ABOUT ME

I was born John Edward Tode on 18th January 1965. These are my first 25 years.

• 1965: Born London, England to Jean and Ronald (first and second to join Talliston table).

• 1966.

• 1967. Derek meeting (third to join Talliston table).

• 1968.

• 1969: Started attending Chadwell Primary School.

• 1970.

• 1971.

• 1972: First seven-year cycle.

• 1973.

• 1974.

• 1975: Awarded Commended Certificate for Young People's Help the Police Competition. Organised by the Metropolitan Police in association with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and British Airways.

• 1976: First eleven-year cycle. Started attending Beal Grammar School. Acted in Toad of Toad Hall by A A Milne at Beal Grammar School playing a weasel.

• 1977: Started writing The Search For The Solar Huntress radio play, heavily based upon The Hitch-Hiker's Guide To The Galaxy.

• 1978: After playing first Dungeons & Dragons game, inspired to create fantasy world of AEs. David meeting (fourth to join Talliston table).

• 1979: Second seven-year cycle. Won Beal Grammar School poetry competition with Fantasy.

• 1980: Started working as computer operator at Hume Corporation. Started writing The Mortal And His God.

• 1981.

• 1982: Started working as computer operator at A Bilbrough & Co.

• 1983.

• 1984: First nineteen-year cycle. Started working as computer operator at Macarthy Pharmaceuticals Limited.

• 1985: Robert meeting (fifth to join Talliston table).

• 1986: Third seven-year cycle. First holiday away from home to California. Launched Legend Incorporated and the AEs Roleplaying Mail Adventure. Gail meeting (sixth to join Talliston table). Joined the Far Isles Medieval Society as Huan Caius Mereddin, sixth century Celtic bard. First vowtaking and Best Year of my Life.

• 1987: Second eleven-year cycle. Susie meeting (seventh to join the Talliston table). Linda meeting (eighth to join Talliston table). Started working as games designer at Palace Software creating Mind's Eye adventure game.

• 1988: Julie meeting (ninth to join Talliston table). Menya meeting (tenth to join Talliston table). Started working as editor at Inter-Mediates Limited. Launched Confidential magazine. The Evil Wood (The Great Overland Adventure) Living Theatre event at Epping Forest, Essex.

• 1989: David leaving (first to leave Talliston table). The Enigma of the Shattered Skull and The Akhenaten File: MI7 Roleplaying horror adventures at Chadwell Heath, Essex.

• 1990: Susie leaving (second to leave the Talliston table). Robert leaving (third to leave Talliston table). First viewing, naming and moving in to Talliston for start of the Talliston House & Gardens project. Vincent meeting (eleventh to join Talliston table). Started composing songs for The Night album project. Started compiling all poetry, songs, journals, literature and media into single volume entitled Shadowmagick. The Case of the WitchCross Key, The St. Peter Papers and The Magus Report: MI7 Roleplaying horror adventures at Chadwell Heath, Essex. Started The Boathouse (bathroom) project at Talliston.

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