2017 Bamfsies Judges

2017 Bamfsies Judges

Steve Kenson - Steve Kenson has been an RPG author and designer since 1995 and has worked on numerous book and games, including Mutants & Masterminds, Freedom City, and Blue Rose for Green Ronin Publishing. He has written nine RPG tie-in novels and also runs his own imprint, Ad Infinitum Adventures, which publishes material for Icons Superpowered Roleplaying. Steve maintains a website and blog at www.stevekenson.com.

Crystal Frazier - Crystal Frasier is the developer for the Mutants & Masterminds Roleplaying Game, as well as a comic book fan, RPG geek, and corgi aficionado. She has played a variety of roles within the tabletop and video game industries, and has lent her talents to companies including Green Ronin, Paizo Publishing, Palladium Books, Onyx Path Publishing, Rogue Genius Games, and Kobold Press.

Christopher Rutkowsky. Basic Action Games was founded by Chris Rutkowsky in 2004, beginning with the launch of BASH! The game was created while Rutkowsky was working for an after-school program and wanted to introduce rpgs to kids. Thinking that superheroes was the ideal genre, he looked for a Supers game that would be simple enough for kids-- but was unable to find one. So he created his own, using very simple math, with a minimum of record keeping. While play testing, friends told Chris that this would make a fine mainstream supers game-- and that was the birth of Basic Action Games.
Since then, BASH! has produced a Fantasy Edition, Sci-Fi Edition, and now BASH! Ultimate Edition. Rutkowsky also produced the ENnie award winning role-playing game Honor + Intrigue, a swashbuckling adaptation of the Barbarians of Lemuria game system.

Sean Patrick Fannon (aka "Big Irish" or SPF) has been professionally involved in tabletop RPGs, computer games, and entertainment for over a quarter-century. His dozens of projects have included Hero Games' Champions product line; both West End's and Fantasy Flight's Star Wars RPGs; various World of Darkness books; and the Savage Worlds Epic High Fantasy setting, Shaintar.
 He was the Events Coordinator for GAMA (helping run both Origins and GTS), and chronicled the entire roleplaying game hobby and industry in The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer's Bible, which sold over 10,000 copies. He worked for DriveThruRPG & RPGNow as the Marketing and Communications Director; during that period, he helped coordinate massive charity and relief efforts for folks like Doctors Without Borders and Feeding America, leveraging the RPG community's generosity. He continues that tradition as a member of the Board of Directors for the RPG Creators Relief Fund.
 Sean now focuses on his own gaming company, Evil Beagle Games ("Bad Dog. Good Games"), as well as serving as the Brand Manager for the Savage Rifts line. He's working directly with Pinnacle Entertainment and Palladium Books to create an entire line of books to bring the classic Rifts setting to Savage Worlds fans, which he says is his most challenging design project ever. He's also working with Len Pimentel of Lakeside Games on a new version of the Prowlers & Paragons superhero game system, and has two settings - Modern Gods and Unending War - planned for later release for P&P.
 You can follow his Pick of the Day - a daily showcase of both popular and hidden gem game products - at www.seanspickoftheday.com.

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