For those of you who haven’t noticed from my many and sundry posts on the topic, we will have a special guest this year, Bryan CP Steele, Brand Manager from CMoN! Not only will he be on site in support of the Dark Age Tournament, he is playing a special exibition game against Teri Litorco from Geek and Sundry. Normally now I would do a bunch of tongue in cheek description of Bryan and his history, but instead I’ll let his Bio speak for itself!
“Born in northern Indiana in the wake of the original Star Wars, Bryan grew up with a powerful imagination – something that has since fueled more than a million published words, countless plotlines, game designs and more. He grew up with his nose in comic books and roleplaying tomes, often turning the pages with the feet of an action figure or a sword on a little lead (yes, they were once actually lead) D&D miniature. Never stymied by the banality of the world around us, Bryan defined himself through creativity.
From the early age of seven Bryan can remember always keeping gaming as a big part of his life, and now it is just that. Moving from playtesting and demo-staffing to his first paper publication with Warmachine: Prime in 2003, he has leapt into the gaming industry with both feet. Working on award-winning projects with a number of different companies over the years, he has had input on several fan favorite games such as Iron Kingdoms, Traveller, Shadowrun and RuneQuest. Bryan has also been fortunate enough to work with such fantastic settings as Conan, Babylon 5, Starship Troopers and Judge Dredd over the years.
Branching out into professional miniature painting and sculpting, Bryan has done his best to try his hand at every aspect of the industry. Writing, designing, collaborating, marketing and managing; if it has something to do with the enjoyment of gamers, Bryan has shown that he happily will be a part of it!
Currently the Brand Manager and lead developer on Dark Age and Wrath of Kings for Cool Mini or Not, Bryan spends his days in his home studio imaging, designing, and writing the story arcs for his employer’s awesome miniatures games Dark Age and Wrath of Kings. Taking some time when he can to write the narrative elements for the company’s popular board games like Rum & Bones: Second Tide and Massive Darkness.
Always looking to put smiles on gamer faces, Bryan wants to make the world a more enjoyable place – one die rolled, miniature moved or page turned at a time.”
Great guy, has been a pleasure to work with, though I was hoping for a little more about his ship crashing to earth as a baby and his rise to dominion over us!