HEY THERE—I'M MATT.
I'm an ENnie award-winning editor, writer, and game designer dwelling in the Pacific Northwest. My credits include writing and editing work with Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Flight Games, Green Ronin, Chaosium, and Microsoft Studios, among others.
WATERDEEP: DUNGEON OF THE MAD MAGE
Roleplaying Game | Wizards of the Coast | 2018
As an editor and proofreader on this multi-level mega-dungeon adventure supplement for the world's oldest fantasy roleplaying game, I scoured the text for quality and cohesion, in addition to lending a designer's eye on encounters, traps, and other mechanical elements crafted by Wizards' design team.
ARKHAM HORROR: THIRD EDITION
Board Game | Fantasy Flight Games | 2018
Arkham Horror: a classic name in board games. I had the privilege of serving as an editor and proofreader on the third edition of the game, working on the rulebook, card assets, and scenarios to ensure quality and consistency in the new, streamlined rules.
Roleplaying Game | Shawn Tomkin | 2020
As a supplement to the ENnie-winning Ironsworn roleplaying game, Delve adds a bounty of rules and options for exploring perilous sites within the flexible, cooperative framework of the core game. In addition to editing duties, I contributed to the product as a co-writer and developer. Delve took home the Silver ENnie for Best Supplement at the 2020 ENnie awards.
A DEAD MAN'S GUIDE TO DRAGONGRIN
Roleplaying Game | Absolute Tabletop | 2020
The largest and most ambitious Absolute Tabletop project to date, A Dead Man's Guide serves as a campaign setting guide, adventure-building toolkit, and source for player options and GM tools. As a writer, designer, editor, and layout artist for the 450-page tome, I spent years on the project.
$0.05 per word
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$0.10 per word
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MY STORY SO FAR
I discovered RPGs at 12 (thanks to my dad), started streaming D&D in 2012, and made games my job in my 30s. After earning my degree in English from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, I delved into the perilous world of freelancing, cutting my teeth on expansions for Twilight Imperium and Descent: Journeys in the Dark with Fantasy Flight Games.
As a contractor in the narrative design division of Microsoft Studios, I worked on launch titles for the Xbox One console like Crimson Dragon and Ryse: Son of Rome. In 2015, I co-founded indie RPG outfit Absolute Tabletop, for whom I serve as managing editor. I've developed, written, edited, and done layout on close to 20 products with them since. In 2017, I made tabletop games my full-time job, earning credits with Wizards of the Coast, Chaosium, Green Ronin, Onyx Path Publishing, Cubicle 7, and R. Talsorian Games, among others.
In 2020, I earned a Silver ENnie for my writing and editing work on Ironsworn: Delve. I continue to work with a wide array of publishers and independent developers, helping hone copy and create concise and coherent mechanics for games of all varieties.
In my free time, I play video games, build models and minis, and stream RPG content. I currently dwell in Tacoma, WA with my wife, daughter, rescue pit bull, two needy cats, a fairly impressive Game Boy collection, and a towering backlog of mecha model kits.