Hello, my name is Vincent though I generally go by Forte. I am the creative mind behind [Tales of Veltrona], my large fantasy monster people-based world. I am a lifelong video game player since the age of 5, and I've been on the computer ever since.
There's nothing too fancy there, I fell down the EVE Online hole rather than World of Warcraft, shelled out a good 15 years to corporate space war simulator. I ran a modestly notorious group in the roleplaying scene for a while called the True Slave Foundations
, acting as antagonists with our fanatical loyalty to Sansha's Nation. Concurrent to that, and longer for a while, I played a lot of League of Legends.
I eventually peaked in high masters/low challenger as a midlane Syndra main for a few years before circumstances shattered my love for that game.
I've always been big into fantasy and science fiction, finding both genres expansive and captivating. Of the two probably more fantasy than sci-fi, though I think sci-fi has a harder barrier of entry so less of it enters the marketplace. Being an on/off roleplayer, short story writer, and persona creator over the years, my writing talent is more home baked than from schools or colleges. My teachers always complimented the work but, sadly, suffering from self-criticism I never put much stock into what I made.
That being said, I always wanted to create a truly large project, something to be my creative 'home', as it were. Thus, calling upon all the games, books, stories, and more I experienced, I endeavor to cultivate that home in Tales of Veltrona. I do not know where it will go in its life, but hopefully it is somewhere that, for those who find it, it is enjoyable. Perhaps, in a small way, transformative for them as so many other works were for me.
But that has a long way to go still.
- Super Metroid
- Hollow Knight
- EVE Online (formerly Ghost Hunter)
- Among Us
- Monster Hunter World
- Supreme Commander
- Minecraft (so many mods)
- Serious Sam
- Doom (2016/Eternal)
- Megaman X & Zero series
- Final Fantasy XIV
- Nier: Automata
- Armored Core
- Zone of the Enders