Professional Game MasterCharles Ulveling
Charles began role-playing at the age of 15, starting with Earthdawn and Shadowrun before moving on to more mainstream titles such as Dungeons & Dragons 3.x. After high school, he began to run games of his own, and discovered that to be more fulfilling than playing in them. Since then, he has found a passion for running games of all types, from fantasy to horror and most things in between. While he prefers horror-centric themes, he is often fond of over-the-top fantasy, with 13th Age being his go-to for just that. Charles' niche is in telling highly 'cinematic' games, utilizing a 'virtual camera' to help establish more consistent shared images for the group. He has found this not only helps immerse people more in the drama, but enables longer lasting and clearer memories of an event, since everyone is "seeing" the same thing. If you are looking for someone to run a one-shot, a long-form campaign, fantasy, sci-fi, or horror (please let it be horror!), Charles might just be the right fit for you. And with an emphasis on high player agency in cooperative storytelling, that will most likely be the case! A sample of games Charles is familiar with: Fantasy: 13th Age D&D 3.5 Pathfinder (1E and 2E) Symbaroum Twilight 2000 Horror: Hunter: the Vigil Delta Green ALIEN RPG Call of Cthulhu
Charles runs highly cinematic games, often describing the scene through a "Virtual Camera." This helps to create a consistent visual image for all players, and heightens the after-the-fact talk. Everyone experiences a much more even game, and has a better shared experience. Charles also enables players to engage in world-building, allowing for the creation (on-the-fly or beforehand) of: NPCs, locations, events, organizations, and more.
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