Originally posted 2015-09-29 11:45:46.
Who am I? What am I doing here? Nah, this isn’t the place for that existential crap. Well, not yet at least.
Who am I? I’m Erik Fry. I have been a roleplaying gamer for going on twenty-eight years, having cut my teeth on the Moldvay BECMI Basic D&D game. I’ve played pretty much every genre and mechanic there is out there, from FATE to GURPS, Palladium to d20, and back again.
I am also a literature geek. I got my Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature, with a focus on Language and Literacy, in 2013 from Slippery Rock University, and will be returning there in the Fall of 2016 to attain my Master’s Degree in English. I am currently working on a general thesis regarding Urban Fantasy and what really makes it tick.
To list the number of folks that I have met and know because of gaming would take far too long. From a massive (10+ regular players) World of Darkness Game, to playing one ongoing character for 13 years now in a fantasy game, I have met a ton of players and GMs, and rarely have I met one I couldn’t stand.
What am I doing here? Well, the maestro of this site is a friend I have known for a very long time, and when the call went out for collaborators, I couldn’t say no. I mean, she was giving me my own soapbox to get up on once a month, at least, and run my mouth! How could I say no?! They’re giving me air time!
Seriously, though, I run a sporadic as hell blog (Dear God, What Have We Wrought?) which is full of my commentary on all sorts of things (Language warning! I don’t filter myself there!) from education and literature, to gaming and so on. I make tons of homebrew stuff for games (my current favorite is fifth edition), and just started down the path of married life. Generally, I am kind of a dilettante and I hope that what I have to say here encourages you to check new things out, try new authors, even try some of the recipes I post from time to time.