In Their Own Words
Jane is 46, a lawyer doing criminal defense work and juvenile defense from Akron, Ohio. She played D&D in college off papers mimeod from a guy named Gary Gygax. Before she graduated from college, their DM did manage to get an actual set of printed pamphlets. Nowadays, she plays EverQuest with 4 people in her family.
Bill is a 54-year-old firefighter for the US Forest Service from Oregon with 20+ years of firefighting experience. He plays EverQuest with his wife. He has a 51 ranger and a 47 rogue, but his wife says that "the rogue is more him".
Alex is 19, a college student majoring in political science at ASU. He enjoys playing female characters because "little boys generally think you're a girl and will be more lenient to you in bartering or just flat-out give you things."
"Spark" is a 39-year-old computer scientist who specializes in security and works for a media and services company based in the Silicon Valley. She's been gaming ever since Adventure on the mainframe around 1978, but only recently began playing an MMO - WoW.
Diane is 33, a professional mom from New Jersey. She got into Anarchy Online after a conversation with a fellow Lord of the Rings fan at a laundrymat. She considers herself as more of a role-player than a gamer. Her ideal game "would be one where role-playing was mandatory, that didn't revolves around phat loot or grinding out levels in hack ‘n slash type way."
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