Mike Eaton, Play Unplugged Freelance Writer
Position: Freelance Writer
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Mike has been playing Magic: the Gathering since 1997, when packs of cards supplanted his former Transformers budget. This was important for his development. Before that, he played the Star Wars CCG put out by Decipher, and (unlike with Magic – thank you, family) he still has all his original cards. (If you never played the Decipher Star Wars game, buy some cheap cards on eBay. It’s so good.)
Mike attended the University of Pittsburgh (at Greensburg – where everyone has their own bathroom, and it’s glorious), where he completed his B.A. In English Writing. There, he learned short fiction, memoir, journalism, and a bit of editing and grammar, especially at the wise, grammarian feet of Professor Gary Lutz.
By day, he manages a motley crew at the Internet division of a book wholesaler. By night, he doesn’t.
When there isn’t a game night at his house, you’ll usually find him drinking (and writing articles about!) tea and/or watching some old TV series with which he grew up.
Mike reads as an ISFJ on the Myers-Briggs spectrum. This means he is Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Judging. According to the Internet, this means he would make a fantastic nurse.
Favorite Card Games:
Magic: the Gathering
Star Wars: CCG
Highlander: The Card Game
Favorite Board Games:
Tales of the Arabian Nights
The (Greatest) Beaver County Game (Ever!)
Favorite Character Roles Played:
Rain Alvaria, divine agent of Fharlanghn (Dungeons & Dragons 3.5E)
Holly MacTavish, celebrity actress and incorrigible liar (D20 Modern: Urban Arcana)
Sashmore Vine, Bakuran crime broker and agent of [name withheld] (Star Wars Revised Edition D20)
Waldorf, Hammer of Moradin (Dungeons & Dragons 3.5E: Forgotten Realms)
Gretel Siteseeker, outcast halfling barbarian (Pathfinder 3.75E D20)
Five Misc. Favorite Picks:
Film: The Empire Strikes Back
Book: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
Comic: A Contract with God, and Other Tenement Stories
Band: Belle and Sebastian
Food: Pepperoni Rolls. All varieties. Please.