Guests: Traditional Gaming

Together Studios

Together Studios

A novelist and game designer, Keith Baker is best known for creating the Eberron Campaign Setting for Dungeons & Dragons and the storytelling card game Gloom. He's produced a host of games, novels, and RPG material, including the novel The Queen of Stone and the card game Cthulhu Fluxx. Currently he's developing Phoenix: Dawn Command through his new company, Twogether Studios. Keith can be found online at Keith-Baker.com, or on Twitter as @HellcowKeith. 

Jenn Ellis has a passion for making games and events that bring people together. She’s the people & product side of Twogether Studios as well as the producer of the RPG Phoenix: Dawn Command and the upcoming card game Ililmat. Jenn has lived in both Portlands and currently resides in the Oregon one.

Bruce Nesmith

Bruce Nesmith

Bruce Nesmith has a long and storied career in gaming. He began at TSR Inc. writing on Dungeons & Dragons adventures. He is probably best know for authoring the Ravenloft box set for 2nd edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, although he also worked on board games, card games, and even a miniatures game for TSR Inc. His years at TSR Inc. sharpened his love of board games and science fiction and fantasy stories.

In the mid-90s, Bruce made the move to video game development. Signing on with Bethesda Softworks, he first worked on The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall, Terminator: Skynet, and even a bowling game. More recently he worked on The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. He is best know for his work as lead designer of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. He plays and enjoys many types of video games.

Jay Little

Jay Little

Jay Little is a professional geek with more than 20 years of experience in hobby gaming. He is the award-winning game designer who shares his insights on game design and the gaming industry at conventions and workshops across the country. In addition to his freelance work, Jay also teaches video game and tabletop game design, critical thinking, and board game production at University-Wisconsin Stout. He's also been described as a medical oddity by his doctors, somehow surviving two heart attacks, a stroke, complete organ failure, sepsis, a coma, and paralysis. 

Jay's board game credits include X-Wing Miniatures, Blood Bowl: Team Manager and expansions for classics like Wiz War and Cosmic Encounter as well as upcoming titles Zero Hour, Wrath of Vesuvius, and Three Years of War. He has also designed numerous roleplaying games, including the Narrative Dice Systems featured in the Star Wars Roleplay line and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay by Fantasy Flight Games and the 2d20 system driving the Star Trek and Mutant Chronicles lines by Modiphius Games. And he's always working on a zillion other projects at any given time.

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 eighty Call of Cthulhu scenarios for Chaosium, Miskatonic River Press, Stygian Press, and his own company, Golden Goblin Press (founded in 2013). His work also appeared in The Unspeakable Oath and World of Cthulhu magazine, as well as Yog-Sothoth.com and Shoogoth.net. He dabbles in fiction with short stories appearing in Cthulhu’s Dark Cults, Horror for the Holidays, Undead and Unbound, Heroes of Red Hook, Further Tales of Cthulhu Invictus, and the upcoming Between Twilight and Dawn. In 2016 Golden Goblin Press, took over the Cthulhu Invictus setting from Chaosium, and is relaunching the setting with The 7th Edition Guide to Cthulhu Invictus. He is passionate about promoting inclusiveness and diversity in the Comic Horror genre. At his core Oscar remains an avid gamer, running and playing Call of Cthulhu whenever possible.