Leeland Artra

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I live in the Emerald City (Seattle, Washington) with my beautiful wife and seriously idea-inspiring son.

The first half of my life was "wasted" (as my mother said once) on endless hours of roleplaying games. I was also an avid science-fiction/fantasy reader. Then real life came along, and I had to earn money. I joined the US Navy to "see the world". The Navy trained me to be a computer scientist, and I got to see Chicago, Orlando, and San Diego (not quite the world, but a fun chunk of the US).

With my personal time I worked on "more important" projects (aka my long-running table-top games). For all the gaming time (roleplaying, table-top, and video) I spun stories about the games just to add color. I told my friends the stories and even wrot
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Leeland Artra I put on Pandora with a station I created mixing lots of epic themed music and turn the volume up to high. Then I pace...a lot.
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March 2016 is a fantastically busy and fun month for me. Hard to believe it is March already. Still, some time was needed to get everything lined up. So far this month:

The new lartra.com website launched – if you haven’t seen the new look, do drop by. It’s gorgeous. I get to go to Norwescon #39 from March 24 to March 27 in SeaTac Washington, a fantasy/science-fiction conference, and participat... Read more of this blog post »
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