Meet the Roleplayers Chronicle staff.
Aaron is a long-time creative writer and a lover of tabletop games. After desperately searching the Internet for tabletop role-playing news and finding only the bare minimum, he decided to start Roleplayers Chronicle as a completely unbiased website to find all the news for the entire tabletop role-playing industry, not just a few selected systems. He is President of Mystical Throne Entertainment and Editor-in-Chief of Roleplayers Chronicle and Savage Insider (a magazine dedicated to Savage Worlds). He publishes licensed products through Mystical Throne Entertainment along with contributing Roleplayers Chronicle magazine and reference material.
Aaron also contributes abroad as an editor for Raging Swan Press, writer for DramaScape, and contributor for Scrying Eye Games [Welcome to Mortiston, USA!].
Aaron resides in Minnesota, USA with his wife Kristen and four children Riannah, Nolan, Harper, and Willow.
Northwest US Correspondent
RPG playtester, gamemaster, designer, and pundit since 1977 – his real name is too powerful for the online world and would melt your eyes. Founder of Xaxeres and creator of the Xaxerean Pattern, he finally passed through the gauntlet of many corporations and game systems to settle upon Savage Worlds, for the moment. Those who seek mysteries need merely trespass within the hallowed chambers of The Castle of Lord Mhor to cleverly find the truth. Expect politically immoderate and insightful perspectives mixed with a good dose of humor.
Lord Mhor infests the San Francisco Bay Area in California with a peculiar menagerie of humans and assorted beasties.
North-Central US Correspondent
Lawrence “darth_kwan_doh” Grabowski has been playing RPGs since the mid-90s, after he discovered Star Wars d6. Instead of trying to get a real job he has elected to focus on his passions, gaming and martial arts, writing for or about the former and teaching the latter. He hopes that with a lot of hard work and a little bit of luck he will make strong contributions to both communities. Currently he lives in Chicago, games at his friend’s house and trains at Chicago Wushu.
Check out his blog: http://wrtngbtstff.blogspot.com/ where he writes 100 words of a different story every day.
Northeast US Correspondent
Venus De Coy
Southwest US Correspondent
My name is Venus De Coy, although in the geek scene I go by either Lady Benihime (Anime, general geek scene) and Lady Ophelia (My gamer tags). Since 2007, I have run an assortment of geeky-related businesses. And although they have been successful, I still felt the urge to go into the “normal” world and do “normal” things. So, I am a nursing professional here in the Northern California area.
When not being a nursing professional, I like to call myself a “Professional Geek.” I host panels on educational geeky things and I like to share on how to build your professional image in geekdom, while still being true to who you are. I also am a 3rd Party Roleplaying Game Publisher, under my company Ophelia’s Shop of Roleplay Specialties. When I’m not being a “professional” geek, I am an avid geek of all trades, with a specialty for gaming. I run my local Pathfinder Society Organized Play group, loves playing games of all mediums and I have recently developed a love for Sherlock and Dr. Who. I also love English period pieces, Westerns, zombie comics/books (despite my extreme fear of the zombie apocalypse), attending gaming conventions, blogging, and the World Series Championship San Francisco Giants baseball team. And some where in the middle of all of that I love to read Sci-Fi and Historical Fiction books.
You can find me online at the following locations:
The Geeky Manifestos Blog: www.geekymanifestos.wordpress.com
Ophelia’s Shop of Roleplay Specialties Website: http://ladyopheliashop.wordpress.com/
I was born and raised in San Antonio Texas, I joined the United States Army where I served for 12 years. While in the military, I was stationed in such diverse locations as South Korea, Kansas, Kentucky, Alabama, Arizona, Germany, Hungary, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia and Key West.
After leaving the Army, my family and I moved to Leavenworth, Kansas where I was hired by a contractor to train African Soldiers for peacekeeping missions In my four years training peacekeepers, I traveled to 11 different African countries and was exposed to people and ideas which have changed my life. How many people do you know who have gotten to pet lion cubs or a full grown cheetah?
I have slayed many dire rats and gazebos. I won’t get into the color of the boxes I’ve played or bore you with statements like “I remember when you had to color in your own dice.” I’ve gotten to play hundreds of different games and game systems with thousands of different types of gamers. No matter where I’ve gone in the world, I have always found gamers. Before meeting my wife, gaming was the one constant in my life and like life, the games were not always great but they were always there for me.
As far as my writing credentials go, I have a weekly article here on Roleplayers Chronicle called Tales from the Gazebo. I am a staff writer for the website Geek-life and I’m doing a small amount of mercenary writing for several game companies (I think mercenary sounds just as cool as freelance). I write on an eclectic array of subjects and I’m not afraid to tackle new topics. In the future, I would love to act as consultant to RPG developers, comic book publishers, or anyone else as a technical advisor for all things military.
I have been married to my amazing wife for 17 years and we have two girls, Mallie and Megan, who are geeks like me. Our house is guarded by Smokey and Midnight, two out of work stunt cats and Truman, the world’s largest Pembroke Welsh Corgi.
Southeast US Correspondent
Aspiring RPG designer, his real name is too lame for the online world. Founder and lone servant to Broken Ruler Games, former Head Honcho of Emerald Press PDF Publishing, and creator of the soon-to-be released Optional System, the Warden is a 20-year roleplayer from AD&D and every other edition since, Earthdawn, Planescape, and numerous other independent games. Go, Polar Bears!
United Kingdom Correspondent
Billiam claims that he is a harmless drudge, but is in fact wanted in several solar systems for hobby generalisations and affiliate linking abuses. Found encased in carbonite in the middle of the UK he hoards old games, and draws dungeon floor plans (and silly monsters). Sometimes these things end up as products online or stuck to the side of mugs. He generally prefers printed hardbacks or games in boxes, partly for the smell, but is in awe of how the downloadable PDF is changing the RPG world. Billiam likes cats, but is not allowed to eat them anymore. He believes that napping is “The Sport of Kings”. Billiam has a keyboard which is possessed by strange magicks, and so he refuses to take responsibility for anything typed online with his name attached – especially grammatical errors. He has a very short attention sp-
United Kingdom Correspondent
Bio coming soon!
“I live in Italy, homeland of Saints, Poets and seafaring adventurers.
Since I was a kid, I always believed in my dreams and tried my best to make them come true. When I was 14, I discovered the world of role-playing games, which greatly improved my imagination and storytelling. At 16 I wrote my first novel. Since then I have never stopped writing novels, short stories, RPG manuals, role-playing adventures, and scripts for comics.
Together with my friends, I founded White Rabbit Studios, the Italian leading RPG creators group, and since 2011 I’m the general coordinator. During summer 2012 I discovered MTE and RPC. and since then my “midsummer night dream” began.
In everyday life, I restore smiles to the people thanks to my supernatural dentist’s powers. Besides writing and role-playing, I like partying with friends, cosplay and, most of all, I love my beautiful wife.
Nowadays, I’m rehearsing to play the hardest role of all: being a good father”
Shalirat (GilDarGames, 2006)
Sancta Sanctorum – Looking for a publisher
Xaulos (GilDarGames, 2006)
To tell you the truth, I have written countless RPG adventures, here are a pair of them, hosted on the Italian RPG championship website (browse a little and you’ll find them). If you’d like to read additional adventures I have made, please contact me.