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Four Days of Tabletop Hobby Gaming

Erik Carl

Erik Carl

Metagamers Anonymous Podcast

A consummate gamer and gaming overachiever, Erik strives to assuage his ego by doing everything he can to associate himself with social gaming in the Midwest. Erik is the principle administrator of the Prismatic Tsunami community for tabletop gaming enthusiasts and the producer and host of the Metagamers Anonymous RPG podcast. In his spare time, he moonlights as a budding novelist and a blues musician with a closetful of CDs he may try to sell you. For the past six years, he's also been running TsunamiCon, Wichita's premiere tabletop gaming convention.

Erik has been intimately involved with the tabletop RPG hobby since his first taste of D&D at the tender age of 8. By the time he was 12, he was running games for entire groups of adults, and he has run at least one weekly game almost every week since. Moving from one small Kansas town to another throughout his teenage years, Erik took it upon himself to spread his love of the hobby to numerous folks of all ages and from every walk of life. He graduated from Dodge City High School in 1992 and soon entered the field of radio broadcasting. It was only natural that he would one day combine his hobby with his professional experience and launch a game-related podcast.

Erik now lives in Wichita, Kansas, with his wife and two children. He is an accomplished musician, a renaissance enthusiast, a writer, podcaster, and game designer. He started the Prismatic Tsunami web community in 2003 to help connect the community of gamers he'd been playing with over the years, and launched Metagamers Anonymous in 2012 to give a voice to that community. He has extensive experience with every iteration of Dungeons & Dragons, and has enjoyed numerous roleplaying experiences with White Wolf’s Old World of Darkness, Champions, Rifts, D20 Modern, Star Wars, Call of Cthulu, Wheel of Time, and more recently the Cypher System and Savage Worlds.

Jonikka started playing AD&D (1E) with Erik back in high school and went on to dabble in several other game systems over the intervening years. She is a consummate roleplayer, a writer and photographer, a Renaissance enthusiast, a fan of anime and Japanese culture, an accountant by day and a tea vendor by night. Other than roleplaying, her passions include video games, sewing, and Asian ball-jointed dolls (look it up! it’s a fascinating hobby!). She has always had a penchant for helping others enjoy her passions, so joining Metagamers Anonymous was just another opportunity to indulge in one of her favorite pasttimes. Her current system of choice is D&D 5e, though she has recently begun experimenting with Savage Worlds. Oh… and she plays a mean game of Parcheesi.

Jonikka currently resides in the City of Wichita with her husband and two kids, one of whom has reached her majority and become a passionate roleplayer and excellent GM in her own right.

Erik's most recent projects include his dark fantasy novel, Shadow of the Spire, and his zombie-themed card game Zero Signal: Supply Run.


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