My name is Liam but I usually go by Masked Thespian online, and have done so for around 20-21 years now. I didn't see a dedicated "introduce yourself" thread on any of the boards so I figured The Buzz would be the best place to do so (but would be more than happy to have this moved if I missed it, somehow).
I've been a long time lurker here, probably since the early-to-mid 2010s, but have only now gotten around to actually registering and making a profile.
I was, and still am a huge fan of the Star Trek CCG, having started playing it somewhere between the release of Deep Space Nine and The Dominion (so late 1998-early 1999). I was originally on the Decipher BBS forum as "Austin Powers - IMOM" (as I was a huge fan of that movie), which turned out to be inadvertently bad, as after Decipher released the Austin Powers CCG, and loads of people flooded the forum with Austin Powers-related handles, I was accused more than once of being a pretender and told that I should change my handle in favour of the "original" people who had created AP-related names. In the end, I ended up doing so as I just got sick and tired of being told that, and for the remainder of my time there (and on Digital Deck) I was known as "CHEGH-chew jaj-VAM jaj-KAK!" (phoentic Klingon for "today is a good day to die" according to the script for Way of the Warrior).
I played and collected First Edition in paper all the way up to The Borg, when my interest in the game waned a bit. I'd also started playing the game online via Digital Deck and tended to play that more than in paper as I had few people to play it with in person. I was a tester for Project Trek, and ended up playing through to the end of First Edition online, as well as trying a bit of Second Edition, but I never really liked it that much. I think I also played a bit of LotR online, too, but I don't recall being that good at it.
I live in England and have only ever played in a single tournament in paper, up in Hull in the early 2000s, before Voyager released. I took a Romulan Tal Shiar deck that I obviously hadn't playtested properly as all my Tal Shiar personnel were stuck at the Continuing Committee on Romulus whilst my downloaded-via-Spacedoor D'Deridex Advanceds were stuck at my Outpost. Whoops.
These days I tend to spend my free time playing Magic the Gathering (mostly the Commander format for the story-telling aspect of it), miniature wargames (including Star Trek Heroclix Tactics and Star Trek Attack Wing), and a number of board and card games (including Star Trek Ascendency and Star Trek Fleet Captains). I also enjoy the odd computer game as well, though am still yet to get past the Federation campaign on Star Trek Armada 2 (completed the first one, though).
Looking forward to talking Trek and TrekCCG with people here!