Hi all. I'm Sweep.
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Why I joined: I love to play games (especially strategy card games) and to design them.
(1) Games - I've played games fairly intensively for over ten years now. Computer games were a big thing for me for a while, but over time I've come to focus more on roleplaying and strategy card games. I also like miniature-based war games, but ultimately found them too expensive and time consuming to be worth the effort. I usually modify the rules of whatever roleplaying game I run fairly heavily, with a view to making it more tactical/strategic, more intuitive, and of course more enjoyable. I've also played Magic: The Gathering for over ten years (and quite seriously for about four). The recent Great Designer Search 2 run by Wizards of the Coast inspired me and a friend to design a set of our own M:TG cards, but in the process of doing this I stumbled upon the WTactics project... and here I am.
(2) Professional - I've completed a university degree in which I suppose you'd describe my main focus as language (mostly Latin, and therefore English, with a bit of Ancient Greek and Anglo-Saxon thrown in), though I've also studied quite a bit of history (largely ancient, some medieval) and philosophy. I currently work full time in university administration and am taking a course in literature just for fun.
What I hope to do: A few things. I'd very much like to help with copy-editing, which, perverse as this may sound, I rather enjoy. On a more exciting note, I'd also love to help with the development of rules, cards and the setting background. I and a group of friends have actually already done a bit of playtesting ourselves, and we are amassing a bunch of ideas, at present scattered throughout random emails and bits of paper, some of which I hope to collate and make reasonably presentable to you reasonably soon.