Erik Evjen

MisCon 30 Panel Volunteer

Erik Evjen is the Fest Hall Coordinator for AetherCon Online RPG Convention, and the Schedule Head Manager for the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous. He has been playing RPGs for 5 years, and has seen or played just about every ruleset under the sun. He is proud to have his work with Ophelia's Shop of Roleplay Specialties published in June, and also has contributed articles to the 23rd Stage web blog. Currently, Erik is working on finishing the Sword Land Role Playing Game he created, and will be starting a publishing business named IGRE in order to publish his own work and the work of other authors.

Erik Evjen is a native of Great Falls, Montana, and a 2013 graduate of the Great Falls College of Technology.

He is the current President of the Sandbaggers Game Club in Great Falls, MT. He also is the Schedule Manager and a Board of Directors Member for the Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous. He formerly worked with the AetherCon Online RPG Convention, serving as their Fest Hall Coordinator.

Erik is the founder of IGRE Publishing, a independent tabletop roleplaying game and entertainment imprint which was established in 2013. Erik serves as the Project Manager on all projects that IGRE Publishing undertakes. He is the Lead Designer of IGRE Publishing's Sword Land RPG, a d12-based Fantasy Roleplaying Game. He is also the Co-Creator and Scriptwriter of Songs of Ahrea, a fantasy comic based within the the Iellos setting he devised for IGRE Publishing projects.

In addition to his other work, Erik moonlights as a freelance RPG writer, and is currently writing for Roleplayers Society Publishing (Formerly Ophelia's Shop of Roleplay Specialties). He is also a regular contributor for the 23rd Stage blog.

Outside of tabletop gaming, Erik enjoys playing music, model building, retro video games, world history, and a number of various other hobbies.

Erik is also a fan of all sorts of video games, anime, and a collector of vinyl albums along with being a history buff of sorts. He enjoys bass guitar and electric guitar, and is glad to talk about any of these topics with anyone willing to listen.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, The Best of Games, the Worst of Games, Montana Boardroom
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Kent Davis, Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Erik Evjen

    What are your favorite board and card games? Why? What makes a game good? What makes it bad? What are great games for newbies or those who havenít played before?

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 5:00
  • panel Sat 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Superhero Characters., Gallatin
    Moderator: John Goff; Panelists: Ben Donnelly, Erik Evjen, John Goff

    You can fly and have super-strength now. Your city is being threatened by villains. Do you defend the city or join the villains? Come discuss superhero characters in RPGs.

  • panel Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, The Hardboiled Knight . . . in Shining Armor?, Madison
    Panelists: Erik Evjen, John Goff, Brooke Stanley

    In a pack of morally off-white good guys, there's always that one player who strides unerringly to the light and can't help themselves from playing the classic hero in even the grittiest setting. The GMs who can juggle everything talk about how to play off (and play with) this unexpected character in the noir setting.

  • Break Sat 6:50 - Sun Noon
  • panel Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Hurry up, the Weight is Killing Me, Madison
    Panelists: Erik Evjen, Justin Farrington, Rob McDonell (Illuminati Rob)

    Do we need to know how much weight a large sack can hold? Does it matter? When do rules hamper play? How much detail is required, and when does it inhibit the game for the players?

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