Tourq Stevens


Tourq StevensIn Tourq’s opinion, the very best vices are dirt bikes, rock music, and gaming, while the very best medicine is fatherhood. If he could just learn to balance them all, he’d live forever. He’s much more creative than intelligent, often wakes up belligerent, and ponders many things insignificant. Lastly, in an effort to transform his well-fed body, P90X, Roller Blades, and Food are all laughing at him. And the pain continues.

  • Tourq is the: Owner
  • Created Stuffer Shack: 3-21-2010
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  • Email: stuffershack[at]yahoo[dot]com
  • Location: Reno, Nevada (USA)

Playing style:

  • When I play a character, I like to know where he’s from, what he likes and dislikes, that line that he’d never cross, and that thing he believes in so much that he’d cross any line to get there.  I’d prefer him to be mine, as opposed to being  a pre-gen, and I would be sorely disappointed in myself  if I came to the table without a sufficient background.  Also, I’ve been told that I sometimes play my NPCs better than I do my PCs.  Go figure.
  • Cooperative Storytelling is that point where the player assumes things in-game, making declarations as if he were the GM, and the GM going with it!  “Hey guys, my cousin lives in this village.  He can restock our supplies, but he and I got into a fight last time I was here…”
  • Dynamic role-paying is a term I like to use, instead of creative role-playing.  “Hey GM, mechanically, I’m making a melee charge attack with my hammer, but in the game I overhand chuck the great hammer across the courtyard, striking the orc.  I charge after him and bash him with my elbow, rolling off the ground and picking my hammer back up.”  Yup.  Simple charge attack.

Favorite system:

  • Any of the various FATE incarnations, with particular interest in Strands of FATE

Favorite genre:

  • Space

Favorite movies:

  • Glenngary Glen Ross
  • The Game
  • Aliens
  • Empire Strikes Back
  • Dazed and Confused

The coolest thing:

  • When a sequel is just as good (or better) than the original

What makes me smile:

  • My son

What my three favorite things to do are:

  1. Ride MotoCross
  2. Play with (and teach) my son
  3. Spend time with the family away from home

The activities that make me lose track of time:

  • Gaming
  • Working on Stuffer Shack
  • Tearing up the dirt on my XR650R

What makes me feel great about myself:

  • Anytime I help someone.  My family started saving all of our recyclables so that we might drive up to Truckee and cash them in.  When we got there, we just gave all of our bags of recyclables to some guy.  That made his day, and ours.

Who inspires me most:

  • My wife, because she is the hardest working person I know.

If I could have one superpower:

  • It would be the ability to heal others (the ability to fly would be a close second)

What I’m naturally good at:

  • Putting my foot in my mouth (figuratively)
  • Being creative (though not as much as I’d like)
  • Shooting with a pistol

What do people typically ask me for help in?

  • Moving
  • Setting up websites (though I’m really not the person to ask)

If I had to teach something, what would I teach?

  • How to make ninja throwing stars out of paper

What I probably shouldn’t share:

  • I read Twilight, watched the movies, and liked it all.
  • My wife loves Pride and Prejudice, and has seen the BBC mini-series around 100 times, which means I’ve seen it more than I care to mention.

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