Meet Otter

So where does your Gamertag/Alias come from? It started as my name at the Renaissance Faire I worked at for many years.  When I joined roller derby, I took the name Otter Limits and it stuck.

What was the first game you were passionate about? To be honest, I am not much of a video gamer.  I am more of a board and Tabletop Role Playing gamer.  The first Board Game I was passionate about was Talisman and the first TTRPG I played was Dungeons and Dragons.

What was your first console? Atari Stunt Cycle – I was 5 and can remember playing it with my older brother.  He was a lifelong video game aficionado

What is/are the game(s) that got you into gaming? I will continue this as the tabletop role player that I am.  The first one I played was Dungeons and Dragons. Since then I have played numerous systems, but despite its flaws and pitfalls, D&D will always have a special place in my heart

When & Why did you fall in love with gaming? I can remember finding my dad’s Red Box when I was around 10.  Not sure he ever played it.  I attempted the solo adventure and my mapping skills were horrendous. When I was 13 (1986, so would have been AD&D 1e) a couple of guys at school invited me to play.  My first character was an Elven Mage.  We moved soon after and I did not play again until my senior year of high school.  

I have always loved ttrpg gaming for the shared story-telling and the ability to be someone else.  I belonged to a couple of long-term groups in college and they meant so much to me.  I will always have a special place in my heart for my fellow adventurers.

If you had a superpower, which would it be? Teleportation – I want to see the world, but I am impatient and poor.

What is an interest of yours outside of gaming? I am an avid reader, a Non-Skating  Roller Derby Official, I safety for Fire Spinners and Dancers and am slightly obsessed with researching things

What is something you love that not everyone knows? I love to research stuff.  Almost all of my comic book knowledge comes from online research, not actually reading them. 

What’s a video/tabletop game that you would recommend to people who don’t play video/tabletop games? For anyone who doesn’t like board games, I always recommend cooperative board games.  They have less pressure, tend to be more fun and it is easier to be social.  Forbidden Island or Forbidden Desert are good ones to start with. If you like those, you can branch out to some of my favorites such as Elder Sign or Cthulhu Pandemic 

For the TTRPG players among us, who is your favorite character that you’ve created, and why? I created a Tabaxi Rogue that I love so much that I have played at several different levels and in several different games.  She is a swashbuckler and grew up onboard a ship.  She is extremely curious and has no boundaries nor does she understand social distances.  She will touch anything and is impulsive.  She is a lot of fun to play

You are stuck in a board game/video game/ttrpg. Which is it and why? NONE!  I have a tendency to play dark fantasy/horror/apocalyptical board games and TTRPGs and would not want to live in them at all!  

Who/What inspires you? Anyone who lives authentically.  People who take risks.  People who are willing to follow their dreams. Artists and poets.  Dancers and dreamers. 

Where can we find you outside of RWoG? I can be found with Equal Opportunity Geeks on Twitter and Facebooks(twitter.com/EOGeeks / www.facebook.com/EOGeeks)
And on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/ottergeekdom

Published by Crymson Pleasure

I am a Mom, Wife, Mental Health Advocate, Gamer, and Variety Streamer. I hate talking about myself but that is what this is here for so, let’s chat. I started Real Women of Gaming as a Facebook page and watched it grow over the years. Every year I am more proud of the work we do and the people I am surrounded by. These are amazing people that I wouldn’t trade for the world.

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