Jeff and Carol Koksal,Parents, Alex and Andrew Koksal, Younger brothers
Puck, Vivian, and the late Fidel
Philosphical Anarchist, Libertarian
Blogging, Computer Programming, Reading, Hiking, Woodcarving, Painting,
Herbs as medicine
Just to test the
stereotype - Have you ever lived, or are you currently living, in your
parents' basement? No, but that's where I sleep after I
moved out on my own. They got rid of my room to keep me from coming
What is the most
frightening thing you've ever done? When I was in the
boy scouts, I was on a wilderness survival trip and had a night terror.
I ran out of my lean-to shelter and through the woods until I was at
the edge of a cliff when I regained my senses, with my toes on my right
foot 3 inches over the 250 foot sheer drop.
If you could change one
thing about yourself, what would it be? I wouldn't be so
poor! Or I would learn a foreign language like I learn everything else,
that is to say, easily.
many languages do you speak? Only English fluently, but
I read and write
French, Spanish, and German. I use these languages to read 18th and
century grimoires for fantasy ideas. Actually, I do that to remind
myself that I am
not as bad at languages as I think I am. 3 years apiece, and I can only
write. Bah. Just a mental block.
makes you cry? The Jurassic Bark episode of Futurama.
you have a useless talent that no one else that you know can do?
I can brew morning-after tea.
What did you want to be
when you grew up? I wanted to be a Ghostbuster!
What is your favorite
mode of transportation? My own two feet. They're
reliable and I never lose my keys.
If you could pick any
other time period to live in - including the future - which would it
be, and why? I would have liked to participate in the
discussions of the American Founding Fathers, if that answers your
What is the one thing
you want to do before you die? I'd like to go out into
an unexplored wilderness and live for an indeterminate period of time,
and really get a feel for the way the world has changed because of
us about your favorite RPG character that you've ever
played. My favorite RPG character was a Gnomish
for 3.5 D&D named Adelai Milnes. He was a
specialized in sabotage, and would break into government
buildings by crawling along the walls and ceiling while invisible.
One of the most extreme things he ever did was release a fire
monolith from an enchanted dagger in the middle of a corrupt
mayor's desk. Overkill, but it did set his plans back a bit, as
you can imagine.
What are your favorite
RPGs? For mainstream games I stick to d20 D&D,
but I like lots of others.
What was your first RPG
session like? My first RPG session was in a park
downtown in Lancaster, Ohio. God, I could get in so much trouble for
admitting this. I was in the 7th grade and had been reading about D&D
for months before I found anyone willing to admit to me that they
played. My mother, in particular, is extremely far-right and considered
D&D to be a tool
of the devil, however I had long since decided not to listen when she
made arguments from theology.
So, I told my dad I was meeting my
friends at the park. When Dad was in high school the park was where
kids went to hide out and do drugs, so I had to make sure he didn't
think I was doing that. (Bluff Check. That was a close one.) Then I had
to make my way across town without being seen, which pretty much meant
I had to take to the forest on the edge of town for most of the way.
(Survival Check. No problem.) Then I had to make my way past several of
my teachers houses while I made my way back into town.(Hide/Move
Silently. They weren't even home.) Then I hopped a fence (Acrobatics. I
wish it was easy.) and made way to the shelterhouse, where we played
until it got too cold.(Fort Save!)
What was your WORST RPG
session like? I played in a group where I picked up in
the middle of the campaign after other players had left, and was
completely out of the loop for plot. Also, I was uninvolved in the
destiny of the players and couldn't see what interest I had in
following them other than boredom.
Who is your all-time
favorite person to game with? A little bit unusual for
an answer, but many of my bet games I have run as one-shots at
conventions. It's fun to meet new people, and conventions offer TONS of
interesting people to game with.
Do you have anything
gaming-related to plug? I am the author of namelesskingdom.com
and all of it's open content RPG material.
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