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Lucy Gray
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At RPGFan Since:
October 2018

Location:
Boston, MA, United States

Favorite Games/Series:
Persona, Ni No Kuni, Ace Attorney, Shadow Hearts, Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, King's Quest, Etrian Odyssey

Favorite Genres:
JRPGs, Fantasy & Science Fiction Games

Other Interests:
Art, Illustration, Archery, Education and Board Games

Really, when they told me I have to fill out a biography section for myself when I was hired, I hoped I could write something short and pithy, like the Twitter posts I'm supposed to be writing. However, I was told that was not 2B, and I would have to actually draw the Master Sword, reach into the sea of my soul and not just write about the heroes of time and actually write about myself.

Prologue: Born in the cold, frozen wastelands of Narshe (also known as Boston, Massachusetts to the locals), I was barely old enough to be recruited for a tragic backstory before being whisked away to sunny California, where Silicon Valley managed to warp my brain into the proto-gamer I was supposed to be. Sadly, despite not dying of dysentery, I was considered not Contra enough, and put on an airship to Baltimore, Maryland, where I would complete my training on the original Game Boy and a healthy dose of 80s cartoons. This was the only console system I would have, save for a copy of King's Quest VI (without a manual and penchant for destroying motherboards it found too puny) and Riven, without any instructions in English, for the remainder of my youth.

It was only when I got to college was I saved by a rowdy bunch of gamers on an anime pirate ship (I endeared myself to the crew by managing to have a laptop that could hook up to the off market projectors in Boston University's CAS basement). Slowly, they nursed me back to geeky health with a steady diet of games with terrible fan translation, Geek Cons and DDR (sadly, hand-foot coordination is unlearnable for my species via TM).

Main Storyline: Fast forward to these apocalyptic times, I looked at my life as an illustrator and Special Education teacher in an urban public school and said, 'Gee, I'm still getting 6 hours of sleep a night, how can I make my life even more chaotic?' My flatmate, a kickass editor and retro gamer, offered to introduce me to several of her fellow staffers of RPGFan at MAGFest. After beating them all in a hotly contested game of Quiplash, I was summarily told I was hired. However, it took them another 10 months to decide what I would be allowed to do, and determined that I'd probably do the least amount of damage in 140 characters or less (HA! Joke's on them!).



Twitch Schedule & Status

Sunday, February 24th
TBA • 10am PST/1pm EST

Mondays
Suikoden w/Maxx • 12pm PST/3pm EST
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth - Hacker's Memory w/Kat • 4pm PST/7pm EST

Tuesdays
Kingdom Hearts III w/Kyle • 3pm PST/6pm EST
Chrono Cross w/Scott • 7pm PST/10pm EST

Wednesdays
Mass Effect w/Nathan • 10am PST/1pm EST
Chrono Cross w/Scott • 7pm PST/10pm EST

Thursdays
Tales of Vesperia - Definitive Edition w/Kat • 4pm PST/7pm EST
Chrono Cross w/Scott • 7pm PST/10pm EST

Fridays
Super Robot Wars X w/Kyle • 3pm PST/6pm EST
Final Fantasy XIV Online w/Scott • 7pm PST/10pm EST

Saturdays
Final Fantasy XIV Online w/Scott • 5pm PST/8pm EST

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