I started roleplaying with Das Schwarze Auge (The Dark Eye), which is Germany’s most popular tabletop RPG. I discovered the second edition starter box at a department store when I was 12. I was hooked all through high school and beyond.
On a trip to visit distant relatives in Canada in 1995, I learned about the internet. I spent the next several years freeform chat roleplaying on CompuServe forums.
In 2000, I moved to Portland, Oregon. I soon found the Forge, and with it, indie RPGs. This led to my wife and I releasing our first self-published indie RPG, Beast Hunters, in 2007.
My other two big releases were Anima Prime (2011), a Final Fantasy and anime-inspired action game, and Meridian (2016), a story game of wondrous journeys (think Labyrinth, Alice in Wonderland, Mirrormask).
I've also made many smaller games, some with my wife (like Unrequited, a two-player game inspired by romantic teen comedies from the 90s), some without (short RPGs, LARPs, and more). You can find many of these on my website.