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Nickname: Folken

Skills: Varied, but I am most interested in writing. However I'm willing to help in any way, in exchange for the experience of building a game.

Interests: Story & lore crafting. Character backstories. The slow and painful unraveling of deeply troubling and depressing events that are now the player's problem.

Ideas: Many. Plagues. War. Natural disasters. Baseless racial hatreds.  Unrequited love. The bulls-eye is the players heart, the writer is the longbow and the quiver is full of painful personal and historical examples.


Begin TLDNR phase:

Writing examples:
Short Story: A fantasy short story I wrote about a soldier with horrid ptsd trying to socialize. I've written a few about her... https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lalKCV8RxwpbdeyBrIlzeOfQ5sJhHDUzrqtHU6H0nes/edit?usp=sharing

World Crafting: I created a tabletop (rolemaster) setting where everyone's dead for 700 years and the players don't initially know why:  I ran this game for 5 years irl. I created the world, the location, the civilization, what killed it, and the other things that moved in after they were gone, then I shipwrecked a group of players there with nothing. I made campaign blog posts to keep track of it and I have a separate site with every detail/backstory/timeline I wrote for the world to keep it straight in my head, like an even dorkier version of wikipedia.  I wrote far more content for the world than the players ever found or knew about to keep it rich and always have a quick answer when they wanted to dig deeper.  This is the final post of the campaign and it will make no sense by itself but does illustrate my willingness to commit large chunks of my life to creating lies for the amusement of others. https://sites.google.com/site/wildermaster/project-updates/20130923transferofpower

Planet Crafting using someone else's rules: Blog-documenting the creating of planets in a sci-fi tabletop campaign I'm running from scratch, but using an existing game (Starfinder) for rules/mechanics/classes. https://www.tumblr.com/blog/starloserrpg

Writing organization: I openly admit that I made a spreadsheet to manage a timeline of my two pathfinder (d&d) campaigns happening in the same country at the same time with two groups of characters (one chaotic good, one lawful evil) played by one group of players. These are Paizo (pathfinder) Adventure Paths that I modified to fit into one big complicated story. It confuses me a little just attempting to describe what I've done to myself here, hence the spreadsheet...
 ^ this wouldn't paste only as a link, I tried!

Short Story in the above-campaign-world: A dream-sequence I wrote from the perspective of a players character who was receiving the dream-message from a potentially friendly NPC who had been turned to stone. https://hellspathfinder.tumblr.com/post/163416485778/night-visions

Also from the above campaigns: Blog Documenting player choices & events so none of us forget what we did each week. https://hellspathfinder.tumblr.com/post/170740696018/gangs-of-kintargo
A particularly RP heavy example of this, an NPC funeral: https://hellspathfinder.tumblr.com/post/170800439778/catalyst  Strangers from tumblr read these more than my players do :(

Here I am fan-fictioning a game that probably doesn't deserve it: The Division had it's moments. I made a journal from the perspective of my character as I worked through what plot there is to find in that game. https://www.tumblr.com/blog/agentjournal


Whoa, TLDNR bail now. The rest is significantly less relevant.


The Odd Jobs: 
Voice Acting: Here's a commercial we made for our album (I am in a few bands but I have never handed anyone a mixtape, don't worry) https://fanburst.com/tobiasmerriman/jenny-johnson-band-april-30th-commercial  Here's the outtakes (explicit) if you wonder what evening-coffee does to a human. https://fanburst.com/tobiasmerriman/the-alternate-commericial_1  Also I'm a couple characters in this radio drama my bandmate wrote https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/camp-giant-city/id1074359940?mt=2

Foley work, experimenting for my own education. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dR2-W17Ksw

Video editing: I can do a few things in FCP because I've had to learn it in order to help troubleshoot it at work, also I love Jason Isbell so I made this for/at him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eiB6NlGm70

I can change a tire. 


Wow, what a trooper. Thanks for your consideration!


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