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Eric Farand
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At RPGFan Since:
January 1998

Location:
Montreal, Canada

Favorite Games/Series:
Skies of Arcadia, Lunar series, Phantasy Star series, Shining Force series, Grandia series, Snatcher, Xenogears, Dragon Quest VIII, Elder Scrolls series, Mass Effect series, Fallout series, Dragon Age series

Favorite Genres:
RPG, Graphic Adventure, Adventure, Music Game, some FPS

Other Interests:
Watching hockey, playing tennis & golf, electronic gadgets
I've been with RPGFan since pretty much the begining of the website. Originally it was started in December 1997 by GhaleonOne (Mickey Shannon) and I joined him a few weeks later to help out with picture galleries and soundtrack stuff. It didn't take long for me to get hooked on the site and I started doing a ton of work on it alongside GhaleonOne and fellow editor Webber. The thing I liked the most on the site was to see the website grow bigger and bigger. I started to push hard for more editors, a name change (to RPGFan) and began getting obssessed with hit rates, impressions and other site statistics. The name change eventually occured in 1999 and after GhaleonOne left the site in 2000 due to waning interest in RPGs, I took over as Editor-in-Chief.

Throughout the years, I've pretty much done everything on the site. Picture galleries, news, webmaster, server maintenance, finance, advertising, PR, soundtrack reviews, HTML work and even some previews and reviews. Nowadays, I mostly do managerial tasks. I help make decisions on the site, take care of advertising and get involved in the various aspects of running a website. Mostly behind-the-scenes stuff.

I started playing RPGs back in 1988 when I played Miracle Warriors on my Sega Master System, soon followed by Ys and the original Phantasy Star. Phantasy Star is probably the reason why I became such a big RPG fan as it got me completely hooked on RPGs. It also got me hooked on Sega and I remained a loyal Sega fanboy for years until the final demise of the Dreamcast.

Outside of RPGFan, I'm a huge hockey fan and sports fan in general. I also enjoy playing some tennis and golf in the summer. On top of being a big RPG fan, I also love the graphic adventure genre. I also enjoy other games such as the Halo and Gears of War series and adventure games like Assassin's Creed.

I am currently in a semi-retired status at RPGFan after giving up my Editor-in-Chief role in early 2012. I'm still sticking around though in an advisor/contributor role so I can still be involved with the site and people I love.



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