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Name:
Bill Paley
Birthdate:
12 July 1956
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An enjoyer of life's many pleasures, I'm a Family Practitioner, an avid gamer, and a long-time Science Fiction fan. I work as an office-based physician, with occasional hospital duties, and I enjoy it greatly. I started playing D&D in 1975, just as the original Greyhawk handbook was published. Before that, I spent my time on board games, especially those from Simulations Publications Incorporated (SPI). I used to play Magic: the Gathering but I gave it up to make some money off the old cards, as it had eaten up way too much of my funds, and I didn't have the time to play anymore. I love going to Science Fiction conventions, and I've been reading such material since I was 7.

Folks had persuaded me to restart my 20+-year-old roleplaying campaign which I called World of the Three Moons. After the two decades of play, I had been burned out, and it went on hiatus for five years. We played for over two years, generally quarterly, due to the invasion of reality, and things were going well, at least, from the GameMaster point-of-view, until Dungeonmaster changed its schedule, when I once again put the game on hiatus. We've restarted, with everyone starting fresh with first level characters. Rolemaster anyone?

I'm a former writer for Judges' Guild, and I wrote Traveller, (look here) (or here) and Star Trek Roleplaying Game material for FASA (over here). (Note: I ran into a young man whose father used to GM Traveller with him, and used my first publication as the main plot source, Dra'k'ne Station! What a cool thing to hear!) In addition, I wrote some material for a few generic roleplaying items. A French website asked me for some biographical data to help complete their list of game writers, find it here. Someday, I want to write some fiction and maybe even some non-fiction. In the mid-to-late 70s, I used to write articles for Alarums & Excursions, the D&D fanzine: my title was Searchlight. I'm in the mood to add a bit to this for some arcane reason: I've also been a house & yard salesman, a concession stand operator, a volunteer, an animal waste shoveller, an environmental engineer (AKA a hospital janitor), an eternal student, an amateur historian, and a husband and lover of a very talented and deeply-loved forestcats.

Favorite button progression:
"Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya; you killed my father, prepare to die!"
"Hello, my name is Batman; you killed my father, prepare to die!"
"Hello, my name is Darth Vader; I am your father, prepare to die!"
"Hello, my name is Oedipus; you are my father, prepare to die!"
And the new piece that I just heard:
"Hello, my name is Obi-Wan Kenobi, you killed my master, prepare to die!"
...even newer yet:
"Hello, my name is Bambi, you killed my Mother, prepare to die!"
(Don't you just love it?)

Other interests (150 interests just don't cut it!): anime, cartoons, Co-Dominium series, ethnic music, Falkenberg's Legion, forest cats, FIAWOL, improvisation, nautical fiction, Medieval: Total War, Mars mission, Death (as in Sandman's little sister), woodcarving, used book shops, foreign films (especially Japanese), Akira Kurosawa, The Flash, Green Lantern, Rising Stars, Aubrey and Maturin, Horatio Hornblower, Star Wars, Dennis Miller, George Carlin, Tim Powers, The Prisoner, Spider Robinson, comedy, UCLA, Doctor Demento, dumbeks, Jethro Tull, Djembes, bongos, bodhrans, Flashman, spices, rain on the roof, fire in the fireplace, JMS, Moog, steel drums, Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqatsi, Hawaiian shirts, aromatherapy, horse racing, archery, clouds, Moody Blues, vistas, Led Zeppelin, landscapes, Simon & Garfunkle, Talking Heads, Mediaeval Baebes, Kodo, cat breeding, rabbit breeding, friends (not the show), bagpipes, sketching, fantasy miniature figures, laughter, Dante's Divine Comedy, biogeography, KCRW, Neal Stephenson, Spider Jerusalem, cloisonne pins (only of places that I've been to, or of things I'm interested in), Olympics, sounds of nature, egg creams, Mike Resnick, Roger Zelazny, Transmetropolitan, Usagi Yojimbo, Stan Sakai, Vlad Taltos, Will Shetterly, David Bowie, Blue Oyster Cult, King Crimson, philately (specifically British Empire/Commonwealth, Israel, and distantly anything else), Oingo Boingo (specifically "Dead Man's Party"), Harry Potter, klezmer, Anuna, Doonesbury, Bloom County, Tom Lehrer, Traffic, world beat, Jay & Silent Bob, Tori Amos, Northern Exposure, Thomas Newman, Blue Man Group, Bill Engvall, The Capitol Steps, lobster, Thai cuisine, Indian cuisine, Ethiopian cuisine, Cajun/Creole cuisine, Chicago Pizzas (especially Edwardo's), venison, certain Greek foods, Baklava, tapas restaurants, sangria with friends, fondue, Tullamore Dew (though I can't drink it anymore), kringle, Persian cuisine, ginger, ginger ale (especially if I can find it alcoholic!), Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Good Eats, Six Feet Under, New Orleans, Quentin Tarentino, truffles (both fungus and chocolate), Vertigo comics, Rick Brant mysteries (sort of like the Hardy Boys, but better), Supreme Power (another JMS comic), Opus (another Berk Breathed comic), Bold and Stupid Men (AKA The Swordsmen), Thomas Kemper's cream soda, Virgil's root beer, Bill the Cat, port (the wine, not the place ships visit), apple martinis, WXRT, Hunter S. Thompson, Adam and the Ants, Bill & Ted, Elfquest, Wendy Pini, Human League, Peter Gabriel, Peter Schilling, pirates, vinyl albums, CDs, cassette tapes, Wang Chung, The Hooters, Three Dog Night, Ankh-Morpork, Great A'Tuin, The Cars, Dork Tower, RHPS, The Tick, early Woody Allen (especially Love and Death), Adrian Mole, electronica, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, horse racing, darts, Pixar films, The Red Star, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zizou, The Bard's Tale, game meats (especially venison, goose, duck, buffalo, caribou), Firefly, aloha shirts, the Dorsai Irregulars and the Klingon Diplomatic Corps, Deadwood, Wonderfalls, Jim Butcher, The Sopranos, David Wishart,

Watch the space above carefully! I keep adding more to it!



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Ultimate Gamer!!
GM says drop 2d10, aanndd... you roll 84% !
What, are you a first generation gamer? Did you own the brown box?! Whatever you do in your spare time, gaming seems to be your job. Either you looked up the answers or you're the best of the best, the type that makes other gamers strive to know more. Just don't let the knowledge overwhelm the newbies, it tends to push them from the hobby. We all bow before you. You are the living nat 20, congradulations. I'm going to flee the scene now ;)




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