I am a (male) 21 year-old Uni student in Melbourne Australia. I'm studying a bachelor of Computer Science with a strong focus on games development and hope to eventually end up in that field. I play a lot of games video/board/card/rpg/table-top/occasionally a little ccg, and I read quite a bit, Brandon being one of my favourite authors. Surprisingly enough mistborn is one of my favourite series Beyond that I sing and play the trumpet (Though not at the same time).
(If people don't feel like sharing fair enough =) )
Edit: As at this point in time the thread is 15 pages long with 148 replies it wouldn't surprise me if new members were disinclined to read the whole thing, especially as it grows in the future. So I've compiled everyone's first post in this thread into the following OOC
Your spiked friendly Admins first
KadrokI am a 26 year old married man, with one child. I live in the same town as Crusader and Justin and we just started to get together and play the mistborn adventure game about a month ago. I have a Bachelor's in Biblical Counseling from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, and am working on my Masters in Biblical Counseling (though it may turn into a Master of Divinity down the line) while I look for a position as a youth pastor.
To pay for things I work at Standard Process (Which is the distributor of MEdiHerb; an Australian company) moving boxes around. It is such mindless work that they let me listen to my iPod and so I listen to audiobooks and podcasts. I've racked up almost 450 books this way and read from many genera. My favorites are scifi and fantasy, mystery and horror. If it has zombies in it I'll read it at least once, but Crusader got me hooked on Brandon while we roomed together in college. I have read everything he has published at least once, and most 3-4 times.
As for games I love them. I just got my wife into playing board games by watching TableTop with her, and we just got Ticket to Ride. I made a wooden Catan set, and will play any game you can name at least once. I grew up on the classics (Dutch blitz, monopoly, clue, rook, uno etc) then Pokemon and WOW, Pirates of the cursed seas, catan.
've never played magic, but I'll guess that Kadroks colors are Mauve, Taupe, and Beige.
HerowannabePhilosophy and Computing makes sense if your focus is in philosophy is the problems of mind and logic, and your computing focus is on Artificial Intelligence. But my vibe tells me that's not the case.
I'm 27, married, Biblical-Christian. To save time, I'm just going to post the back-story I posted on the boards for my English Class:
" I spent my first years out of highschool trying to "find myself" through doing a veritable party-bag of different subjects, and eventually concluded that I wasn't going to "find myself" in that manner... rather than dropping out, however, I did one more year of study and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Studies of Religion.
Fast forward a few years and I was happily married, and working full time night shift at a Casino. I had since concluded that I wasn't going to have some epiphany which would show me my life's purpose, and further that what I really wanted to do was learn. Teaching seemed a reasonable choice, and so I went into a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) with English Literature (I had done well in it at school, and was the brother/cousin my family would tap for looking over assignments... in this metaphor, assignment help is the liquid being tapped) and Drama as my discipline areas (I had long loved acting, and during a particular tour all the things I had learned coalesced together. At that point, I began to really consider myself an actor. But that's another story) with the desire to teach logic as well (I'd done it all through high school and my first degree, and it is my first love, albeit a somewhat dysfunctional love which I always rely on but never have time to reciprocate properly). One semester in I was lured out of the Bachelor of Education into the Bachelor of Creative Arts by the silver tongue of a certain theatre lecturer who assured me that I could do a BCA in Double-Theatre with my electives making up an English Literature discipline, and then do one year of education afterwards, essentially achieving all I wanted to do but with more awesome theatre subjects.
One year later that same lecturer began to tempt me with the prospect of doing honours and then a PhD in theatre and essentially entering his line of work. Over a long period of time he successfully diverted my career trajectory again, and when I graduated from my BCA I moved into BCA (Honours) with the intention of then doing a PHD."
So... that about covers it, though you could get much the same information from my 17th Shard profile. It's also a bit academically focused, given that I stole it from my introduction on the English class, so here are the game bits:
X-Box 360 and PC: Arcanum, Minecraft, Mass Effect 3 and Borderlands 2 are what I'm presently putting my time into.
Magic the Gathering: Deserves it's own category. The reason I really got into it was because there was one colour which fit me so well... I'd never felt such a strong connection to a ... "faction" in a game. Since then it has persisted fairly strongly but my secondary colour picks have all evolved and shifted and now there are three I normally try to squeeze in. There is also one I like in terms of what it can get me, but I don't like the feel of. Now... if anyone can guess all these colours in one go, they get 1 AP.
That said, I've been a bit tired of Magic for a while... a couple of really successful decks tend to extinguish my creativity for a while.
I'll talk more about this once you guess my colours.
Board/Card Games: Descent, Munchkin, Settlers of Catan, Citadels, Talisman
Gil-galadIt would probably be worthwhile to point everyone, especially the newcomers, to this thread:
It would be a shame for someone to accidental spoil any of Brandon's books for one of the other players.
As for me I'm 30 years old, living in Salt Lake City, Utah, less than an hour away from Mr. Sanderson himself.
I got my bachelor's degree in Business: Entrepreneurship, but alas I haven't put it to use yet. Instead I do finish carpentry for Fetzer's Architectural Woodwork. If you've ever been in an Apple store you've probably seen my work- I help build the Genius Bars.
I enjoy table-top games, mostly euro-style games. My favorites include Dominion, Cosmic Encounters, Ninjato, Elder Sign, and Samurai Sword (a Spin-off of Bang!). Mistborn is currently the only RPG I play, though my friends and I grew up playing West End's Star Wars RPG, and I've tried out a couple others.
Most importantly I'm happily married and we have a 15 month old daughter. Being a dad is so much fun! Even if she is currently sitting in my lap whining at me. I better go get her some breakfast now.
KurkistanSo about me-
Well for starters I'm LDS, wondering if there's any other LDS people on here? I'm a sixteen year old ( I might be the youngest player on here will see) living in Washington. I've grown up playing any game i can get my hands on. I've played Pokemon, yugio, chaotic, pirates of the cursed seas, magic, warhammer, Lotr strategy battle game, Lotr card game, age of empires, empire earth, warcraft 3, Starcraft 2, Minecraft and probably a bunch more I haven't named. In the recent years I've played a large amount of dnd second edition, but sadly my groups died out.
I love reading, playing tennis and scheming. Brandon Sanderson and Tolkien are both number one authors in my mind. My favorite band is the piano-guys ( there pretty cool). I plan to be a history professor one day, after my mission of course ( if any of you guys have questions just ask. I will be happy to answer them) then after that I don't really know. It's been great playing with you guys.
Justin CaseI think you may be out of luck so far as age goes, Gil.
I'm a (also male) 21 year old getting a dual degree in computer science and philosophy (yes, the most natural of combinations) and living in the Northeast US. School's about to start up again in a few weeks, but I plan to make time for MAG-ness.
I haven't really played any pen-and-paper RPG's before, but got the MAG because Brandon. I'm an unnaturally large fan (read everything, including the (quite good) Alcatraz books) with a tendency to theorize far far too much over on 17thShard; with a focus on high level Realmatics and time bubbles at the moment, though I dive into just about any of the magic systems at the barest prodding.
Bill WhitmoreWell, in the way of introduction, I am 24 years old. Happily married for the past three years. I am an avid reader. I grew up on C. S. Lewis and Tolkien. There were also various other small time authors I really enjoyed. Heard about Brandon Sanderson from crusader when he bought me Elantris. I have been hooked ever since. I love german style boards games. Dominion and all its expansions are at the top of the list.
RamblurrI live in a little town called San Martin about a half hour south of San Jose, CA, USA.
Also a software Engineer I have had a string of bad luck with Software companies. It seems every time I get settled into one, they sell off my division and I get laid off. The most recent one was a company I started with some long-time friends to produce online games, a job which got me into E3! Unfortunately, after a year and a half of failing to raise the capitol, it folded last November.
Now I work down at the ice rink as a hockey scorekeeper while I look for other work and plot away at the next game project.
I play a plethora of RPGs 2 nights a week and we have a board game day about once a month on average. One group does D&D 3.5 and FC while the other cycles through new games every 4-6 months.
Stumbled across Steel Ministry while googling for info on MAG. I recently bought the rulebok, and am itching to play!
As for a little introduction... the name's Casey. Back in uni I studied CompSci and Philosophy, mentioning that because I noticed someone else back on page one is doing the same. I'm 26, and these days I work online doing freelance software work and a bit of consulting. I've been traveling full time since 2012, since I can just about work anywhere where there's Internet and electricity, which is most places these days. Slow travel is my thing, so I tramp around by bicycle and sometimes paddle a raft. ATM I'm visiting family & friends in the USA post-holidays, but in a few weeks I'll be heading back to Albania to continue my trip across Europe.
It's been years since participated in some tabletop action, but MAG is just the kick I need to get back into it. My only past tabletop experience has been d20, so I'm very interested in the rules-light narrative style of MAG.
The recruitment board seems a little stale, so I'm not sure if there are any games open, but I'd be most interested in a live adventure (over skype, hangouts, or roll20 or something), though I'd just as well join up a PBP game too.
DarisHi everyone. Just recently joined the 17th shard and got directed to this place. So far it looks awesome but have yet to check everything out. But we'll start with introductions.
I'm 18 and in my first year of Immunology in Canada. I'm a casual gamer:
Pokemon, Fallout (3 and New Vegas), Bioshock (just started 3 and have played most of infinite with a friend), Assassins creed (all except for the most recent), Dishonoured, etc.
I picked up League of Legends about a year ago and that's kind of scary (both for my wallet and my marks)... I also love playing music. I sing and play piano, but not as much as I like. Favourite internet place is Game Grumps youtube, and league of legends subreddit (though I'm sure this site will quickly enter into this list). Favourite TV shows include Psych, Community, and Firefly. Needless to say, I love comedy and character dynamics. Furthermore, I have always loved fantasy and dreaming up characters, which is likely what drew me here.
A relative introduced me to Brandon Sanderson and I haven't managed to kick the addicion. I devoured the Mistborn trilogy in a week and some, read AoL and Steelheart in about a day each. I recently picked up War of Kings and have just started Elantris.
I've only recently learned about MAG and am pretty pumped to check it out. (btw, i have some questions regarding the overall setting of the game, what thread should I post on?) I'll go through this thread and try to learn a little more about everybody, but in the mean time, I guess a little more about my player self.
Previous RPG experience includes several campaigns of Shadowrun v4, a tiny bit of pathfinders and a single full campaign of Dark Heresy. The characters I find most fun to play are usually the under-rated characters that have very niche skills (Merchant - pathfinders, Decker/Driver/Technomancer - Shadowrun, Techpriest - Dark Heresy) but some others I enjoy are faces who can fast talk the "boxings out of your socks" (is that a thing? I think that's a thing...)
Anyway, I'm super excited to be here, if only to watch some stories unfold in Sanderson's brilliant universe.
Captain Tight-pants, signing off.
QuiverHey there, I got here from the Crafty Games forum (my username there's Leonerd).
About me, hmm, I'm 27, female and from Germany. I run a Mistborn game every second wednesday at my university's roleplaying group. Aside from that I read a lot and play some games as well. I looked into Brandon Sanderson's books when I heard that he was going to continue the Wheel of Time series and liked them a lot.
nard1993Okay, so, uh... hi, everyone.
(And yes, I get nervous posting on new forums. Even though I at least know of most of from from 17s.)
Okay, so... well, I'm 24 years old, and a fan of Brandon's writing (obviously). I started with Mistborn because I thought the high concept of it was fantastic, and that led to me reading the rest of the trilogy, which ended up in my reading the rest of his cosmere books.
For RPG experience, I have... zero. Well, okay, not quite zero; I took part in a practice game of Exalted once, and while I enjoyed it I couldn't work it into my schedule. So let's call it near-zero experience. I've played a few video game RPG's, though, and from all the stuff I've read tabletop ones sound really fun, so I hope you guys don't mind me using this forum as a test run, to see what I think of the experience.
FenrirmanHeya everyone, I'm Nard, a 21 yo from Australia (friend of Claincys) also studying Computer Science with a minor in video games development.
I've played a few games of the MAG before, but still reasonably new to it, I am quite a big gaming fan... ermm don't really know what else to say about myself.
I look forward to getting to know you guys
BreathTakerHi guys! I'm Fenrir, a brazilian law student who loves fantasy and horror literature and all kinds of gaming!
Mistborn isn't even out yet here in Brazil, but the first two books in Wheel of Times Series have been published in portuguese, so after reading them I wanted to learn more about the author who would be concluding the saga, and thus stumbled into Mistborn. It was love at the first reading! I recently bought the physical version of the MAG and look forward to the publishing of the Mistborn series in portuguese so that I can bully my friends into reading it!
Gaming-wise I've been a narrator for Vampire: The Masquerade and Werewolf:The Apocalypse - my greatest accomplishment was running a two-year campaign with the same playgroup. We rarely see each other these days but when we talk they always comment on the most memorable sessions! I am currently working on a Call of Cthulhu campaign, but my players are fairly new to the concept of roleplaying frail mortals facing enemies of cosmic malevolence and cyclopean proportions, so we've been playing one-shot scenarios to get them warmed-up for a longer, more intense adventure.
Since I am deeply enamored both by roleplaying games and Brandon Sanderson's worldbuilding, I also plan on running a MAG campaign, but would like to experience the game as a player first
Thanks for your time!
KyanHey ya'll. Name's Brandon. I live in Arizona, I game, work on cars, listen to just about any kind of music but all in all I'm a Metal head. If you guys have any questions PM me, I'd write more but I'm only half conscious due to lack of sleep. Thanks
EDIT: OK, I'm now awake and ready to post about myself... I love Sanderson's works, he's my favorite author ever and I've been reading sci-fi/fantasy since I was about 8 (first book was 20000 leagues) and that was 15 years ago. I listen mainly to Metal music but I also love Country, Blues and Folk as well as punk Celtic music. Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly are two of my favorite bands. I like to think I'm a pretty decent guy but I do tend to have a low threshold for idiocy. As I said above, any specific questions, feel free to pm me and I'll gladly answer.
Thanks for inviting me into your community, I appreciate it.
I'm Kyan, a 25 year-old male who is currently attending college and majoring in Wildlife and Fisheries. I spend a lot of time reading, playing video games, card games, and board games. I've played some D&D and pathfinder before as well and really enjoyed it.
Brandon Sanderson is my favorite author and after finishing the Mistborn series I just craved more of the world. I was very excited to see the Mistborn Adventure Game so I immediately bought the book and then didn't do anything with it for about a year since I hadn't been involved with a tabletop game in a long time or had any interested friends. I recently decided I would just try and run my own game and got a few friends to agree to try it with me.
I've never DM'd or ran my own game so I'm a little nervous about the whole thing. I joined this community to read through some of the games you've all played and hopefully to participate in one at some point. I'm making my way through the MAG currently and TWoC and AoL have been bought and are on their way.
I really look forward to becoming a part of your community so thanks again for giving me the opportunity.
My name's Jeremy. I was directed your way by Mac after he saw my post on 17th Shard bemoaning my lack of Sanderson-crazed friends to play MAG with locally.
I am a 26-year-old (for the next 9 days) male living in Saskatchewan, Canada. I graduated from university with a degree in computer science, and am currently working as a programmer/IT support guy at a local telecommunications company, SaskTel.
I first discovered Brandon Sanderson when he was picked to finish the Wheel of Time series. Since then, I've read just about everything he's written, and am a huge fan of his work. I even had the wonderful opportunity to meet him in person at a convention in Calgary, and I was able to write up my experiences for Tor.com (found here:http://www.tor.com/blogs/2014/08/brando ... ds-collide WARNING - spoilers in some of the Q&A I brought back if you aren't caught up on the Cosmere). It's great when you meet celebrities you're a big fan of and they turn out to be genuinely awesome people as well!
As far as gaming goes, this will be my first foray into tabletop/pen and paper RPGs. I've played a relatively large number of video game RPGs, and generally enjoy board games as well (Dutch Blitz, Bang, Dominion, etc.). Looking forward to seeing what happens with this one. Thanks for having me!
My name is Brendan, and I stumbled upon this site accidentally from a link in a thread talking about the Mistborn series. I'm 20 years old, male, and a college student in California. My current very vague game plan is to major in English (creative writing, specifically), though I'm also broadly interested in history, social sciences, etc.
I got involved with play-by-post games and roleplaying in general when I wandered into the RP section of the forum for a flash game I played (this was probably more than a decade ago, I don't remember, and all the records have been deleted as far as I can tell). I basically learned to write* through play-by-post games (gleefully cackling as people flat out refused to believe me when I told them how old I was), and eventually started running some of my own. I've moved on through lots of forums since then, and have been in a relative PBP lull for the last few years.
*This is not an exaggeration. I was homeschooled/unschooled. It pains me to recall the first couple of years of my roleplaying experiences, which literally started in the "slums" of roleplaying, with one line posts, and no commas. I have bizarre vague memories of having practically climbed through the ranks until I was playing with the really good writers.
I read a lot, primarily fantasy or sci-fi, but I'm pretty open to anything that looks good. The Mistborn series are the first of Sanderson's books that I've read, and I was totally blown away the depth and complexity of his plot and foreshadowing. The Mistborn series is now one of my all time favorites, just slightly below Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicle - more frequently referred to by the first book's title, Name of the Wind - which I wholeheartedly recommend to everyone.
I play lots of games (rpgs especially, some strategy, not much into shooters), I like board games and card games (but don't get to play much of either).
I'm looking forward to playing with you guys!
ON A COMPLETELY UNRELATED NOTE
Hi, I'm Sean. I'm 18, from North Miami, Florida. I'm currently a Biology major at Lynn University. I'm a gamer and a reader. My favorite authors are Brandon Sanderson (of course), Naomi Novik, and Timothy Zahn. MAG is my first real experience with tabletop RPGs (although I did DM for a group, but as it was D&D 4e, it doesn't really count). If you want to add me on Steam, I'm also Fishrage.