Hampshire, United States
I have a mother, father and two sisters. I cohabitate with my
life-partner who is also an avid gamer. My grandparents on both sides
were divorced so while I never experienced being a child of a divorced
couple I understood the concept fairly early when I realized I had more
grandparents than most people normally do.
party/affiliation: In true New Hampshire fashion (live
free or die!) I am registered Independent. I have voted for Greens,
Democrats, Libertarians, Republicans and write-ins. I was an elector in
New Hampshire for Ralph Nader in both the 2000 and 2004 Presidential
elections and campus campaign coordinator for Nader in the 2000
Presidential election at my college. On a lark (and for extra credit),
in high school I campaigned for both the Republican and Democrat
candidates for the same Senate seat.
Public schools. I attended night school during my junior year of high
school to become certified as a nurses’ aide. I later went on to
college and earned my B.A. in Information Technology.
service: I had been volunteering for the local community
access television channel, as well as serving on the Advisory Board and
Cable Access Planning Committee untilI was hired as the Executive
Director. I now serve as the volunteer Vice Chair for the New Hampshire
Coalition for Community Media.
test the stereotype - Have you ever lived, or are you currently living,
in your parents' basement? I have never lived in my
parents’ basement. I moved out of their home shortly after my 18th
birthday and only returned briefly during my first semester at college.
At first I only moved two floors up, but then I moved 80 miles north.
your favorite way to spend a weekend? To be honest, I
keep myself so busy and away from home most of the week that by the
weekend I find it most enjoyable to stay home and relax. If not
relaxing at home then I go visit friends.
languages do you speak? Well, that all depends. Do you
Middle English as separate from English? I taught myself some Middle
but since English really wasn’t a perfected language with standards in
and grammar at the time it’s really difficult to pin down one way of
speaking/writing or another. You really have to base it on a particular
chose the stereotypical Chaucer. Aside from that I speak primarily
but also Spanish (espaņol) and a little Cherokee (ditsalagi).
your favorite time of year, and why? I really enjoy
early autumn. The
temperature is just right and the air starts to get crisp. It’s usually
enough for the occasional swim or hike, too.
Which of your accomplishments are
you the most happy with? That would be attending and
graduating from college. I was the second in my family (the first being
my uncle) to do so. When I took four years off between high school and
college my parents figured I would never go back. I proved I only
needed the time to mature so I could take my education seriously.
your most prized physical possession? While I try not
to be too materialistic, I must admit I take great pride in my guitars.
I enjoy playing them and writing music with them.
could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Hands down it would be my weight. I had lost a considerable amount (130
pounds in 10 months!) only to gain half of it back. I would love to
lose the weight and keep it off for life.
have any embarrassing nicknames as a kid? Okay, I’m
brave enough to share this. My mother’s favorite nickname for me was
Bum-bum. I’m not sure why. I would not be surprised if I liked to show
off my bum as a wee lad.
your favorite section of the newspaper? By far it would
be the local news section. I can find the world news anywhere.I usually
get that primarily from the Internet, though I do glance at it in the
local rags. Part of the real value of local media is the local news
three things you can't live without? Besides the bare
necessities I would have to say love, companionship and music. I spent
two months living in the woods once with nothing more than these and
the bare essentials and found I missed none of the trappings of modern
you want to be when you grew up? When I first made a
choice I wanted to be a trucker like my Dad. I also at some point
wanted to be in the Air Force. I combined that with my later desire to
be a doctor and decided I would become a flight surgeon. I even started
pursuing a medical career by working as a nurses’ aide and shadowing
with doctors and surgeons through a high school vocational class. Later
I gave up on the military for peace and medicine for a more affordable
your favorite mode of transportation? Bicycle. I
enjoyed biking the five miles each way to and from work every day
during the ten months when I lost the weight. Now I live too far away
so I drive.
about your favorite RPG character that you've ever played. My
favorite character ever would be my gnome in D&D 3rd Edition. I
named him Grimblegromble after the gnome in the Pink Floyd song “The
Gnome.” Yes, he did wear a scarlet tunic with a blue-green hood that
looked quite good. He had a special way of casting Magic Missile with a
certain verbal component unmentioned to preserve the family-friendly
aspect that launched from a smiley-face adorned codpiece. One
particular adventure was quite fun because we talked our way out of
danger with a Rock Giant who was simply upset because no one understood
or appreciated his very crude rock paintings.
your favorite RPGs? I’m fairly partial to FUDGE,
Scarred Veterans Go Hiking and D&D v3.5. I’m also slightly fond
of GURPS Space. InSpectres at EconoCon was a lot of fun! (Ed.
Note: Your check is in the mail, Mr.
Cadorette...) I never was really much into role-playing
heavily but rather enjoyed
euro-style board and card games.
your first RPG session like? My first session was with
Dungeons & Dragons box set in my third grade classroom during
recess. I was far
too young and disinterested to recall much about it except all the kids
I regarded as
cool were playing it. Seriously.
your WORST RPG session like? The worst session would
have to be when I tried to play a Native American medicine man in a
Deadlands game. One of the players was role-playing a very promiscuous
woman of ill repute. Someone who appalled her in real life played the
suave character. My character was old, wrinkly and not very physically
attractive nor interested in her advances. But she made many instead of
going for the guy whom she should not have been able to resist. I quit
the game shortly after the session because the meta-gaming just drove
me nuts. If you’re not mature enough to separate fantasy from real
life, I’m not interested in playing with you.
your all-time favorite person to game with? As I stated
earlier, I am much more interested in euro-style games, so in that
regard I prefer to game with my friend Ray. For RPGs I would have to
say I enjoy gaming with my friend Chris the most.
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