MATT CLICKwriting + editing + game design
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ABOUT

AT-A-GLANCE
mattclickedits@gmail.com
253.439.7426
Freelance writer, editor, and game designer dwelling in the Pacific Northwest. I've worked with Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Flight Games, and Microsoft Studios, and I'm a founding partner of independent RPG publisher Absolute Tabletop. Available as freelance

BIO

ABOUT ME

I'm a Dungeon Master, dire-hobbit, metalhead, and RPG fanatic dwelling in Tacoma, Washington with my wife, two needy cats, and a goofy pit bull. My chief passion and professional pursuit is game design.

My work includes editing with Wizards of the Coast, narrative design at Microsoft Studios, proofreading with Fantasy Flight Games, and founding indie RPG publisher Absolute Tabletop. I leverage nearly a decade of experience in video games and tabletop games in my writing, editing, proofreading, layout, and game design. I am detail-oriented, deadline-driven, and community-focused, with an eye for simple game mechanics and seamless design.

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EXPERIENCE

NOTABLE POSITIONS
  • 2015
    Now
    MORIARTY, NM

    WRITER, EDITOR, GAME DESIGNER

    ABSOLUTE TABLETOP

    I co-founded this independent tabletop RPG publisher, and have since done writing, editing, and layout for more than a dozen books, as well as successfully crowdfund RPG supplements and plan and host a small tabletop gaming convention in Tacoma, WA.
  • 2013
    2016
    PUYALLUP, WA

    PUBLICATIONS SPECIALIST

    PARAMETRIX

    I worked alongside engineering staff to produce thousands of pages of project specifications and technical reports.
  • 2013
    2013
    REDMOND, WA

    EDITOR

    MICROSOFT STUDIOS

    I oversaw conceptualization, writing, proofreading, and quality control processes under tight deadlines on high-profile Xbox One titles.
  • 2011
    2013
    SEATTLE, WA

    EDITOR

    BUDDYTV

    I managed a distributed team of 20-plus freelance writers, editing all web content for quality and consistency.
FREELANCE
  • 2018
    Now
    RENTON, WA

    EDITING

    Wizards of the Coast

    I copyedit and proofread products for the Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game.
  • 2010
    Now
    SAN FRANCISCO, CA

    PRODUCTION DESIGN AND EDITING

    ATRENET

    I'm a jack-of-all-trades. From writing and proofreading, to production design and Photoshop work.
  • 2010
    Now
    ROSEVILLE, MN

    EDITING AND PROOFREADING

    FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES

    Editing manuals for board games, card games, and roleplaying games.
EDUCATION
  • 2006
    2010
    TACOMA, WA

    B.A. – ENGLISH

    PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY

    Served as A&E editor of the newspaper, co-editor of the literary magazine, and held a chair on the student media board.
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WORK

MY PORTFOLIO
Roleplaying Games

WATERDEEP: DUNGEON OF THE MAD MAGE

WATERDEEP: DUNGEON OF THE MAD MAGE

Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage is an adventure module published by Wizards of the Coast for the fifth edition of the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Adventurers delve into the varied levels of Undermountain, a super-dungeon ruled by the mad mage Halaster Blackcloak. I took on editing and proofreading duties for seven levels of this massive dungeon. It is my first published product with Wizards of the Coast, and it was an absolutely surreal and incredible experience to have a hand in its production.

Roleplaying Games

THE MECHA HACK

THE MECHA HACK

The Mecha Hack is a rules-lite tabletop roleplaying game wherein players create and customize their own giant robots, and pilot them in dangerous and daring missions. The game’s simple and streamlined rules are partially derived from The Black Hack, and draw inspiration from some of the favorite mecha properties from my childhood and beyond: Gundam, Robotech, Transformers, BattleTech/MechWarrior, Evangelion, Pacific Rim, and more.

Roleplaying Games

HARBINGER RPG

HARBINGER RPG

Harbinger is a dark science fantasy setting and ruleset for use with the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons. It boasts all new classes, races, backgrounds, equipment, mechanics, and a unique high risk/high reward magic system. Currently in playtesting, Harbinger is a passion project of mine, combining my favorite aspects of gritty sci-fi, high fantasy, weird horror, exploration, and political intrigue.

Board Games

MANSIONS OF MADNESS

MANSIONS OF MADNESS

Mansions of Madness: Second Edition is a cooperative board game published by Fantasy Flight Games that pits players against Lovecraftian horrors beyond human understanding. Each scenario provides its own challenges and stories. The game is unique in that it includes integration with a mobile app, which enhances the experience. I did proofreading and editing on the Streets of Arkham expansion for the game, working with physical board game components as well as digital app content.

Roleplaying Games

OATH OF THE FROZEN KING

OATH OF THE FROZEN KING

Adventure Kit: Oath of the Frozen King is an open-ended, modular, adventure-building toolkit from Absolute Tabletop. We funded this project through Kickstarter and raised more than $35,000 in pre-orders for digital and physical books. It is fully compatible with the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons.

Roleplaying Games

STONE RIFT

STONE RIFT

Stone Rift: Thunder Dwarves of Erenoth is a tabletop roleplaying game supplement I wrote, edited, and published through the independent publishing company I co-founded, Absolute Tabletop. The book features a robust fantasy city fueled by lightning for use with the fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, and is inspired by one of my favorite classic adventure modules, Keep on the Borderlands.

Video Games

CRIMSON DRAGON

CRIMSON DRAGON

Crimson Dragon is a launch title for the Xbox One. It is a rail shooter, considered the spiritual successor to the classic Panzer Dragoon series. I oversaw the localization of this game and had a heavy hand in reworking the story and characters from the ground up. I also worked with the dialogue and UI text.

Video Games

RYSE: SON OF ROME

RYSE: SON OF ROME

Ryse: Son of Rome is an action-adventure launch title for the Xbox One, set it an alternate history version of Rome. I was heavily involved in editing and proofreading of UI text, particularly weapons and armor.

Board Games

DESCENT: JOURNEYS IN THE DARK

DESCENT: JOURNEYS IN THE DARK

Descent: Journeys in the Dark is a cooperative dungeon-delving board game. In my time working with Fantasy Flight Games, I have done editing and proofreading on several expansions for this game, including Mists of BilehallBonds of the Wild, and Dark Elements.

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CONTACT

LET'S TALK

GET IN TOUCH

Send me a message any time. I'm happy to discuss any writing, editing, or publishing opportunities.