Troy Watson and his players don't really consider themselves
a gaming club. They simply don't take their weekly game that seriously
and rarely participate in local conventions or tournaments. (With the
exception of an occasional HackMaster Tournament if a cash prize is involved.)
They consider their style of play to be superior to those
of most other groups and have little interest in socializing or having
contact with other gamers who they consider, "weird." It is
for this reason they are largely invisible from the point of view of Muncie's
They jokingly refer to themselves as the "Bottom Feeders"
because during freshman year they pledged several fraternities but, with
the exception of Troy, were never initiated.
Troy became something of a celebrity when he hosted a talk show
on BSU's campus radio station. In Troy's own words he's 'not a
gamer.' He refuses to sit in as a player and enjoys GMing because
it's the only creative outlet he can find time for with his extremely
heavy course load. As a GM he's fairly easy going.
Troy is studying Finance and Media Relations. He's also active
in the Student Board and Indiana Young Republicans.
Vincent is attending Ball State on a soccer scholarship. During
his sophomore year he changed his major from Business Management
to Marketing. He openly admits that one of the main reasons he likes
role-playing is because he can 'screw around' with people's heads
while in character and rattle their cages.
There was a bit of a scandal involving Vince a while back that
threatened his scholarship - something to do with some incriminating
John Lee attended BSU for a while but dropped out because he couldn't
decide on a major. He managed to keep his Student I.D., however
so he can still use the campus facilities. He considers himself
a 'ladies man' and only became involved with gaming because an old
girlfriend played and introduced him to Troy and his group.
Troy used worked at Big Big Video where he met Sara Felton. The
two dated for awhile and John managed to lure Sara away from the
Knights of the Dinner Table as a player and convince her to joining
Troy's Boys. Later Sara discovered she was being used, (Troy's Boys
needed a female player for the HackMaster Tournament) and the two
Lanky learned to role-play as a child when he was forced to sit
in on his teenage uncle's campaigns and play the parts of various
NPCs. Perhaps it's for that reason he often seems bored with the
game and distracted. He takes his gaming even less seriously than
the others in the group. He's been know to excuse himself to use
the restroom and never return. No one seems to mind though. It's
just part of his personality and most people accept him as he is.
Lanky is an engineering major considered to be something of a 'wiz
kid' when it comes mathematics. He often makes decisions in the
game based on his calculations of the odds and percentages involved
in any given situation.