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Alec Englund

3 years on StartPlaying

38 games hosted

About me

I'm a 29 year old ex-middle school science teacher living in the USA, and I absolutely love Dungeons & Dragons. I've been playing the game for years now, and it was love at first sight. It is a game I truly think anyone can enjoy and get value out of. From the power gamers who want to crunch numbers and smash skulls, to the role players who want to step into another's shoes and be someone else, or even those that want to just sit back and enjoy the crazy ride. Outside of dungeons & dragons, I enjoy playing videogames, watching movies and shows, and having quality time reading with my cats Cake and Cinnamon. My favorite games are League of Legends, Satisfactory, Skyrim, Pokemon, Halo, and my current favorite Risk of Rain 2.

GM style

First and foremost, I like to make sure to run a safe table where players can come to have fun and enjoy a game. The enjoyment of everyone is the prime focus, which sometimes means taking the less-optimal route, and sometimes means sacrificing character-narrative. That being said, I lean more towards the roleplaying side of the game. I do love combat and making combat dramatic, but for me combat is just another vehicle for great roleplaying! I definitely do character voices, worldbuilding, and prefer expeditious fantasy over nitty-gritty. Things like carry weight won't matter, until its a crazy amount (that huge gold statue won't fit into your pack, after all). Humor is similar, I like to make sure humor is worked into the gameplay, but also serious moments for real expression and emotion. I am open to homebrew, unearthed arcana, and any published WOTC material. I also have my own homebrew I work on as well, which my players are welcome to try out. There are only a few things I would say "no" to, and usually it is within normal reason. GAME PLATFORM NOTE: It wasn't an option below, but I usually do my battle maps in Photoshop, and share my screen over Discord. I have also used Roll20 before, if players prefer that. TIME/AVAILABILITY NOTE: I am available after 5pm to 11pm on weekdays, and much more open on weekends from 10am to 11pm (all times in US Central).

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