Hello, I'm Niki. I'm currently working towards my MFA in Writing with a focus on creative nonfiction. Video games have been an important recreational element of my life since my early childhood, and RPGs are the games that gave me the opportunity to branch out of my "gaming comfort zone" when I was a wee lass. It turns out, regardless of the changes to my personal tastes over the years, I always find myself coming back to them. I've always spent a good deal of my time writing and seeking value in the most unsuspecting places, and as such I've come to love writing about games, why they work, how they can improve, and their cultural value as a whole. Games have become more than a recreation to me as they've opened an entire avenue for creative and critical thinking for my writing. I'm very honored to be able to join RPGFan and contribute to a wonderful community of game enthusiasts.