Veteran game master, Jim Deeley is the founder and lead writer at Apotheosis Games & Publishing. A passionate fan of fantasy, science fiction, and history since his early boyhood days of playing amongst dusty, crumbly castle ruins all across England, Jim’s world was forever changed when in late 2000, he sat down to his first ever tabletop role-playing game: a session of Vampire: The Masquerade. Since then, Jim has dedicated far too many waking hours to getting better at running role-playing games, and to that end has developed and presented a series of panels on the logistics of writing and running tabletop RPGs and on the process of Terragenesis (his fancy, trademarked word for “world-building”). The process was originally intended for game masters but it works for all manner of writers, and he is slowly, but surely, working on turning it into at least one book—more likely, a series. He has a BA in Political Science from Christopher Newport University with a minor in Theatre, with graduate work completed in International Studies at Old Dominion University. He is currently working on an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies, working on a project for White Wolf’s Storyteller’s Vault, and writing Apotheosis: The Ultimate Guide to Game Mastery.