My name here is my real first name. I am a Frenchman (from France, not Quebec) living in British Columbia. I am in my mid-30s, have been a gamer since my childhood years. I was introduced by my much older cousin, playing AD&D First Ed, T1-4, without training wheels - meaning it took me maybe a dozen 1st level characters dying horribly to see one reach level 2.
But that didn't discourage me. Quite the contrary, actually, given that I fell in love instantly with the hobby and that I am here today posting this. (Somehow, that anecdote seemed appropriate to relate re: the tone of the game and forum)
I have run and played many role playing games over the years. My favorites are OD&D (1974), AD&D First Edition, Call of Cthulhu (and other BRP games, Stormbringer, Hawkmoon, RuneQuest 3, Nephilim 1 and 2, etc etc), Vampire the Masquerade and Requiem (and other WoD games), In Nomine Satanis Magna Veritas (the original French version of the very different In Nomine published by Steve Jackson), amongst many others, obviously.
I have been posting on gaming communities over the internet for the past ten years or so. I was active on the (now long gone) Myth Drannor message boards, then ENWorld, Okay Your Turn (Monte Cook's message boards), was involved in the Diamond Throne (Arcana Evolved's fan site) and was one of the co-creators of the Iron League (the Iron Heroes fan site). I'm now mostly active on the Knights & Knaves Alehouse and the RPG Site, where I am a moderator.
I work on a bunch of projects currently, most of them related to various old school games, but not just. I also have an ongoing series of advice to build a mega-dungeon and a campaign around it
you might find interesting, as it relates to the theme of the game here, the "Dungeon Crawl Classics."
I got strong opinions about games. I've been labelled an "AD&D Nazi," the "Old School Taliban" of the RPG Site and other not-so-funny names, but I'm not as bad as some like to believe. At least I keep telling myself that.
In any case. I've written way too much already. Thanks for the forum and the games, Goodman Games.