games I'm in are like this.
Free RPG Content I made for Rifts is available here.
Free RPG Content I made for Pendragon is available here and here.
Free RPG Content I crowd-sourced for users of the hallowed d30 is available here.