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Real life questions to get to know each other

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Izipo, Sep 1, 2007.

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What's your age group

  1. 10 and younger

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. 11-14

    21.3%
  3. 15-19

    44.9%
  4. 20-24

    15.4%
  5. 25-29

    11.0%
  6. 30-34

    5.1%
  7. 35-39

    1.5%
  8. 40-44

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. 45-50

    0.7%
  10. 50 and older

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Izipo

    Izipo Hardcore casual gamer

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    Hello everyone
    Since this summer I've been raptured by the forum games and I just looove it.
    The crowd here is amazing and very diverse.
    Since I'm quite new, I miss a lot of things in character interactions, because I don't know you at all.
    In roleplay, the character you play is very important, but underneath you can always find some version of the real you.
    I really miss the real RPG sessions I used to engage in when I was young and the kind of games we play here reminds me of that glorious period. In those sessions we had the advantage of knowing each other very well, which made for very fun games (with a lot less backstabbing though).

    Public profiles are an useful start, so long as the users put the time to provide some info, which is rarely the case. So this is why I started this thread, it's a kind of 'who are you and what do you do ?' specifically aimed at the players engaged in complex forum games like Mafia, NotW, SnF, RotMK and others.
    On a side note, so long as we're here, it could be useful to provide some info on your location or time zone, to get a feel for when people are around.
    Enough with the long post, here I go :

    I'm a 34 years old divorced guy with two daughters. I live in France, near Paris and work there.
    I began RPG when I was 10 with D&D while I was on a trip to England. At the same time discovered Tolkien and video games (C64), got hooked up ever since. My influences now range from Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, Douglas Adams, Robert Rankin to Ann Rice, to name a few.
    I was of the offense wizard type at first when gradually I chose to play less flamboyant characters that act more behind the group as support (cleric, mage), or some kind of sniper/ranger/loner/elf (how fitting dissensions is...).
    I have access to the Internet at work (and use it excessively),but usually I wait until I get home to really engage in play. A typical session would be between 07:00 PM and midnight. Time being,of course GMT+1.

    I sincerely hope this will spark some interest as I am a curious and friendly type of guy. Nothing is compulsory of course.
    See you soon in a game.
     
  2. Catharsis

    Catharsis catch u on the flip scythe

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    Alrighty, here goes. Not sure how long this thread will withstand the moderators, though, but if any moderators are watching, what we really need is an 'Off-Topic' thread, like wot they 'ave in the Fall from Heaven subforum.

    I'm British, living in Bedfordshire (home of Paula Radcliffe and NIRAH); if you want my age, check my profile; I have never had any interest in RPGs or the like but joined CFC to play mafia games - initially, when NotW first came to Forum Games and I was lurking, I was annoyed by all these new people claiming to have a game that was better than mafia, and by one user 'Unser Giftzwerg' in particular, whom I had down as an anti-newbieist.

    My position on the great Poland-In-Civ debate is currently Pro.

    Timezone: GMT.
     
  3. thomas.berubeg

    thomas.berubeg Wandering the World

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    I'm A sixteen year old, living in Ringwood, NJ... There's not to much more than that.
     
  4. Nerdking

    Nerdking DID YOU KNOW THAT?

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    18 and a freshman at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana (you probably could have guessed that)

    We're going out for ice cream now, so maybe I'll say something else later.
     
  5. LightFang

    LightFang "I'm the hero!"

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    I'm sixteen, currently embarking in the hell that is the International Baccalaureate Programme.

    I'm on the West Coast of the United States of America and therefore, by extension, on Pacific Time.

    I get inspiration...from anything. Really. I like to think that I make up diverse characters. Or something.

    I joined CFC Forum Games after I was bored enough to wander around the forum. I joined to do NESing specifically.
     
  6. BananaLee

    BananaLee Fruity Penguin

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    I was born in Malaysia but I live in New Zealand and am pretty much Kiwinised. Doing a conjoint arts and engineering degree.

    Time is GMT+12 (+13 when daylights set in) so we're the first to see the sun rise every day. :D
     
  7. dcbandicoot

    dcbandicoot the true corporate champ

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    Just turned eighteen.. sophomore, Macalester College (Minnesota).
     
  8. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    Oh what the hell...

    I'm actually 15, turning 14. I live in Melbourne, Australia, a.k.a. Annoying Weather Capital of the World. My weird username is the result of registering on CFC under the influence of magic spells casted upon me by the Evil Guardian of the Spam of the East, so I wasn't thinking clearly. I join CFC to engage in the Great Neverending Which-Civ-To-Put-In-The-Game Debate (which of course later spawn much-loathed forum discussion such as the Great Hitler Spam War, the Great Poland Debate, the Four Romes Debate Extravagenza, among others). I discovered Forum Games due to the Mods deciding to remove DYOS from OT and putting it in an obscure location where few OTers will ever venture into. I draw inspiration from everything. I'm a member of arguably the forum of the craziest bunch of Civvers on the planet, www.civunited.net, a member of Civilitas' Progressive Libertarian Party and leader of such online nations as Durkar (CyberNations - member of ARM) and the Tigrisian Empire (AstroEmpires - member of the United Federation of Civvers.). In real life I'm a depressed, nerdy, weak kid who doesn't talk much and when I talk I stammer and I usually end up insulting someone. So yeah, nice to meet you guys...
     
  9. The13thRonin

    The13thRonin Handsome Rogue

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    17, Australian. Everyone here thinks I'm a bit cold and a bit loud but that's just my poker face. I'm a pretty quiet guy if you ever saw me. A games a game.
     
  10. Nerdking

    Nerdking DID YOU KNOW THAT?

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    My night consisted of watching Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life," taking humorous photographs at 3 A.M, planning a trip to Canada which will never happen, and then convincing 4 people to sleep on the floor.

    That's a standard day for me (and I go to bed now at about 4 a.m.)
     
  11. Izipo

    Izipo Hardcore casual gamer

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    Glad to have some feedback here.
    The age group is firming up and similar to what I thought it would be.
    A little surprised at some of the answers, which just shows how mature and intelligent the crowd is here.

    I have one big surprise though : I'm the oldest of the players around here ?
    Now, that is something I was not expecting. A while back, the same poll was done in the Civ IV strategy and tips forum and the leading age group oscillated between mine and the one just below (i.e 25-34).

    Anyway, it's good to see we share the same hobbies and cultural influences (Monty Python rules !).

    See you.
     
  12. Catharsis

    Catharsis catch u on the flip scythe

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    We used to have a couple of creaky old men (;)) but no-one's seen cvlowe or marauder68 in ages.

    EDIT: Also Conroe, I think.
     
  13. Chandrasekhar

    Chandrasekhar Determined

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    Let's see, where to start? I'm 17 years old, and I live near Seattle, Washington, GMT -7. I'm currently taking courses at a nearby community college, and I plan to go to the University of Washington next year. I've scarcely been more than 50 miles from the place of my birth, though I do plan to take a trip to Europe sometime soon.

    I originally came to CFC about a year ago to chat about Civilization IV (the only game in the series that I've played), after which I lurked for awhile. Eventually I came across all those awesome mods for CIV, and I found Fall from Heaven. I quickly became one of the more active members of the community there, but when Kael hosted the original Night of the Werewolves game, real life concerns kept me from joining. Bad Player's Night of the Werewolves II didn't interest me much either, but then Unser Giftzwerg sent me an invite to his Night of the Werewolves III. He and I were on friendly terms, so I joined.

    As a small child, I wanted to grow up to be a video game designer. I always had an interest in designing games. I would draw out elaborate pictures and diagrams on notebook or graph paper, and it didn't bother me much that they never got played. When some friends introduced me to D&D, I enjoyed being DM and designing big scenarios and storylines for them to play through. Eventually they all moved away or the friendships cooled off, and my focus turned from games to science. I don't really regret that, though it is nice to take gaming back up as a hobby.

    After Night of the Werewolves III got done, I became a regular player, and I made some hosting reservations of my own. I've never considered myself an artist, but the feeling I get when designing my games must be similar to those of a painter making some prized work of art. Much of my summer has been spent thinking about how best to improve upon my old designs when making S&F2 and some future game concepts.

    Unlike Ronin, my personality here on the forums is pretty similar to the one I have in real life. I consider myself to be a charismatic and logical individual, and while I have few close friends, people that meet me nowadays definitely wouldn't call me "shy." Politically, I'm a libertarian in the American sense of the word, but I try to keep my opinions about that sort of thing out of the forum games section. If you watch closely you might see me posting in the Off-Topic forums, but I haven't been doing that as often lately.

    My other hobbies are reading and video games, though that second one has been suffering recently because of my involvement in the forum games section. I find the games I play here to be as fun as the ones on my Xbox360, and these ones don't cost $60. ;)
     
  14. subzerox2

    subzerox2 Chieftain

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    I'm 22, living in Maryland. I was hooked on RPGs ever since I experienced the greatness that is FF7. Used to play MUDs(text-based MMORPGS) quite a bit when I was younger but eventually had to stop due to how time-consuming they ended up being. Civilization 2 was easily one of my favorite games when it came out, playing it was one of the few times I'd find myself completely enraptured by a video game, not to mention that it had such high replay value. So when Civ3 and Civ4 came out I had to play them as well. Found this forum after looking for Civ4 mods, leading me to FfH and that first NoTW thread. It was a fun read along with the second one. I never realized there was a forum games section until seeing the Semi-OT thread listing the subsequent NoTWs which made me check that part of the forum. It looked interesting and I figured I'd try out some of these forum games.

    Graduated last year with a biology degree from the University of Maryland. Been a bit aimless since then, but now I'm retaking a few classes at a community college and looking into becoming a drug dealer (pharmacist :D).
     
  15. Nerdking

    Nerdking DID YOU KNOW THAT?

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    I'm a goof ball. I don't know why I keep quoting myself.

    And the trip to Canada really happened. I didn't go, but 4 people at 4 a.m. loaded up a car, drove to Canada, bought some amazing doughnuts, and then drove back, arriving about 8 p.m. tonight. Next time we're going to Chicago.
     
  16. Heretic_Cata

    Heretic_Cata We're gonna live forever

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    20, Romanian GMT+2. I'm a 3rd year student at the University - i'm studying informatics or smthing like that and i'm a computer noob. My real life personality is like the one on the forum: random, strange, sometimes emo, sometimes relentless, anit-social yet i like being around people. Some or all of those traits being caused by a major depression which ended a few years ago.

    A year ago i was posting in most of the forum game threads; now i'm here just to play the Name that Tune quizes - so you probably didn't see me much.
     
  17. Love

    Love Deity

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    I'm 13 living in stockholm, the home of the polar bears, i love the football team hammarby.

    If you have missed that and your pc is over 3000 you can go to hell.
     
  18. puglover

    puglover Disturber of Worldviews

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    16-year old from Kansas City. :D
     
  19. Leeksoup

    Leeksoup Pope Lazius

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    16 years old, living just north of Scaramento, CA. GMT -8. I joined the Forum Games section because I was tired of all the high-level quibbling in the Strategy forums (really, I don't care how to min/max a Specialist economy, I hardly know how to win on Noble) so I checked this place out to kill some time. Then I got hooked on the Third International Game, and here I am.

    I'm homschooled for the past two years, I graduate high school in January. I'm very religiously active (I try to put 2-3 hours per day into doing something religious), although I try not to shove that fact down other people's throats. Oh, and I got the name 'Leeksoup' because one day me and my friends decided we all needed nicknames (I think we were all like 10) and I chose 'soup'. I like soup, shut up. They told me that wasn't specific enough, I saw a can of leek soup on the counter, and it's been my moniker online ever since.
     
  20. Niklas

    Niklas Fully Functional GOTM Staff

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    I'm a 28-yo Swede, if you want my exact location then throw my coordinates (seen under my avatar) into Google Earth. Just don't use them for ICBM target practice please. I'm married with two dogs, which I tend to annoy my MSN contacts with when I have to break conversations in favor of walking them.

    I have a M.Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering, and I'm currently persuing Ph.D. studies in Computer Science, specifically in programming language design. Ask me about my avatar, title and the first piece of my signature if you're interested. I'm still not quite sure what I'm going to be when I "grow up", but The13thRonin thinks my future lies in Computer Games. I wouldn't mind it if he was right. ;)

    I'm a long time roleplayer, played D&D before they started numbering the editions. I read a lot, fantasy mostly but other fiction as well. And I love to play games of all kinds - games fascinate me from an almost scientific viewpoint, and I get a great kick playing a well-designed game, be it a computer game or a roleplaying game or a board game or a forum game.

    I came to CFC when looking for some Civ3 info, got hooked on the Game of the Month competition and for a very long time I didn't go outside that forum. I'm a hardcore Civ3 gamer still (and quite the opposite of Leeksoup I probably know exactly how to work the game to min/max it correctly - I normally win on deity). At some point I started venturing out, read a few stories, found a link that put me in the dreaded NESing forum - and I was hooked immediately. NESing can be incredibly fun, you should go try it! (No, not you Catharsis, we don't want you.) Then it took me even longer to find this subforum. I had been here at some point to see what was offered, but mafia games certainly wasn't anything for me. It wasn't until The13thRonin advertised his Ascension game in his sig, and posted in the NESing forum, that I came back here. Got stuck on SnF, absolutely *loved* it, same thing for ethergar's NotW masterpiece. I'm thoroughly hooked now. :D
     

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