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Introduce Yourself / jjkolb
« on: March 14, 2007, 11:21:56 am »
Jeff Kolb.  Male, 5' 10", approximately 175 lbs, light brown hair, no tattoos.  Born in 1968 in Jackson, Michigan.  BA in Finance from Michigan State University.  I am 38 years old and married to the best wife a man could have.  We have three children (all boys) ages 4, 4, and 3.  Favorite band: KISS.  Favorite superhero: Batman.  Favorite sports team: Green Bay Packers.  Favorite TV character: Arthur Fonzarelli (the "Fonz").

I started playing AD&D 1.0 back in the early eighties with friends from the neighborhood.  We used miniatures made of lead and dice that had to have the numbers colored in with crayon.  Modules like Keep on the Borderlands, Ravenloft, Horror on the Hill, and Against the Giants were some of my favorites.  You tried to get the lowest AC possible and -10 was the best you could do.  THAC0-good times, good times.  

Along came the Commodore 64, the greatest gaming machine, ever.  Video games replaced PnP among my group of friends.  All of the CRPG were single player, however.  My favorites were The Bard's Tale, Ultimas I, II, and III, Questron I and II, Phantasie, and Legacy of the Ancients.

Then I went to college and gave up on CRPGs for a while-until Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale.  Those got me hooked again.  I kept looking at NWN but my system at the time was not able to run it.  Finally I was able to buy the gold version and started playing the OC.  It was cool but I still longed to play with other people.  

I started to look into these things called Persistent Worlds.  The first one I found was Layonara Online.  It sounded interesting so I wrote up a character submission and met the dragon.  That was more than two years ago.  I have made a few good friends here, sadly some have left.  My NWN time is limited but enjoy the interaction every time I am on.  

My one and only character's name, Klaugraquene Dragonbane (Klaug), is from my old PnP days.  We had trouble coming up with names for our characters so I designed a random name generator, hence the odd name.  Klaug is in the mold of Sturm Brightblade, the knight from the Dragonlance novels.

Thanks to Leanthar and the team for creating and maintaining a tremendous world for us to play in.
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