Dwarf Fortress

1. What’s your favorite kind of video game to play with your family?
Sandbox construction-orientated games containing procedurally generated content.

2. What’s your favorite quality in a male game character? Female game character?
I typically like characters who think and talk first, then bash later. In that order.

3. What kinds of game do you avoid?
I typically avoid ultra-violent murder simulators. There has to be something more to the game than killing. Something artful, an exploration of darkness within, etc.

4. What’s your favorite quality in your gaming buddies (kids or not)?
Open to trying new things, wants to build and work together, but loves competition and a trick or two now and then (i.e., work but have fun too).

5. What’s your main fault as a gamer?
I don’t like stopping. I will do harm to myself (lose sleep, skip excercise) to get extra hours in.

6. How has gaming shaped your identity?
Everything in my life is influenced by gaming (good and bad).

I have been enthralled with imaginary worlds and making them for over three decades now.

Gaming and the lure of it has been pulling me through the darkest times of my life and it’s far from over!

Gaming has driven me to succeed in ways that I am not sure I would if I was not a gamer.

7. What’s your idea of a miserable gaming experience?
Gaming when someone is not having fun.

8. In which virtual world would you choose to vacation?
One of my own making, but it would likely be akin to a Minecraft world on peaceful mode.

9. Which game did you find most visually appealing?
Dwarf Fortress

10. Which game has your favorite story?
Dwarf Fortress

11. Which video game character would you choose to be a hero for your kids?
I honestly don’t know off hand…

12. What are your favorite gaming snacks?
Crackers and cheese

13. Who’s your favorite video game villain?
Herobrine (http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Herobrine)

14. Which video game ability/item/superpower would you most like to be gifted with?
Ability to put myself in the machine and make it do what I wanted.

15. What video game character would you pick to cosplay if you had unlimited time and resources?
A Warhammer 40k Space Marine in Terminator armor

16. Most interesting way you’ve ever died in a video game?
Very slowly, due to hunger , thirst, and poison. It made trivial encounters completely different experiences. A rat is a necessary meal, will that plant kill me, is this water safe—it made mundane low level encounters meaningful.