Well, I've delayed this post long enough. As a lurker that's been around since pretty much the beginning, I figured it's about time I made an introduction thread.
I am a long time PnP player starting with those pink (I refuse to believe they were red) D&D basic boxes. My friends and I ran Keep of the Borderlands and never looked back. We quickly migrated to something more meatier and tackled 1st Ed AD&D and many many hours were spent on killing and looting (somewhere in between we did actual roleplaying). We stuck it through 2ed AD&D and THAC0 but after that our group dissolved. I played the computer games and continued to buy new editions even though I didn't play them. The books were still fun to read and to theorize how my old characters would transfer into the new systems.
My childhood dream of a virtual world became reality with MMOs. I always hoped someday someone would build a game that would use the FR setting. And here we are. I am hoping Neverwinter will be my gaming home for a long time.
I'm a big time roleplayer so I'll be one of those players who will be looking to create stories and actually give some life to our characters.