JoAnne started gaming in college when she met her future husband, Jim. She has played in several of his campaigns, both AD&D and Star Wars D6. She played in the Warlord campaign, playing the paladin Kiriana. She recently played the half elf archer Rhiann in the Secrets of Blackveil AD&D campaign and a samurai in Blood Vengeance.

Previous characters include the halfling psionicist Lilan Dembri, the mage Mirabel Aldair, arabian paladin/desert rider Amara bint Essafah, arabian sorceress Jaheira Fayid, half-elf archer Galen Moraen and the Star Wars bounty hunter Taig Rannar.