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Meet the Team


It takes a lot of people to keep OnTableTop running. Here you can find out a bit more about each of the OTT team. Feel free to find us on the site and say hi to us.


Name: Warren Johnston

Profile: warzan

Bio: The Big Man of OnTableTop, Warren launched the website together with brother Lloyd. An enthusiastic fan of all things gaming, Warren started out filling dungeons with monsters for games of Warhammer Quest. These days, he enjoys coming up with exciting ways to get his kids into gaming. For safety reasons he is not allowed in the vicinity of caffeine.


Name: Lloyd Johnston

Profile: lloyd

Bio: The brains behind the operation, Lloyd is the one responsible for making the website into the eye-catching hobby hub it is today. Aside from playing SAGA and talking like a pirate, Lloyd’s main love in the hobby is creating cool terrain to bring tables to life. Also trains. He likes trains.


Name : John Lyons

Profile: johnlyons

Bio: OnTableTop’s very own Tank God, John has been with the site since the very beginning. A keen painter and history buff, John can talk about tanks long after anyone has stopped paying any attention. John is responsible for much of the painting that goes on behind the scenes at Beasts of War, often dressed in full reenactment gear as he does it.


Name: Justin McAuley

Profile: dignity

Bio: Justin is usually to be found buried under a pile of games he needs to learn by next week. Justin has been a keen tabletop gamer since his discovery of Warhammer 40,000 when he made the leap from digital gaming to the tabletop. His other hobbies include playing video games, reading fantasy novels and encouraging small furry life forms to grow on his face.


Name: Ben Shaw

Profile: brennon

Bio: Ben has been described as a news writing dwarf machine. He is responsible for making sure the word thingies are in the right order. Ben plays a wide variety of games, but his first love will always be dwarves, no matter what the setting.


Name: Sam Poots

Profile:dracs

Bio: OnTableTop’s resident hobbit, Sam’s great loves in life are writing stories, drinking tea, playing with swords, and more tea. He returned to OnTableTop after a sojourn in Japan and still hasn’t shut up about it. He can usually be found reading or put away with the other miniatures.


Name: Tom Guthrie

Profile: tgu3

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Name: Cass “Come At Me” North

Profile: cassn

Bio: The reincarnation of Attila the Hun, Cass is a competitive gamer with an insatiable bloodlust and nails that could pierce a man’s heart.  She has, to date, made four other gamers bleed, broken a competitors ribs, and ruined a perfectly nice table. Friends know her as “Cass”, close friends know her as “The Coming Storm”, but only her cats know her true name and non-human form.  Her top make-up tip? For a truly youthful glow, bathe in the tears of fallen foes. She likes pink candyfloss.


Name: Lance

Profile: lancorz

Bio: After eight years as a performer, Lance now works to make sure the OTT crew look good. He studied Alternative Reality Gaming while at uni and is yet to be convinced that he does not live within the Matrix. He enjoys cooking and making puzzles, which has led to some unique pizzas in the past.

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Name: Colin

Profile: xaerin

Bio: An avid boardgamer, Colin holds the office record for the longest gaming session at 52 hours to complete one 6 player game of Twilight Imperium. Lately he’s been delving into the video mines to extract the finest 24 carat Let’s Plays for your enjoyment.


Name: Ryan Young

Profile: ludicryan

Bio: Having successfully escaped university with a PhD in Game Narrative, Ryan has leapt into the loving embrace of tabletop gaming. When not learning from his video editing Jedi Masters Lance and Coco, Ryan is playing any game he can get his hands on, from the hottest indie video games to ancient asymmetric board games.


Name: Romain Darmon

Profile: elromanozo

Bio: OTT’s resident non-resident, Romain has long abandoned his wargaming days, but continues to roleplay in earnest. Content to while away the hours stroking little fantasy men with his number 1 kolinsky sable brushes, he unfortunately can’t do this sort of thing full-time. He’s been a teacher, a translator and a journalist, and he learned to paint during the Rackham years… which explains his patience, his painting methods, and the drowsiness you may feel when watching his tutorials for too long. He resides in Paris with his beloved corgi, his huge rugby player of a boyfriend, and a grey mountain of plastic, resin and metal.


Name: Dawn Lomax

Profile: deltagamegirl22

Bio: Self-proclaimed Kickstarter addict and fan of all things nonsense, Dawn writes in the news mix (NEVER about anything historical - it’s too real). When she’s not writing or dressing silly, she’s playing board games, card games and the occasional miniature games like Malifaux and DUST 1947. Though she enjoys all this, her real ambition is to win the Tri-Wizard Tournament. If you need her, she’ll be at Hogwarts. Send an owl, or use the email below.


Name: Gianna Lomax

Profile: stvitusdancern

Bio: A world traveler who once aspired to be a professional beach bum until she realized that she had to eat. She decided a life a little more structured was in order and joined the U.S. Army. Like John, she will talk helicopters until the cows come home. A big fan of modern warfare miniatures, she’s easily swayed to buy the newest and greatest game. The Jack of All Trades for the U.S. office.


Name: James Johnson

Profile: oriskany

Bio: Currently wanted in twelve countries for boring people to death with military history, this Historical Editor and “Field Marshal of the Grognards” is a long-time writer and wargame designer.  With an exhaustive passion for the study of warfare and bringing it to games across multiple mediums, his writings continue to provide insomnia relief to readers around the world.


Name: Tomas Mennes

Profile: tmsmnns

Bio: Tomas is a raging ball of scalpel-slinging, hacksaw-wielding, superglue-squirting, absolute chaos who is let loose in the studio every now and again. Not too often, because he is like a hurricane. Redecorating after he has passed through is a nightmare. When he is not messing up the studio or playing wargames, he is a budding musician, loving husband, successful graphics designer and slightly dysfunctional father of three. Though not necessarily in that order.


Name: Tim Chubb

Profile: nakchak

Bio: Lvl 50 Cybermancer Atk: Mighty server kick, Aggressive Cache, Refactor Def: Walls of Fire, Banhammer, Sword of Edit Skills: SQL Quickening, Physical to Ethereal Transformation, Boomstick manufacture Weaknesses: Pixel Wrangling, CSS, Mood boards, Sausage Rolls

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