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Thomas E Barnes II

1 year on StartPlaying


32 games hosted


Highly rated for: Storytelling, Voices, World Builder

About me

I’ve been creating and telling stories since the age of 9. The draw has been inescapable and I have friends and players that currently span over 3 decades and running vying for my time and attention. With a completely realized fantasy campaign that spans thousands of years up to a reimagined modern era ranging from high fantasy to cybermancy to super heroes to abject terrifying horror and back…stories are about people, so the platform is irrelevant as I love these weirdos we call humans. If I don’t know the platform, it’s merely an excuse for me to learn something new. Welcome to my dreams, friends. Let’s make some magic together!

GM style

As a working actor, I take advantage of the skills I’ve developed. Character voices. Total immersion. Mirroring current issues. I’m more thematic and cinematic, offering character driven build up to fantastical set pieces with unforgettable moments for all those at the table. From “aha”s to “oh no”s, you’ll be talking about our adventures as though they were your favorite movies or novels and you’ll want to immerse yourself in the stories we create together. Combat is vicious and often personal with even the lowliest NPCs being as fully realized as possible. I’ve a true knack for improvisation so ask me whatever you’d like about those NPCs on the spot! I offer a free “zero” session for players to develop their character with me with any pre-booked three+ session series.

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