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I am one of the West Coast`s most sought after Dungeon Masters / Game Masters / Storytellers with 35 years convention experience. I've been published in Knockspell, Fight On! and Knights of the Dinner Table magazines, and won awards for my RPG writing. I am currently finishing my new Wyrd & Wyld RPG to be launched on Kickstarter (hopefully early 2017). Send me questions about RPG conventions, various table top traditional RPG games(I play 20+), trends in RPG gaming, help for beginners, concerned parents and those returning to RPG gaming after years of inactivity.

Experience in the area

35+ years of RPG gaming! I enjoy a very wide range of RPGs in many genres, both Old School RPGs and new games that have expanded the hobby over the decades.


Knockspell, Knights of the Dinner Table, Fight On!


UCLA, MENSA, Hogwarts, Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters

Awards and Honors

PolyCon Game Design Polyprize

What do you like about this subject?

I am a dedicated role-player because table top traditional RPGs give me what no video game or television show can ever give me - total immersion in a story where I am a main character! Nothing else spurs the imagination like an RPG.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I am looking forward to my new RPG getting published RPG via Kickstarter. I have definitely learned a great deal about the PDF / POD business and I will be happy to share my experiences.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Famous Gamers: Sean Astin, Jeff Bezos, Jack Black, Bruce Campbell, Asia Carrera, Claudia Christensen, Dave Chappelle, Stephen Colbert, Billy Crystal, Vin Diesel, Emilio Estevez, Bill Gates, Matt Groenig, Johnny Knoxville, Matt Lillard, George Lucas, Ewan MacGregor, Mike Meyers, Sam Raimi, Kevin Smith, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Wil Wheaton, Joss Whedon, Robin Williams and Elijih Wood.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Note to Parents: Roleplaying games are FAR less violent than video games. Also, RPGs focus on storytelling, problem solving, conversation and teamwork - the lost arts of the modern world.

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ian02/02/12101010Thanks i play D&D at a comic .....
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2016-09-10 Cannot find printed version of Illustration -- game Shadowrun:

Cool question and I hope I can help. I personally don't recognize the image. If its a wireless smartlink, its probably from the Shadowun 4th or 5th edition, but I am a chummer who misses the wired world

2014-04-12 D&D question:

Hello Summer,     I am sorry it's taken so long, but the AllExperts site was sending their notices to an old email account for some reason.     In theory, you could absolutely craft a ring that allows

2011-12-17 publishing a D&D adventure 4th:

Hello Ian,     I am sorry I did not get you question sooner. It somehow slipped into my spam folder.     So you want to know how to publish a D&D 4th Edition adventure?     By now, you probably have heard

2011-09-08 how much do you earn:

Hello Ian,    Tabletop RPGs are a niche market and a luxury item...a combo that is very bad in a recession. A successful RPG product sells 1000-2000 copies in 2011...about 1% of what those sales would

2011-07-31 inflight light wounds and alignment:

Moradin?     In OD&D we often only have the Moorcockian Law / Neutral / Chaos alignments instead of AD&D and 3e where you have 9 options with a heavy focus on Good vs. Evil. In AD&D, Moradin is LG so I


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