Archives: Team Members

Ed Stark

Ed Stark

A gaming professional since 1990, Ed’s experience includes tabletop game design, fiction writing, and computer game design. His tabletop experience includes work on the West End Games’ Star Wars, TORG, and Paranoia systems and he designed both the ShatterZone and MasterBook games while at WEG. At TSR and Wizards of the Coast, Ed spent time…

By Lloyd July 22, 2018 Off

David “Zeb” Cook

David “Zeb” Cook

David “Zeb” Cook joined the TSR design staff in 1979, as employee #24 and through the dint of persistence rose employee #2 or 3 (in senority only) the time he left in 1994.In those years he designed such things as X1: The Isle of Dread (with the late Tom Moldvay), the D&D Expert Set, Oriental Adventures,…

By Lloyd February 2, 2018 Off

Matt Finch

Matt Finch

Matt is the creator of one of the most well-known of the retro-clones: Swords & Wizardry, a modern take on Original D&D (or OD&D).  He was also heavily involved in the genesis of OSRIC, which unleashed a flood of new content and interest in older styles of role-playing. His Swords & Wizardry system won a…

By Lloyd January 18, 2018 Off

Heidi Gygax

Heidi Gygax

Heidi Gygax grew up around the gaming industry as the third child of Mary Jo and E. Gary Gygax.  From a young age, Heidi and her siblings worked concession stands at Horticultural Hall for Gen Con game conventions, and later worked in the TSR booth.  In her teens, Heidi began working summers at TSR and…

By Lloyd January 11, 2018 Off

Jeff Leason

Jeff Leason

Jeff “Duck” Leason started playing Dungeons & Dragons (OD&D) in 1975, with a fellow boy scout, Skip Williams. Jeff was hooked and bought his first copy of D&D from 330 Center Street, the Gygax family’s basement. Three years later, after graduating high school, Jeff started working in the shipping department at TSR, as its 17th…

By Lloyd January 7, 2018 Off

Elise’ Gygax-Cousino

Elise’ Gygax-Cousino

Gary’s eldest daughter attended the early Gen Con conventions as a young child, selling “gourmet” hot dogs and sodas to hungry game enthusiasts. One of the original D&D play testers, and helped collate the original boxed sets in the basement of their 330 Center Street house. Worked for TSR from 1976 to 1981 starting as…

By Lloyd December 31, 2017 Off

Larry Elmore

Larry Elmore

I have been creating fantasy and science fiction art for over 40 years. I was best known for the work I did at TSR Inc., the company that produced the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons, Since 1987, I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator, creating covers for comics, computer games, magazines, fantasy and science…

By Lloyd November 28, 2017 Off

Elisa Teague

Elisa Teague

Elisa Teague is a game and event designer, focusing on board games, RPG, and huge puzzle events. Previously working for Playroom Entertainment and Lone Shark Games and now consulting for both game companies and inventors, she has had a hand in the design, art direction, development and production of over 100 games, including Betrayal at House…

By Lloyd November 28, 2017 Off

Ruty Rutenberg

Ruty Rutenberg

US Army OIF/OEF Veteran, Actor, Writer, Voice Over, and Award Winning Dungeon Master & Creator. Ruty’s expertise spans multiple platforms, with work alongside all the major studios on titles such as *Argo, Fury, Finest Hours, Magnificent Seven*, the recently released *Growhouse* by Snoop Dogg & DJ Pooh, and *The Wall* directed by Doug Liman. When…

By Lloyd November 28, 2017 Off

Satine Phoenix

Satine Phoenix

Satine Phoenix is the Community Manager of Dungeons and Dragons, co creator of Maze Arcana, Host of GM Tips on Geek & Sundry, Dungeons and Dragons Guild Adept, Founder of CelebrityChariD20.com & Meetup.com/LATabletopGamers, Co-Author of The Action Heroine’s Journey & Co-creator & artist on New Praetorians, Jewelry Designer & freelance Illustrator on Burningquill.com, OG Crew…

By Lloyd November 28, 2017 Off