Welcome to The Closet
The Closet Gamer was born out of a 5' by 6' closet in my daughter's bedroom. When living in a 1300 sqft apartment with a kid who literally has everything, space becomes a bit of a hot commodity. Each year me and my gaming stuff have been pushed farther and farther into the darkest and deepest depths of the home...
Left: Sleeping three year old. Right: The Closet
Until finally I ended up in The Closet. A standing desk, a stool, a bunch of recording & photography equipment, terrain, paints, tools, bennies, cards, minis, dice, a bottle of whiskey, and there's even enough room for a little ice bucket for beer.... all in a 5' by 6' closet - The Closet. I was #blessed enough to have recently gotten some bookshelves to move my RPG books out of The Closet, but their memory lives on. My board games live in a different closet - not The Closet - but a closet none-the-less.
It started out as a place for me to keep all my crap, paint my miniatures, and watch Game of Thrones. Then I realized I could also play games in The Closet using things like Roll20.net and Google Hangouts. The Closet was quickly becoming a sort of gaming T.A.R.D.I.S.
As if I wasn't already getting WAY more use out of a closet than anyone has the right to be getting, I wanted more! I'm an avid podcast listener. Love podcasts. Radiolab, 99% Invisible, Gaming and BS, Nerds-International... the list goes on. I probably listen to a good 30-40 hours of podcasts a week, thanks mostly to having a job where I don't have to talk to people. So why not spend more of my time dedicated to podcasts, and start making them? And some videos too!