It can be tough to go at it alone, which is why I can't tell you how happy I am to have Jeff on board. I'll let him give a little bit of a gaming background below. Please join me in giving me him a big RPG Blog 2 welcome!
Greeting and Salutations! My name is Jeff (aka Bonemaster). Many years ago, I sat down and was watching my brother play what I soon find out was Dungeons & Dragons. I asked if I could play and the rest as they say was history. The for the next 25 or so years, I've played a variety of Role-Playing Games. If it was written in the 1990's there is a chance that I've played or at the very least heard about it. Even my short four year tour in the US Navy didn't stop me from playing Role-Playing Games. As a matter of fact, I meet many gamers in the military.
Of course not everything I did is based around gaming. I hold a BA in Computer Information Science, Master's in Geographical Information Science, and is a few credit hours short of a BA degree in Anthropology. I have held a variety of jobs including armed security guard, on-site computer repairman, alarm station monitor, contract archaeologist, network administrator, Linux system administrator, Windows system administrator(although he doesn't like to talk about that),database administrator, and system programmer. I currently employed as database administrator on a non-IT developed project.
A few years ago, I was having a tough time find players or games to play. I decided to start writing a RPG blog. To that end, The Bone Scroll was invented. Blogging was fun, but the thing they don't tell you about blogging is that it can eat a lot of time. I was starting to find that I didn't have to time to write as much as I though I needed to for my blog. Part of that was I had started a podcast, RPG Circus with two other bloggers. I really enjoyed podcasting. It wasn't bettter than blogging but it was different. With the variety of other changes going on, I soon discovered that I did have all the time I needed. I started to look at options as I wanted to continue blogging. To that end, Zach and I decided that it would be great if I joined the RPG Blog 2 staff as a writer. I'm glad to be hear and I look forward writing articles for your amusement and consideration.