name: Jamie Capach
Location : New Hampshire
Gender: Transgender Woman
My wife Kathy and I are both very proud and
loving mothers of our adorable infant son Ian.
We like to live by example that two mothers
can still provide a very wholesome and nurturing
family environment for a child.
Religion: I identify as a humanist
Unitarian Universalist. I am an active member
of my congregation, especially on the Adult
party/affiliation: I am a non-partisan
independent. I believe George Washington was
very wise with his parting words regarding
political parties and I worry that we have
only proven his cautionary words true.
Aside from gaming, my favorite hobby is music.
I love listening to, thinking about, feeling,
sharing, writing, and playing music.
of your accomplishments are you the most happy
with? By far my happiest accomplishment
has been parenthood. There is no greater happiness
than the unconditional love between parent
and child, and no greater reward than witnessing
and fostering the development of my own child.
He amazes me on a daily basis and reminds
me to keep renewed my sense of wonder at the
is your favorite word? Without a
doubt, it would be indubitably. It has an
old-timey sound to it and it's a fun way to
exclaim agreement or certainty. A close second
would be groovy.
is your most prized physical possession?
I'll admit it. It's now our collection of games.
I would go mad if I didn't have a variety of
games available to entertain
and stimulate me.
you could change one thing about yourself, what
would it be?
My feet! They are incredibly huge. They frustrate
me on a regular basis as I am
an unrepentant shoe lover who cannot find any
of the cute or fashionable shoes in my size
(at least not without paying more than I can
justify for a pair of shoes). Thank goodness
for cheap flip-flops that I can wear a size
or two small comfortably.
was your favorite toy as a child? I
used to love playing with my Construx and Erector
sets. I especially liked to build vehicles and
robots with the motorized Construx sets.
is your favorite section of the newspaper?
I usually buy the local newspaper to read the
Letters to the Editor. I really find it interesting
to read what local people have on their minds,
and also scan through to find anything of interest
for my work.
Do you have a useless talent that no
one else that you know can do? I wouldn't
say it's something I have a talent no one else
can do, but I have this odd gift to be able
to ad lib new lyrics for old songs that fit
the situation I'm in at the moment. It's usually
good for a laugh! It's like spontaneous Jack
Black moments of song.
If you could have one superpower, which
power would you pick? How about the
power... to move you? Nah, just kidding, though
I do own a pickup truck. I would really like
the power of teleportation. I mean, I like to
drive and all, but I'm also kinda lazy and sometimes
I just want to be there, not get there.
If you could pick any other time period
to live in - including the future - which would
it be, and why? If I could still get
away with being a woman married to a woman with
a child, I would live in Victorian times. I
love Victorian fashion! Okay, maybe not so much
the idea of getting tied into an ultra-tight
corset, but the rest I could definitely get
used to wearing. I'm also partial to the 60s.
I would love to experience music like The Beatles,
The Stones, The Who, and The Doors as it happened.
is one thing that you regret that you would
go back and change if you could?
I wrestle with this one, but sometimes I wish
I had come out sooner. I'm not sure my parents
would have been as accepting when I was younger
or that I would have transitioned as successfully.
I would have also missed out on a lot of what
has made me who I am. Even still I regret enduring
so much internal anguish for so long before
doing something about it.
What is the one thing you want to do before
you die? Before
I die, I would like to follow through on writing
and producing a complete album of my own music.
I always get the urge and initial ambition to
do it but I lose interest. That would be a wonderful
accomplishment before I die!
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?
really like the St. Vincent/Grenadines flag,
so I would use that, but in place of the three
diamonds in the center I would have a picture
of a white crow riding the back of a turtle.
us about your favorite RPG character that you've
ever played. For two years in a row,
I have played Homestar Caverunner in Og
at EconoCon. It's a blast!
And since I'm married to the GM, I get the special
privilege of being the only
player in the game that can say “Seriously.”
My favorite moment was from
this year. Our group had decided to change the
word food to noms. At one
point my character tried to intimidate the T-Rex
by describing the situation
thus far with the few words he knew and it ended
up something like “Me go.
Me go noms. Noms go grrr. Me go water. Me go.
Me go water. Me go noms.
Hi noms! Seriously.” Thankfully someone
else succeeded because
Homestar Caverunner failed.
What are your favorite RPGs?
I like quirky, independent RPGs like Og,
Spirit of the Century, InSpectres, Battle Scarred
Veterans go Hiking, Brains & Brawn,
and the like. I'm also a big fan of FUDGE. Really
I'll enjoy any game so long as my fellow players
are more interested in role playing instead
of roll playing.
What was your first RPG session like?
My first session was with the original 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
What was 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. She made many
advances toward my character instead of trying
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 can't separate fantasy from real
life, I’m not interested in playing with
Who is your all-time favorite person
to game with? However cheesy it might
sound, I love to role play with my wife Kathy.
We don't get to game together often, but when
we do we get this great creative and expressive
synergy going that is beyond compare. As for
board/card games, my favorite people to game
with are Kathy, Preston, Kathi, Randy, Ray,
Robert, Dennis, Matthew, and Mark.
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