Sean Mooney started Mad Moon Rackets in 2002. He spent two years writing, editing, commissioning illustrators, and finally publishing his first game in 2004.
Made Men – Welcome to the Family, a Tabletop Roleplaying Game, did a few small print runs, and was featured at the last Gen Con So Cal and 2005's Gen Con Indy.
Attention shifted to writing One Shot Larps and Tomorrow Dies Today was born. TDT was written and playtested several times as more of a side fun venture, but then was put on the back burner.
Sean also began writing Touched, with a mantra of “2K a day!” to get a manuscript fully written. After putting 135K words to paper, the manuscript did what many others do and gathered electronic dust.
With life getting busier, creative projects got pushed to the side. The mantra of 'I'll do it later' was constant, but upon turning 35, Sean realized 'later' was 'now'.
Mad Moon Rackets was revived and rebranded as Mooney Bin Entertainment. MBE has now successfully Kickstarted the board game Tomorrow Dies Today, and has several projects on the horizon. It is Sean's mission through Mooney Bin Entertainment to entertain its readers/players.
Ree Soesbee is an author, Narrative Designer, world builder, storyteller, and executive consultant to thought leaders around the world. She has authored seventeen novels in a variety of popular fantasy/sci-fi settings including Dragonlance, Guild Wars 2, Legend of the Five Rings, Star Trek, Deadlands, and Vampire: The Masquerade. Her body of work includes AAA video games, hundreds of RPG texts, multiple CCGs, and inclusion in numerous short story anthologies and literary journals.
Eric Hart is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Tampa. He has worked for Citigroup and JPMorgan Chase as a financial fraud analyst with a focus on anti-money laundering and tracking human trafficking operations. Prior to his work in the private sector, Eric served as an intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army. He is the author of ‘Rift Fallen’, a sci-fi horror larp that runs in the Southeastern United States.
Jess Hartley is an award-winning freelance novelist/writer/editor/game creator, and has worked on game lines such as the World of Darkness, Blue Rose, 7th Sea, and the Dresden Files RPG. She also works as a professional Game Master, teaching tabletop roleplaying games as a therapeutic tool for mental health professionals.
In her spare time, Jess loves to cook and bake, collects fairy tales and folklore, and is an avid LARPer. Jess lives in the Pacific Northwest, with her beloved tactical support Viking and a whole menagerie of other interesting creatures.
Alexandra Pitchford is a writer and game designer that has worked on material for Shadowrun and Vampire the Masquerade, as well as original Sci-Fi and Fantasy fiction. She lives in Australia with her partner, three cats, and WAY too many plastic miniatures.
Lex is a writer, editor, and model. She has published the first two books of her Huntress Saga, and has a number of small-scale games in development. You can find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Twitch as @a_redhead_vixen
Charles Ashe writes horror, drama, science fiction and fantasy, including the novels "Spiral" and "The Devil's Hourglass." He has been a gamer most of his life, focusing on Vampire/The Old World of Darkness and Battletech. He also co-founded the Abyss Stage & Screen in Florida, which just wrapped production on its first film.
Ian Travis was introduced to role playing games as a teenager and has been a lost cause ever since. He has dabbled in several games, ranging from Dungeons & Dragons to the sundry facets of the World of Darkness and several in between, with a laundry list of movies, comics, books, and shows to ruin trivia night.
Projects: NiFO & Survivors
Jeff was on the writing team for NiFO and Survivors: A Dystopia Rising Game
Professional DM, Amateur Game Designer, Part Time Cyrptid.
"This is my first professional writing job and am very thankful for the opportunity!"
Great working with you, too, Chris!
Damian Arteaga is a writer and actor with his main focus on the theatre stage. He has written several plays, and starred in many musicals. Recently he has been delving into the Tabletop world in DnD, even being featured on twitch in TwitchSlaysDnD. He is currently at Cal State University Fullerton pursuing a double major in Chicano Studies and Theatre with an emphasis in Playwriting. Damian plans to share his ideas and help usher the next generation of storytellers.
Alexis Starmer Dyer is a former Graphic Designer, starting over to follow her passion as a writer. She is devoted to the future of what can be. With two bachelor’s degrees, this project is her first entry into the professional field of writing and game building.
Alexis lives in Colorado, where if you don’t like the weather, all you need do is wait a few hours. She brings a husband, daughter, and two puppies for the ride. Just don't ask her to drive. She uses a broom since her daughter took the car.
Cat Williams is a History PhD Candidate and Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas. She specializes in the study of ritual, sacrifice, punishment, torture, and execution as religious social control in the Roman Republic.
She also researches sexism and gender bias in the Early Modern European Witch Hunts. She has several published Academic papers. Outside of Academia, Cat writes in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Supernatural genres and has one published book: TIAF: Unit Zodiac – Failure Is Not Acceptable. She has been married for 37 years and has six adult children, all of whom are geeks in some form.
Vincent was on the writing team for NiFO
Peter joined the NiFO team and started off as a strong contributor. He unfortunately succumbed to illness early on and passed away.
In the short time he was with us he showed himself to be a wonderful person of character and skill, and we are all lesser without him.
Kareem was on the writing team for NiFO.
Rob was on the writing team for NiFO
Anna took point on laying out the Lore book for NiFO
Michelle was on the art team for NiFO.
Taha was the first artist to work on NiFO, creating the first concept art pieces for the Host, the ships of the Union, and retexturing other artists' work to establish consistency in feel across the body of work.
Minerva Fox is a TTRPG artist hailing from Chicago. You may have seen her work in Hearts of Wulin RPG, Demigods PBTA, and Lighthearted RPG. She uses both digital and physical media to bring her art to life and couldn't stop if she tried.
You can find her portfolio at artbyminervafox.com/work
Musia has helped flesh out the NiFO world through character portraits and action shots.
Projects: NiFO, Suvivors, Tomorrow Dies Today
Steven Henderson is a freelance Graphic Designer from New Mexico. Activities in his spare time often include tabletop gaming and the hobbying around it, from customizing and painting miniatures to creating a fantasy world to play in.
Aj Murphy, Abbey Hill, Andrew Wallin, Carlie Young, Chandler Torres, Charles Cadwallader, Chris Prichard, Daniel Stiverson, Gary Begordis, Harrison Caubarreaux, Jesse Robbins, John Siadak, Jon Boucher, Jonathan Keith, Jordan Hamilton, Kadrina Queyquep, Kareem Fortes, Kyle Elliott, Makoa Santos, Matthew Costa, Nicholas Hiser, Nick Burden, Ryan Cohn, Selena McDevitt, Shannon Stiverson, Tessa Thurman, Travis Richardson
Copyeditor & Project Manager
Anastasia is terrible when it comes to talking about herself, and as the most introverted introvert (who can do one hell of an impersonation as an extrovert as needed), she could happily spend the rest of her life as a hermitess puttering around in her garden, with her books and video games for company. Alas, that life doesn't pay the bills, so you can find her working for clients as a copywriter, editor, and proofreader, assisting with online course creation, and handling social media management (along with a smattering of other tasks). She and her mother and two sisters also have a small Etsy shop selling jewelry.
*Mooney Note* Anastasia is an awesome person, is incredibly well organized, and a key player of the team. It's been great getting to know you better as we worked with each other!
Tevin was a consultant for NiFO via LARPing in Color.
9+ years of LARP experience, including running his own LARP for 5 years.
Tevin is studying for his bachelor's in political science with a focus in middle eastern politics.
Alexis "Raven" Mills is a graduate at the University of South Carolina Upstate with her BA in Performance Theatre and cognate in English Literature.
A long time gamer and LARPer with 24 and 8 years respectively. The two main LARPs she participates in are Dagorhir and Weekend Warrior Experience. She is actively pursuing her Kensmanship (a peerage similar to knighthood) and she is the Captain of the Archers/Co Captain of the Chevaliers with her friend Annie/Captain River Belmont in the Kingsmen faction.
Raven is also well-versed in several creative art styles. She loves to knit, make scrolls, embroidery, make garb, digital art, acting (with several plays, musicals, and films on Tubi and Youtube); and writing. She authored one book called Black Rain, a speculative history fantasy novel from her Black Rain Trilogy, published through Gottlied Existential Gravity Publishing. She's also written other works that are still in progress and expected to be published within the next 10 years.
Friends of the Mooney Bin
Mindless Telepathy Designs
Mindless Telepathy Designs is a small company by Steven Henderson that designs board and card games, as well as unique playing card decks. Keep an eye out for Hex Trails, a small box card and dice game with hexagon shaped cards.
For a look at unique decks of playing cards and Eleman's Elemental Monsters card game, check out makeplayingcards.