Folks who have been following the updates here know there has been some movement around the office.
Daniel is in Singapore, enjoying being a new dad and pursuing life outside the Ogreverse. With his exit, a new Ogre line editor is here. . . namely, me. Today is my third day with the company and if I were any more excited to be here, there would be two of me.
To give you all some background, I am a bit new to the world of Ogre. I’m a lifelong roleplayer, from GURPS to D&D to Exalted to anything and everything else anyone wanted to play, but tactical wargaming is newer to me.
My beloved husband got me into Ogre, when he mentioned he was dropping some cash on this Kickstarter, and I smiled and went along with it. We both attended the launch party, and now our box lives under the bed because we don’t have another place for it. Yet.
Being newer to Ogre presents some challenges and gives me some advantages.
The challenging part is going to be the same as it is with any new system—learning more than the basics, learning the language of that system until you can talk about it in your sleep, sharpening my tactical skills in general. I figure this means I’m going to lose a lot more Ogre games than I win, but that’s okay. It’s a learning process, one that I can’t wait to really ramp up.
The advantages are probably harder to see, but they’re there—does the system make sense to a newbie, does the everyday language you use to talk about Ogre make it harder to understand, do scenarios help new players ramp up, stuff like that. Just like two Combine infantrymen standing around talking about a mission are going to be pretty incomprehensible to Joe Random Civilian, two enthusiasts talking about Ogre may be hard to understand too. I’m okay with saying “whoa, wait, what?”
On a personal note, I’m a native Texan, a Navy brat, happily married with an assortment of dogs and cats, a member of the Texas Army National Guard, and a total geek. I’m an avid reader, I can quote along with the entire Princess Bride, and I knit.
If you’d like to know anything else, please drop a comment here and I’ll answer! I’m looking forward to this amazing ride with you all!