About Barry Gold
I am, among other things:
- A member of
The Los Angeles Science
- I am currently webmaster of their site.
- A computer programmer
- (currently specializing in websites, PHP, and QA, aka nitpicking other
- An amateur cook and pastry chef
- I make a pecan pie to die for.
My pumpkin bread, sponge cake, and chicken soup with matzo balls are also
well thought of.
- A filksinger and guitar player.
- I am frequently asked to perform
a concert set (20-30 minutes) at Science Fiction and Filk-related
- Lee Gold's Husband
- A Rolegamer.
- Some of my characters:
- a Hengeyokai (shapechanger) cat in a game set in 13th century Japan.
(Not currently active in Japan, but appearing in alt.callahans).
- Nenya, a demon
Dropped into the room where the characters were laying plans for their
quest and laughed.
The geisha wrote Buddhist sutras on his arm, and he can't get rid of them
until after they complete their quest. And they itch like crazy.
- Sword Finn,
a 6-year-old Viking.
He's about big enough for a 12-year old,
but only as mature as an 9-year-old.
He's half-Sidhe, the result of his parents visit to Ireland.
The name comes because he was born with a sword.
The Vikings campaign is set in the 10th century.
- Telly, the NBC Peacock.
a Toon character, of course.
His natural enemies are black and white,
and he has the power to change the colors of just about anything.
- Suleiman and Hassan,
alchemist and fighter in a medieval Europe campaign.
In this world, Iberia remained in control of the Moors, who
allied with Vikings to explore the new world and bring back chocolate,
tomatoes and potatoes in the 13th century.
The expedition has been sent out to sell the new foodstuffs to the
royal courts of Europe.
But beware; they tend to show up in the strangest places.
No one expects the Spanish Expedition. Our chief weapon is Chocolate
Fondue and Gallina En Mole...
- Jade, A Flyer (winged humanoid) and Caidin, a Psi in the
Caidin recently went catatonic for a time after learning definitively
that the legendary asteroid Rest Stop was only a legend.
She has since recovered and is planning to build it.
writes some very good filksongs,
many of which have appeared in
She also edits
Alarums and Excursions,
a roleplaying APA,
and runs the rather peculiar rolegaming campaigns mentioned above.
Phone: +1 310-306-7456
Feel free to write me at
We would like to thank
for providing webspace for these pages.
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