Been slinging dice a long time, 3+ decades now. I've played a lot of games some still around some not so much anymore. I'm the DM/GM for 90% of the games. I enjoy the role, but it would be nice to spend some time on the other side of the screen.
Major Influences are Robert E Howard, HP Lovecraft, Fritz Leiber, and Tolkien are the big ones. Some sort of Howard/Lovecraftian weirdness seems to find a way into my games. Sci-Fi tends towards Blade Runner, Firefly, Babylon 5, DS9.