John Helfers has been involved with games for more than thirty years, from playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons as a teenager to editing game books and fiction in multiple universes, including BattleTech and Shadowrun (Catalyst Game Labs), Aetaltis (Mechanical Muse), Golem Arcana (Hairbrained Schemes), Skies of Axia (NOMnivore Games), Tyranny (Paradox Interactive), and Terminator: Genisys: Rise of the Resistance and The Fall of Skynet (Lynnvander Studios). Recently he added game co-creator to his resume with the release of Henchman (Clarion Game Studios).
Along the way, he also started playing RP games again, thanks to Arvan Eleron and the IAB crew, which is most likely the only reason you’re reading this bio right now. He lives in Green Bay, Wisconsin with his wife and three cats.
“DarkSide” Rob James is a Voice Over Artist, Singer-Songwriter, Video Editor and Twitch caster who has worked on everything from independent films and YouTube videos to multi-million dollar, award-winning franchises for radio, TV, film, online platforms, and video games. He’s had the privilege to perform in some of New York City’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, City Center, and Studio 54. And he recently released his first album of original music on Bandcamp (“Shadows in the Drift”) with a 2nd album to follow in 2019. You can find all of his work on his website
Before you ask, yes, Sod grew up in the harsh outback of suburbia Sydney, evading the deadliest of encounters such as crocodiles, snakes, giant spiders in your toilet, boxing kangaroos and drop bears! (whatever you may of heard about Australia, it’s all true). Some of his very first memories are playing on his Commodore 64. That passion has bloomed spreading to tabletop, pen’n’paper, board games, and various other gaming systems. So if you’re looking for some hot tips on how to beat Barbarian, Double Dragon, Beach Head, Boot Camp, California Games, R-Type, Operation Wolf … (Note, we had to stop here because Michael kept listing a stupid amount of c64 games)
Originally born in Texas, Trendane Sparks eventually escaped and wound his way through a mystical series of jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area where he has worked as a software QA Tester for both graphics drivers and video games, a freelance mascot performer, and several jobs on a PBS kids’ show. For most of his life, people have told him that his voice is a pleasure to listen to. But since being a werewolf phone sex operator can get boring, he decided to use his powers to entertain a broader audience and now works as a voice actor for video games, audiobooks and more.