Meet the Team
Edina – Artist
A one woman, Hungarian, tile making army, Edina works within Arkenforge to create original tiles and image content for the company. Working to express atmosphere and purpose into the top down tile images of the Cartographer software within the Masters Toolkit, Edina puts a little bit of herself into each and every image. If Arkenforge needs any images or symbols for the Software Edina is always ready and willing to make it happen, as well as fulfilling any requests our community has for new tiles.
Zsofi – Artist
Another member of our lovely and talented artist team, Zsofi creates and paints our concept art at Arkenforge, a true magician drawing upon the world of imagination to create something from nothing. Responsible for the character portraits and creature concepts you will see within the software, Zsofi can paint almost anything and turn it into a living and vibrant piece of art. Her love for the craft shines through her good work as she draws upon what we know of standard fantasy troupes and blends her own style and imagination through it creating something truly unique and outstanding.
ZsDante – Art and Design
Forged in the fires of passion and prestige we have Dante the melodic and musically minded.
Love was the first thing he felt when he got his little hands on his first flip-through RPG fantasy book his uncle gave him when he first started to read.
This twisted and transformed into his first fantasy tabletop roleplaying experience, playing with a group of actors he had composed music for, using the Dungeons and Dragons 3.5 edition system.
This spark still burnt as he continued his walk through life, but not only did it burn through the love of fantasy roleplaying, but also through his love of music. Dante played in several bands before coming to Australia, using poems of his homeland, Hungary, to construct lyrics and sing whilst playing piano in which he was privately tutored for seven years. Metal music became yet another passion for Dante as he also played the keys and vocals in a metal band before he arrived in Australia.
Here his music was more of a pet project as he worked, but occasionally he would return to Hungary and play music for a travelling theater group.
In 2013 his love of tabletop returned when he started the Dungeon Club, a group of waiters he worked with at a hotel, playing 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons. People came and went, others joined, and friendships were formed that would eventually grow into the beginnings of Arkenforge.
It is Dante’s hope that his passion, love and experiences of music, RPG’s and tabletop gaming will come through in his work within Arkenforge and he can’t wait to show you the result of this work in the future.
Chris – Wordsmith
40% pizza, 30% bad jokes, 20% video games, 10% animated films, 1% statistician and 100% as mysterious as the dark side of the moon, Chris.
Chris’ favourite video games growing up was anything fable, anything wow and everything elder scrolls, but the one thing that always got to him were the rules.
The natural rebel he is and advocate for ultimate freedom he sought the one RPG with complete freedom to create and experience, in this journey he discovered tabletop RPGs. Pretty late to the game, Chris GMed his first tabletop game the day the 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons player’s handbook came out for a group of twelve (he was way too excited).
Since then he has been GMing at least once a week consistently to this present day, in which up to this point and time he has GMed eight different groups and experimented with the Star Wars Empire at War tabletop roleplaying system. He has also used a number of online formats including Roll20 to make the most of the great many and fantastic immersive programs out there to augment the roleplaying experience. Chris hopes to expand his love of tabletop roleplaying into other systems, inspire others to GM, and to build a stronger, Melbourne based, community for tabletop gaming.
He is always open for a chat and is very active on many tabletop RPG and Dungeons and Dragons reddit pages so i’m sure you’ll see him around.
Geri – Tinkerer
A man born sound of heart and mind, Geri was raised in the arms of our lord and savior J.R.R Tolkien. Having read the Lord of the Rings trilogy and other Tolkien works in three different languages (mostly understanding two of them), Geri has dedicated his love and fascination in the worship of all things RPG and high fantasy.
As a craftsman, millionaire and mild exaggerator, Geri has made himself into a man capable of shaping the wood of trees into anything he desires. Truly a magical man, he is well practiced in the wearing of checkered shirts, book collecting and oxford commas.
Fascinated by the construction of all non-contemporary art and craftsmanship, it is his personal goal to provide affordable, creative, functional and downright delightful works for the tabletop gaming community. He is consistent with his dedication to the Arkenforge cause and hopes to continue to provide his work with the love he shows all facets in his life.
Nathan – Tech Wizard
The hero, the myth, the legend, pure unadulterated Nathan.
People claim to have seen him high in the Himalayas, or neck outstretched in the Loch Ness, people whisper of a creature that comes in the night, a creature with such a keen smell for bad code that should he taste it on the wind, one could find that code corrected within the hour! But here at Arkenforge we have tamed the beast and now we chain him to a desk and force him to fulfill our technological needs we so desperately need to satisfy our software driven goals.
Nathan is our Tech Wizard who dreams a lovers dream of one day conjuring a complete VR (virtual reality) tabletop roleplaying platform from the ether for all to enjoy. Truly marvelous is he who wishes to use technology and his knowledge on how to control these forces to achieve a future where man and machine may combine to create and share the most immersive tabletop experience possible.
James – Community Ambassador
The old man in the mix, James has over 30 years of Tabletop RPG experience as both a Game Master and a Player. He brings a lot of enthusiasm for the hobby to the table.
James found the Arkenforge software in June of 2018, and just from the YouTube ad, bought it outright. Ever since, he has been a map-making machine, turning out maps left and right, making Tips & Tricks videos which delve deeply into everything that is possible with the Toolkit, and using it in ways that the resident Tech Wizard never thought of!
He is a pillar of the community (if only they knew how evil he truly is!) and helps users of all levels with both their technical issues and making their maps better!
Be careful, his wit is sharp and has been known to leave psychiatric scars, both in game and out!