Please Introduce Yourself
Hey everyone, welcome to the Tabletop Roleplayer's Book Club.
This club was founded in 2011 on a small gaming forum called Roludo, then moved to G+ where it grew and thrived. Since it's founding, we've read a total of 71 books! With the closing of G+ we've created a new home, here in our own space, and we'd love to have you join us in reading and chatting about the kinds of books that inspire us all to game. Not every member is an active RPG gamer, and you don't need to be either. Deep down, though, all readers of fiction are roleplayers aren't they? We all pictures ourselves beside those characters, sharing their adventure in imaginative settings.
I was known as Apocryphal Chris on G+, but since I'm against use of underscores in online names in the new millennium (they're so '80s) I'm now just Apocryphal. I've been here since the beginning when someone (it was Mount Zion Ryan) said "Hey, I should read the Silmarillion" and a bunch of other people (including me, and Clash, and Ray, and I think Barner, too) said "Yeah, me too!". That was our first book, and it's been a great ride since then.
My reading interests include social Sci-fi, Historical Fiction, Adventure Fiction, and occasionally Fantasy. I also like non-fiction such as Ancient History and Travel Literature - especially old travelogues, which I think are just loaded with gaming potential. My favourite games are traditional in style and generally have great, creative settings in which I can immerse myself: RuneQuest, Tekumel, and Ars Magica to name a few. Both reading and gaming are excuses for me to explore the worlds of the past, the future, and the imagination. Why do you read?
By the way, if you're on GoodReads, you can find me there too: