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Joseph Carriker
DMs Guild Writer
Published Writer
Game Designer

Less than a year on StartPlaying


1 game hosted


Highly rated for: Inclusive, Storytelling, Knows the Rules

About me

It's all about the game. I love nothing more than the connection among players that comes with shared experiences, especially when those experiences are centered around peoples' individual creativity (whatever that looks like). I've been playing RPGs since 1986, GMing the entire time (I actually got play in my first game in '89!). I've also been involved in the RPG industry since 2001, and have written for Wizards of the Coast, Green Ronin Publishing, White Wolf, Onyx Path, and quite a few others, and even have a couple of titles up on the DM's Guild. I'm a Forgotten Realms and Spelljammer nerd from way back, though you don't need to be to sit at my table - I'm happy to distill the lore and themes into the best possible story for our table. I'm also the nerd behind the OakthorneWiki, Oakthorne Scrivenings over on the DM's Guild, and the Oneiropolis project on Patreon.

GM style

Roleplaying and experiencing fantasy settings is my favorite part of the game, and my focus as a storyteller. Focusing on the sorts of play that my players want, pursuing your character's goals, and telling stories that slot uniquely into the setting we're playing in. Very comfortable with game systems, and very good at teaching games to new players.

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