My brother and I got what we thought was a board game for Christmas one year. We didn't play monopoly type drivel, instead opting for stuff like rocketry and basic programming on our TRS-80 CoCo. But one summer while we were out of school with nothing to do, we opened up the box out of sheer boredom to see what it was; it did after all have a dragon on the front. Turns out it whas the original D&D Blue Book release; the first Dungeons and Dragons rule book. Subsequently we spent every conscious moment involved in that game. The passion has continued thru present day.
Things I like
Linux, weightlifting, programming, and recently modding HP laptop bioses.
Arena, The Elder Scrolls (original) and all subsequent releases. Baldur's Gate, and all subsequent releases.
Neverwinter Nights, and all subsequent releases. (Havent gotten Storm of Zehir yet tho)
Guild Wars…but I'm not immersed enough to stay with it on a regular basis. It doesn't have the immersive quality of Obsidian's NWN2, or any of Bethsoft's RPG line.
Doom, Quake, and subsequent releases. City of Heroes is a fantastic game IMO, and I'd play it more if my time wasn't monopolized currently by NWN2.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy (As an avid reader I had already read the book some many years before Peter Jackson's work)
The Wachowski brothers Matrix ( and proceeding releases)
James Cameron's Alien (and the proceeding versions. My all time favorite of this legendary series was Aliens [Alien 2], w