@VyrVandalous Duke of Syndesia here.
I have been gaming all my life...
I began with the Odyssey system in the 1970s.
Then progressed through Atari 2600 and Vectrex.
On the Atari 800 in the 1980s I completed the original Ultima II, III, and IV. I spent most of this decade painting lead figures and rolling D&D dice.
In the 1990s I fell in love with Doom and Diablo... and as I finished my Ph.D. in the history of technology, I was pulled away from the gaming world due to real life.
I wrote books... taught university classes... did stuff.
And now... though still a professor for my day job...I am ready to devote my free time to a virtual world that will easily become more real than my "real world."
Learn more about my professional life at www.ProfessorMDB.com.