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The following reflection was written in 2003, when I was between 25 and 26 years old.


I had always loved roleplaying games. I was more into games like Rifts and Heroes Unlimited than AD&D but I was willing to try just about anything. Back in the Jerry and Diane days there was one time when I was playing two different AD&D campaigns, and two different (but connected) Heroes Unlimited campaigns all at the same time. My last experience with Rifts, the game I began playing at college in my sophomore year, had been with a group of Middle School/early High School friends and we had played it all wrong.

Zeke knew how to play Rifts the right way and he was probably the best GM I ever had. The game wasn’t all about collecting the most destructive hardware or the coolest ordinance. Of course it was partially about that, but there had to be interesting characters. Zeke and the guys I played with (and occasionally Suzanne and Tori bringing the estrogen to the party) created great characters and it was always a hoot to play with them.

Who was in the group? The regulars included Zeke, Erik, Baptiste, DaPonte, Brad, and maybe a couple of others. I don’t remember what everyone played. I’m hoping someone will come by and add their two cents to this entry.

Anyway, it was a helluva lot of fun and it was something to keep me busy when I wasn’t busy with the band, writing, directing a show, and pursuing relationships I shouldn’t have been pursuing.

Come to think of it, I probably didn’t need anything else to keep me busy…