Matt Puccio was first introduced to Call of Cthulhu at a con in the early 1980s, where he may have been partially responsible for sinking the RMS Titanic. His game design work started with the International Fantasy Gaming Society in the late 1980s, when he wrote and produced fantasy games and was one of the authors of that group’s rulesbook. Matt has worked in the video game industry, as a Lead Game Designer on LEGO Universe and several other titles. He is a member of Skype of Cthulhu and is the publisher and editor of the Hypergraphia fanzine and the author of several Call of Cthulhu scenarios, including A Light in Darkness and the upcoming Cthulhu Invictus scenario A Balance of Blood. He has also created Armor: Victory in Europe, a card-based WWII tank game. He has created a series of story-driven geocaches and is interested in VR and other types of immersive and location-based gaming. In his spare time he works as an IT Analyst, rides his bike up steep hills in Colorado, and swims with the octopi every chance he gets.
Matt Ryan is an old fart gamer from the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Born between generations, he self-identifies as one-half hippie and one-half punk. He first met fantasy role-playing games in between listening to Black Sabbath records and reading Marvel Comics’ Savage Sword of Conan, and it was love at first sight.
A failed undergraduate English major and the son of a graphic artist, Matt has no professional training or qualifications. Despite that, he was a major contributor to Atlas Game’s Ars Magica 5th Edition, co-authoring and providing the cartagraphy for over a dozen supplements. He currently draws maps and other lovely things for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu. Matt is also one-half of the production team of Reckoning of the Dead, a blog focusing on RPG horror scenarios.
During the daylight hours Matt is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for an Ivy League University Library, an elevated title that incorporates all facets of Audio-Video work. (They wouldn’t let him put “AV Monkey” on the business card.) He is approachable, affable, enthusiastic, and always ready to help.