Owen "loopy" McRae
Coast, NSW, Australia
I'm part of the basic nuclear family. I have two happily married
parents, and a 16 year old sister who is getting much to popular with
the guys for my liking.
Christian, for going on eight years now. I also happen to be a Youth
Leader at my church.
party/affiliation: I tend to be a fairly liberal sort of
guy, but hey, it comes with being young.
Having completed High School, I am currently studying Information
Technology in college, though considering switching to multimedia.
I play video games as a hobby, both for entertainment and in leagues.
service: I've been a Youth Leader at my local church for
almost a year now.
test the stereotype - Have you ever lived, or are you currently
living, in your parents' basement? Well, my family
doesn't have a
basement, but yes, I am still living at home.
your favorite way to spend a weekend? Anything from
kicking back with mates at the pub to going down to Sydney and hitting
the clubs. Sitting at home relaxing is also an awesome way to spend a
your favorite word? Entropy. Fun to say, and it sums up
the most frightening thing you've ever done? I'm
claustrophobic, so when I was told that I had to lay cabling underneath
a school (with less than 50cm clearway at the best of times), I freaked
your accomplishments are you the most happy with? I'm
quite happy with some of my Photoshop work, been teaching myself to use
languages do you speak? Only English, with the vague
intention to learn another language at some point. I'll have to before
I head to Europe.
your favorite time of year, and why? I like winter,
because it doesn't get that cold where I live, but early summer has to
be the best time of year, nothing beats the girls at the beach.
your most prized physical possession? I'd have to say my
computer. I get lost without access to the internet.
could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I wouldn't mind an extra couple points in Charisma, if you catch my
have any embarassing nicknames as a kid? I used to be
known as "Unco Owen". I was fairly lanky and unco-ordinated while
growing up. I never really minded it, because at first I thought people
were calling me "uncle".
your favorite toy as a child? I had a teddy bear that
sat on a shelf next to my bed for about 15 years of my life. I'm afraid
to say that I've lost him now though.
your favorite section of the newspaper? Everything that
doesn't focus on celebrities and sport.
three things you can't live without? Probably my
computer, my car, and junk food.
could have one superpower, which power would you pick? I
would probably choose something along the lines of Empathy or Mind
Reading. I'd love to be able to get inside someones head and find out
what they were thinking.
you want to be when you grew up? A high roller. As a kid
I always wanted to be one of the guys who was so rich he could throw
your favorite mode of transportation? Probably my car,
old and beaten up though it may be, it generally gets me where I am
could pick any other time period to live in - including the future -
which would it be, and why? If there is ever a utopian
future with holodecks and replicators, sign me up.
one thing that you regret that you would go back and change if you
could? The amount of effort I put into high school. I
was a slacker, unfortunately.
the one thing you want to do before you die? Go
travelling around Europe. I have family in Scotland and Sweden, so when
I get out there it should be awesome.
just purchased a small island off the coast of any continent of your
choosing, and you are preparing to start your own country there. What
does your flag look like? I will answer your question
and raise you a question: Is the skull and crossbones taken?
about your favorite RPG character that you've ever played.
My favorite character of all time is still a lowly level 2 in the
D&D 3.5 edition. He is a rogue, named Tenet
"Duc de" Khan. Minor nobility, merchant, spy, an all around joker. He
is based off the
character Silk from the David Eddings books, with a few minor
So far, only about half
of the party has figured out his real name, as he tends to
introduce himself under an alias. I invented a different alter-ego for
introduction. He has been an absolute blast to play. Tenet also has the
distinction of being hit by every single sharp and pointy object that
comes his way,
whether it be trap, monster, falling masonry, or who knows what else.
Its a dangerous
business, being party scout.
your favorite RPGs? I haven't actually played any of it,
but the world of Vampire: The Masquerade really
resonates with me. A dark version of todays world where everything is
slightly bleaker, and dark creatures roam the streets at night, pulling
the strings of the world. Also, the Dungeons &
Dragons games are favorites of mine, with Forgotten
Realms being my preferred setting.
your first RPG session like? It was a zombiegeddon D&D
game played over MSN messenger (note: all my games have been played
over the internet, due to lack of interest around my area). I started a
warrior with a very simple backstory that I intended to flesh out as
the game progressed. Anyway, our party consisted of the basic nuclear
fighter/cleric/mage/rogue combo, with the token munchkin elven
axiomatic druid whosiwatsit (sorry if I'm getting too technical ^-^).
Anyway, we were all
sitting in a bar in some port city, when a bloodied sailor (actually a
zombie) stumbled through the door and started ripping chunks out of a
barmaids arm. Trying to RP, I drew my mace and clocked the guy around
the head, trying to knock him out but not kill him. Obviously, he was a
zombie, so that didn't work very well.
The rest of the
adventurers finish of the sailor, and after carrying the wounded
barmaid into the back room of the inn (while she was there, she turned
and bit me, but I neglected to tell the party that). After that, myself
and the cleric looked through the front door to see the city in chaos,
with zombies everywhere. We freak out and rush to bar the doors and
windows when there came a commotion from the back room. Several people
run into the inn, chased by more zombies.
At this point things
kind of broke down. While I tried to get all the patrons of the inn
upstairs to (relative) safety, the druid fired his bow into the crowd
of civilians, missing all the zombies and killing the elven child. The
cleric yelled at him for that, so... he turned his bow on the cleric.
So, by the time the DM
plead insanity, the situation was interesting, to say the least. My
fighter had managed to get the civilians on to the roof, though I had
neglected to fetch supplies. The cleric, mage, rogue, and druid were
surrounded by zombies, with the druid trying to convince the DM that
what he had ACTUALLY meant by "I shoot my bow at the Cleric" was "I
follow the warrior to the roof". The DM caved, and the party made it to
the roof, with no food.
....Oh yeah, and as the
night approached, I volunteered to take watch, turned into a zombie and
bit the druid. Interesting game session all around.
your WORST RPG session like? Although you may think that
the above RPG session was my worst ever, I'd have to say it was this
one time where a munchkin was a CN mage who was really CE. My character
(a rogue) and the party cleric had a bet to see if we could make the
character laugh. The cleric cast some minor spell to lighten the
wizards mood. In retaliation the wizard pretty much unleashed hell on
the cleric, taking her down to -4 hp. Then the player justified his
actions by saying he was playing to character. This, amongst other
things, caused me to lose it with this guy, and I yelled at him for
quite a while.
He ended up leaving the
group, good riddance.
your all-time favorite person to game with? Probably my
mate Millsy. He's running his first campaign at the moment, and aside
from some small drama with one of the players, it has been an absolute
have anything gaming-related to plug? I am always
looking for a game, either on the internet or in person, as long as its
in the GMT+10 timezone I'm happy. Give me a yell at
email@example.com and we'll talk.
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