L5R Rings of Fate Campaign
Birthday: Are you buying me a present?
Started in 1994. I went into a game store (3D House of Games!!! You will be missed) and saw a section of huge, hardcover tomes. I was a huge Star Wars fan, and I there I saw, West End Games “Star Wars RPG”. I had to own this, and this was my introduction to the RPG world. My first character was a pilot in the Star Wars universe, and I was hooked.
Games Played: (in no particular order)
Dungeons and Dragons (2nd Ed, 3rd Ed, 3.5 Ed), Star Wars (West End, D20, D20 Revised), Vampire: The Masquerade, Vampire: The Requim, Hunter: The Reckoning, Mage: The Ascension, Werewolf: The Apocolypse, Street Fighter, Big Eye Small Mouth, Murphy’s Law RPG, World of Warcraft RPG, In Nomine, Exalted (1st and 2nd Ed.), Aberrant, Deadlands, Legend of the Five Rings, Serenity, D20 Modern, Spycraft, GURPS, Middle Earth RPG, Lord of the Rings RPG, Warhammer Fantasy RPG, Inquisitor, Final Fantasy RPG, Bubble Gum Crisis RPG, Seventh Sea RPG…more I don’t even remember
Defining Gaming Moments: (Open for other gamers to modify)
When I got to college as a freshman (NIU Huskies!), I met a couple of guys that played Dungeons and Dragons, which I had never played. I was shortly after invited to participate in that group, which then lasted for the next 4 years. I played a mage, and after learning the lesson of not launching a fireball in an enclosed room, and accidentally torching a party member, everything went rather well!
Creating a Street Fighter Character (a Guile knockoff) that got so powerful, I stopped caring about experience points. That character saved not one, but two seperate universes. Yeah, he was that awesome.
I always had a problem with the idea of playing in a modern campaign. My main issue was that I felt role playing was about fantasy, and things that happen today aren’t fantastic. Thank you to Bryan for introducing me to the modern world in a way that I had never imagined. He created a modern campaign that reminded me of a favorite (but alas, cancelled after one season) TV show, “Nowhere Man”. Look it up. Pure awesomeness.
My heart will always lie with the Star Wars universe, but I have found that the game that I can run with ease and enjoy immensly is Legend of the Five Rings. The “Rings of Fate” campaign is my master symphony, and I hope any who read this will see how awesome a story it is.