Tim Brown is a game designer best known for his work on Dragon Kings RPG.
Sean Brown started playing games at 5 with his Uncle Dave every day after school. He first played Chess and then moved on to Feudal and Thinking Man’s Golf. By the age of 7, his older brother Shad had caught the full bug for D&D and the two played role playing games with their close friends Ryan and Dwayne for the next 10 years. At 12, he was consumed by the Gamemaster series of games by MB, mostly Axis and Allies but also Conquest of the Empire, Broadsides, and Fortress America (still to this day, his favorite — thanks Mike Gray!).After spending a year developing the game Teraforming (while recovering from knee surgery) Sean attended his first Gencon to sell the game and landed a job with Eagle Games doing demos. He later helped to build a distribution network (FRED) and continued developing and distributing games for Eagle Games.With Mr. B Games Sean has utilized Kickstarter to provide the financial backing to fulfill his lifelong dream of running his own game company. His current offerings are Alien Uprising, Spurs, Realm of Heroes, Clockwork Kingdom, Posthuman, WarQuest, Prospectus and Helionox.
Jay Little is an award-winning game designer and industry speaker. He has dozens of titles to his credit covering a wide range of board, card, and roleplaying games. Jay’s design work can be seen in games for Star Wars, Star Trek, Warhammer, Major League Baseball, and other popular licenses. He has been invited to share his experience and industry insights at conferences and gaming conventions across the country and is a frequent podcast guest. When not designing his own games, Jay teaches video game design and board game production at UW-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin.
Mike Fitzgerald’s first design was the trading card game Wyvern. Fitzgerald is also the designer of the Mystery Rummy series
Sean Patrick Fannon
Sean Patrick Fannon
(aka “Big Irish”) has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter-century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games’ Champions product line; both West End’s and Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar.
He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins and GTS), and chronicled the entire roleplaying game hobby and industry in The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer’s Bible, which sold over 10,000 copies. He worked for DriveThruRPG & RPGNow as the Marketing and Communications Director; during that period, he helped coordinate massive charity and relief efforts for folks like Doctors Without Borders and Feeding America, leveraging the RPG community’s generosity. He continues that tradition as a member of the Board of Directors for the RPG Creators Relief Fund.
Sean now focuses on his own gaming company, Evil Beagle Games (“Bad Dog. Good Games”), as well as serving as the Pinnacle Entertainment Brand Manager for the Savage Rifts line. He’s also the lead writer and designer on Freedom Squadron, a Savage Worlds setting book that’s a love letter to 80s Action Hero cartoons, comics, and toys (based on the VENOM Assault board game from Spyglass Games). He’s also well underway with co-designing Prowlers & Paragons: Ultimate Edition, a fantastic new superhero game created by Evil Beagle Vice-President Len Pimentel, for which he’s creating two settings: Modern Gods and Unending War.
You can follow his Pick of the Day – a daily showcase of both popular and hidden gem game products – at www.seanspickoftheday.com. He also has a very active Patreon where folks are directly involved in his Freedom Squadron and Modern Gods projects – https://www.patreon.com/SeanPatrickFannon
Ross Watson is an award-winning game designer and author. He helped design games like Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Savage Rifts, and Torg: Eternity. Ross was the Senior RPG Developer supervising several game lines at FFG, including Dark Heresy, Rogue Trader, and Deathwatch. Ross also helped successfully Kickstart Accursed, his own unique setting for Savage Worlds. Currently, Ross is the lead designer for Warhammer 40,000 Roleplay: Wrath & Glory at Ulisses North America.
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The Dice Tower: The Board Game Corner
The Board Game Corner crew is back and they will be bringing you live coverage from GameFest. Interviews with the guests, attendees and live taping of some of the latest board games on the market!