I often tend to see myself as a historian/archaeologist by training, and a linguist (concentrating on dead tongues), occultist and musician by design, schooling & pedigree.
My RPG habit began in 1986 with TSR’s Marvel Super Heroes Basic Set (not really a proper RPG) but I quickly moved on to the red box Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set. Hated it at the time, so I again moved on to Chaosium’s Call Of Cthulhu and have continued GMing it to this day. I also tried out virtually all of the other RPG systems available in the late 80’s and onwards, such as RuneQuest, MERP, Paranoia, Ghostbusters, Nightlife, GURPS, Ars Magica, Harnmaster, Rolemaster, Spacemaster, Dark Conspiracy, AD&D, WFRP (1st and 2nd editions), Vampire: The Dark Ages, Mummy: The Resurrection, Traveller, D&D 5E, Pathfinder and Dark Heresy. I designed a game as well; SpaceQuest, and another about depraved Moomins; Murhan Teki Muumit.
Nowadays I mainly busy myself with running/homebrewing the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG with the goal of making it the “perfect” fantasy game system for my purposes. Many of my contributions and improvements(?) can be found on this blog.