HI THERE — I'M MATT.

I'm an ENNIE-winning editor, writer, and designer hailing from the Pacific Northwest. My credits include work with Wizards of the Coast, Fantasy Flight Games, Green Ronin, Chaosium, R. Talsorian Games, Free League, and Microsoft Studios, among others. In addition to those publishers, I've partnered with many indie and solo creators to help conceptualize, develop, and publish their projects.

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WATERDEEP: DUNGEON OF THE MAD MAGE

Wizards of the Coast | 2018

As an editor on this multi-level mega-dungeon adventure supplement for the world's oldest fantasy roleplaying game, I ensured quality and cohesion in the text, in addition to lending a developer's eye to encounters, traps, and other mechanical elements crafted by the Wizards design team.

ARKHAM HORROR: THIRD EDITION

Fantasy Flight Games | 2018

Arkham Horror is a classic name in board games. I had the privilege of serving as a proofreader on the third edition of the timeless game, working on the rulebook, card assets, and scenarios to ensure  consistency and readability in the new, streamlined rules.

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IRONSWORN: DELVE

Tomkin Press | 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 book as a co-writer and developer. In 2020, Delve took home an ENNIE for Best Supplement.

THE MECHA HACK

Absolute Tabletop | 2018

I developed this lightweight mecha tabletop roleplaying game with David Black’s The Black Hack as its mechanical foundation, providing everything one needs to run a fast, fun, and flexible super/real robot game at their table. The Mecha Hack is a Platinum-bestselling product on DriveThruRPG, and its first supplemental book, Mission Manual, went on to fund more than $30k on Kickstarter. 

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THE WITCHER: A BOOK OF TALES

R. Talsorian Games | 2021

As a longtime fan of the world of The Witcher, serving as an editor on R. Talsorian's A Book of Tales was a true privilege. The adventures contained therein, each penned by a different author, presented a unique challenge, but the end product is a cohesive and invaluable resource for Game Masters running The Witcher at their tables.

 
 

"Working with Matt has been a true pleasure! He has always been punctual, professional, and agreeable. His work is top notch and more than once he got us our files days ahead of schedule."

Cody Pondsmith
General Manager, R. Talsorian Games

PROOFREADING

$0.06 per word

Finesse and finalize your copy with thorough editing prioritizing spelling, grammar, syntax, style, and overall readability.

DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

$0.12 per word

Further your concepts, mechanics, and ideas into realized, readable text with in-depth, hands-on editing and creative development.

CREATIVE CONSULTING

$50 per hour

Let’s chat about your ideas and develop your game, stream, or other creative work.

 

MORE ABOUT ME

After earning my BA in English, and whilst working the counter of my friendly local game shop, I delved into the perilous realm of freelancing, cutting my teeth on board game rules and components with Fantasy Flight Games.


While contracting in the narrative design division at Microsoft Studios, I worked on launch titles for the Xbox One console, including Crimson Dragon and Ryse: Son of Rome. 


In 2015, I co-founded indie publishing outfit Absolute Tabletop, for whom I still serve as managing editor and creative developer. I've developed, written, and edited more than 20 published products with AbTab since. 


In 2017, I made tabletop games my full-time job, earning editing, proofreading. and developing credits with Wizards of the Coast, Chaosium, Green Ronin, Onyx Path Publishing, Cubicle 7, R. Talsorian Games, and Free League Publishing, among others.

In 2020, I won an 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 kinds.

In my free time, I play video games, build models and minis, and stream RPG content. I currently dwell in Tacoma, WA with my partner, our daughter, a rescue pit bull, two cats, and a towering backlog of mecha model kits.

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MORE OF MY WORK

ROLEPLAYING GAMES

  • A Book of Tales (R. Talsorian Games, 2021)

  • A Cookbook of the Realms: Volume 01 (Absolute Tabletop, 2015)

  • A Dead Man’s Guide to Dragongrin (Absolute Tabletop, 2020)

  • A Tome of Chaos (R. Talsorian Games, 2022)

  • Adventure Kit: Oath of the Frozen King (Absolute Tabletop, 2017)

  • Adventure Kit: Shadows Over Driftchapel (Absolute Tabletop, 2018)

  • Bargainomicon Volume 1 (Buckstar Games, 2021)

  • Be a Better Battle Master (Absolute Tabletop, 2015)

  • Be a Better Campaign Master, Book One: Building the World (Absolute Tabletop, 2017)

  • Be a Better Faction Master (Absolute Tabletop, 2015)

  • Be a Better Weapon Master (Absolute Tabletop, 2015)

  • Be a Better Weapon Master 2 (Absolute Tabletop, 2017)

  • Berlin: The Wicked City (Chaosium, 2019)

  • Black Chrome (R. Talsorian Games, 2022)

  • Children of the Blood (Onyx Path Publishing, 2021)

  • Deepvault: Machinations of the Ancients (Absolute Tabletop, 2015)

  • Erenoth: Brook (Absolute Tabletop, 2015)

  • Erenoth: Stone Rift (Absolute Tabletop, 2018)

  • Erenoth: The Convocation (Absolute Tabletop, 2017)

  • Erenoth: The Wayward Wanderer (Absolute Tabletop, 2015)

  • Fantasy AGE Lairs (Green Ronin, 2020)

  • Five and Infinity: An Adventure Series for Modern AGE (Green Ronin, 2020)

  • Galdr’s Gazetteer (Zipperon Disney, 2020)

  • Harbinger Beta Rules (Absolute Tabletop, 2020)

  • Heirs to the Shogunate (Onyx Path Publishing, 2021)

  • Hexpedition: The Jaws of the King (Buckstar Games, 2020)

  • Horror at Misty Meadows (Absolute Tabletop, 2015)

  • Ironsworn: Delve (Tomkin Press, 2020)

  • Ironsworn: Lodestar (Tomkin Press, 2019)

  • Ironsworn: Starforged (Tomkin Press, 2021)

  • Malleus Monstrorum (Chaosium, 2020)

  • Modern AGE Threefold Quickstart (Green Ronin, 2019)

  • Monsters from the Deep (Onyx Path Publishing, 2020)

  • Mutants & Masterminds Deluxe Gamemaster's Guide (Green Ronin, 2019)

  • Saints & Monsters (Onyx Path Publishing, 2021)

  • Scion: Demigod (Onyx Path Publishing, 2021)

  • Scion: Dragon (Onyx Path Publishing, 2021)

  • Sewers Under Sandwall (Absolute Tabletop, 2018)

  • Tales of Aquatic Horror (Onyx Path Publishing, 2020)

  • The Copper Jackals (Absolute Tabletop, 2016)

  • The Mecha Hack (Absolute Tabletop, 2018)

  • The Mecha Hack: Mission Manual (Absolute Tabletop, 2021)

  • The Rich Bastard’s Guide to Magick (Onyx Path Publishing, 2021)

  • They Came From Beyond the Grave! (Onyx Path Publishing, 2020)

  • Trails of Ash and Bones (Onyx Path Publishing, 2021)

  • Trinity Continuum: A Quantum Leap (Onyx Path Publishing, 2021)

  • Trinity Continuum: Adventure! (Onyx Path Publishing, 2022)

  • Trinity Continuum: Assassins (Onyx Path Publishing, 2021)

  • Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage (Wizards of the Coast, 2018)

BOARD GAMES

  • Descent: Lieutenant Packs (Fantasy Flight Games, 2016)

  • Descent: Mists of Bilehall (Fantasy Flight Games, 2016)

  • Descent: The Trollfens (Fantasy Flight Games, 2015)

  • ISS Vanguard (Awaken Realms, 2021)

  • Tainted Grail: Echoes of the Past (Awaken Realms, 2020)

  • Tainted Grail: Age of Legends (Awaken Realms, 2020)

  • Tainted Grail: Red Death (Awaken Realms, 2020)

  • Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon (Awaken Realms, 2019)

  • Tainted Grail: The Last Knight (Awaken Realms, 2020)

  • Twilight Imperium: Shards of the Throne (Fantasy Flight Games, 2014)

VIDEO GAMES

  • Crimson Dragon (Microsoft Studios, 2013)

  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft Studios, 2013)

  • Happy Wars (Microsoft Studios, 2012)

  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Microsoft Studios, 2013)

  • Tainted Grail (Awaken Realms Digital, 2020)

  • Tainted Grail: Conquest (Awaken Realms Digital, 2021)

  • Zoo Tycoon (Microsoft Studios, 2013)