Mr.Owl Executive Board

  • Male
  • from Stamford, CT 06905, USA
  • Used to be called Digger614
  • Member since Aug 11th 2015

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About Me
About Me
Name:
Steven

How old are you?
Old enough to know better, young enough to play with toy soldiers.

Where are you from and where do you live right now?
I live on the East Coast of the USA in Stamford, Connecticut.

What do you do for living?
Intellectual property (patent/trademark/copyright) attorney

Since when are you in the Hobby?
2011

How did you get into the Hobby and what have you done since then?
I took a trip to the UK and wandered into a Games Workshop store in the late 80's or early 90's. I loved the concept and bought a few things, which I painted (I did a terrible job). Got married, went to school (electrical engineering), worked as an consulting engineer, kids came along, went back to school (law school), got licensed as a patent attorney and three kids later, discovered the WHFB Youtube community, which was 8th Edition. I started watching various YouTube channels including Malorian, Oncebitten360, SkaveninAZ, etc. and got interested in the hobby again. I starting buying stuff and tried my hand at painting again (still bad). I bought more stuff and painted (getting better). Bought more and more and more and painted more and more (now I'm doing fairly well). I really like painting and converting at this point. Time constraints however, limited the amount of time I had for playing. That and WHFB was very limited in my area.

As T9A grew, I noticed that the playing scene in my area changed (I could actually get multiple games in a month!!) Then a Facebook T9A group started out of NYC, another started out of Hartford, CT and I was able to get more games in. It's still relatively small in size, but T9A is growing in the Tri-state area and that is awesome to see.

I am generally a casual player, but I really like playing with experienced players and learning tactics. I'm now up to playing in some tournaments. It's very exciting to see this hobby take off in my area. I will do my best to see it grow into a strong community.

Which armies do you play?
I have fully painted Empire of Sonnstahl army (8,000+ pts).
I have a fully painted O&G army (8,000+ pts).
I also am almost finished with painting a Dread Elf army (6,000+ pts).
I am half finished with painting a Sylvan Elf army (7,000+ pts).

I have collected but not assembled:
Vermin Swarm (8,000+ pts) - This was due to watching @SkavenInAZ
Beast Herds (7,000+ pts) - This was due to watching @oncebitten360
Highborn Elves (3,000 pts) - I had to round out my collection of pointy ears from watching @Lord Tremendous
Vampire Covenant (3,000 pts) - This is due to my son wanting to start playing and he wasn't excited about any of the other armies listed above ... but vampires struck a cord with him ... go figure.

So, I really like the hobby part.

Why do you support the 9th Age project?
This is an opportunity to create something truly special for the community. Since the project is not tied to any particular company, the rules can be whatever we want them to be to make the best fantasy war game ever.

I hope that we can grow the community and that over time various companies will provide products that community members can buy, convert and play.

What is your personal role in the 9th Age project team?
I consult on legal stuff and I'm on the ExB.
Personal Details
Gender
Male
Location
Stamford, CT 06905, USA
Occupation
Attorney
Hobbies
Painting, Gaming, Sailing and hiking