Robb rolled his first set of polyhedral dice at the tender young age of 4, playing his first D&D character ever, Thunder, the Dwarf Fighter. This set the stage for an overactive imagination during his youth, fueled by fantasy games both tabletop and digital. While he would be away from the game of D&D for a big part of his childhood, it remained with him, arguing with childhood friends that they should be called halflings, not hobbits, and that dragons are extremely intelligent and wouldn’t fall for simple traps (I’m looking at you, first Dungeons & Dragons movie). Eventually his friends would come around to playing D&D, turning Robb into the forever DM he was born to be, and loving every second of it.
Wargaming and TCGs were also no strangers to Robb. Despite not clearly understanding the rules, Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh were played, traded, and bought in the early days of his youth before leaving them behind to play the “cooler” Magic: the Gathering. He would touch M:tG on and off for years, being called back by the siren song of the excitement that comes with cracking open fresh packs. Nowadays he sticks to Hearthstone, which is almost as exciting when it comes to opening cards, though he wishes trading was a thing. His eldest brother fueled his wargaming, buying him High Elves for Warhammer Fantasy Battles to play against his Dark Elves, and eventually buying Robb the Ogre Kingdoms Battalion when it came out. Robb has not played Age of Sigmar yet, though plans to, but with the advent of 8th edition got sucked into Warhammer 40k repping the Space Wolves.
If he’s not at the game table, you can find Robb playing video games (mainly Heroes of the Storm and Rocket League, though he dabbles elsewhere), painting miniatures, or prepping for his next D&D session.
Andrew has been playing wargames for over fifteen years. His crowning achievement was when he won a Dreamblade $1K in 2006 and at that time was nationally ranked as one of the top Dreamblade players in the United States. Additionally, Andrew has played many of Games Workshop, Wizards of the Coast, WizKids, and Fantasy Flight Games’ wargames, including, but not limited to: Mage Knight, Mechwarrior: Dark Age/Age of Destruction, HeroClix, the WotC Star Wars Miniatures Game, Warhammer Fantasy (WHFB), Warhammer 40k (WH40K), and Avalon Hill’s Axis & Allies. He now exclusively plays FFG’s X-Wing Miniatures Game.
However, Andrew’s card gaming experience predates his wargaming experience with the debut of Pokemon in 1998 and Young Jedi in 1999. The bulk of his competitive experience was playing Magic: the Gathering Vintage (formerly Type 1) from 1999 to 2004. Over the years, Andrew has played several other card games, including, but not limited to: Star Wars: Destiny, Hearthstone, No-Limit Texas Hold’em, the AGoT 2.0 LCG, Duel Masters, Decipher’s SW:CCG, WotC’s SW:TCG, DBZ, Gundam War, Battletech, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Digimon.
Andrew’s other hobbies include MMORPGs, MoBAs, FPSs, RTSs, numismatics (coin collector), and he also fixes, tunes, and races RWD Japanese sports cars from the late ‘80s (almost exclusively Mazda RX-7s).