Meet the Team
GAMERS AT HEART
Rone and Lou are the duo who produce the Iron GM tournament, which, for over 10 years has sought the greatest Game Masters and challenged them to improvise powerful adventures that captivate players.
For Iron GM Games they’re combining their meticulous study of these masterful techniques with their experience as ENnie award-winning game designers to deliver innovative games that blow your mind.
Rone Barton is an award-winning game designer and podcaster who lucked out in his teens when he sold his very first submission to Dragon Magazine back in the ‘80s. He went on to become a jack-of-all-trades: pet sitting service owner, public works contractor, professional music composer, and director and producer. Eventually he launched a full-time career in gaming. He is now the co-founder of Iron GM Games, co-producer of the Iron GM tournament, and the former Director of Communications for Lone Wolf Development.
Lou Agresta is a novelist, world traveler, and game designer who left corporate technology to start his first business in 1999. Prompted by an old friend, he attended an Indiana convention in 2004 that reignited his passion, and he’s been writing for roleplaying games ever since. He is known in the RPG industry for rescuing and delivering the five-time ENnie-nominated Razor Coast and for developing Heart of the Razor, its award-winning companion volume. His debut work of fiction, Club Anyone: A Novel of Love, Betrayal, and Augmented Reality is available today from Word Fire Press.
ABOUT RONE AND LOU'S WORK
"among the most rewarding, iconic, complex and thought-provoking dungeon-adventures I’ve read"
"one of the best creatures I have seen… you will want to purchase the book just to snag it…innovative…spectacular"
“...rivals the strange societies of China Mièville in imaginative potential and iconic quality...”
ABOUT ABATTOIR 8 "...feels like a good John Carpenter film...outstanding horror writing..."