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Thursday, October 25, 2012

1st post & mission statement

I go by many names:

  • Zanziber

  • Inking_zanziber

  • Wraith_Man

  • Starshadow

I've been playing roleplaying games since 1984. Dungeons & Dragons from TSR started it all, and now I am entrenched in White Wolf's classic World of Darkness; which I have been a fan of since 1992. I've been an active collector of RPG's since around 1997.

This blog is intended to post about my past experiences in gaming, my current struggles and observations on gaming and the gaming community, and thoughts on the future of the pen-and-paper format that has brought me so much joy and angst over the past several decades.

I have been a player, a dungeon master, a game master, a storyteller and whatever else you want to name the leader of the games. I hope to provide some interesting ideas to my readers and hope to help inspire a new generation of roleplayers.

Please don't think that the above statement makes me arrogant or egotistical. This is simply a hope that what I put out here helps someone in some, small way. In my own little way, I would like to continue the culture and experience that is the pen-and-paper RPG.

With the introduction of card games and online games, I see a decline in the number of people who actually gather to play traditional RPG's. I am reminded of a quote from Dr. Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory; "It runs on the world's most powerful graphics chip: Imagination."

I have also played a multitude of collectible card games as well, so I'll likely post about them as well. From Magic to Yu-Gi-Oh. I've had a little experience with miniature games as well, like Heroclix. I'll occasionally post about them, but they will not be a frequent source of material right now.

I welcome my readers to also join me on Facebook.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the wonderful world of Blogging, John! I look forward to seeing what you have to offer!


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