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Friday, October 10 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
RPG Design Panel
Want to start creating your own RPGs or simply interested in learning more of the process behind the games? Listen to our diverse panel of RPG designers (the minds behind games ranging from Savage Worlds, to Houses of the Blooded, to Our Last Best Hope, to World of Dew, to Epillyion) discuss tips and tricks for creating your own RPG.

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Ben Woerner

Owner, Game Developer, Woerner's WunderWerks
Ben Woerner, by day, is a mild-mannered husband, father, and marketing manager for his family’s business. By night he’s a game designer. Having run games for over a quarter century he finally began to design them. In August of 2014, he published World of Dew, a samurai noir roleplaying game and sequel to John Wick's Blood & Honor. This year he released the first supplement to World of Dew, The Sound of Water. He's also written for... Read More →
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John Wick

Gaming GoH, John Wick Presents
John Wick designs games. He also writes short stories, novels, scripts and plays, but mostly, John Wick designs games. He wrote the first edition of the Legend of the Five Rings RPG, 7th Sea, Orkworld, Houses of the Blooded, Wicked Fantasy and Galaxy XXX. He is also the author of Play Dirty 1 and Play Dirty 2, the most dastardly, underhanded, devious and dangerous GM advice books ever written. He collects orks.
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Marissa Kelly

Owner, designer, Sr. artist, Magpie Games
Marissa Kelly is the co-founder of Magpie Games and the author of Epyllion, a dragon epic RPG. She is currently involved in several collaborations: Bluebeard’s Bride with Whitney "Strix" Beltrán and Sarah and Galaxy XXX with John Wick and Jess Kauspedas. In addition to her design work, Marissa also handles art direction for Magpie Games, Evil Hat Productions (Fate, The Dresden Files) and Storium. Marissa works as a paleontology... Read More →

Mark Diaz Truman

Owner, Lead Designer, Magpie Games
Mark Diaz Truman is an Ennie award-winning game developer, a co-owner of Magpie Games (magpiegames.com), and the Editor in Chief for The Fate Codex. Mark has designed and written three indie RPGs—The Play’s the Thing, Our Last Best Hope, and Urban Shadows—and has written a number of pieces for Evil Hat Productions, including parts of The Fate Toolkit, Timeworks, and the upcoming Do: Fate of the Flying Temple. In addition to... Read More →
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Shane Hensley

President, Pinnacle Entertainment Group
Shane Hensley is a freelance writer, game designer, game store owner, publisher, novelist, computer game designer, business consultant, and entrepreneur. He’s also served as a lead on massively multiplayer online games such as City of Heroes / City of Villains, and was an Executive Producer on such titles as Cryptic Studios Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter MMO RPG, and Trion Worlds and Petroglyph’s End of Nations. He was also the Studio Head... Read More →

Friday October 10, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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