Game Designer, Writer, Singer, Sentry, Agonothetai
My name is Dav Flamerock and I am a college student attending school in New England (though I am formerly of California). I am most interested in tabletop games, from board games to card games to tabletop miniature games. The hope is to become a game designer one day.
In addition, I also have a dozen other interests. Biology falls on there, as I am studying to do biology research at the moment, as does writing--another thing I am studying, which you will also find a hefty dose of on this site. I am also a huge fan of social games and puzzle solving, which is why I also play "alternate reality games," which more recently have expanded to be transmedia stories with less specific structures. Well, I do run into a lot of trouble when I have to keep up with school...
If you don't know what an alternate reality game, is, then I recommend you visit http://unfiction.com and find out right away. To be brief, they are interactive, transmedia storytelling experiences that use the real world as a platform--rather than playing in a virtual setting, you are in social networks, on youtube, in chat rooms, and in the real world.
I should add that I sing a lot as well--for 7 years I have been in the chorus of the Christmas Revels (California branch), which is basically the most amazing show ever produced. Presently my early music itch is being scratched by the Collegium chorus at my university, which is an amazing music group!
You'll find that most of my influences and interests stem from science fiction and fantasy--my absolute favorite author of all time being the master of horror himself, H.P. Lovecraft. You will find that most of my stories, many of which are online on this site, are all science-fiction, high fantasy (like Magic: the Gathering), or Lovecraft-style subtle horror. These influence my interest in both games and stories, so in addition to reading Lovecraft or Ari Marmell, you'll also find me playing and designing games like D&D, Call of Cthulhu, Arkham Horror, Magic: the Gathering, the Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, and scores of others. I will begin posting my game designs on this website as they're completed, and will do something similar with the Roleplays that I write.
After that introduction to who I am and what I'm about, I hope you enjoy this site and the documents I have posted here.~Dav Flamerock