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Josh Cappel

Josh Cappel

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Josh Cappel is a conglomeration of molecules that display a commendable amount of molecular teamwork especially in the morning. He has created game art and graphic design for over fifty tabletop game projects, lately focusing on games for KTBG, Burnt Island Games, and Grand Gamers Guild.

Pam Walls

Pam Walls

Pam Walls is a tabletop game designer. Hold That Face, her facial expressions party game, was published by Hasbro in 2017 and her speed charades game Act Fast will be published by Outset Media in 2020. She is the founder of Board Game Broads, a forum for women and gender non-conforming folks in the tabletop games industry and is the co-host of Board Game Broadscast, a live videocast featuring members of the Board Game Broads community.

Derek Gour

Derek Gour

Derek is the designer of the card-based story game Hope Inhumanity, and hopes to someday bring more games into the world. His favourite roleplaying games are Burning Wheel, Apocalypse World, Dread and Fiasco.

Jessey Wright

Jessey Wright

Jessey Wright designs and develops board games and co-hosts the Meeple Syrup Show, a weekly live webcast featuring interviews with experts from all different parts of the industry. He has worked primarily with popular intellectual properties and his design credits include Legend of Korra: Pro-Bending Arena, Batman The Animated Series: Rogues Gallery, and Kingdom Rush: Rift in Time.

Eric Hyland

Cecilia and Eric Hyland

Cecilia "CC" and Eric Hyland are American game designers who founded Tank & DPS, a game design/art commission side business in November 2015. Their first major published title is "Fleecing Olympus" from Passport Game Studios in 2018. Followed by their second title "Istanbul or Constantinople?" from Concrete Canoe Games in 2019.

They also work together on their podcast, Tank & DPS Tabletop News, where they cover more than just new games. https://m.soundcloud.com/user-771641186

The newest project is their Daughter Rosaline born in November.

Cecilia Hyland

Cecilia and Eric Hyland

Cecilia "CC" and Eric Hyland are American game designers who founded Tank & DPS, a game design/art commission side business in November 2015. Their first major published title is "Fleecing Olympus" from Passport Game Studios in 2018. Followed by their second title "Istanbul or Constantinople?" from Concrete Canoe Games in 2019.

They also work together on their podcast, Tank & DPS Tabletop News, where they cover more than just new games. https://m.soundcloud.com/user-771641186

The newest project is their Daughter Rosaline born in November.

Jess Go

Jess Go

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Jess is a queer Canadian streamer and game designer. She manages an online community that strives to be a welcoming, fun, and safe place while encouraging outreach and growth via fundraisers and event that try to get everyone playing games for good causes.

Shel Kahn

Shel Kahn

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Shel Kahn loves RPGs! She illustrates and writes for tabletop RPGs, runs them for kids and teens at schools and museums, and mentors new GMs with nonprofit community space Dames Making Games. Kahn’s self-published adventures include Keep on the Shining Isle, The Corruption of Pelursk, and most recently, The Ghost Houses of Phylinecra.

Daryl Andrews

Daryl Andrews

/*-->*/ /*-->*/ Daryl Andrews is a professional freelance game designer, who began full-time in 2015. With 30+. board games already released through 20+ different publishers, Daryl’s output has been unrivaled over the last few years. Beyond design, Mr.

Helana Hope

Helana Hope

Helana Hope is a sexual wellness advocate and animal lover. By day she runs her Pure Romance business, helping women and couples in their intimate relationships. By night she is a play tester, idea bouncer, and now game designer. Kingdom Rush is the first board game with her name on the box, but she has been a part of many projects as a play tester and developer for her game designer friends.