We’ll start with an easy first question… Who are you and where are you from?
Mik Calow (@Vobeskhan), 40+ gamer dad from Leicester.
How long have you been into roleplaying games?
A little over 30 years now. Started in 1980 with original Red Box, played through 1 st and 2nd Edition
before taking a break then getting the bug again with 4e about 3 years ago.
What systems do you usually play and do you usually play/DM?
Usually its 4e these days, DMing weekly Encounters now at Tabletop Tyrants in Leicester, as well as
Lair Assaults there and at Mondo Comico. Though I try to get to be a player when possible when I
visit Mondo as its usually my only chance, I quite like the opportunity to DM for different players.
I’ve just got my regular FR 4e campaign back in play on a monthly basis at my friends house.
Whats your favourite D&D Campaign setting and why?
The Forgotten Realms has always been my campaign setting of choice (with Ravenloft running a very
close second). A huge fan of the numerous novels produced throughout the 80-90’s for the Realms,
particularly the R A Salvatore Drizzt series.
Whats your favourite individual adventure?
It would have to be either N5 Under Illefarn, FRC1 Ruins of Adventure, or I6 Ravenloft – all 1 st Ed
adventures that I rejigged for running in my 2nd Ed campaigns over the years.
How would you describe your DMing style?
- Its all about the combat
- The story rules all
- By the book, ma’am
- Improv is the key
- A general mix of the above
I’d like to think its a general mix, although I’ve been gaming 30+years I’m still a relative newbie to
4e and tend to follow the script on printed adventures, though I try to inject a bit of myself into the
npc’s etc involved.