Our Adventuring Party
Brenna received her M.A. from Mills College, where she was awarded the Elizabeth Mills Crothers Prize for creative excellence. After honing her community development skills in the NHL with the San Jose Sharks, she joined the Tabletop Tycoon Adventuring Party in 2017. She is now responsible for our marketing and outreach, running our Kickstarter campaigns, and producing our podcast and video content. Brenna also runs our playtesting group and helps develop games in our publishing division. You will likely see her at conventions, so be sure to say hello! In her free time, Brenna can be found playing hockey, streaming Overwatch, or playing way too many tabletop RPGs.
Based in the Indianapolis area, Cody has been with Tabletop Tycoon since the beginning, previously working as a graphic designer for the Sports Licensed Division of the adidas Group, where he worked on designs for the NFL, NBA, and NHL. Cody is known in most gaming circles as the co-host of the Game On! with Cody and John podcast that ran from 2008 to 2012 that introduced the popular “Jones Theory” of curating board game collections. Cody works in a variety of capacities from playtesting and development to graphic design for games across all of our publishing divisions as well as general graphic design for both internal and external Tabletop Tycoon projects. When not creating games, Cody can be found running a D&D campaign, playing games with his young son, and watching football of all sorts (American, Australian, and soccer).
Dann's passion for both imaginative art and game design began with a childhood love of fantasy fiction, video games, and tabletop RPGs. He has worked professionally in the visual arts for 20+ years as a creative director, illustrator, 3D animator, and graphic designer in fields ranging from entertainment and gaming, to advertising and medical education. Dann joined the Tabletop Tycoon Adventuring Party in 2012, and is now responsible for the creative direction of our publishing division where he works with our team, artists, and game designers to develop and create games and products.
EJ has been helping to put the logic in logistics for the Tabletop Tycoon Adventuring Party since 2016. In that time she has helped with over one hundred campaigns, shipping goods to retailers and backers around the world. She assists with production in the publishing division, and coordinates our convention team for shows throughout the US and Europe. When she isn’t working she spends her time playing Dungeons & Dragons, reading books, and mastering her mead brewing skills
Tim received a B.S. in Physics and Music from SUNY Albany where he graduated with high honors. He joined the Tabletop Tycoon Adventuring Party in 2010 and is responsible for bringing his wide perspective down to each individual division, problem, and opportunity, to help craft the optimal solution. He doesn't answer a question without thinking about the consequences. Tim's hobbies include tabletop RPGs, WarmaHordes, board games, video games, spending time with his family, and optimizing rules for new games to the breaking point.
Tom is fascinated with how things work. From a very young age he has been expanding his knowledge, from carpentry and cooking to fine art and creative writing. This eventually led to a career at Tabletop Tycoon, where he's been since 2014. Having managed multiple retail stores as well as working behind the scenes for theater productions, he now works behind the scenes in fulfillment. He helps assist clients in getting their cargo to shipping depots around the world and integrate their web stores with the Ship Naked system. When not working, he spends his time creating paper art, expanding his knowledge of movie trivia, hanging out with his cat Dexter, and defeating opponents in Magic the Gathering.
James has a BA in Economics from UC Irvine and a Masters in Accounting from USC. He has experience as a game store owner, manufacturer of licensed trading cards and T-shirts, and was Bandai America's Games Division Sales & Marketing Manager from 2007-2012. He joined Tabletop Tycoon in 2012 and is responsible for the Hit Point Sales division which assists small publishers with their distribution into the wholesale market. His free time is spent being a husband, father to 3 kids, playing basketball, watching TV, reading comic books, coaching youth basketball, and volunteering.
Chris has been a member of the Tabletop Tycoon Adventuring Party since 2017. With over 10 years of experience in retail sales, management, and customer service he supports the party by overseeing the retail division operations, building and maintaining various sales platforms and programs, and spearheading the Board Game Booster Box booth at conventions. A self-taught programmer since high school, he also frequently fills the role of webmaster-extraordinaire. Outside of work, Chris can typically be found watching edgy or corny sci-fi media, strumming guitar, or crushing his enemies in RTS and grand-strategy computer games.
Cortney joined the Tabletop Tycoon Adventuring Party in 2016. She originally started her journey as part of the fulfillment team for Ship Naked, and later joined the support team before landing in the bookkeeping department in early 2017. Cortney is responsible for processing sales, shipment, and inventory data for billing, invoice auditing, and various administrative tasks across all divisions. Cortney is often found volunteering to snuggle cats at a local rescue, tying knots in yarn until it makes something useful, or watching Studio Ghibli films
Dan Yarrington started playing board and card games with his family and friends at a very early age and has continued to this day. He is an enthusiastic husband, father, brother, son, and avid and perpetual game evangelist in all these roles. Dan started working in the tabletop game industry in 1996, running events and selling games. Since then he expanded and operated multiple local retail stores as well as selling online and at conventions. Dan enjoys questing with his adventuring party to craft, polish, and celebrate vibrant games and continue the impressive growth of the tabletop games industry, one game at a time.
Renee joined the Tabletop Tycoon Adventuring Party in 2009, when we only had one entity: Myriad Games. She is responsible for ensuring all of the little details of running a business get taken care of, including organizing paperwork and files, paying bills, convention planning, human resources, and assisting wherever needed! In her free time, Renee can be found playing D&D and board games with her coworkers and friends, writing short stories and novels, and practicing/teaching yoga.
Skye joined the Tabletop Tycoon Adventuring Party in 2017 after several managerial roles at other companies and leadership roles in college, including being a founding officer for a tabletop gaming organization. She is responsible for monitoring and bolstering our team's metrics, optimizing worker placement, and filling in wherever needed to punch problems in the face. When not at work, Skye can be found playing D&D, performing as a freelance musician, eating something sweet, or huddling with a heater.