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Born to Game

I played my first game of D&D in 1984, in my friend Ted's basement (thanks Ted!). I played a Dwarf fighter who got killed in his second battle, and was instantly hooked. It was Advanced Dungeons & Dragons back then (AD&D), and I didn't know a single rule, but thankfully our DM did, so the games kept going, and were always a lot of fun (thanks Ted!)


Fast forward about thirty years or so, and suddenly I'm a father with three kids who want to learn how to play D&D... So I go to a game store, buy the Essentials Pack, and lead them through a few sessions...and again, I'm hooked!

When I'm not DM-ing I work as an instructor of English Literature at Trent University, in Peterborough (Canada, not the UK). And when I'm not doing that I will probably be reading.

I've coached kids' baseball, soccer and hockey. I've been a professional teacher at university and college for over 20 years. If you want to learn how to play D&D, I can teach you.

I've read thousands of books—everything from Gilgamesh to Game of Thrones—and watched just as many movies. If you want someone who can spin a story and steal from the best of the past, then I'm your guy.

My only goal in every game of Dungeons & Dragons is to make sure that everybody has fun. If I could have one absolutely inviolable table rule, that would be it.

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