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Toby Lancaster - Designer and Illustrator 

Deeply rooted in rpg, tabletop games, popular culture and art and design Toby has been involved in gaming in some shape or form for over 35 years. He studied Fine Art at university and then went on to do a masters degree, specializing in illustration and painting. Toby is also the ENnie nominated and published cartographer from Dark Realm Maps. 

Recently he set up DR Games and after the success of Dark Force Incursion is busy working on more gaming products.

"We want to create narrative based games that take you to fantasy and science fiction worlds and provide you with a way to escape."


Jo - Logistics Manager and wife of Toby who is largely responsible for keeping him in order and managing the technical side of distribution, quotes and play testing. Her input into the creative process is invaluable for Toby.

Kai - Colour Artist and teenage daughter of Toby and Jo who is currently studying Art and Design. She specializes in digital colouring and play testing.

 

 

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  1. Hi,
    Lovely to see you all working together.
    My partner doesn't even like games though I will be frequently heard grouching from a distance that crosswords are a game because they are a puzzle?.
    I wondered if anybody else has mention having little luck finding you on Google and then realising that it is because DRM means Defective by Design in the restricted media context which puts you up against massive competition for searches. All of which I am sure that you are painfully aware of so I am glad a link in Kickstarter was provided.
    My question is about your print'n'play file offer. I can see that your project is not going to fund so I wondered if you are considering making the print'n'play through this site afterwards. I am interested in hex-based exploration from a design perspective although when I ask you, "how did you print to the edge of the tile or are the top sheets stuck on and rolled over?', speaks volumes as to my skill level!.
    I find your mechanism intriguing and so would be most interested in a notification if you do intend to offer the PnP.
    Just to confirm though: there is no point backing your Kickstarter campaign as we wouldn't likely see the PnP at this stage or necessarily a refund?.

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    1. I posted the above but my reply contact didn't appear so I include here:

      s.farresque@gmail.com

      Please let me know as per above.
      Thank you.

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    2. Thank you for your interest my friend!

      Yes, you are not wrong about the DRM aspect of the name and it has been mentioned to me a few times. I have therefore made a change to the name and now we are called DR Games! It is funny you brought this up as we have been thinking about it for a while.

      Expansionist is now on hold for a while while we try and build some interest and hopefully hold on to you interested supporters! If it is okay I can I add your email to my game list?

      In the mean time I have today published a free Roll and Write single player game at my website http://www.drmgames.co.uk (soon to be drgames.co.uk) so hopefully you take a look and be one of my play testers?

      Thanks again
      Toby

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