A selection of businesses that my PC's have started in My D&D Realm.
I am eldarbeast, eldar to my friends, and I have joined this august group to learn better roleplay, both before and behind the DM's board.
My humble beginning in D&D started in 1991, after experiencing a spiral fracture of the right fibula while LARPING with the Markland Medieval Mercenary Militia. Before this time, I was an avid boardgamer (Blitzkrieg, Panzer Leader, Squad Leader, Wooden Ships and Iron Men, Axis and Allies, Risk), with limited roleplaying through the Traveller RPG system.
I had avoided D&D due to the rumours of its being 'Satanical'...
*Whew!* Glad there was no truth to that!
I joined Aramax's game at about year 17. My first character was a short lived 'blink' dog. My next PC was almost as short lived. Then I buckled down and really started to take an interest in the game and my third PC. Some three years later after having been slain and brought back to life due to a forgotten ring upon my finger, Real Life's fortunes had me leaving to seek greener pastures.
I moved to several different states in seeking a better way to make a living. And, along the way, I met others in the various Realms of roleplaying: Some like Chris, who taught me that keeping Your PC's happy was one of the finer points running long campaigns, Consistency is another secret, and actually following an outline helps to guide Your PC's towards the goals they think they need to achieve.
I have been more DM for the past decade, predominantly 2nd Ed, D&D in the Forgotten Realms from the Moon Sea to Arabel, to the Sword Coast and lastly the Vilhon Reach. My longest campaign was the same 5 PC's and lasted nearly 6 years. They retired their PC's at between 15th through 17th levels.
My current group are all new Players and we have played for nearly two years.
And, I recently joined a 'new' Basic D&D game as a player character!
So, please take me away and enrich me with Your wit and charm!