For those of you looking for profound exposition on the nature of life or witty political commentary, this isn't the blog you're looking for. Dankelblarg is primarily a place for me to vent and talk about my gaming-related hobbies. I might occasionally throw something out that's non-gaming related, but be prepared to see more gaming or painting related articles than anything else.
While I don't quite qualify for gamer grognard status, I have been gaming since around 1991. Since them I've continuously evolved as a role-player and while I'm relatively satisfied with my style as a player, I'm constantly striving to improve as a Gamemaster. I feel I have the knowledge to succeed at Gamemastering the type of game I want to run, but putting my ideas into practice never seems to go as well as I would have liked. Hopefully if I try enough I'll eventually get it right.
I picked up miniature painting in around 2001 when a few friends and I tried out Mordheim for a spell back in college. Unfortunately class work took up too much time to play regularly and we stopped our games, but I wound up keeping with painting as a side hobby. I pretty much painted just to paint for a few years until a friend and I decided to try Warmachine back in 2005. Since then I'm collecting and painting Protectorate and Legion of Everblight Hordes models.
Blarg aside I'm a software analyst living and working in the shadow of the world's largest croquette wicket, also known as the St. Louis metro area.