Knowing when you're in over your head can be an acquired skill. Meeting the locals. Coffee, tea, and cookies.
My pronouns are they / them / their.
I started playing RPGs with the bluebook Dungeons and Dragons in 1982, when I was 12 years old. In the years since then, I've played AD&D (1st and 2nd Editions), Paranoia, GURPS, Toon, and others which I can't recall. Most recently I've settled on Pathfinder (1e), which is the system for the world I'm building here.
I'm half of the IT Department at a wonderful library in a suburb North of Chicago, Illinois.
Running (distance, not speed!), coffee, Linux, open source development, web development, cats, dogs, LGBTQ+ issues., comics, pirates, steampunk, steampunk pirates.
A Clockwork Orange, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Zootopia, Pulp Fiction, Anything by Mel Brooks, Princess Bride, that one with that person? (Short version: I like movies, but tend to not recall titles.)
Dead End: Paranormal Park, Firefly, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Disenchantment, Steven Universe, The Good Place, Futurama, The Umbrella Academy, The whole Arrowverse Collective, probably some others.
See Favorite Writers.
Terry Pratchett, Seanan McGuire, Mira Grant, Ursula Vernon, Douglas N. Adams, Ray Bradbury, Cory Doctorow, Sophie La Bell, Parke Godwin, Neil Gamin, Annalee Newitz.
GURPS, Pathfinder, Carcassonne, Power Grid, Fluxx, Settlers of Catan, Bohnanza, Munchkin, Satisfactory.