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Zackery Parkerson
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At RPGFan Since:
July 2013

Location:
Chicago, IL

Favorite Games/Series:
Dragon Age series, Persona 3 and 4, Mass Effect series, Fallout series, Eternal Sonata, Final Fantasy series (particularly 9), Baldur's Gate series, Icewind Dale series, Knights of the Old Republic, Elder Scrolls series, Zelda series, and some boring non-RPG games like Prince of Persia, Tomb Raider, and Beyond Good & Evil

Favorite Genres:
RPGs, horror, stealth, and whatever action-adventure means these days.

Other Interests:
Comic books, hiking, the occasional TV program, and an unhealthy interest in podcasts.
Outlaw on the Atari 2600 was the first game I ever remember playing. Shooting squares at rectangles vaguely in the shape of a cowboy was as good as I could imagine video games to be at the time. My stepfather made my brothers and I work our way through gaming systems in order, and finally at the SNES I played my first RPG. I have no recollection if I ever actually beat Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars, but I remember being in absolute love with it. That game, along with The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Baldur's Gate, made it so I could never stop playing video games.

More than anything, I like being lost in a world. RPG games have a focus on characters and world-building that makes it so much easier than any other genre. While watching Sam Fisher seriously ruin some days may be awesome, it pales in comparison to a finely crafted universe.

Comic books are another passion I enjoy, and I still like to read the superhero variety. I really like the Ultimate Marvel books, mostly because the continuity isn't completely shot to hell yet. I don't care how old I get, seeing Spider-Man swing through New York will always be enjoyable.

I'm a writer that loves to write. I'm in college now for Journalism, writing every day for school. I take extra writing and English course just improve my writing even more. I try to write often so I can continually improve myself. I don't see why I'd ever stop, and I can't think of a better place to hone my craft than at RPGFan. It's an honor to work here, and I can't wait to see what the adventure will bring me.

Finally, my interest in podcasts probably really is unhealthy. I listen to way too many, even including that one Random Encounter show.



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