ABOUT ICARUS GAMES
Greetings, my name is Anto, and I run Icarus Games.
I've always loved playing tabletop games. I was 11 when I was first given my first tabletop miniatures, and I've loved everything to do with the hobby ever since.
Eventually, my love of miniatures became a business, and Icarus was born. We provide design services for other companies in the industry, including concept art, 3D miniature sculpting, and rules writing/consultation.
We've worked with over a dozen companies to make more than a hundred miniatures since we started.
Storytelling has always been my other passion, so it was inevitable that eventually I would start playing Dungeons and Dragons.
I played off and on throughout school and university, though our campaigns never lasting more than a few sessions before fizzling out.
So eventually I decided the only way I was going to get the long-time game I'd always wanted was to step into the Dungeon Master role.
Now I make videos every week to help other people be better dungeon masters and game masters and have more fun with their friends.
What were your first miniatures?
I started with the Lord of the Rings: Battle Games in Middle Earth magazine. I collected LotR minis for a couple of years before I moved onto Warhammer 40,000.
What armies do you collect/play now?
For Warhammer: Age of Sigmar I have a Nighthaunt force, and for 40k I have had many armies over the years but always end up coming back to the Space Marines, specifically the Imperial Fists.
Who was your first D&D character?
I played Ser Barnston Weatherby III, a Fighter/Knight. He formed a tight bond with a tiefling named Gregory. Gregory would go on to be a PC in my campaign, and Barney became an NPC.
What edition of D&D do you run?
I run Pathfinder RPG. I cut my teeth on 3.5, played in several short-lived campaigns, and then when I decided to DM I picked up PF. I've played several other systems, but always end up coming back to PF because I love its mechanical depth.
What is your favourite biscuit?
Chocolate Hobnob, no contest.