Worlds

Why I Game – Dustin Alexander

I will be forever grateful for the friends and family I have in my life. They are what keep me from going down the dark alley of depression, despair and bitterness which someone of my size can often find themselves falling into.

They really don’t know how big of an impact they make, and I don’t think I am great at telling them. But it is because of them that I want to succeed despite the what sometimes seems like insurmountable odds.

I am a flawed individual and if left to my own devices could succumb to my own indulgences. But I don’t. I constantly strive to improve, to be a better person, to take the high road, and to help those around me. Those are lessons I learned from the company I keep. Unbeknownst to them, they are constantly pushing me to do better and to pay it forward.

It is this some of these friends that you will be listening to each week, one who inspired me to finish my degree when I would have otherwise given up, one to be a friend when I was lonely and alone my first year of college, and one to constantly be a sounding board and geeky friend even though she lives 12 hours away.

I try to always be there for them because they have made me a better person in one way or another. They have trusted and loved me when I have not always loved myself, even when I felt I was at my worst or lowest point. It is because of that I will always try my best to be there for them when they need me. They have done more for me then they will ever realize.

Games are a way to bring my favorite people together and enjoy their company. It is a time I get to encourage them as much as they encourage me. It’s to challenge and compete and have fun and forget the things in our lives that may not be going as well.

Everytime I am lucky enough have a group of friends together I just like to take a step and try to capture the moment as best as possible. I realize that things can not get much better than this.

Games are fun, they inspire, teach strategy, create competition and camaraderie-ship, but best of all, they bring friends together. Some of my best memories are with friends or family playing games.

The Fantastic Worlds Podcast was built on the idea of having a group of friends come together and play a game. For me, the Fantastic Worlds Podcast is a chance to see the smiling faces of some of my favorite people each week. That is why I do this and this is why I love to play games.

Episode 00 – Welcome to the Fantastic Worlds Podcast

It has been a century since the immortal witch Baba Yaga last visited the world, and the hour draws nigh for her return. But when she fails to appear in the frozen realm of Irrisen to usher in its newest ruler, pockets of winter begin to grow throughout the Inner Sea. After 1,400 years of perpetual winter, the icy curse of Irrisen is spreading! What links do these strange blizzards and swaths of wintry landscapes have with Irrisen, and is there any truth to the growing rumors that the Witch Queen Elvanna has taken full control of the realm? Can her plans for the Inner Sea be thwarted, or will the Reign of Winter engulf the world?

Join us every Wednesday as we explore this fantastic world full of adventure, mystery, and magic. The Fantastic Worlds Podcast begins with three episodes released on August 22nd and new episodes every Wednesday thereafter.

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Abraxas Hillrunner – Level 1

Abraxas Hillrunner

Much of his childhood was spent in the Lands of the Linnorm Kings. Therefore, he was more than thrilled when he heard and answered the call to serve the natural world. Since then he has traveled far from his homeland and his beloved family.

Abraxas revels in travel and exploration. Because of his upbringing, he is most at home in the hills and mountainous terrain. He is also comfortable with the cold. He spends much of his time in the wilderness and that is the way he likes it. He is easy going and inquisitive; useful traits for a traveler. His calling keeps him primarily in the wilds. He can be quite the fish out of water on the rare visit to “civilization.”

 

Player: Angel Espinoza
Actor: Karl Urban
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral 
Character Class: Artic Druid
Current Level: 1
Deity: The Green Faith
Homeland: Ulfen
Race: Natural Werewolf

Size: Medium
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Birthday: Desnus 12 4684 AR
Height:5’8″
Weight: 173 lb
Hair: Dark brown
Skin: Tan

Alignment Statement:

“When nature calls, I reply. When nature speaks, I listen. And when nature angers, I destroy.” (d20pfsrd.com Publishing, Call of the Wild)

Values:

Duty

First and foremost. His sacred duty is to serve the primal forces of nature. He has been called by the unnamed forces of the planet. His oath to it must come first.

When not in conflict to his sacred duty, he holds the wisdom of the law of the pack.

Life
All things exist in balance. As the sun rises, so too it must set. He eats the flesh of his prey as he in turn will be devoured.

Magic is the gift of his devotion. He has no problem using it to heal.

The undead are an affront to nature and must be destroyed or laid to rest.

Adventure
His ancestors traveled the entire span of mountain ranges. Travel is in his blood. He delights in discovery and adventure.

Bonds:

  • Odessa saved my life at the lighthouse; I will preserve her life.
  • Odessa’s eyes can find both beauty and the perfect spot to aim for; she may become a trusted ally
  • Odessa can talk to anyone; I have much to learn from her.
  • Pippa can talk to anyone; I have much to learn from her.
  • Pippa knows that you don’t need a title or badge to dispense frontier justice; she may become a trusted ally.
  • Pippa could have met a watery end; I will help her survive the dangers of wilds.