About Us

My name is Derek Ruiz, I have been a player and GM for over 19 years. I started with Advanced D&D but quickly moved to 3rd edition. I started DMing shortly afterward and have been a forever-GM since then. With a close group of friends and family, we’ve played a mix of long-term games and one-shots in tons of systems: 3rd, 4th, and 5th edition D&D, Call of Cthulhu, GURPS, Mouse Guard, Torchbearer, Burning Wheel, B/X D&D, Blades in the Dark, Scum and Villainy, and Dungeon Crawl Classics.  I love my craft and live for this game, roleplaying gives us a chance to live countless lives and experiment to our mind’s content. Since I went pro, I later partnered with Arthur Rouise who takes care of illustrative work, copy-editing, isometric creations, social media sites, ad budgets, marketing, VTT sites, and all sorts of backstage stuff that make our publication schedule possible.

Thanks to the awesome people who sponsor our work on Patreon, DM’s Guild, and Drivethru RPG, among others, I can now be a full-time artist/writer. My main line of work is adventures and cartography. You can see a lot of my work in the Map Vault section on this site. Here’s a sample of more recent creations made during 2021-2022. This is only possible through the constant support of our amazing audience and community.