I'm a DM for Philadelphia, PA where I was born and raised. I started d20 later in life but it became a great outlet for my creativity. I view creating a game like writing a script. You have an idea for a story. You flesh out the plot lines and the story arcs. Figure out where you want to start and where you want to end (hopefully it goes there). The only difference is that characters aren't my creation. I don't control them and this is the real joy of playing. The co-operation of player and DM to create a living world with great characters is what to game is all about. I don't run a game like its me veruses the players. That's enough rambling. I hope I can impress and spark some new directions and ideas in your games or character through what I create. Thank you.