Contributors


JR Honeycutt is a full-time husband and game-player, and co-host of The Nerd Nighters. You can find him on Twitter at @JayAhre or at a Friendly Local Game Store in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. He is the founder of DFW Nerd Night, designer of Twirk, Takeout, Doug Doug Goose Caboose, North South East Quest, and co-designer of Unpub: The UnPublished Card Game and Fantasy Fantasy Baseball. He is currently a consulting game developer. 




Marianya is in the running for a spot in the "jack of all trades" club. By day she is an electrical engineer, by night the sky's the limit. You can find her on Twitter at @marianya or learn more about her at her website: Dancing Through the Universe.  


Doug Levandowski is a game designer who co-created Gothic Doctor, UnPub: The UnPublished Card Game, and created You're Fired. He has other designs in the works too - because that's what designers do. When Doug's not designing, writing articles, sleeping, or playing Star Realms on his phone, he's teaching English to a bunch of amazing high schoolers. You can find him on Twitter at @levzilla and on Star Realms as DougLev, where he'd love to lose to you.



Tom Tjarks is a Fort Worth native and avid game player (PC, Console, Board Games) He has previously written for GamingTrend.com, blogs at his own personal blog, and can be found asking lots of questions about games on Boardgamegeek. He is @tntjarks on twitter, Dreamshadow on Boardgamegeek and other forums. 


John H. C. Staton is a software developer and a giant Star Wars nerd.  The very first webpage he ever created was all about Star Wars, back when he was in 8th grade.  It used frames, animated wallpaper, and a MIDI that had no way of being stopped.  It was truly awful.  Now he has a webpage that's NOT about Star Wars.  You can see it at FancypantsMonkey.com.  He also "tweets", whatever that may be, @johnhcstaton.




Nathan Hough is a gaming junkie who lives to teach games. He may be partial to Plaid Hat Products but is just as happy in a game of Battlestar Galactica or 7 Wonders. You can find him on Twitter at @natesepicbeard or demoing Plaid Hat games at his Friendly Local Game Store.



Matthew Ryan Robinson is an indie game designer and runs Broken Prism Games. In his spare time he also posts on three other blogs: www.brokenprismgames.com about games he’s designing,  www.solventcage.wordpress.com about his music tastes,  and www.360to180.com about his weight loss journey. You can probably meet him at Dallas Gaming Marathon on Thursdays or Open Stage on Mondays {Youtube Search: Open Stage Penguin}. Twitter: @brokenprism



Donny is a music educator in the suburbs of Dallas.  He has an obsession with all things Star Wars and, when asked what he wants to do, will always respond with "board games".  You can find him at Nerd Night events in the Dallas area, Dallas Games Marathon, or at his second home, Madness Games & Comics.  He spends far too much time on social media, be it Facebook or Twitter, and comments or suggestions can be directed to his email