Let me tell you about my backstory

Cover of the Warhammer Quest Roleplay Book

Today, I’m going to talk about myself. It’s a bit self-indulgent, but it’s my blog so I’m going to do it anyway.

Specifically, I’m going to talk about my history with roleplaying games, through the lens of the games that I played before I became fully immersed in the hobby about two and a half years ago.

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One Small Step: It’s not a pun, it’s wordplay

Hello, everyone. Welcome to my new blog!

My name is Stephen. Or, if shortened, Steve. Or, sometimes, Step. I play tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs). It’s fun! I’m into other things too, movies and books and so on, but playing RPGs is what I’m into most of all. It’s what I love to do with my time. It’s, basically, the best.

This is my first proper blog. I’ve posted stuff online in other formats, but never on a blog. Starting it feels like a significant milestone, so I will increase one of my skills by 1 rank and reword one of my character aspects.

…I’m sorry, that’s a joke about Fate Core. I might talk about Fate Core in a future blog post. For now, I’ll just say it’s one of the many RPGs I play and move on.

Because I love RPGs, the subject of my first blog was never in doubt. This space will be about RPGs of all kinds. I will step inside the stories and the systems, explore and analyse them, then ramble on probably at some length. Maybe I’ll talk about other things too, but only if they apply somehow to RPGs. I don’t expect to post on a regular fixed basis, but I’ll post when I have something to say. I’m really looking forward to it! It would be great if you’d join me!

P.S. I confess I struggled a bit to think of a title. I looked up blog-naming advice and brainstormed and so on, but that didn’t really help. Since I’m called Step, and I’m into RPGs, and I’m going to use the blog to step into and examine RPGs… to be honest, it shouldn’t have taken nearly as long as it did to figure out what to call it. At least I worked it out in the end!