Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 32: May 25 - 28, 2018 Missoula, Montana

Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle)

MisCon 32 Attending Professional

Kyle Elliott, a Seattle native, has been building gaming communities for the last decade online as well as off. His latest accolades include Volunteer of the Year for Paizo Publishing, and the first Campaign Service Coin Award. Professionally he has worked in the gaming industry as both an in house QA tester for AAA video game titles, and as a marketing and Kickstarter guide for the tabletop gaming industry. Chances are, you have pledged to at least one of the Kickstarters he has worked for.

Kyle served in Israel as a combat medic and designs, operates, imports, and wholesales fireworks from China, which has allowed him the chance to travel extensively throughout Asia.

Kyle Elliott, a Seattle native, has been building gaming communities for the last decade online as well as off. His latest accolades include Volunteer of the Year for Paizo Publishing, and the first Campaign Service Coin Award. Professionally he has worked in the gaming industry as both an in house QA tester for AAA video game titles, and as a marketing and Kickstarter guide for the tabletop gaming industry. Chances are, you have pledged to at least one of the Kickstarters he has worked for.

Kyle served in Israel as a combat medic and designs, operates, imports, and wholesales fireworks from China to Native American tribes throughout the Pacific Northwest, which has allowed him the chance to travel extensively throughout Asia.

In addition to these jobs, you will find Kyle has worked a myriad of other positions throughout his life. From laundromat attendant to juice truck driver to professional pyrotechnic to deep sea fisherman, you'll find a story or two to relate to while this guy spins a tale around the fire.

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

Key: panel=On a Panel moderator=Moderating game=GMing

(Tentative)

  • moderator Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Building Metropolis in Your Living Room, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Logan Nickel, Beth Stoops

    Comic books are slick; lightning fast, action-packed, and witty. Bringing their unique flavor home to your favorite gaming squad demands as much on the players as it does on the game master. But if you can pull it off, itís going a campaign for the ages.

  • Break Fri 3:50 - Fri 5:00
  • moderator Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Bending the Man of Steel, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Frog Jones, Dean Keith (Vader)

    A group of powerful heroes begs for an equally dangerous challenge, but how do you bend, let alone break Superman? Sometimes the play of the day is supers vs supers, other times they face trickery and deceit pulling civilians into the battle. Our experienced storytellers will help you give your heroes worthy opponents for those hard-won battles.

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat 6:00
  • moderator Sat 6:00 - 6:50 PM, Better Storytelling in RPGs, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: David Boop, Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Erik Evjen

    If good roleplaying is the foundation for excellent storytelling in an RPG, how do you build a game that encourages players to act, but not over-act, and play to their strengths while allowing their weaknesses? Letís explore the basics, and then ask ourselves the big question -- can you tell a good story in the face of metagaming?

  • Break Sat 6:50 - Sun Noon
  • moderator Sun Noon - 12:50 PM, Building the Better Dungeon, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Erik Evjen, Luke Hutson, Frank Pruett

    Is a great dungeon just more of everything that makes a dungeon good (Monsters! Loot! Traps!) or is it a different beast entirely? How does the game world and rules to inform your dungeon and quests, thus creating a more unique and memorable player experience? Is it possible to go overboard, and if so, should you stop?

  • Break Sun 12:50 - Sun 2:00
  • panel Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Custom Caped Crusaders, Monster Tent (1)
    Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Erik Evjen, Jason A. Holt, Logan Nickel

    Somedays, you donít want to be Superman. You want to discover your powers the way a neophyte super would -- in bits and pieces. Sometimes, as a GM, you want to push your players to really dig down and develop creative uses for their abilities. Letís explore how players and GMs can cooperate to create a powerful group origin story.

  • Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 5:00
  • panel Sun 5:00 - 5:50 PM, New Horizons in Roleplay, Patio Tent (1)
    Moderator: Erik Evjen; Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle), Erik Evjen, Emily Westfall

    When youíve looted the dungeons and slayed the dragons, and yet your hunger for adventure is unsatisfied, itís time to look into new realms. Whatís out there? Whatís the best way to get a fresh start on a new system? But, most importantly, how do you talk your friends into it?

  • Break Sun 5:50 - Mon 11:00
  • moderator Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Kickstart Your Project, Rocket Tent (1)
    Moderator: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle); Panelists: Kyle Elliott (Big Kyle)

    Learn how to run a successful Kickstarter campaign from pros who have done it.