I've been gaming since the late 80's, back when I stumbled into my cousin running a session of Marvel Super Heroes (the old-school FASERIP system) while visiting family in New York. He handed me a character sheet and some dice and said that the characters were breaking into a science lab to steal something. Well, I lasted about 5 minutes before my ADHD-addled eight-year-old brain demanded I find something more stimulating, but a seed had been planted. You see, it wasn't long after that trip, I began to feel an itch that only making multicolored math rocks go click-clack could scratch, and I soon found myself at my friendly local comic shop, asking my parents to get me the Marvel Super Heroes Advanced System boxed set. And from there, a monster was born. Whether it was exploding d6s with West End's Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, or counting successes on d10s while playing the various World of Darkness RPGs after hours in the science classroom at my Catholic high school (I mean, everybody has a Goth phase, right?), I was hooked. Soon, I found myself playing all kinds of TTRPGs - including Palladium, GURPS, Street Fighter: The Storytelling Game (yeah, that's a thing) and the EverQuest TTRPG. And while my 18 Dex 3 Str Elf Rogue quickly met his doom by falling off a cliff during my first-ever AD&D Session (leaving quite the foul taste in my mouth, let me tell you), I eventually embraced the granddaddy of all RPGs with the release of D&D 3rd Edition. Being one of the few out of my large gaming circle who had most of the books, I quickly found myself as a regular DM, running everything from one-shots to multi-year campaigns for my friends. While I enjoyed world building and writing original campaigns, I found that I enjoy running published adventures and modules more, especially in organized play. Upon moving to Los Angeles, I found myself driving all over the southland to attend various RPGA (and later Adventurer's League) events, both as a player and as a Dungeon Master. I even attended the inaugural GenCon SoCal as a volunteer DM for Wizards of the Coast, running back-to-back tables of The Legacy of the Green Regent campaign 12 hours a day all con long. Now a Los Angeles-based Professional Dungeon Master for Hire running games online and in person, I am thrilled to offer Secrets of the Barrowmaze, my West Marches MegaDungeon campaign. You can also catch me behind the DM screen every Monday night on YouTube, running games for some of his best friends, the Brute Squad. Away from the DM Screen, I'm an award-winning actor, published playwright, and critically acclaimed theatre producer focused on bringing new stories the stage at my intimate theatre venue in Los Angeles, California. I'm also a black belt in WTF Tae Kwon Do and a proud cat dad. Finally, I follow the Boston Red Sox with a near-fanatical devotion. Players should be forewarned: to bash the Sox at my table is to court death and/or disaster. Check out my official website at GregoryCrafts.com for more information on my various projects, productions, and hustles. If you're in Southern California, I'm also available to run games in-person! I'm happy to run one-shots for special occasions such as birthday parties, bachelor parties, etc., or meet up at FLGS throughout Los Angeles for regular ongoing adventures or campaigns. Shoot me a message to make arrangements.
I like to think of myself as a facilitator for collaborative storytelling more than a referee. I enjoy creating memorable characters and working with the players to spin an epic tale. But that's not to say I don't mind running a good fight! I enjoy challenging players by running my monsters intelligently. I'm a big fan of Tucker's Kobolds and The Monsters Know What They're Doing.
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