Thomas Stearns: one of Texicon's Premier Board Game GMs

I have been playing board games for as long as I can remember. I started with
the usual suspects; Monopoly, Risk, Pay Day, Careers, Life etc. In 4th grade, a
friend introduced me to a new type of game he called war games, at least is
was new to me. We played Agincourt, Luftwaffe, and Third Reich. Needless to
say, I was hooked. The first war game I ever bought was Panzer Blitz when I
was maybe in 7th grade. Thus began the career of a life long war gamer.

I dabbled with RPG's. Was exposed to miniatures. However I always came
back to war games. That is my main love in the gaming genre. That being said,
I own and play all kinds of games. As a GM at Texicon and some other game
cons I have run all kinds of different games.

My first game convention was Origins when it was held in Ft Worth back in the
early 90's. It was over 15 years before I attended another game con. Now I
regularly attend 3 cons a year, and occasionally 4. I have only missed 1
Texicon and that was year 2. I really enjoy the community and social aspects
of board gaming and game conventions. I enjoy trying new games and enjoy
introducing the hobby to those who have not yet been exposed to it.

I drive in each year from Houston, where I live, to attend Texicon. My middle
child usually comes with me. All three of my children play games, but I have yet
to get them to be as devoted as I am. I look forward to continuing to GM games
at Texicon and other events. Stop by anytime. I'd love to chat about games or
any thing else.~Thomas Stearns
Vance Frey: one of Texicon's Premier Miniatures GMs.

I started gaming in the early eighties and have been running games since the late eighties.
D&D was my first game that I played as a gamer; my first war game was the Old Warlords.
First game that I was the game master for was D&D in Pittsburgh and two years later Warlord
here in Dallas.Some of the great games that I have played or run at conventions are as
follows:

The games that I am playing at this time are Call to Arms: Star Fleet, Warmaster , ToD
(Vietnam Flames of War). I plan to run some great games the next Texicon, join me to enjoy
some great games!

I wrote and published
Honor and Arms rule set: Peninsular Campaign Spanish Battle
Albuera 16 May 1811. Stop by for a lesson in history or just to learn a new miniatures game.
~ Vance Frey
Role-Playing
Type of Action
War Games
Type of Action
D&D
(Played & Game Mastered)
Honor and Arms
(Game Mastered)
AD&D First and Second ed.
(Played & Game Mastered)
Warmaster
(Game Mastered)
Star Wars 1st. & 2nd. ed.
(Played & Game Mastered)
Brothers in Arms
(Game Mastered)
GURPS 1st. ed.
(Played)
A Call to Arms: Star Fleet
(Game Mastered)
Star Trek 1st. ed.
(Played)
Warlord
(Played & Game Mastered)
Palladium Fantasy 2nd ed.
(Played)
1815
(Played)
Palladium Space 1st. ed.
(Played)
Star Trek 1st., 2nd, & 3rd. ed.
(Played & Game Mastered)
Shadow Run 1st. ed.
(Played)
BattleTech
(Played & Game Mastered)
 
 
MechWarrior
(Played & Game Mastered)
 
 
Robotech
(Played)
 
 
Space 1999
(Played)
 
 
Warhammer
(Played & Game Mastered)
 
 
Warhammer 40K
(Played & Game Mastered)
 
 
Star Wars
(Played & Game Mastered)
 
 
Harpoon
(Played)
 
 
Car Wars
(Played)
 
 
Wooden ships and Iron Men
(Played)
Scott Clinton: one of Texicon's Premier Miniatures GMs.

There are those that call me...Ti...errr...Scott. Anyway, I started gaming with Roco
tanks and Airfix plastic figures and Avalon Hill board games back in 1971 almost
simultaneously at the age of 6. Over the years I have come to the realization that I
generally prefer games that simulate rather than simply "game" historical
situations and generally prefer lower density war games.

My favorites are still about the same as they have always been with a wide mix of
miniatures games I love to play and my ever increasing collection of Avalon Hill
and SPI games.

I'd love to chat with you about AH Board Games and teach you some of the
classics. Stop by and catch a game with me.

~ Scott
Brian Neff: One of Texicon's Premier Role Playing GMs

I've been GMing games for over eleven years now, and it's been one of the most influential and
important things in my life. I started, like most folks, on Dungeons and Dragons, but decided in
the late 2000s that I wanted to trade in my Grid Mats and High Fantasy for some Gritty Realism
and Indie flair. That's when I fell in love with the Indie RPG movement. Games like Ron Edward's
Sorcerer and Jason Morningstar's Durance have always held my interest as an effective way to
build and tell stories. Because of this, I started the Indie RPG Corps in 2013 (At Texicon!) a group
of gamers dedicated to good storytelling and immersive play. While you'll still catch me slaying
the occasional dragon or two, I mostly stick to protecting my holding in Apocalypse World,
saving the universe from existential threats in Eclipse Phase, or generally being a buffoon in
Fiasco.

Texicon has helped me meet some of the nicest, best, and brightest people I know. Last year I
got involved with DFW Nerd Night, a group of people who play games in order to raise money for
various charity organizations. The charity work they do helps people in real and impactful ways,
not the least of which has been me. Currently I'm getting myself into the gaming industry as a
game designer, with my first project coming out (hopefully) by the end of the year. I've designed
an in depth flow chart that ends with lots of question marks and the word "Profit"

I would love to play or talk gaming with you, so if you see me, be sure to tap me on the shoulder
and tell me what you think.

Brian recently was accepted as a world designer for the D6xD6 game system! Now you too can
role play in his world.
Mark Montgomery: one of Texicon's Premier Board Game GMs

Mark has not sent in his Bio nor has he sent any further info. Had he done so we imagine it would be
something liked by all. Here is what we imagine he might say:

Howdy Ya'll frum the grit State of Texas. Yeeehaww.... Well, them thar Pajaks wanted to give me the
grand ole tour and I said that would be nice.  Heh heh hee. Yep. Ya knowed what they done next? If it
don't beat the mule shoes off a donkey.  Them thar is sure some nice fellers. I knowed what happens
next. Naow, as fer as the past... hum... Ah ha!
Elaine Patterson: one of Texicon's Premier Miniatures GMs.

Growing up we usually got board games for Christmas. Mom & Dad thought the
games would get us to play together without fighting, (Ha!). I considered myself a
grown-up when I learned to play Canasta, or Black Samba, which was the game the
grown-ups played at family get-togethers. These games were usually consisted of
my mom and aunt playing against my dad and uncle. Uncle Bubs was a rancher near
San Angelo and they had a huge screened-in porch. One evening, while we were
playing on the porch, we could hear a pretty raucous game in process. My mom and
Aunt Mary squealed with joy so loudly, that Snowman, my uncle's most loyal cow
dog began barking. I'll never forget my uncle walking out onto the screened-in
porch, opening the screen door, and shouting "Oh, shut up"! They only won one
hand! My foray into miniatures gaming began when my son was ten. We had driven
to Big Spring to visit my parents and my youngest brother introduced us to
Warhammer 40K. My son caught the bug and wanted me to help him paint them, since I had started painting watercolor landscapes.

Well, it didn't take long for me to get interested in playing. Rather than telling you how long ago that was, I'll just say that you could
get a blister of 2 Citadel metal space marines for $4.He put them away when he entered high school and so did I. I started painting
miniatures again for something to do as my late husband went through chemotherapy. One day I was at Reaper's Asylum and the
guys were play testing the 2nd edition of Reaper's Warlord game. They invited me to play.I like games that provide a strong narrative
or story as you play. I had been struggling to learn how to play Chain Reaction from Two Hour Wargames, so I mustered up enough
courage to attend one of the first Skirmish Days where Ed Teixeira was there running one of his games. Not only did I learn how the
game's reaction system work, but I had so much fun meeting even more gamers. That's how I became a Two Hour Wargames
junkie.Then I went to a MillieniumCon and met even more generous gamers. And then Texicon. I missed the very first Texicon
because it was the same weekend as ReaperCon that year, but I've been to every one since. Texicon is so much fun that I spend 4 to
5 months a year getting ready for it and every year it is fantastic.I love playing games and chatting with everyone.  Please stop by
and say hello.  I love teaching and talking about miniatures, so don't be shy.  I accepted the invitation to be a Premier GM because I
knew it would give me a chance to meet new gamers and possibly learn a new trick or two.  Stop by, play a game, and tell a story.  If
you have any questions about miniatures or miniature gaming, stop by and ask me.  Even if I don't know the answer, we can
discover it together.

--Elaine
http://atomicfloozy.com/

Amado mio. Love me forever, and let forever begin tonight.
Texicon celebrates those GMs who work hard during the convention and who uphold the concepts, values, and
mission of Texicon. This is the Premier GM page. Here you will find the biographies of all of Texicon's Premiere
GMs.

Premier GMs can be found in all three areas of gaming i.e. Role-Play, Board games, and Miniatures.

Each Premier GM is only able to assist you in his area of gaming. Thus, if you have a Role-Play question or
comment or anything else for that matter you can go to not only the Con Staff and/ or the Magnate, but now you
will be able to turn to a GM. Not just a regular GM but a
Premier GM!

Both attendees and GMs will be able to turn to them for questions, help, and to give comments about anything
occurring at Texicon.  Also, only Premier GMs can run back to back events with no questions asked. This Texicon
policy will help ensure all GMs are fresh and ready to game.
Texicon's Premier GMs for 2015
Roleplaying Premier GMs
Board Game Premier GMs
Miniatures Premier GMs
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