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These hard hitting questions were curated by a group of… one. Yes, Psydekick Larry came up with these questions all by himself. He also will speaks about himself in the third person on occasion. If you have any interesting or funny questions that you would like to submit to Psydekick Larry, write them down… and keep them to yourself until Psydekick Larry decides to make a reader’s Q&A issue. So without further adieu, let’s begin...
Psydekick Larry: Hey Melissa! Let’s get this interview started.Where are you from? And how long have you lived in Greenville?
Melissa: I'm originally from Maryland, not too far from Washington DC. So I root for most of the DC and Baltimore teams. I've been living in Greenville for a little over 20 years.
Psydekick Larry: Baltimore girl! Interesting… Give us 2 truths and a lie about yourself?
Melissa: I'm a professional puppeteer. I've visited Dracula's castle in Transylvania. I won a Ticket to Ride tournament at Gen Con.
Psydekick Larry: Hmm… Good luck to the folks guessing that one. What got you into the board gaming hobby?
Melissa: I grew up playing games like Clue, Mastermind, Pay Day, and Rook. After Kevin and I got married, another couple introduced us to hobby games like Agricola, Dominion, and Ticket to Ride. We were hooked. We also learned a lot from the owner of our local game store and a gaming group that met at our local library.
Psydekick Larry: What do you love about board gaming?
Melissa: Besides spending time with friends and family, I love challenging myself by learning new games and finding better strategies to improve my gameplay. I love solving puzzles and stimulating my brain.
Psydekick Larry: What is your favorite board game and/or board game genre?
Melissa: I love mid-weight Euros that have a puzzly nature to them (Castles of Mad King Ludwig; Five Tribes) and escape room games and mystery games (Exit, Unlock, Chronicles of Crime)
Psydekick Larry: What did you think when Kevin told you he wanted to join Will and Ryan?
Melissa: I thought joining Tantrum House sounded like a good opportunity. We loved playing board games so getting involved in an organized board game community just made sense. And who really can say no to Will?
Psydekick Larry: What was your response when Kevin asked you to do videos?
Melissa: I'm not really sure if he asked me or if I asked him. As part of my day job, I write scripts for video and perform on camera. So being in the videos is something I have experience with and enjoy. I'm glad to have an opportunity to share my love of boardgaming and hopefully inspire other women and girls that games are for them too.
Psydekick Larry: That’s awesome that you wanted to be in the videos. What is your favorite drink and snack while playing board games?
Melissa: Coffee! It's hard to pick a favorite snack—pretzels, popcorn, cheese its, something chocolately. Definitely need a sweet and salty combination.
Psydekick Larry: And the final question is: what RPG race and class best describes you? (Human not allowed).
Melissa: Half-elf (since I'm not tall enough to be a true elf) Wizard (slingling spells and reading books).
PsydekickLarry: Great stuff. Thanks Melissa!
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