Your name: Andrea Uhde
Germany, between Hannover and Magdeburg
1 brother (37), 1 sister (39), 1 sister-in-law, 1
brother-in-law, 3 nephews. My boyfriend is 36, we’ve been together for
11 years (but don’t live together – yet).
None. I used to have pet rats, but they always died very quickly and I
was always devastated when they did.
Atheist (not sure if there is/are (a) God/Gods, but tend towards saying
there isn’t). I was raised a-religious, but I decided that I wanted to
be christened and confirmed when I was 14 but gradually lost interest
in religion. Nowadays faith or spirituality just don’t matter in my
life any more.
party/affiliation: Liberal/Leftist/Pirate Party.
Abitur (German equivalent to high school diploma/A-levels), currently
studying to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree (in English and German
literature and linguistics). After that, I’m going to apply for a
Master of Arts programme.
Reading, participating in the Web 2.0 community, playing WoW
service: I’m a registered election worker volunteer.
to test the stereotype - Have you ever lived, or are you currently
living, in your parents' basement? No, but we’ve been
in my boyfriend’s parents’ basement for some time.
is your favorite way to spend a weekend? Gaming, or
generally spending time with my friends, or just doing nothing/reading.
is the most frightening thing you've ever done? I
surgery on both eyes. It was very frightening, but given that my sight
now nearly 20/20 on both eyes I would definitely do it again.
of your accomplishments are you the most happy with?
Managing to stop procrastinating, which was the sole reason that I’ve
been studying for 12 years without obtaining a degree.
many languages do you speak? 2 ½: German (native), English
(fluent), Spanish (could hold simple conversation).
is your favorite time of year, and why?
For me there’s something good in every season, but if pressed I’d
probably say spring since everything’s green and blooming but it isn’t
too warm (like in summer).
is your most prized physical possession? My gaming books.
was your favorite toy as a child? Lego. I loved the
infinite possibilities. I always built weird contraptions and just
watched them run.
makes you cry? Injustice, or when I feel I’m being treated
unfairly or being criticized unjustly.
is your favorite section of the newspaper?
Commentaries. I like reading other people’s opinions on important
issues. Sometimes this can get me quite riled up, but it helps me to
understand where the other side is coming from in discussions.
are three things you can't live without? The internet,
role-playing games and sushi.
you could have one superpower, which power would you pick?
Flight, either self-powered or by transforming into a bird. When I was
younger I always dreamt that I’d fly to school.
did you want to be when you grew up? When I was younger I
wanted to be a secret agent. When I was 15 I wanted to be a biologist,
and when I had finished school I wanted to become a computer scientist.
I studied computer sciences for 2 years until I noticed I’d rather do
something which I’m good at.
is your favorite mode of transportation? I love my car
since it makes me independent. Right now (as of September 2010) I’m in
Ireland for an internship, and I really miss it.
you could pick any other time period to live in - including the future
- which would it be, and why? The 1960s, because it was a
period where major changes happened.
is one thing that you regret that you would go back and change if you
could? I would have sought help earlier to get rid of my
is the one thing you want to do before you die? Live in
another city/another country for at least a few years. Maybe that
doesn’t sound very impressive or important, but I’ve been wanting to do
that since I graduated from school and never had the opportunity so
Tell us about your favorite RPG character that you've ever played. My
favourite RPG character is a character from Vampire: The Masquerade
His name is Jack Monroe, and he is a Tremere
He knows Techomancy (the art of
influencing machines and computers
with blood magic), and he has
contracted Vicissitude. He suffers
from multiple personality disorder, and
his alter ego Sean Hennessy is
absolutely ruthless, immoral and always
trying to thwart Jack’s efforts
to “do good”. Yeah, the guy has issues.
We are currently playing in New York City, using the NY by Night
sourcebook. Jack has become good friends with David Morgan, the
Malkavian Scourge, and a Tzimisce who claims to be a loyal member of
the Camarilla. Sure.
Most of the time Jack tries to balance his duties towards his clanmates
and working for his coterie, who, right now, are acting as Deputies to
What are your favorite RPGs? Vampire: the Masquerade, Mage: the Ascension, Call of Cthulhu and DSA (Das Schwarze Auge – The Dark Eye, a German fantasy RPG).
What was your first RPG session like? It was a one-on-one scenario of MERP (Middle
Earth Role Playing) which my brother GMed for me. We were at my
parents’ place, and I played a Dunedain Ranger named Arwen Ethagorn (I
was 14 and had just finished reading LotR for the first time). I still
have very fond memories of this.
My first gaming session as an adult was a VtM
game with a few people I’d met while I was studying computer sciences.
It wasn’t very impressive in itself, but it was what got me hooked – I
bought my first gaming book shortly afterwards (it was the VtM Revised corebook), and I still game with some of the people.
What was your WORST RPG session like?
The worst session I ever had was at a convention where it took two
hours (!!) just to create the characters, and the “scenario” was
horribly railroaded. It would have been a complete waste of time if it
hadn’t been for my mates, who kept making fun of the GM without him
Who is your all-time favorite person to game with?
Almost everyone I game with on a regular basis I’m also very good
friends with and I like to game with all of them equally (no, really!).
I also love gaming with my brother.
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