My name is Michael Matteson and I’ve been in the game industry for about 12 years now. Originally an employee of Phoenix Games in Georgia, I can trace my love of gaming back to the War Room when I was just a kid.

Over the years, I’ve moved from store to store helping to promote products and acting as a tournament organizer and official for plenty of games, Magic the Gathering, Warhammer 40k, Warmachine, Marivaux, Pokémon, and many more.

While learning about those games, I was also involved in play testing new games and learning the game industry from companies like Wizards of the Coast, Cool Mini or Not, and Privateer Press, helping not only promote and sell their product but test new games and provide feedback on rules and concepts.

When not streaming myself painting miniatures on or competing at local game events, I work alongside Mount Tiki Games to create fun board and card games and stretch my creativity so I can become a significant player in the game making industry