I’m a lapsed academic, have adventured with the army, been a commercial and scientific diver, done wet site archaeology, and now I’m writing, critiquing, and being a dad!
Media inqueries welcome!
Who am I?
My name’s Graeme Barber, and I was born and raised British Columbia, Canada. I got into science fiction in grade three or so, and into all kinds of roleplaying games and videogames as a teenage in the Okanagan. My background is mixed Kikuyu and Scottish, and I currently live with my partner (the missus) and our amazing daughter (the wee bairn). I currently have a steady job and have branched into game design and writing as a side hustle.
My life history is varied and adventurous. I have an Advanced GIS Certificate and an Environmental Studies Associate of Arts from Okanagan College. The latter of which was an elaborate operation to get as many archaeology credits as possible in a school that didn’t have an Archaeology or Anthropology focus for its Associates programme. I’ve worked as a commercial and scientific diver, had the privilege of working on some amazing wet sites for archaeology, and I’m a veteran with the Army’s Primary Reserves with three NATO tours overseas.
What do I do here?
Review and Critique Games and Media
Present my own Creative Works
Instructional Pieces on World Building
Push back against Racism in the RPG world
My Credits and Appearances
Appearances and Interviews*
2021 – Wired (Discussing Work in TTRPG Industry) – article
2021 – Wired (Discussing Racism in D&D) – article
2021 – Orcacon 2021 – Gaming in a Time of Covid Panel – video
2021 – Orcacon 2021 – Mapping Your World Workshop – video
2021 – Orcacon 2021 – Building Your World Workshop – video
2021 – If This Goes On Don’t Panic (discussing RPGs news in 2020) – podcast
2020 – If This Goes On Don’t Panic (discussing racism in games) – podcast
2020 – Guest Player, d20 Dames (OrcaCon Special and Series Finale)
2020 – CouchCon 2020 with Chromatic Chimera (Discussing World Building) – video
2020 – Orcacon 2020, panelist and workshop
2019 – Guest Player, d20 Dames (D&D Live 2019) – podcast
2018 – The Gauntlet Podcast (Discussing Racism in D&D) – podcast
2017 – Dragon Talk (Discussing Racism in D&D and Chult) – podcast
2017 – Kotaku (Discussing Racism in D&D and Chult) – article
2017 – Virtual Fantasy Con, Realism in Fantasy Warfare – video