Hubby (JediSoth) recommended I join, though, honestly he's the one who listens to podcasts more than I do.
It's not that I dislike podcasts; rather, I forget to download and listen to them.
So, about me: I was born and raised in the New York Tri-State area. You can hear the New York accent when I speak. I get teased a bit here in Indiana because I pronounce words like this: cawfee and dawg and cant-a-lope. Yes, cantaloupe is a three-syllable word.
My daughter is an alien. She was born in New Jersey and is twenty-six. The other day she pronounced mayonnaise as may-naze. I think I failed as a parent.
I'm newish to gaming. Hans and I have been together about six years, and I was content to be a spectator until Jim Ward convinced me to play Metamorphasis Alpha at Gary Con in 2011. Hubby wanted a Geek Chic Spartan table, and after it arrived he re-established his gaming group and started Doctor Strangeroll, in which we played basically the same adventure in the different D&D editions. I found I enjoyed the old-school way of playing more than Pathfinder and 4E, both of which I found tedious. We're in the middle of the first adventure in Tyranny of Dragons Campaign in 5E, and I'm enjoying it MUCH more than either Pathfinder or 4E. I suspect, it's probably because it requires the adventurers to think before they engage and because not every battle is meant to be fought.
As for writing, I stink at creating stories. I leave that to Hans. I love reading his creations and doing first- and last-round edits for him. In the middle we engage a pro. On my reading list are both volumes of Sojourn. I do better with shorter stories, so I'm looking forward to reading all of both editions.
Besides gaming and editing, I am a classically trained musician. I played cello during my youth, and I am also a classically trained singer. I enjoy painting and creating things and can't wait to receive my 3Doodler 2.0. I knit and crochet, and every year we design, bake, build, construct, and decorate a gingerbread house. It's a little nerve wracking until it's all assembled, but the end product is well worth all the work.
That's it about me. I'm looking forward to meeting/talking with all of you.
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