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Your name: Matt Cowger (although I tend to go by Matt C or Kaosdevice on the interwebs)
Location: Kansas
Age: 39
Sex: Male

Family: Gamer girl girlfriend

Pets: My aloe plant Rowdy

Religion: Atheist

Political party/affiliation: Mix ‘n match

Education: College graduate

Just to test the stereotype - Have you ever lived, or are you currently living, in your parents' basement?
No, no and no.

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend? Gaming, eating good food and drinking some beers. Smooches from the designated girlfriend are a value added bonus.

What is the most frightening thing you've ever done? Fallen backwards off a third storey balcony.

Which of your accomplishments are you the most happy with? Actually writing something for Pagan Publishing.

What was your first word? Probably ‘Conan’

What is your favorite word? Ointment, but really anything with ‘oi’ in it.

How many languages do you speak? I took 5 years of Russian, but I
can barely stagger along with it now.

What is your favorite time of year, and why? Fall, because that is the
best time to summon Nyarlathotep.

What is your most prized physical possession? My steel D20 or my white
box D&D set. My entire run of Gaiman’s Sandman is in there somewhere as well.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? More fun salads.

Did you have any embarassing nicknames as a kid? Cowgirl (deep sigh) from my last name.

What was your favorite toy as a child? My Space 1999 Eagle spaceship.

What makes you cry? Boromir’s death in Lord of the Rings.

What is your favorite section of the newspaper? The electronic one.

Do you have a useless talent that no one else that you know can do? The ability to turn beer into pee.

What are three things you can't live without? Laptop, Sirracha hot sauce, electricity.

If you could have one superpower which power would you pick? Teleportation.

What did you want to be when you grew up? Doc Savage

What is your favorite mode of transportation? Sleep

What is one thing that you regret that you would go back and change if you could? Watching Point Break.

What is the one thing you want to do before you die? Live the life of luxury to which I am entitled.

You've 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? The Jolly Roger but with ray guns instead of swords.

Tell us about your favorite RPG character that you've ever
El Akim of the wastelands. A 2nd edition D&D
berserker. He had a mercenary band and a chain of inns a la
TGI Fridays.

What are your favorite RPGs? Call of Cthulhu, Cinematic
Unisystem, D20

What was your first RPG session like? The standard story. My brother ran
some blue box D&D. Being the young kid I was put on fighter duty. I loved the game, they all never played again.

What was your WORST RPG session like?
We had a crazy, unpleasant player at an RPGA event one time. It was uncomfortable because I hate the idea of a physical beat down at a D&D game.

Who is your all-time favorite person to game with?
My buddy Craig and my friend Shawn Mulkey.

Do you have anything gaming-related to plug?
Dig on www.teamcthulhu.org. Our game groups’ web site.


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