Friends at the Table

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July 14, 2016

Austin Walker (@austin_walker, The GM) spent much of college running RPGs for his friends. He swears they were disasters, but Art insists that everyone had a good time. These days, Austin is working as an Editor at gaming site while finishing up a Ph.D. in Media Studies, with a research focus on the intersection of play and labor.

Ali Acampora
, (@ali_west) didn't have any experience with tabletop games or before joining Friends at the Table, but growing up on the rough streets of Rhydin and LiveJournal roleplaying communities prepared her for hard bargains, tough choices, and falling head over heel for NPCs. You can find her here or... well, here, mostly. Between producing, playing and general social media-ing, FatT takes up most of her time but she wouldn't have it any other way.
[Plays: Hella Varal, Aria Joie, Jace Rethal]

Keith J Carberry is Let's Player, Podcaster and Comedy Boy who has been making Things for the internet since 2009 when he was a 17 year old baby. He also has long history with tabletop RPGs, having been playing and running D&D campaigns for nearly a decade. You can find his YouTube channel at or support him at and You can follow him on twitter @KeithJCarberry. You can give him a high five, he likes high fives.
Fero Feritas, Mako Trigg, Socrates Berenice]

Andi Clare is Very Happy (to be here).  They've been playing pen and paper games since high school starting with D&D and then moving on to more Cool Goth Games for Cool Goth Kids™  like New World of Darkness and Monsterhearts. They stream stuff over at and you can follow their twitter @captaintrash!
[Plays: Faction Game, Tea Kenridge, Gyllian Red]

Jack de Quidt
(@notquitereal) is a writer and composer from the south west of England . He wrote Dr. Langeskov with the studio Crows Crows Crows, and composes the soundtrack to Friends at the Table and doesn't sleep very much. He's played orcish librarians and three malfunctioning robots and overworked bureaucrats.
[Plays: Lem King, AuDy, Orth Godlove]

 Janine Hawkins (@bleatingheart) is brand new to the world of table top roleplaying games (and is honestly still the faintest bit terrified of playing) but as a longtime writer she's a massive fan of collaborative storytelling and roleplay at large. Though she may be new, Janine's excited to make some terrible choices as well as some terrible rolls. Outside of FatT, you can find her writing freelance videogame criticism for Paste, Gamespot, Polygon, and GiantBomb.

Andrew Swan (@andrewleeswan) was first exposed to Dungeons and Dragons through classic Black Isle CRPGs such as Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale. However, it wasn’t until college that he got his first taste of playing pen-and-paper RPGs with, well pens and paper, but he was instantly hooked. His fond memories of late nights playing D&D 3.5 and Star Wars Saga prompted him to even get a D20 tattoo. When Andrew isn’t thinking about snow elves, he’s a member of and a graduate student.
[Plays: Throndir, Faction Game, Natalya Greaves, Kobus]

Art Tebbel (@atebbel) was first exposed to Dungeons and Dragons as an impressionable youth. It was AD&D 2nd Edition so he grew up with an acute awareness of how unfair, arbitrary, and complicated all things could be. During college Art befriended Austin over games of D&D 3rd Edition and became closer as they moved to more niche, less terrible games. When Art isn’t gaming (or streaming) he reviews movies, occasionally performs in the LA independent comedy scene, and tries his damnedest to avoid writing biographical paragraphs on himself.
[Plays: Hadrian, Cassander Timeas Berenice]

Nick Scratch doesn't have a bio yet, but will someday soon!
[Plays: The Great Fantasmo]