- About Storian
- United Kingdom
- Currently unemployed
- Apologies if this gets a little long winded...
I'm a 22 year old man born and bred in northern England. I can be rather blunt sometimes and I'm definitely not politically correct (my apologies in advance if I cause any unintentional offence). I'm currently looking for work, though with companies going bust left and right, leaving so many people out of work, finding a job isn't exactly easy at the moment. I've got a diploma in IT, which qualifies me to build computers, get a tech support job or even do web design, but unfortunately everyone seems to want experienced people these days and I have no commercial experience, and people building computers freelance are ten a penny.
- Building computers (well, when I have the parts at least)
Mostly in C++, though I have a little Java and Visual Basic 6.0 under my belt. I'm a little out of practice with C++, and I've never really looked into writing windows based software with it, but I intend to get started on learning that reasonably soon.
Mostly using play by post these days, but in person when I can get it. Also, I'm a little picky about systems; I'm not a huge fan of d20 for role play, though Star Wars d20 Revised does it reasonably well, but I find it great fun for dungeon crawling. As to role play, I prefer games along the lines of GURPS and the Riddle of Steel, as both offer considerably more believable and in depth combat, which combat heavy or combat light is fairly important to me. I'm not a huge fan of player characters being able to take multiple arrows through the chest without batting an eyelash, regardless of how powerful they are.
Chess (which I don't often get chance to play these days)
I'm currently reading A Song of Ice and Fire (I've just started the second book, so please don't spoil things for me).