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Robert W. Thomson
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Robert W. Thomsonhe/him

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46 years
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46 years
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0 games

About me

NOTE: I have dropped my fee to a rock-bottom cost of only $5.00/hour because I can only earn so much per month and retain my disability benefits. I would rather run more games than fewer games, so dropping my rates seemed the best idea. Plus y'all win, too! -- Robert Thomson was a co-founder and publisher of 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming, a Great Falls, MT-based roleplaying game publisher, from March 2009 to January 2013. Robert co-owned the company with his wife, Connie Thomson. In early 2013, 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming was acquired by Purple Duck Games. In 2012, Robert became president of the newly formed Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous, a gaming-focused con in Great Falls, Montana, which debuted successfully in October 2012. Robert's experience in the RPG industry includes writing/game design/development/editing for 4 Winds Fantasy Gaming, Purple Duck Games, Expeditious Retreat Press, Third Eye Games, Fantastic Gallery, Optimystical Studios, AAW Games, and Green Ronin Publishing. Robert also worked briefly as a website coordinator for the now-defunct Valar Project and also as a website editor for legendary fantasy artist Larry Elmore. Robert authored the academic historical paper, "'This Wicked Family': A Biography of the Deschamps Family of Fort Union - Their Feuds, Fights, and Violent Demise" for the Winter 2004 issue (Vol.54, No.4) of Montana: The Magazine of Western History. He has also appeared in a number of documentary films, including Lewis and Clark Pathways (2002, Prairie Public Television), Fort Buford: Splendid Isolation (2003, Prairie Public Television), Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison (2012, High Plains Films/ITVS/Montana PBS), and The Orphan Girl (2014, Chisel Industries). Robert was also a mine safety coordinator and one of several museum liaisons for Dead 7 (2016, The Asylum/Kaotic Productions) when they shot scenes at the World Museum of Mining. In addition to games, Robert loves sci-fi/fantasy literature and film, comic books, photography, model trains and railfanning, and political and social reform activism. Robert and Connie live in Butte, MT with their cats, Jonesy and Spot.

GM style

I love deep roleplaying, but I also enjoy combat. I sometimes do voices but I am far from a professional voice actor. Just some guy that occasionally makes a character sound like Foghorn Leghorn or Meatwad. Once playing, I will almost always refer to you by your character's name, not your real name, unless requested otherwise. I am a part of the LGBTQIA community and have some Native blood and I run safe games for Queer folks and POC.

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