Hi, my name is Matt.
Welcome, weary travelers.
I am the Game Master here at dicegeeks. I help game masters, dungeon masters, and role-players level up their sessions and campaigns.
I also design role-playing games and create RPG resources like dungeon maps and more.
After GMing for nearly three decades, I feel as though I'm just getting started. I'm glad you're here and I hope you will join me on this journey.
What is dicegeeks?
Think of dicegeeks as the last inn before the wilderness or the first spaceport after a long jump.
I provide an aggregate of RPG news on Twitter. The feed runs around the clock to make sure you are up on the latest tabletop news and rumors.
See my interviews with RPG designers and creators to learn about innovative small publishers and new RPGs.
I also design RPG guides and campaign aids. You can visit my DriveThruRPG store to get most of them for free.
Adventures in Role-Playing
My adventure with role-playing games began when I was nine years old. My brother and I were visiting some friends.
Our friends' family was staying in a hotel because of a flood. Even before we arrived, we were told we were going to play the best game ever made. What was that game?
I was handed a pre-generated character, told a few rules, and shown dice I had never seen.
We slowly entered a dungeon and I was taken into another world. The only thing I remember clearly is that our small party came to an open cavern. There was a slope that hid the far side.
My friend, who was playing a wizard, warned us there could be danger on the other side.
I drew my bow and asked the Dungeon Master if I could take a shot over the slope. He said I could, but if I wanted to hit anything, it would be difficult.
I was handed a twenty-sided die. I rolled.
I rolled a natural 20.
I was told my arrow struck a bandit guard. I was handed another die and told to roll damage. I rolled.
I rolled maximum damage. The guard was slain. The way was open for the party. I was told since it was my kill, I could loot the body. I don't remember what I found.
But I was hooked on role-playing games at that very moment.
The Growing RPG Obsession
The first character I created? A Human Fighter named The Skull.
Our friends gave my brother and me their basic rule book. I DMed my brother through dungeons within that same year. I even had my mom make a character.
I created my own RPG called Jungle Hunt. It used all the D&D rules but was set in Africa, and the players were big-game hunters.
Shortly after, when I entered the third grade, I discovered several friends who played. We would make characters in study time and dungeon crawl at recess.
More and More RPG Systems
The first RPG I bought was Marvel Super Heroes. The next was Star Frontiers, when I was in the fifth grade. Then I was given FASA's Star Trek: The Role-Playing Game. It took me a full week to create my first character.
In high school, I played Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Robotech. There was also a long era involving Steve Jackson's Car Wars.
I was an early adopter of West End's D6 Star Wars. It is the most accessible RPG system I've ever known. It served as a gateway game for many of my friends who now role play. It was Heroes Unlimited in college.
Current Role-Playing Games
I reconnected with old friends and continue to gamemaster D6 Star Wars and FASA Star Trek.
Recently, a friend has begun running a D&D 5e campaign. I'm getting to play, so I'm having a blast.
That's my role-playing game story.
Now, I've taken the next step and designed my own role-playing game.
If you want to say hi, you can email me at matt [at] dicegeeks.com.