I am extremely camera shy, which has hindered me a lot in life, as I tend to ignore social functions and miss out on meeting a lot of possibly good friends. This was not always the case, and in my younger days I used to enjoy going out to clubs, and large raves which were a big thing in Scotland back in the day. The Rezerections were especially legendary.
However I digress, and as I am looking forward to playing ROKII and any other Role-playing Game's that may be available I thought I would put a face to my name. Not easy when you are fast approaching 50! Wow, even writing that is a shock to the system.
I have wrote elsewhere about some of my past experiences in my youth, and how my discovery of Dungeons & Dragons (Actually it was a little known RPG called Dragon Warriors which was my first taste of pen and paper RPG), was to change my life forever. I was only 10, and just entering High School (In Scotland we have primary school for 7 years before starting High School, which goes onto at least 4rth year, when students turn 16 and can either leave or elect to do a 5th and 6th year). I choose to stay on, which is mostly required if you want to go to University, despite a certain cabal of teachers that tried to get me to leave. I won't go into it here, but because I did not come from the 'nice' area, it was frowned on that I should get to do a degree, and was even told by other teachers of this. Their intimadation tactics never worked, and I was able to go to Edinburgh Napier University and a BA in Publishing. Which is kind of ironic as the internet made a lot of it obsolete after graduation!
So, being raised catholic in a staunchly protestant area of Scotland (Check out the rivalry between Celtic and Rangers football clubs and you will get an idea of how bigoted and violent it used to be. I was used to being accosted by actual gangs of boys older than me. However, it was in my imagination and these games, that I would find my escape. In doing so, I created a fantasy world, all mapped out in hex paper, and soon I had other players take notice, and from there we formed our own little band. (Not so little in the end as even some of the bullies got involved). Thankfully I hit puberty, and became quite notorious for being able to handle myself. Dozens of streetfights and kickings will teach you that. I would also recommend any of you with kids not to waste time with Karate or Tae Kwon Do, they might help with fitness, but these are useless in a real fight. Try to get them into boxing. It will keep them fit, and install discipline. Also if they are ever attacked, they will be able to handle themselves.