Douw’s earliest memories of his great geek journey are of fiddling with contraptions in The Incredible Machine, learning fatalities in Mortal Kombat, memorising the hairpins of Monaco, and dodging coconuts in the jungle level in Lion King on the Mega Drive.
As he grew older, he found himself drawn to Pokémon, leading him towards the non-video gaming side of the geeky world, eventually battling the gym leaders of the Wizards in Edenvale. Soon, another transition –this time into fantasy – was facilitated by Harry Potter and The Hobbit. This was Douw’s gateway into DnD’s 3rd Edition, leading to him poaching some Baldur’s Gate players for his party. At Wits, Douw was a part of WARP (Wargames, Anime, Role Playing), eventually finding himself with the title and responsibility of Grand Magus. Around this time, he got bitten by the Con bug, joining in at ICON and participating in most of the activities on offer since then.
These days Douw’s time is spread between his Paladin in WoW, getting his Gundam-themed Tau army painted and battle-ready, and co-hosting the Geek Of All Trades podcast with Gregg.
Features include: Knowledge of all things geeky. “Over 9000!” achievement points in World of Warcraft. Groantastic Puns. Marking out for canadian heels.
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