Greetings and welcome to Icarus Games.
I've been a fan of tabletop games for almost 20 years now, and since then I've played dozens of games and owned thousands of miniatures.
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 got started during 3/3.5 and played off and on throughout school and university, though our campaigns never lasted 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 myself.
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've been running a Pathfinder RPG campaign for the last 3 years, taking the players all the way through to level 20, but I'm gong to be playing 5th edition next.
What is your favourite biscuit?
Chocolate Hobnob, no contest.