Hello and welcome to the Troll in the Corner!
Our aim is to provide a fun, vibrant community for folks like us. Who are we you might ask?
We’re gamers. We love RPGs, board games, video games, CCGs, dice games, games where you juggle live hedgehogs. You name it, we love it. We’re figuring you do as well or you wouldn’t be here.
We’re comic book readers. Give us a cover where someone is wearing a cape or a nice example of Onomatopoeia and we’re in heaven. Who needs sunlight when there are stacks to read, sort and box up?
We’re SF/F fans. Elves and of course Trolls rock. Give them a beam weapon and the ability to hack SSL certs on a distributed network of proto-AIs and we’re talking good times.
Recently TC has taken an interest in independent (and I guess dependent) films. There’s a whole world of interesting short and feature length films out there that don’t necessarily play in the megaplexes. Huge Hollywood productions have their appeals but smaller films have people who will talk to the likes of us.
Please, make yourself at home, loosen up and be who you really are while you spend time in this community. We’re all a little different and we ask that you accept these differences rather than harp on them so that we can all feel free to indulge in our love of gaming. Want more specifics on who we are?
Owner/Editor in Chief – Ben: Born and raised in MA, shortly after High School I fled the states after a failed bid at becoming Mayor of a small, suburban town. I drifted through Europe with a group of ex-pats doing odd jobs and eventually we pooled together and bought a chicken farm.
After making a significant amount of Euros from the sale of eggs I migrated back to the east coast of the USA where I invested all of my savings into a kite manufacturer.
In my spare time I enjoy lobbing eggs at kites.
I’m also a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.
Editor – Jonathan J. Reinhart: New England gamer who loves to talk about gaming. Blogging at www.wargamingforums.com. That is also the home to the bi-weekly hour-long gaming podcast titled Wargaming Recon.
Editor - Brent P. Newhall: I’m a 21st Century Renaissance Man. I work at NASA, I make and run RPGs, I write fantasy books (none published yet), and I’m a huge anime and manga fan.
I wrote the Original D&D retroclone Dungeon Raiders, a mecha RPG that tries to actually simulate mecha anime series called Gunwave, and a kid-friendly animal RPG called Weasels! I’m also working on a tile-based board game called Zeppelins vs. Pterodactyls.
Editor – Buddy: Buddy is a cyborg, with a heart formed of a dice bag filled with various dice, a skeleton forged from the remains of gaming consoles both old and new, a brain made of a Core i7, a neural system made of computer microchips, skin manufactured from the pages of comic books and a circulatory system that burns with the souls of a thousand geeks. His mission? To bring geekdom to the masses, and also to educate the world that there is only one Megatron, and he transforms into a gun.
Author – Tristan J. Tarwater: Tristan is the author of ‘The Valley of Ten Crescents’ series and someone who is obsessed with elves. She once gave her 3.5 elf druid ‘Skill: Basketweaving’ just so she could take the spell, ‘Beget Bogun.’ Check out more of her work at backthatelfup.com
Author – Vanhavoc: Bitten by a radioactive production assistant, Vanhavoc spent his earlier years working as a generic errand boy before doing a brief stint in tech support. After that brief, painful debacle he decided to become a freelance writer and/or game designer instead, and may one day pull that off. Likes: Garlic, Tabletop Roleplaying Games, Alcohol, Violence. Dislikes: Social Intrigue, the “Fettered Giant” style of game balance, Powergamers, AA
Author – Jeffrey: I am a long time RPG gamer with a heavy slant towards fantasy RPGs. I am currently running and playing Pathfinder. When I am not keeping computers running, tending chickens, playing games or out for a run, I write about RPGs. You can follow me on Twitter or see more from me at The Iron Tavern.
Author – Nick: Nick’s bio is in need of being written.
Author - Frostkat: Geek. Wife. Mom. Writer. Gamer. Slave of the 40 grind.
Contributing Author - Nundahl: A wild haired demi-viking living on the East Coast United States. Obsessed and addicted gamer, IT Professional, and not at all a professional writer. I’ve run games in countless systems and tanked more game nights than I’ve ever run successfully, but hopefully learned a lot in the process and I’d like to pass that on.
Contributing Author - Tracy Barnett: I’ve been been gaming for most of the last 10 years, and am often thinking about the subject. Hopefully when I write about games, you’ll find something to like.
Vizier – Scott: I’ve been roleplaying for over 24 years as a player and GM both. I cut my teeth on D&D, moved to Twilight:2000 and Palladium FRPG among others. I now play in a Savage World of Solomon Kane campaign, and hope to run a Twilight:2013 campaign sometime soon.
Site Admin – Chrisanthropic: I lurk and poke things in the background.
Banner Image - Troll image by Louvette Solidum-Escuadro. Used with permission.
Mascot – Frank the Dead: Frank has been hanging around Troll in the Corner for quite some time. Long enough to rot a bit and gain the power of movement through esoteric magical rituals. Or from eating a bad burrito, we’re not really sure which.