|Hello everyone, my name is Shane Smith and I am a Canadian, currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For those who aren't familiar with Canadian geography, that's about as far east as you can get. I was born in 1984 (you can do the math) and at the time I wrote this Bio, I recently graduated from University as a mechanical engineer. I'm also married, have a one year old son with a second child on the way. My apologies for the overly formal picture, but it was the only decent picture I could find and it happened to be from a formal night on a cruise. The lovely lady with me is my wife Jessica.
My family and I enjoy hiking, camping and generally enjoy the great outdoors. That is where most of my pastimes diverge from my wife's as I also enjoy just about any board game (especially war games), wood working, working on my car, martial arts, sports and reading a good book. Speaking of books, my favourite authors include: C.S. Lewis, Jack Whyte, J.R.R. Tolkien and George R.R. Martin. Fans of 'A Game of Thrones' (Martin) will enjoy the names of my games, as they will largely be taken from names used in the book/TV series. If you've seen the series, I suggest you read the books, they're much better than the episodes!
I've been playing Diplomacy for several years and so I often fall prey to the veterans who have been playing for decades. I love the hobby and the opportunity to play with people from around the world. I am happy to play and GM games, answer any question people may have about the game or even if you're just looking for someone to talk to. If you happen to live near me, get in touch and we could find some time to get a FtF game going.