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Geoff G Turner Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Geoff G Turner, and this is my personal web site, which is dedicated my various creative (and not so creative) pursuits. I currently reside on the New South Wales Central Coast, in Australia, a region which has a negative reputation for various reasons, but does have some fantastic scenery and wildlife, if you know where to look.

There's been a variety of jobs that I've undertaken, both paid and unpaid, over the last three decades. These include front door/bottleshop attendant in a busy country leagues club, a switchboard operator/clerk in a hospital, a website tester, a radio announcer, an assistant in a toy library and more recently, a glorified paperboy for a local free publication. I have plenty of personal interests, such as reading, writing, playing and watching football, photography, table-top gaming and have a rather eclectic taste in movies and music. I have even tried my hand at creating websites, including this one, and interactive fiction. I have a Bachelor of Communications degree, with a major in Information Management, which I finished at the University of Technology in Sydney in 2008. I maintain two long-running blogs, The Dwarven One, which is about anything that takes my fancy, and The Dwarven One's Blood Bowl and Role-Playing Blog, which is mainly about the board game Blood Bowl which I've been playing for thirty years. I do drop in a few comments about other table-top gaming that I participate in, including RPG sessions, and PC games that I play.

I have also been diagnosed with a number of psychological disorders, most of them anxiety related, as well as being clinically depressed, though I'm stable for the most part. In 2012 my initial diagnosis of AS (Aspergers Syndrome) was amended to 'demonstrates several traits related to aspergers', which really does explain a lot about why I am the way I am. I currently attend a local mental health support group, one of many supported by One Door Mental Health (formerly the Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW).

I really enjoy writing, and currently have three e-books for sale on Amazon. They are the first two books of the Feudball series, Feudal Football and Super League and a collection of poetry and song lyrcis entitled You don't need my love. Other pieces have been published in competition anthologies released by VoicesNet.com and, more recently, by the Schizophrenic Fellowship of NSW, with my 2015 entry, Âme perdue, winning the consumer poetry section that year. One of my lyrical compositions, Two Contenders for your Crown, finished in the top ten of the lyrics section of the 2000 Australian Songwriters Association competition. Both of these pieces feature in the first volume of compositions.

Up until the end of May 2017, I was playing playing competitive football in an over 35's competition in Sydney, until injury finished it prematurely. With ongoing medical issues, I decided not to play again this year. I played several season for North Rocks, playing in two grand finals (as a goalkeeper) winning the 2012 decider 3-2, but losing in 2014 by a solitary goal. As a spectator, I follow the Central Coast Mariners, a team that I have been supporting since their first competitive match in 2005, and have been a season ticket holder for the several seasons. I still support the Canberra Raiders in the NRL, though I'm not a dedicated fan of the sport as what I used to be.

I have had a fair bit of success since taking up photography (again) in 2011. I occasionally go on walks around the area, capturing various local landmarks, various things that I see whilst out and about, and documenting the local wildlife, especially birds, which I have taken a serious interest in. I started entering competitions in 2012, and picked up commendations in 2015 & 2016 at the Gosford regional show and in other various competitions. I occasionally sell framed prints as well.

I still enjoy playing a variety of table-top games, and role-play when the opportunity arises. One game in particular, Blood Bowl (for the uninitiated, try this link), I'm particularly devoted to. I'm a regular at official tournaments in NSW, play in the SLOBB (Sydney League of Blood Bowlers) competition in Sydney, and on April 7th I played my 1000th career game. In the past, I have run several competitions and tournaments (both official and unofficial), and on the BB circuit, I'm known as 'Vimes'.

For more current news about gaming events, competitions, and how my various projects are coming along, check the News page, or the related blog. Cheers!

Geoff G Turner

9 Sept 2018

PLEASE NOTE: VARIOUS PAGES ON THIS SITE STILL HAVEN'T BEEN COMPLETED. (Just one of the many things on my "to do" list.)