I am a podcaster and game enthusiast. I am one of the co-hosts of Character Creation Cast, a show that explores a variety of RPG systems through the lens of character creation as well as a series on advice specifically for players. I am also the co-host of Garbage of the Five Rings, a podcast dedicated to documenting the history and lore of the Legend of the Five Rings card game and RPG.
Hi, I‘m Di! I write for Gnomestew, a GM-advice blog, and rabble-rouse on Twitter @DiceQGM. I got introduced into tabletops by a group of random friends I met over League of Legends. I had initially thought they were part of some cult that did secret magicy-works every Saturday; they were playing Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 so I suppose I wasn’t far off the mark. Not even a week after I dove headfirst into GMing and have been running games ever since.
I know the ENNIEs are looking for some diversity and, honestly, I‘m a diversity smorgasbord in that I’m a queer Filipino/Chinese immigrant. I’m also extremely sex positive and spent about 6-7 years working at an LGBT book/sex store. By the gods, do I have stories.
I am a freelance game designer and filmmaker. I was in the process of pursuing a Game Design degree at SCAD and I have made a few board games that I plan on publishing at some point in the future. I am most active on twitter where I retweet and support other ttrpg projects, writers, and artists.
Like most gamers my first game was DnD and I took it home to make my parents play with me. I had to read the rules and teach them how to play. I have always been a big fan of mythology and fantasy so getting to experience it by pretending to be a part of it was exhilarating. I was hooked. Oddly there was a long break before my second game, Marvel Superheroes. Since then I have played a number of games of various genres. I’ve been a player and a GM.
I think the ENNIEs are an import part of the gaming community. It helps introduce new games, developers and ideas that may otherwise go unnoticed. As a judge, I would like to further the aims and goals of what has become a gaming institution.
I started gaming solo game books, such as the Fighting Fantasy books, and Joe Dever’s Lone Wolf. Those held me over until I went to college, and met my first gaming groups, starting with Cyberpunk2020 and then, later that summer, with the brand new launch of 3rd Edition Dungeons and Dragons. Through the ensuing years, I’ve enjoyed the hobby both as a GM and as a player. I’ve organized game days, made countless friendships and relationships, and previously served as an ENnies Judge during the 2010-2011 submission year. I’m running for Judge this year both to give back some service to the hobby that has defined more than half my life, and out of the desire to increase the visible representation in the hobby. While the hobby has grown significantly over the years, it can always open the doors to people who previously thought it wasn’t for them.