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John Alas
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At RPGFan Since:
June 2016

Location:
California, USA

Favorite Games/Series:
Pokémon, Final Fantasy, Tales of, The World Ends With You, Paper Mario 64, Persona, The Last of Us, inFamous: Second Son, Super Smash Bros.

Favorite Genres:
RPG, Fighting, Action, Puzzle

Other Interests:
Fitness, Electronic Music, Reading, Writing, Japanese Culture, Technology, Restaurants

I first got into RPGs as a six year old during the late '90s Pokémon craze when I received a copy of Pokémon Blue. The world was so fascinating to me that I would spend hours on the game trying to build a team of my favorite Pokémon and explore every corner of the Kanto region.

As you have likely figured out by now, I'm a big fan of the Pokémon series and eagerly anticipate each generation as it comes. Since then, I've remained passionate about the genre and have played dozens of Japanese RPGs, adding the Final Fantasy, Tales of and Persona series to my list of favorites.

Being immersed in a game's world and stepping into a character's shoes is an experience that never gets old. The setting plays a large factor in how much I enjoy a game and I find the fantasy worlds of JRPGs to be the most engaging in all of gaming. I found this site years ago and appreciate that it carves its own niche among gaming websites by focusing specifically on RPGs.

As for my life outside of gaming, I work as a marketing assistant at a tech startup in the Bay Area and recently graduated college with a Bachelor's in Communication. My goal is to establish a career in marketing and work at a larger tech company's marketing department. Besides playing video games, I love checking out new restaurants, going to concerts and exercising.

I've been looking forward to writing about RPGs and I hope you enjoy my content.



Twitch Schedule & Status

Sunday, October 21
Rogue Legacy w/Kat & Kyle • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Mondays
Darksiders w/Maxx • 12pm PDT/3pm EDT
Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals w/Kat • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT

Tuesdays
Star Ocean: Till The End of Time w/Kyle • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Wednesdays
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE w/Nathan • 10:30am PDT/1:30pm EDT
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Thursdays
Kingdom Hearts - Re:Chain of Memories w/Kyle • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Fridays
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance w/Kat • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT
Friday Super Variety Night w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Saturdays
Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country w/Scott • 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

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