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Matt wrote about video games in various magazines for several years before realising that it was tabletop games that were his true calling.
Whether it’s horror RPGs like Trail of Cthulhu or epic 4X strategy board games like Eclipse, his interests span the tabletop – though he has a particular fondness for games with stories and social deduction games that let you lie to and deceive your friends and loved ones.
His continuing adventures bring him to Dicebreaker in an effort to continue highlighting and celebrating the best that the tabletop has to offer – and in the hope of finding people who’ll actually agree to play The Resistance with him.
Alex’s journey to Dicebreaker began with writing for sites and magazines such as Kotaku, Waypoint and PC Gamer. Her unique approach to pop culture coverage and knack for witty storytelling finally secured her a forever home producing news, features and reviews with the Dicebreaker team.
Alex’s favorite pastimes are convincing people to play obscure horror games, rehearsing character monologues for future RPG sessions and falling asleep during late-night rounds of Cosmic Encounter. Her go-to tabletop titles are Betrayal at House on the Hill, Telestrations, Dominion, Dread and Bang! The Dice Game.
She’s also obsessed with playing Vampire: The Masquerade, and won’t stop talking about it.
Johnny has been making videos on the internet since 2008 for the likes of Eurogamer, GameSpot, ITN and Channel 4. Eventually, he was able to wangle a job talking about his greatest passion - tabletop games.
His current favourite board games are Merchants and Marauders, Twilight Imperium, Mysterium and Root - however it’s in tabletop RPGs that his heart truly lies. Whether it be D&D or Deadlands Reloaded, Symbaroum or The Expanse, Johnny is truly at his happiest rolling dice on a slightly-too-small table (preferably with a healthy supply of ale on hand). It’s been nearly a decade since he last had a shave.
Michael "Wheels" Whelan started life in the video game industry working as a community manager and content producer on games like the Total War franchise and Sorcery! 4. Using this as cover, he was able to integrate his lifelong enthusiasm for tabletop into his job by starting a new series of tabletop livestreams on Total War's marketing channels.
By joining Johnny on Dicebreaker, Wheels is now able to talk about board games full time, and will be found both in videos and lugging heavy boxes of cardboard around events near you. His current favourite games are Cyclades, Star Wars Rebellion and Ten Candles.
Sara has been writing since 2017, starting out in the humble content mines of bread, slots and deals before moving onto features for Eurogamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, Variety, The Guardian, BBC and Tabletop Gaming.
A fan of all things horror and psychedelia, right now they love Mansions of Madness, shady cauldron sim Quacks of Quedlinburg and Fog of Love. They are also adore traversing worlds both seedy and sad in Dungeons & Dragons campaigns Curse of Strahd and Waterdeep: Dragon Heist.
Ultimately, tabletop is where their heart is; they are happiest rolling big dice, raising mobs and rocking out with their Bard-Lock. They adore ruffled cats and all their dice are definitely cursed.
Alex has been working in the board game industry for almost 5 years, starting out as a “games guru” at a well known London board game cafe where she taught games to the masses from the 700 strong games library.
After running a tournament there for one of her favourite games, she was found and nabbed by the party games publisher Big Potato where she initially spent some time as the Head of Events before moving into Sales.
Some of her favourite experiences from that time include running a board game tent at 11 festivals in a single summer and project managing the masterpiece that is Venda - the board game vending machine.
Her current favourite games include Star Realms, Secret Hitler and Quacks of Quedlinburg.