GM, Game Designer and Author
In a desperate struggle to discover what life is about, one man dares to abandon an engineering career to turn rogue author. After working too hard during college, Travis obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from Kansas State in 2009. After a little over a year of working in the manipulative and soul crushing aerospace industry, he moved to California to follow his dream of creating awesome works of fantasy fiction. He has also been a practitioner of Traditional Tae Kwon Do for more than thirteen years, and the martial arts continuously influence and inspire him and his works.
Read his hilarious webcomic that combines high fantasy and martial arts madness:
Get a sneak peek at Nick and Travis’s next graphic novel, where random people must fight genetically enhanced dinosaurs:
See him practice his martial arts in real life:
Nick Baer is a hard-working, dedicated family man with a passion for gaming–both table top and video games. He has played games since a very young age, and now enjoys sharing his passion with his daughter, Clara and his girlfriend, Katie.
In 2012, he began his martial arts journey at Sun Yi’s Academy of Tae Kwon Do in Arcata, CA where he met Travis Holter, and forged a friendship that evolved into a collaborative partnership to create table top modules.
Nick is now pursuing his childhood dream of becoming an artist, along with enjoying his new-found love for martial arts. His work can be found at lordnickage.deviantart.com
Betsy Padilla is a former English teacher turned rogue adventurer, freelance writer, editor, and project consultant. She is also an avid reader, champion of the underdog, pursuer of dreams, and master of her own universe. She has an MA in Literature with a curricular emphasis in Cultural Studies and Literary Theory from Humboldt State University, and a BA in English Education with a minor in Multicultural Literature, also from HSU.
While completing her undergraduate coursework, she began teaching high school English. After six years of teaching, she went back to school for her graduate studies with the intention of continuing her path in academic education only to realize what she really wanted to do was travel and be her own boss. So, she made that happen.
Betsy currently resides in Charleston, SC where she works remotely as lead copywriter for internationally renowned artisan jewelry company Holly Yashi. Her consulting and editing clients include writers of blogs, memoirs, science fiction trilogies, interactive children’s books, screenplays, and gaming manuals. Her first work of fiction is currently in production with plans to have it published early 2017.
Find out more about Betsy and connect with her at www.betsypadilla.com