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Brad Hayes-Raugh
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At RPGFan Since:
November 2014

Location:
USA

Favorite Games/Series:
Chrono Cross, Legend of the Dragoons, FF IX, Zelda: A Link to the Past, Zelda: Twilight Princess, Kingdom Hearts series, Zone of the Enders series, Metal Gear Solid series, Resident Evil series, Bioshock series, Sonic series, Starcraft I and II, C&C: Red Alert I and II, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, Fallout 3, Marvel vs Capcom series, etc, etc...

Favorite Genres:
RPGs, Horror, Strategy, and a FPS with a good story.

Other Interests:
Dancing (both Ballroom and Clubbing!), reading (think of Alexander Dumas, Stephen King, and F.A. Hayek showing up to a party), languages (I know Japanese but plan on moving onto Russian soon), expanding my taste in music genres (its already a wide range), traveling (12 countries and counting!), deep conversations (philosophical, political, spiritual), good television (Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Battlestar Galactica, Arrested Development, House of Cards), photography, acting, modeling. and a bunch of other stuff.
I remember my first game encounter: Sonic the Hedgehog on the SEGA Genesis for my 7th Birthday. I played that game into the ground and even now it is still very sentimental to me. The day I placed that cartridge into the system, a new world opened before me and I was henceforth destined to explore it.

As time progressed, it became evident that RPGs offered the most immersive gaming experience for me. My first journey into the genre started with Quest 64. Was it simple? Yes. Could the story have been better? Probably. But dang it! That game was a good intro to RPGs! It wasn't until playing FF IX that I began to understand the craftsmanship needed for a compelling game. The game play, script, characters, and (especially) score must be fine tuned and coherent in order to fashion an enjoyable and distinct experience for the player — at least that's what certain games taught me (CHRONO CROSS!).

Complementing my affection for games, I also really love the Japanese culture. Like many other fans, my fascination started with watching anime but quickly grew to encompass greater things such as music and history. My passion pushed me enough that I majored in Japanese and was fortunate enough to spend a semester in Tokyo (my first encounter with RPGFan!) which I have nothing but awesome memories of. I would like to go back and visit but I know I would always need to return to America... I crave our food too much.

I love people, and I love communities. Those coupled with RPGs make me excited to be a part of the RPGFan team. I'm grateful for the opportunity to contribute and look forward to helping the site in all that I can.








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