Guests: Traditional Gaming

Oscar Rios

Oscar Rios

Oscar Rios is an author, editor and publisher of horror fiction and role playing scenarios for the Call of Cthulhu RPG. He has written over seventy Call of Cthulhu scenarios. For Chaosium he has scenarios in Atomic Age Cthulhu, the updated Horror on the Orient Express and is the author of the time spanning campaign Ripples from Carcosa. For Miskatonic River Press he has scenarios in New Tales of the Miskatonic Valley, More Adventures in Arkham Country, and wrote The Legacy of Arrius Lurco, a campaign for Cthulhu Invictus. His work has appeared in The Unspeakable Oath and World of Cthulhu magazine. He has short stories in Cthulhu’s Dark Cults, Horror for the Holidays, and Undead and Unbound. Recently he’s also started writing material for Witch Hunter: The Invisible World from Paradigm Concepts. In 2013 Oscar founded Golden Goblin Press, a Chaosium licensee. Their first two books, Island of Ignorance-The Third Cthulhu Companion and Tales of the Crescent City-Adventures in Jazz Era New Orleans won consecutive Diehard Gamefan awards for Best RPG Supplement of 2013 and 2014. Their newest releases are De Horrore Cosmico, a collection of scenarios for Cthulhu Invictus, and a fiction collection called Tales of Cthulhu Invictus. This September Golden Goblin Press launches their fourth Kickstarter for Tales of the Caribbean. At his core Oscar remains an avid gamer, running and playing Call of Cthulhu whenever possible.

Jason Little

Jason Little

Jay is an award-winning freelance game designer with more than 20 years of experience in the hobby gaming industry. Jay has traveled across the United States and to England to share his game design, development, and industry experience with a variety of audiences. In addition to his freelance work, Jay also teaches Game Design at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. 

Brennan Taylor

Brennan Taylor

Brennan Taylor is a game designer and writer living in rural New Jersey. He has written several role-playing games, including Mortal Coil, How We Came to Live Here, and Bulldogs! He has edited several other role-playing and fiction products, including Kingdom of Nothing, Blood Red Sands, and Redwings' Gambit. He is the founder and owner of Galileo Games, a small publisher of role-playing games and sci-fi and fantasy fiction. He is also one of the original founders of Indie Press Revolution, an online store created to help self-publishers sell role-playing games. He lives with his wife and two teen children, and can be found haunting East Coast game conventions.

Stefan Pokorny

Stefan Pokorny

Stefan Pokorny  is a professional painter and sculptor by trade.  His traditional oil paintings have sold for upwards of $10,000 each....is current commissions include  the Gary Gygax memorial sculpture for Lake Geneva, WI.....In 1996 his passion for Dungeons and Dragons joined with his artistic path when he founded Dwarven Forge and began to sculpt miniature terrain for RPG games...18 years later, Dwarven Forge is regarded worldwide as the gold standard in miniature terrain... Dwarven Forge recently conducted 3 successful kickstarter campaigns which raised over 4 million dollars combined.....Stefan's hand drawn Maps have been used for Luke Gygax's and Tim Kask's  homegrown lands of Okirrim and Aradondo Island...Stefan run's 1st edition D&D games professionally and sometimes gets paid 1000's of dollars for a single game session....he has gained notoriety for running his "Theatrical" games in basement bars and game stores in and around Brooklyn, NY....the character sheets, City Land and dungeon Maps, 3-D terrain, and sometimes even the miniatures and dice themselves have been created or painted by stefan....He uses real props, costumes, sound effects, and lighting to create a fully immersive RPG experience...hand painted miniatures and terrain are included of course!