Lee Williams, sometimes known as Morthrai on the net.
None, although I do like animals. When I was a kid we had canaries and
budgies but I'm probably more of a cat person.
Religion: Usually I claim
Pastafarianism, aka Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. In
actuality I'm what you could call a lapsed Buddhist, I like the idea
but it's often hard putting it into practice!
party/affiliation: Left of centre, generally. Never did
like the party system though.
British working-class comprehensive skool type, which I hated more or
less constantly. I still love to learn but I really couldn't stand the
actual education system. I don't have any kids but if I did and they
wanted to learn through alternative means I'd be more than willing.
Music, reading, writing, movies, real ale. Answering questionnaires off
the web ?
test the stereotype - Have you ever lived, or are you currently living,
in your parents' basement? Nope, but our house didn't
your favorite way to spend a weekend? Gaming all
afternoon and evening after a late start on Saturday. Sleeping in
on Sunday and joining my brother and friends for a beer on
the most frightening thing you've ever done?
Probably trying to ride a borrowed motorcycle up Glastonbury
Tor. It's pretty steep, quite apart from the fact that it's illegal to
motor vehicles there! I still have a scar on my left shin from that
your accomplishments are you the most happy with?
Realising that I was an idiot when I was younger and taking steps to
correct the problem. I now have a great many friends rather than just a
languages do you speak? Apart from English, I can just
about get by in German, French and Spanish. I also know a teeny bit of
your favorite time of year, and why? The winter, because
there's just something special about the quality of light on a freezing
cold but bright sunny winters day.
your most prized physical possession? Definitely my book
collection, I couldn't pick just one though.
could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I could do with being more tolerant of others sometimes.
your favorite toy as a child? Lego, I couldn't get
enough of it!
What are three things
you can't live without? Reading, friends, and
you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an
astronaut but not being American, Russian or a scientist it didn't work
your favorite mode of transportation? Trains, you just
sit there and let the world zoom by the window.
the one thing you want to do before you die? A round the
world trip to visit all the people I have met on the intarwebbs in
person. That would be a heck of a ride!
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? It would be a plain black
background with a portrait of Howard Chaykin's comics character Reuben
Flagg. A Flagg flag if you will! (Sorry!)
about your favorite RPG character that you've ever played.
Well, even though I'm not the game's number one fan it has to be my
Hackmaster character, a
Halfling thief named Ruskin Bodger.
I even managed to get up to level 9, more by luck than
Probably his greatest
moment was in an aerial combat with
some creatures (I think they were Gryphons but I'm not entirely
sure). As the combat was taking place in a huge subterranean cavern,
Bodger sneaks up the wall utilizing his Slippers of Spider Climb and a
Cloak of Invisibility.
Having reached high
enough to join the action, he launched himself off the wall, plummeting
down directly on to the back of one of the creatures. Now, by this time
he was high enough level that he was dealing extra damage for a
successful backstab, and an invisible Halfling falling from the roof
counts as successful. Having dealt the creature a mortal blow, he then
leapt off its falling body, and onto another enemy's back. That one was
a tougher nut to crack however, so Bodger decided to leave the scene at
a convenient point. Unfortunately, the cleric chose that moment to
fumble and drop his Mace of Bashing…onto Bodger's head. Ow.
your favorite RPGs? Traveller, Call
of Cthulhu, Delta Green, Dark
Conspiracy.. There are many others I enjoy immensely but
those are the top ones.
your first RPG session like? Wow, that's going back a
long way…it was original AD&D, a
classic dungeon crawl at the weekly gaming club at the YMCA in
Worcester. I was about 14 and I was the party fighter I think.
your WORST RPG session like? There was one time we
gathered at a friend's place for our then-regular session. It didn't
work out too well, because the GM's girlfriend and the host's fiancée
had decided to drop LSD and were just in a total silly state. Added to
that, a couple of the others were stoners anyway so there was a haze in
the building. Obviously, nobody was paying attention and the couple of
us who were clean and sober were getting very uncomfortable. I made my
excuses and left.
your all-time favorite person to game with? Well, out of
my personal friends I'd have to say Paul Hims, Andrew Cain, Ed Butler
and Andrew Taylor. As for people I've gamed with at conventions: Mike
Mason, Matt Nixon and Andrew Simmons.
have anything gaming-related to plug? I'm a member of
the team that's currently working on a full revision and re-edit of the
old GDW game Dark Conspiracy. It's a slow process
as there aren't many of us and we are spread across the globe, but
hopefully it will get done!
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