O. C. Presley is the host of the Neo-Anarchist Podcast, giving Shadowrunners the chip truth on Shadowrun history. He’s written some of your favorite Shadowrun books like “Shadowrun: Anarchy,” “Forbidden Arcana,” “Street Lethal,” “Chicago Chaos,” “Kill Code,” and “Better Than Bad.” When he isn’t doing that, he waters the garden of marriage and learns from his two amazing kids. His true passion is inciting everyday folks to rebellion against the global domination system of therapeutic, technological, consumeristic Militarism.
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DARK rating: A Billion!
An augmented street soldier, the DARK operative has a clean track record. Bulldog provides suitable transportation for tasks requiring hot exfil. Extent of augmentations unknown, but considerable. Prefers assault and close quarters combat.
DARK rating: 8
Former grifter turned professional. Floyd is gifted, converting magical energy into social agency. Lacks augmentations, relying on innate ability. Avoids combat when possible, unsuitable for solo tasks requiring violent action.
Query data minimal. DARK file opened.
DARK rating: 1
Augmented street soldier. Specializes in distanced liquidation of problematic liabilities. Training received through military vocation. Extent of augmentations unknown.
DARK rating: 7
Sparse information available on the magician known as Curie. Recent addition to DARK operatives, Curie is a magician specializing in thermal extraction, able to weaponize cold. Generally seen in a traditional labcoat and speaks with an English accent.
DARK rating: 5
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Sarah fell in love with acting as a teen, when a little girl at the renaissance fair thought she was a real fairy. Since then, she escapes from the real world in books, gaming, and acting. In her free time, she also enjoys fencing, archery, learning new skills, and living new adventures.
Sarah created Rem Alternis in the Fall of 2019, out of the desire to share some of the stories she so loves. Chicago Shadows is her first production for Rem Alternis, and she’s excited to share the journey with the community.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” -Game of Thrones
Madison Macklin is a producer of live events in Columbus, OH. On the side, she dabbles in directing, photography, editing (scripts, videos, thoughts, etc.), and getting angry about people who genuinely like the Transformers movies. She is currently hungry.
Tom is also known in the Shadows as Teslan Kierinhawk. Wait you don’t know who that is??? Well that suits him just fine as it’s the Shadows, folks. Tom has been involved with RPG’s and creative endeavors since the 1990s. He has been GMing Rolemaster, Dresden Files Accelerated and Shadowrun Missions, at conventions such as Gencon, Origins, and regional conventions since 2015. He primarily makes his scratch in Information Technology, but his true interest lies in building things. Hardware, software, websites, mechanical gizmos, or woodworking; it doesn’t matter – it’s all just pieces that need to get put together to do something.
Currently when he’s not working on Rem Alternis stuff he’s diving into the deep matrix exploring being a Technomancer.
Dusty Wilson is a playwright whose works include “Ephebophilia,” “Poison,” and “Beige Tea.” Dusty’s work has been produced by The Plagiarists, Chicago Dramatists, American Blues Theatre Company, Hobo Junction Productions, Piccolo Theatre, and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Dusty is a resident playwright with Mercy Street Theatre Company and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s MFA Writing for the Stage and Screen program.
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Daniel John Harris is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer out of Chicago. After serving 6 years as an artilleryman with the Illinois National Guard, he turned in his stripes and traded his cannon for a Canon and got to work.
Though specializing in directing, his experience includes time spent as a writer, producer, cinematographer, editor, sound designer, assistant director, and everything in between.
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Jason M. Hardy is real. That much, he is sure of. He is not just a figment of some unknown being’s imagination, unless that’s what all of reality is, in which case, he’s in the same boat as everyone else, so he at least is no less real than them. He has worked in tabletop gaming for nearly twenty years, including almost a decade as Shadowrun line developer. He has published nine novels, dozens of short stories, and enough text about imaginary worlds to make him question his grasp on reality, which is kind of where this paragraph started.
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Frances Mullozzi is a well rounded makeup artist. Her background includes four years of beauty and makeup SFX education and is certified in beauty artistry. She is an educator and freelance artist. Fields of work include, film, television, theater/stage, music video, haunted attraction, photo shoot, runway, weddings, and more. Some of her favorite work includes Chicago Fire, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare haunted attraction. She has been Midnight Syndicate’s artist of the month in 2015, and her first short horror film as a key artist won first runner up at the hardcore horror film fest. Her favorite genre is horror, and loves to create realistic and stylized makeups. She also enjoys creating fantasy and beauty looks. Frances gets inspiration from Fangoria Magazine, and from artists such as Rick Baker, Christopher Nelson, Tom Savini, and Bill Corso.
With almost 40 years experience with RPG’s, and over 15 years supporting independent film and web shows, Osye is excited to bring his talents to Rem Alternis. His experiences include playtesting RPG systems and adventures, such as D&D, Traveller, Vampire, Shadowrun, and Ars Magica. Osye lives in Texas with his two kids and his two dogs.
Prism Shard is a musician and a tabletop RPG media content creator. He’s best known under the name Mr. Johnson, creator of the Arcology Shadowrun Community Podcast and founding member of The Shadowcaster’s Network. You can usually find him in his Wisconsin family home busily editing recordings of Shadowrun games for release as actual play content.
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Demons, Orcs, Alien Armor, Dragon Heads, Mechanical Skulls, Steampunk Weaponry, Zombies, and Severed Heads/Limbs are just a few of Brandon’s favorite projects from recent years.
Before creating Special FX and Props for use on film, Brandon’s background was primarily in Fine Arts Sculpting, 2D Drawing and Print Making, and 3D Metal and Wood Working. His love of movies goes back to his early childhood where he was fortunate enough to have parents who introduced him to movies like Willow, Star Wars, and the Dark Crystal. As he grew up watching Horror Movies like The Thing, Hellraiser, Lost Boys, and Interview with the Vampire, Brandon’s interest in Special FX grew.
With a focus on realism and detail, Brandon strives to create props and prosthetics that are increasingly believable and beautiful on camera. His belief is that the best Special Effects are often the ones that the audience doesn’t realize they’re looking at. Suspending the disbelief of the audience to create truly amazing or terrifying moments is what drives Brandon’s Special FX and Prop making ambitions, and he is honored and excited to be working with Rem Alternis Productions.
John Helfers has been involved with games for more than thirty years, from playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons as a teenager to editing game books and fiction in multiple universes, including BattleTech and Shadowrun (Catalyst Game Labs), Aetaltis (Mechanical Muse), Golem Arcana (Hairbrained Schemes), Skies of Axia (Nomnivore Games), Tyranny (Paradox Interactive), and Terminator: Genisys: Rise of the Resistance and The Fall of Skynet (Lynnvander Studios). Recently he added game co-creator to his resume with the release of Henchman (Clarion Game Studios). He lives and works in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Find out more about John and his work at www.johnhelfers.net.
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