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Karl Viking

Karl Viking (he/him)





3 years on StartPlaying


60 games hosted


Highly rated for: Storytelling, Voices, Knows the Rules

About me

This friendly neighborhood Viking will bring adventure to your screen! I have been running games for almost 30 years, and I'm good at helping new players get their feet wet, as well as challenging old school players. I love to run games that lean into horror and mystery, but there's no denying the lure of high adventure or a good old-fashioned dungeon crawl. I have hosted weekly and biweekly games for campaigns lasting as long as 16 years (yes, it's still going!), as well as one shots for Bachelor Parties, Horse Funerals, Birthday Parties, "Return of Steve" Celebrations, Halloween Nights, you name it. What I am probably best known for, and have run multiple iterations of, is a game based on the "Welcome to Night Vale" podcast, which I have run in Pathfinder 1e, Pathfinder 2e, and D&D5e. I am available on Weekends and Thursday evenings, and I am bookable for special events.

GM style

I love letting players explore the worlds they inhabit. Events are always moving in the background, but I want players to feel like their choices are meaningful, and character-driven. I have a fondness for voices, and comedy, and I try to make NPC's memorable, which can help keep them sorted in player's heads. My specialty leans towards horror and mystery, but in most gmaes, I reserve that for those who delve too deep in the dark edges of the map.


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