Despite being raised and currently living in Waupaca WI, I was born in the Gateway to the Pineries; aka Stevens Point WI, a claim no other Handsome Point Boy can make as far as I know.
At a young age I developed an interest in medieval fantasy, reading the LOTR and getting into 2nd edition AD&D in Highschool (essentially I've been a big dork my entire life). All Golkes are said to have been born with a tin snips in their hand (and a beer can in the other) and I prove to be no exception, continuing in the family trade of sheet metal roofing regardless of (well, because of I suppose) a BFA in studio art, though I prefer bottled beer.
After graduating college, I came across Warhammer which resurrected the inner geek which had gone dormant in my quest for beer, women, art and, well, not being a huge geek while I was in college. I then met Joe and Johnny at JADECO in Stevens Point and continue to ride their coattails to warhammer fame to this very day!
Q & A
Name? Ryan J Golke.
Nicknames? The Bear, gORCUS, Golks, Golkinator, Jgolke, Bolke, Frenchy Jahopey, Big Guy, hey Asshole!
Favorite Beers? Point Amber, Newcastle Brown Ale, Schlitz.
Warhammer awards over the last few years? Midwest Rampage Best Composition 2007, Stevens Point Winter Tournament Outstanding Army 2007, Yeah, that's it, move along...
Award that you are to ashamed to admit to winning? Best Bear at the 2008 Northwoods LGBT Convention.
Things You Do When Not Gaming? Build siege engines, Cowboy Action Shooting, read, create art, masturbate, surf the web, masturbate while surfing the web.
How do you know when you're too drunk? I start getting touchey feeley with everyone.
Why do you play warhammer? The chicks.
Which Bar Room Hero do you dislike the most and why? The one that wears the same style hat as me, even though he's probably been doing it a lot longer than me. Yeah, fuck that guy.