Oct 2, 2008
[Note: Raef was a founding host of the D6 Generation but has since moved on from the show. He still contributes via The Hollywood Minute segment and occasional guest spots in the third chair.]
I was instantly hooked into miniature
when, as a 12 year old boy, my family took my brother and
Gettysburg, PA. While there we were in a store, and I saw a
3D terraintable with Confederate and Union
Soldiers displayed on the board. I thought it was yet another
diorama, but nooooo the shopkeep assured me it was in fact, wait
for it, a miniature game. I was instantly hooked,
although did not play my first miniature game until I met
Craig and Russ and the gang in 1995ish. The game was 40k. Of
course, having grown up on RPG's and Computer games goes without
saying all the way back the Nintendo systems and
D&D. And of course comics became a love of mine
at the same time as D&D. Having collected all of the
original Todd McFarlane comics, just 'cause I was a kid reading
comics, is a proud achievement of
Now I try to insulate myself from the powerful mind force that Russ both consciously and unconsciously projects into my brain in regards to different games. I love collecting, modeling, painting and playing. I often say that for these reason, miniature wargaming is the perfect hobby for me. It lets me collect when I am in that mood, it lets me play and socialize when I am in that mood, and it lets me read and create when I am in that mood. Perfect!
I am new to the MMO scene having started with LOTRO (Lord of the Rings Online), gravitated to WoW, and now am enjoying the freedom of WAR. (Warhammer Online). For the first time in my life, I will actually be playing PC games on a gaming Rig (DogHouse Systems). I also enjoy my xbox 360 and enjoy the stealth action adventure games the best, think Bioshock and Thief, and Splinter Cell before it went weird.
I am generally a happy person who views the world as the glass is half full, and enjoy the different roles I have in life as: Friend, Lawyer, Husband, Father, Gamer, and Podcast Host.