Author: John Arcadian

About The Author

John Arcadian (he/him/they) is a freelance author, blogger, and art director in the tabletop gaming industry with many awards under his belt. He has given TEDx talks and academic presentations on the social aspects of gaming and writes gaming advice at the multiple ENnie award winning site and rant the site from 2014 to 2019. He also creates books, interactive gaming content, websites, and provides art direction for various companies like Encoded Designs, Cubicle 7, Kobold Press, Darker Hue Studios, Engine Publishing, Third Eye Games, Monte Cook Games, and many others. You can find a nearly complete list of publications at

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