My name is Theodore Dudek. I am 17 years old and am currently in my freshman year of college.
Since I was 6 years old,I have been playing tabletop roleplaying games like D&D, GURPS, White Wolf games, etc. I have been running campaigns since I was in elementary school and I play everything from the newest games (waiting for Tenra Bansho RPG) to the oldest (I have played first edition D&D). I have DMed games for people much older than me (sometimes in their 30s!). Age and gender do not matter for me in terms of role-playing.
I am majoring in Theater, but my main goal is to get a job as a professional gamemaster/dungeon master and game designer. I would love to work at Wizards of the Coast, White Wolf, Paizo Publishing, Fantasy Flight Games, or to start my own company. What I would really like to do is to run roleplaying games for newbies and people who have never played roleplaying games before.
I have over 14 campaigns and over 500 gaming sessions under my belt (see resume). My GMing philosophy is that the GM’s word is absolute, but it is also the GM’s responsibility to craft an immersive and rewarding gaming experience for the players. I do this by (1) split-second improvisational storytelling and decision making; (2) expert challenge balance; (3) attending to the needs of each individual player without sacrificing the group; (4) a flair for the theatrical and (5) props, such as music, dry ice, lighting, miniatures, handouts, artwork, and costumes whenever possible. I have over 400 Dungeons & Dragons miniatures (although I don’t always play D&D with miniatures). I also believe in “confrontational escapism” and think that it is the duty of dungeon masters to address complicated social and political issues while aspiring to make their games the highest form of art.
I am VERY interested in meeting other gamers, please direct message me on twitter at theodudek! = D You can also download my full resume here. Please contact me if you want to be in a game in the L.A. area or are looking for a RPG sourcebook writer, editor or consultant!