I am Duncan Dewar (aka Nerdvana, Rathess and/or PierceOfAmber on the internet for years). I am a computer technician by profession, parent and teacher by nature and a roleplaying gamer by choice. I intend to use some space here on BluWiki to host information about a roleplaying game I am preparing to run. I am located in Thonotosassa, Florida.
Nerdvana's BluWiki Pages
Main pages only, subpages are listed in the categories. They are listed in order of creation.
- Creation Et All - A Wiki that will be a collection of notes and information about and for a game of Exalted (which is on permanent hiatus at this time). I could explain it more here, but what's the point - its explained there. For a list of all of the articles in the Wiki (as they are subpages) check out the category link below.
- Stellar Journeys - A Wiki that will be a collection of notes and information about a game universe (and house rules also) for a space game using the GURPS 4th Edition rules set. For a list of all of the articles in the Wiki check out the category link below.
- Paper Dice - A list of links for paper dice for use with roleplaying games.
Images are listed in the order they were uploaded.
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I have been a roleplayer since 1983 when my maternal grandmother gave me the basic and expert D&D boxed sets. It has been an obsession of mine ever since.
I am currently playing in an Aberrant game and running an Exalted game.
Games Nerdvana Has Owned
- This list is as complete as I can currently make it. I no longer own all these games, but I have at some point or another.
- Amber Diceless Roleplaying
- Battlelords of the 23rd Century
- Beyond the Supernatural
- Blood Dawn
- Call of Cthulhu
- Changeling the Dreaming
- Cyberpunk 2020
- Dark Conspiracy
- DC Heroes
- Dr. Who
- Dream Park
- (Original) Dungeons & Dragons
- Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
- 1st Edition
- 2nd Edition
- Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition (and 3.5 Edition)
- Exalted (1st and 2nd Editions)
- Gamma World (pretty much any edition)
- Heroes Unlimited
- Mage the Ascention
- Master Book
- Skyrealms of Jorune
- SLA Industries
- Space 1889
- Star Frontiers
- Star Wars The Roleplaying Game
- Star Ward d20
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness
- Traveller The New Era
- Twilight 2000
- Vampire the Masquerade
- Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay
- Werewolf the Apocalypse
- Wraith the Oblivion
I am the father of three (a boy and two girls) and am constantly amazed at what benefit a parent gains from their children - I never knew how much of a two-way street it was until I began travelling it.
I have been a computer technician of one sort or another for more than a decade. While I was in college (at USF) I began working in the computer labs. At the time I was a Geology (or Theater, depending on the timing) student. After graduating with a degree I knew I didn't want to really work in the field of, I got a job as a level one technician and customer service representative with Sprint Internet Passport (Sprints abortive attempt to be a direct-to-the-customer internet provider) and then I got the job I am still at now in 1996 providing technical support for a major accounting company.
My specialty with computers is software support, but I truly love working with Microsoft Office - particularly Word and Excel. I am passable with Power Point and know enough to pretend to do Access - I want to learn more about doing databases however.
I began playing with HTML in 1996 and I have a few passable pages. I also love Wikis. I am not good enough with either to do anything professionally, but I do enjoy them.
I enjoy a few forums, some have faded from my interest over the years, but I almost always am involved in one or another. As I think to I may list them here.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
I am an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy. I may, at some point, begin listing those books I have read here (or elsewhere) to help me track all of it.