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Bob O'Brien | Member Since 12 Jun, 2020
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I'm a semi-retired tech professional who's been involved with Fantasy Role-playing games since the days of the Chainmail Rule set. (You other gamers will know what that is!) Since almost the very beginning, I've been the one asked to be the Game Master because I could come up with the cool and interesting stuff. As a result, I've been worldbuilding the hard way - notebooks and binders at first, then digital documents and spreadsheets as these things came into existence - for over 40 years.

And now, there's WorldAnvil! Finally, a way to organize my thoughts... let me throw down snippets of lore about people, places, items and events without worrying about losing them amid folder after folder of stuff. After only a few weeks, I don't know how I did it in the past. (I do know that if J.R.R. Tolkien had something like this, he'd never have gotten around to writing the books he did! He'd be too busy creating lore!)

My focus has always been on rich settings for roleplaying game campaigns, and my current world project: Cartyrion is no exception. But this time... who knows? I just might try my hand at a short story (or something longer) based on the lore that I'm compiling here! Only time will tell!

Favorite Movies

In no particular order...

  • Casablanca
  • The Lord of the Rings (whole series)
  • The Great Escape
  • The Hobbit (whole series)
  • The Quiet Man
  • Harry Potter (whole series, and throw in Fantastic Beasts,too)

Favorite TV Series

In no particular order...

  • Perry Mason
  • NCIS
  • NCIS-New Orleans
  • Hogan's Heroes
  • Vikings
  • The Stand (Miniseries)
  • Marvel-Agents of Shield

Favorite Books

In no particular order...

  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
  • The Fellowship of the Ring (3 vols) - JRR Tolkien
  • The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
  • Anything by Piers Anthony

Favorite Writers

In no particular order...

  • J.R.R. Toklien
  • Douglas Adams
  • Piers Anthony
  • E. A. Poe
  • Stephen King (the older stuff)

Favorite Games

In no particular order...

  • Fantasy RPGs (various rulesets)
  • Sci-fi RPGs (various rulesets)
  • Settlers of Catan