We’re here with another interview with a newer member of our community. The title of this column is “Lower Decks,” hearkening back to the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode titled “Lower Decks,” in which junior officers aboard the Enterprise-D speculate on the reasons for recent unusual actions taken by the command crew near the Cardassian border.
This month’s interview is with the writer behind LtJG Choi Ji-hu playing a human male assigned to the Constitution.
WOLF: Tell us a little about the writer behind the character — where in the world do you hail from?
CHOI: I hail from the distant realm of Toronto, Canada, where I live with my boyfriend and our grumpy goblin of a cat. I’m a journalist, game maker and writer. I won’t bore you with my resume, but a couple of professional projects I’m especially proud of are a column I write with a colleague on lesser known LGBTQ history, called History Boys, and I’m also currently on the writing team of a dystopian science fiction resource management game called The Last Taxi!
Is this your first simming experience, or have you done other forms of role-playing before?
I’ve been a tenacious escapist for as long as I can remember! I did forum roleplaying in high school, and then really came into my own when I was introduced to tabletop roleplaying in my early twenties. There’s something really magical about the kind of collaborative storytelling that happens in Dungeons & Dragons, or SB118. At the moment I’m running two D&D campaigns and playing in another, and one of my players introduced me to SB118!