Re: Introduce yourself!
Kramer (that is to say, James D.) here, 46 of Everett, WA (formerly of Canoga Park, CA). I started playing D&D Blue Box circa 1978, moving to AD&D sometime during 1979/1980 while in high school. Played through high school, but once I got into college, everyone went to different colleges, and the gaming group was lost. Playing ceased by mid-1983.
Fast-forward 16 years to 1999; rediscovered AD&D while cleaning my home "office" (in reality, a spare room in the house that held everything my wife and I couldn't figure out what to do with after moving to Washington State). Found an old box with dried out packing tape buried under years of accumulated "marriage." Therein lay all my old lead miniatures. That was quickly followed by the discovery of all my gaming books.
Fast-forward again another 11 (almost 12) years, and I have been deeply involved in a number of AD&D PBeM games, and started Usherwood Publishing to distribute my long forgotten manuscripts online. To-date, I've compiled 7 adventures (2 by Alphonso Warden, and 5 by myself....always on the lookout for other budding authors), with 3 more in various stages of development, and numerous others in outline form.
Professionally, I'm a freelance graphic designer, now working out of the house (I mean, I have a domestically-located center of business) after having spent 13 years at a certain Redmond, WA-based software company designing their retail and self-paced training books.