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Greg Diaczyk

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While this fellow may bear a passing resemblance to Palladium Books’ beloved Rifter® Editor Wayne Smith (The Wayne Clone, 2009 Open House Contest Winner), he is in fact, one of the freelance writers for Palladium Books.

By day, Greg works as a Mechanical Engineer and his career has exposed him to all kinds of projects. Some of the highlights include the development of protection and survivability equipment and features for military vehicles and stealth systems for aircraft and naval applications.

By night, he is a freelance writer for Palladium Books, an avid gamer (both computer and role-playing games) and father of three boys (all of whom are eager to get into Daddy’s gaming) and, apparently, the greatest husband in the world.

At the end of elementary school, Greg was drawn into Choose Your Own Adventure books and role-playing games. The concept of creating your own story drew him and his friends to take a crack at designing their own games (a game they made up as well as one for a school project). He eventually stumbled upon the local hobby store, Fandom II in Ottawa (the capital city of Canada) where he picked up his first Palladium Books products; a copy of Heroes Unlimited™, Revised Edition, Ninjas & Superspies™ and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® & Other Strangeness, Revised Edition. From there, his collection has grown exponentially.

Greg’s favorite game, however, was introduced to him by his close friend and started a long line of adventures and gaming in the world of Rifts®. While many assume the biggest draw to the expansive setting of Rifts® is being able to play anything and everything (and, yes, Greg agrees that this is one of his favorite parts), it was the fantastical explanations of myths and legends as well as bringing them to the forefront of the current game time-line, offering a connection to the past and exploring the ramifications of the revealed mysteries, that set his imagination soaring.

He is best known for Rifts® Lemuria, but has been published in several issues of The Rifter® (#10, 27, 37, 50, 51, 57, 58 and 76), and he pitched in on the editing of Rifts® Dimension Book 14: Thundercloud Galaxy™. Greg continues to explore the realms of science, magic, myths and legends with Rifts® New Navy 2™, and Heroes Unlimited™: Hardware Unlimited™.

 
 

Gaijin Goombah

Gaijin Goombah

After gaining a degree in International Relations, living abroad, and spending two years in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Gaijin Goombah decided to devote his YouTube career to teaching multiculturalism around the world through the medium of video games and anime. From recent to retro, he explains a multitude of cultural references found in these, and how geek culture can better educate the world about not only different cultures, but also perspectives and ways of thinking.

 
 

Jonathan Lavallee

Jonathan Lavallee

Jonathan Lavallee has been working in tabletop games for over 10 years. He been involved with every type of game possible, except a LARP ... he hasn't written one of those yet.

He's recently worked in Chill 3rd Edition from Growling Door Games, as well as the Dark Ages Companion for Onyx Path Publishing. He's currently working on his own game We Used To Be Friends which is a teenage noir detective game in the same vein as Veronica Mars and Riverdale. He's happy to chat about games, game making, or just generally nerdery as long as everyone is having a good time.

 
 

Mo Mo O'Brien

Mo Mo O'Brien

Shortly after being born on the peak of a volcano on a full moon, to the god of death and a pink owl, Mo Mo O’Brien started a youtube channel. 3 years ago she attended her first larp event, documenting her adventures online, and since then has received wonderful responses to her videos about larp. Her channel has over 74,000 subscribers, 5 million views, and her endeavours have landed her opportunities like: cameos in webseries, a starring role in a candy commercial, and being privileged to travel the world to larp. She loves role play heavygames and hates writing bios.

 
 

Richard Evans

Richard Evans

Richard Evans (1976-) is a Canadian storyteller who works in various formats and genres. His first published work, WHITE ZOMBIE, was an anthology of stories by different writers that tackled the issue of racism in the horror genre. His third novel, The Corrupter, revolves around male lust and aggression in a future where everyone is monitored and robots serve as loyal companions. The rest of his books are about scary monsters or super freaks. Richard has taken a hiatus from writing to focus on playing Dungeons & Dragons.

 

Shane Luis

Shane Luis

Shane Luis is the host of Rerez, a weekly YouTube video series focusing on video games. Shane presents the newest and strangest games and hardware as well as looks back at classic and retro games!

Links

Website: www.Rerez.net
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/RerezTV
Twitter: @RerezTV
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rereztv/
Vid.me: https://vid.me/Rerez
 
 
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