The Makers of Beyonder

robin mcentire

Robin, President of FNBGames, is a computer scientist with an MSE from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. He has worked in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) for over 25 years, and has been interested in RPGs for even longer. In the early 70s, while fresh out of college, he began putting together his own version of an RPG, originally called "The Game.” For the next 15 years he devoted his time to AI and to raising his three sons: Simon, Caleb, and Jacob. In the early 1990s he took up "The Game" again, when his sons discovered that their father had created such a thing and pestered him until he showed it to them. Since then, Robin has continued his work in AI, as well as his interest in developing "The Game" into "Beyonder.”

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simon mcentire

Simon is an entrepreneur and independent marketing consultant, in addition to being FNBGames Director of Marketing. Simon has been creating and running games for many years, some of them while pursuing his major in History and East Asian Studies at Brown University. Since graduating from college, he has been a small business entrepreneur. Simon's favorite thing about games is creating a wonderful and immersive experience for players, and finding the best ways to most strongly deliver that experience.

caleb mcentire

Caleb is yet another of those game-designer-and-chef-turned-medical-students you see these days (MILLENNIALS, am I right?). After studying neuroscience at Brown University, Caleb worked briefly in restaurant kitchens and recipe development, then researched cell-based therapies for Parkinson's before settling happily into medical school in NYC. As Director of Story Development Caleb leads the creative writing for Beyonder, and is the principal author of Imbelnhi's Bestiary.

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jordan campbell

Jordan Campbell is actually a robot bent on world domination. However, due to a glitch in his programming he had to give that up, and now lives a normal human life. Jordan studied math, physics, and computer science at Vassar College, where he also developed his interest in Juggling and Fire Arts. Since then, Jordan has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, and Philadelphia working as a fire dancer/circus performer, theater technical director, and a teacher of high school math, physics, computer science, Latin, and of course, juggling.  He is presently teaching calculus and physics at AIM Academy in Philadelphia.  Jordan and his wife are going to be the proud parents of their own little PC in the fall of 2017.

Acknowledgements: Dan Zahn

Dan Zahn was one of the original partners who helped to create Beyonder. Dan has moved on to the field of medicine, but any mention of Beyonder creation must include him.

To our Kickstarter Backers:

Many thanks to all of you who backed us on Kickstarter! We couldn’t have brought these books into the world without your support.
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-- Robin, Simon, Caleb, and Jordan - the FNB Games team