Matt is a recent California transplant from Orange County. Though he has lived here just shy of a year, he already feels like Washington is his new home. He is an avid board gamer, active tabletop RPG'er, novice war gamer, and fanatic TCG player who is excited to expand his love for hobby and grow the community with his enthusiasm.
At a young age Matt was introduced to strategy-based board games such as Risk, Othello, and Stratego. He also immersed himself in fantasy literature and media, reading his dad’s hard back copy of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in grade school and growing up watching weekly episodes for Star Trek: The Next Generation. This combination of interests set him on his path towards more in-depth board games such as – Scythe, BloodRage, Terraforming Mars, Kingdom Death: Monster, and Brass. It also opened the door to tabletop RPG. Matt has enjoyed playing in multiple campaigns over the last two decades.
Matt’s biggest and most consistent passion is Magic: The Gathering. Playing and collecting since the Rath cycle, he loves every aspect of the game. Limited formats are his home away from home. He enjoys the smell of cracking fresh packs, the challenge and strategy of deck-building, and most of all the thrill of playing the game itself! And now you know Matt!