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Craig is a Seattle-based tabletop game designer who teaches game design at DigiPen Institute of Technology. An active member of several gaming communities, he has taken on the role of Director of the ETX Design Academy. He is best known for Toon Ace Catalog and Witches of the Revolution. Regularly found at friendly local game stores, he likes to connect gamers with games they will like, and aspiring game designers with a publisher who will like their latest prototype.


James Ernest is the President and Founder of scrappy industry legend Cheapass Games. Since its launch in 1996 and release of flagship title Kill Doctor Lucky, Cheapass Games has brought light and joy to the hearts of dozens of humans. James has worked on such notable titles as Lords of Vegas, Unexploded Cow, and Pairs. He recently collaborated with author Patrick Rothfuss on the critically acclaimed Tak: A Beautiful Game.