Yup, 'nother newbie saying "hi".
I've been trolling the site for a couple of months, and I am impressed with the creativity and discussions I have seen. I hope I can be a positive contributor as well.
Quick background: I've spent ~15 of the past 25+ years playing FRP's, starting with mimeographed pre-edition copies of D&D (no, I'm not claiming special insight, just that I'm old
), and have played everything from GURPS to T&T and Paranoia. I mostly stick to AD&D because it's well-known, but I enjoy playing/running most anything that focuses on role-playing: I freely sacrifice "realism" or strict rule interpretation for a good storyline and out-of-box quick-thinking. Variety is key: Some puzzles and some monster-bashing; some real-politik and some moral conundrums. Thankfully, there are many kinds of gamers and plenty of different games, so I feel no need to force anyone else to play my way.
And I appreciate either grog or fine wine, if the company is good.