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Gamemaster @ Puzzlebox Events

1 year on StartPlaying

45 games hosted

Highly rated for: Creativity, Inclusive, Knows the Rules

About me

At Puzzlebox Events, we specialize in high-quality, interactive game experiences designed to bring small groups together in a truly unique and entertaining fashion. Puzzlebox is primarily a party entertainment service, however, we also offer online Professional GMing here through StartPlaying and bring that same quality game experience to the digital world. I'm Josh, co-founder and Creative Director of Puzzlebox Events. I am also a librarian, poet, and writer. Drawing from my eclectic background, I craft unforgettable gaming experiences that cater to both experienced and newcomers alike. My approach to game mastering is deeply player-focused, welcoming to newcomers, and infused with rich narratives. With a background in libraries, I've honed my skills in facilitating games for diverse audiences, from adults to grade schoolers and teens, with a particular knack for adventures tailored to kids and novices to the hobby. In addition to my endeavors at Puzzlebox Events, I moderate the vibrant Discord community Doors and Corners, dedicated to The Expanse RPG. Here, I orchestrate thrilling one-shots and Ship Combat simulators, adding layers of excitement to the gaming experience. Having played in and run TTRPGs since childhood, my passion for the craft only grows stronger with each passing year, with over a decade of experience under my belt. Whether you need someone to orchestrate a long-running campaign for you and your friends or conduct a dynamic one-shot adventure for team-building exercises among coworkers and other groups, I can be your guy. Please note, that while I proudly draw from my librarian background as part of my public persona, my role here at Puzzlebox Events is independent of any library or educational institution affiliation. Let's embark on an unforgettable journey together, where every roll of the dice unveils new possibilities!

GM style

I had an AI write this Section, based on nothing but my players' reviews: "Hi there! My name is Josh, and I'm a GM who prides himself on creating inclusive and accommodating gaming experiences for all players. I believe that it's essential to open up a dialogue with my players to get to know them better and understand what they want from their gaming experience. From there, I can tailor the adventure to their specific interests and comfort levels. I'm passionate about world-building and storytelling and have a knack for moving the spotlight around to ensure that everyone is having fun. Whether you're a seasoned player or just starting, I'll make sure you're comfortable and having a great time. One of my core values is patience, and I'm always happy to take the time to explain the rules and mechanics of the game. I know that real-life commitments can be unpredictable, so I work hard to provide a consistent schedule and create a friendly atmosphere that accommodates everyone's needs. When it comes to game systems, I'm a knowledgeable GM who enjoys explaining how things work and creating immersive environments. I'm adaptable and love it when players throw curveballs my way; it keeps things interesting and adds a unique twist to the adventure. Above all, my top priority is making sure every player feels included, regardless of their experience level, race, gender, or sexual orientation. I'm committed to creating a safe and welcoming space where everyone can have fun, and I take pride in making sure every player feels they've gotten their money's worth." Hmm...not bad, AI. Not bad at all. If that sounds like what you're looking for in a GM, hit me up. Adventures I have at the ready (dates/prices negotiable): One Shot Club (One Shot Series, first game: Risus: The Anything RPG) The Boarding School for Wayward Wizards (Kids on Brooms 6 Session Campaign) Oops! All Bards (D&D 5e One Shot) Example From Eros (The Expanse RPG One Shot)


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