About RickBrookins

I'm Rick, just as the name above says. I have always look up to the night sky and wondered what it would be like to be in a galaxy like the one in Star Wars. Well, now I have a taste of that through roleplaying in SWEF. I had joined MagForce in March of 1998, and became Team Leader, with the help of that team's members, by August of the same year. I started a new team, Venture Force in November, 1999. Venture Force was my very first creation in SWEF, but closed down after a couple years due to lack of players. My recent creation is Pinnacle Inc., which is doing very well. In my life away from SWEF, I am a design drafter, and am currently working for a company which makes and sells high-end built-in refrigeration products.

Just an update (5-11-15)

I just wanted to say that I’ve been really busy with my personal and work life that I haven’t taken the time to keep this blogging thing up to date. I’m hoping, time permitting, that I will be on here more often.

At the moment, I am playing a character named James Lowerby in a Farscape based game. He started out being quite curious and open minded, but has developed into someone who is a bit reserved and cautious, due to what has happened to him. I’ll get into some of the details at a later date.

Until then, enjoy life to the fullest.

Rick

This is SWEF

Yes, SWEF is still around and plugging away.

If you’ve known SWEF in the past 20 years, you will notice it has changed quite a bit from its original inception. SWEF started out as a group of Star Wars role playing games. It is now made up of role playing games of various genres. Some are original creations and some are based on games known to the role playing world. All have been fun to play.

The players haven’t changed much. We have had players come and go, but there are several core players who have been at it for years. I commend them for their die hard love for the games and their resilience to continue playing them.

I have been toying with returning to the Game Master spot once again. Sort of like coming out of retirement. I have often ran Star Wars based games, and a few that were original creations. I’m thinking of doing another original creation, but have yet to drum out the details for it. Maybe I’ll work on that when I get some spare time. Ideas come easy for me, so the hard part is getting the players to play the game. It always boils down to keeping their interest and how their schedules change in real life.

For now, I’ll be playing out my current character in one of Grey’s games. I love playing something I am not. I’ll play alien creatures, women, little girls, dwarves, whatever it takes to make the game interesting. My current character is a teenage girl. She originated on another planet, but does not remember any of that. She has the power to transform into anything that she desires. The easiest being living creatures. At the moment, I think she is in a rut. I’m feeling the need to throw in a twist to get her back on the road to excitement. Perhaps have some sort of memory of her past creep into her life, causing her confusion and maybe interfere with her powers. Just an idea.

OK, that’s enough for now. Maybe I’ll have more to add soon. Until then, be happy and healthy.

I noticed that I needed to add something

OK, I saw that a few people have registered to this thing and figured I should give them a voice.

Please don’t SPAM this site. I know it’s not very active, but I’d still like to keep it clean.
I look forward to reading what you have to say.
Thank you.

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I noticed a heck of a lot of SPAM. I asked nicely and genuinely hoped that people would be considerate enough to honor my request. I now see that will not be the case.

You can still leave comments, but they will be moderated from now on. All comments that I have recently received have been deleted. If you had a legitimate comment, please resubmit it to me. Sorry for the inconvenience that SPAMmers have caused you.

Been a long while.

I know it’s been a very long time. I just haven’t had the time to devote to this. Life gets crazy sometimes.

Given that, I’ve passed on the baton to one of our more prevalent game masters, Grey. Grey has been with SWEF for quite a number of years, and has proven that he has what it takes to keep SWEF moving forward.

Grey started out as a player in SWEF. He had his rough times, being young and inexperienced. As he grew older, he gained the respect and experience to become a game master. Since then, he has run a multitude of games in various genre. As with most games, some did better than others, but he never gave up. He continues to impress by running multiple games each week, while balancing his real life responsibilities. Not to mention, heading up the SWEF Wiki pages.

I know this seems like I’m just building him up, but none of this is untrue. He’s an exceptional GM and friend. I am proud to name him as SWEF’s new Forum Manager. I expect to see much from him in the years to come.

Thank you, Grey! Keep up the great work.

Still Getting the Hang of This

This is new to me. I’m talking about blogging. I’ve heard it is easy and I’ve also heard that it’s not. I’m guessing that I will find out.

First off, this is supposed to be all about SWEF. What is SWEF, you might ask. Well, simply put, it’s a chat based role playing group. Everything is free-form and easy to play. It costs nothing to the player, except their time.

The games played are very creative and fun. I’m not just saying this. It’s true. I’ve played the games and even ran a few. Yeah, there’s times that things are slow in the games and nothing seems to happen, but then there’s the times that just blow you away.

I could go into it more, but I’ll save that for another night. Right now, I’m trying to get this blog going. So if you get to see this, it must be working. I did get the website pointed to the blog, finally.

Anyway, I’ll let you know how it turns out. Until then have fun out there.

Rick