Elenderil was a 'fighter magic user' class character firstly in Tunnels and Trolls,who then migrated into Dungeons and Dragons gaming when that became popular in my university days. He first sprang to life in 1973 and after I gave up on DnD and moved onto historical gaming was put out to grass, although he occasionally came out of retirement in odd games with my children.
|The original 1973 little lead Elenderil|
In 1999 a new and exciting style of computer game burst onto the scene in the shape of a game called Everquest one of the early MMORPGs (that's a Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game!). It was (and for that matter still is) a kind of computer moderated DnD set in a world called Norrath.
I was very interested in the interaction between real people via their computer avatars and having seen a couple of friends playing took the plunge myself. I needed a character and essentially resurrected my old pen and paper persona as an online avatar. The nearest thing to a fighter-magic user in EQ was a Ranger so that's what he became. I still play him in EQ from time to time 20 years later (on the Antonius Bayle server if anyone wants to pop by and say Hi, or blow raspberries!).
|The electronic Elenderil|
So there you have it my guilty pleasure or possible dirty little secret! From time to time I pretend I'm a four hundred year old wood elf who likes walks in the woods and killing stuff. Or possibly it's that I play on-line role playing games?