Archives: Team Members

Jeremy Crawford

Jeremy Crawford

Jeremy Crawford is the lead rules designer of Dungeons & Dragons and the game’s managing editor. He led the design of the 5th edition Player’s Handbook and co-led the design of a variety of other D&D books, including the Dungeon Master’s Guide, Xanathar’s Guide to Everything, and Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. Before coming to Wizards of the Coast eleven years ago, he…

By Lloyd Metcalf September 22, 2018 Off

Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson

Steve Jackson has been designing games for 40 years and has no plans to stop. His creations include Munchkin, Illuminati, the GURPS and TFT roleplaying systems, Ogre, Car Wars, and Zombie Dice. He was recently gobsmacked by an invitation to visit Dublin as one of the Guests of Honour at the 2019 World Science Fiction…

By Lloyd Metcalf September 13, 2018 Off

Derek White

Derek White

Derek “The Geekpreacher” White is an Ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and has been an active part of the convention scene for over 15 years where he worked as a volunteer for gaming companies such as KenzerCo and Troll Lord Games. His “watershed moment” arrived in 2007 when he had the privilege of…

By Lloyd Metcalf September 13, 2018 Off

Doug Kovacs

Doug Kovacs

Born in the United States in 1973. Doug Kovacs grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, playing with Star Wars figures, then GI-Joe, and later graduating to Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs (which he continues to play to this day). He drew his way through High School, avoiding involvement in most things but…

By Lloyd Metcalf September 13, 2018 Off

Chris Arneson

Chris Arneson

Chris Arneson graduated from UW Whitewater with a BFA in 1996. As a freelance illustrator he has had the pleasure of working on such CCGs as World of Warcraft, Legend of the Five Rings, Legend of the Burning Sands, Doomtown, Rifts, Wheel of Time and Warlord. Being a local to the Lake the Geneva area…

By Lloyd Metcalf September 13, 2018 Off

Jennell Jaquays

Jennell Jaquays

Jennell Jaquays professional life has centered around game making for over 40 years. She pioneered pre-made RPG scenarios in her Dungeons & Dragons fanzine The Dungeoneer in 1976 and is STILL known for her Judges Guild D&D adventures Dark Tower, Caverns of Thracia, and Book of Treasure Maps, while Runequest fans know her for Griffin…

By Lloyd Metcalf September 13, 2018 Off

Shelly Mazzanoble

Shelly Mazzanoble

Shelly Mazzanoble will always play a magic-user. There. She said it. Enough pretending to want to break out of her comfort zone. She’s a magic-user. She’s also the brand lead for Avalon Hill and loves talking about that one time she played Diplomacy and SOMEONE (okay, it was Ben Petrisor) stabbed her in the back and took over…

By Lloyd Metcalf September 6, 2018 Off

Greg Tito

Greg Tito

Greg Tito has had weird and long career as an Off Broadway stage manager, a playwright, a theater carpenter, a secretary, an RPG designer, a games journalist, and now a PR/Marketing person. He has loved Dungeons & Dragons ever since 1985 when he found an old copy of the AD&D Dungeon Master’s Guide on his brother’s bookshelf and…

By Lloyd Metcalf September 6, 2018 Off

Jason Braun

Jason Braun

Jason Braun is a freelance illustrator who lives in an unpronounceable Wisconsin town. He graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 1998 and worked as a graphic designer for years before leaving the corporate world to focus on his art. In addition to his OSR credits, which include Gamehole Publishing, Goblinoid Games, Chaotic Henchmen Productions, Black Blade Publishing,…

By Lloyd Metcalf September 6, 2018 Off

Lou Zocchi

Lou Zocchi

Louis Zocchi, Adventure gaming hall of fame 1987 Colonel Zocchi served in the Air Force from 1954 until 1975. He retired as a E-6 Technical Sergeant and served as an Air Traffic Controller and Instructor. While working a ground controlled approach radar, Zocchi was credited with saving a B-47 by controlling him to a safe…

By Lloyd Metcalf September 2, 2018 Off