Meet the Cast

Podcast Team

17190959_1224222267693352_4483168509959382449_nName: Joey “Gnomedic” Barranco
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
H&B Position: Producer, Writer, Podcaster
Profession: Paramedic, Writer
Favorite Tabletop Game: Betrayal at House on the Hill
Favorite Video Game: Final Fantasy VIII
Favorite Movie: UP!
Favorite Book: Dragons of Autumn Twilight
Biography: Gnome is a paramedic, writer, gamer, and geek extraordinaire. He studies Technical Communication and Media Analysis at Arizona State University (and is looking for employment opportunities! *hinthintwinkwink*). When he’s not being a real-life healer, he plays one in various games like Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, and more! Gnome also writes videogame reviews for Brutal Gamer and Marooners’ Rock, juggling the rest of his time livestreaming on Twitch, making YouTube videos, running a D&D campaign, and volunteering with Extra Life to raise money for sick and injured kids at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
Interesting Fact: Too tall to be a gnome, too short to be a human.

Follow Gnome on social media: Twitter | Instagram | Twitch | YouTube | Extra Life |

timName: Tim McLaughlin Jr.
Location
: Greenfield, MA, USA
H&B Position: Podcaster
Profession: Audio Engineer, Writer, Artist
Favorite Tabletop Game: Mutans and Masterminds
Favorite Video Game: Dragon Age: Inquisition
Favorite Movie: Big Fish
Favorite Music: The Mountain Goats, Josh Garrells
Biography: Webcartoonist, pastor-in-training and thrice-failed church planter, freelance artist/writer, husband, father, and audio engineer. Let’s do this.
Interesting Fact: I can’t wear watches because anything digital or analog that stays consistently close to me dies within a couple days. If I put them away shortly thereafter, though, they generally recover.

Follow Tim on social media: Twitter | Instagram | Twitch | SoundCloud| Extra Life |
Tim’s Web Comic: Fatebound | Redbubble | Tumblr 

joeName: Joe “DaddyGamer” Siemsen
Location
: Minneapolis, MN, USA
H&B Position: Podcaster
Profession: Freelance Video Editor, Animation & Motion Graphics
Favorite Tabletop Game: Star Wars FFG, LotR CG, MTG, D&D
Favorite Video Game: Uncharted 4, Mass Effect 2, Chrono Trigger, Legend of Dragoon, LoZ Twilight Princess, Final Fantasy IX
Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Favorite Book: Kingskiller Chronicles
Biography: In a moment of particular brilliance realized that he could combine all of his major passions into one! Locking himself away in the den he went to work. Almost breaking under the pressure of self criticism he was finished… Thus Daddy Gamer was born! Aside from that I make videos while trying to manage a family, I seem to be doing alright so far.
Interesting Fact: I lost 4 baby teeth in the 8th grade

Follow Joe on social media: Twitter YouTube | Facebook |

16864216_10154461472208434_241830407975789077_nName:”The Hansard”
Location
: Saskatoon, SK, Canada
H&B Position: Podcaster
Profession: Aspiring Super Villain
Favorite Tabletop Game: Mansions of Madness
Favorite Video Game: Chrono Trigger
Favorite Movie: Fight Club
Favorite Book: Dune
Biography: Canadian, tea drinker, aspiring super villain.
Interesting Fact: Hansard probably is an NPC.

Follow Hansard on social media: Twitter | Twitch |


D&D Team

IMG_9268Name: Joey “Gnome” Barranco
H&B Position: Dungeon Master, Teak

Info: Gnome guides his fellow roleplayers through epic adventures across the realm of Faerun of the Forgotten Realms.  The party began their story with the D&D 5e Starter Kit campaign, Lost Mines of Phandelver. After successfully completing the official adventure, the story continues in an alternate version of Neverwinter where anything is possible for the adventurers. Gnome also plays the lovable Teak, a mute, gnome druid of unknown origin who befriended Taliel months prior to their adventure in Phandalin. He often serves as the party’s off-tank and main healer, though, his methods may be a little… out there.

18360550_10154654273867843_1674794285_nName: Tony (Trout Knight)
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
H&B Position: Roleplayer, Beard Enthusiast.
Character: Grohl Thundermaw, Half-Goliath Fighter
Profession: Operator
Favorite Tabletop Game: Ticket to Ride. 10′ to Kill
Favorite Video Game: Final Fantasy VII
Favorite Movie: Jaws, The Empire Strikes Back
Favorite Book: The Last Command
Biography: In a wrestling match nobody bites like Tony
For there’s no one as burly and brawny
As you see I’ve got biceps to spare
Not a bit of him’s scraggly or scrawny
No one hits like Tony
Matches wits like Tony

My, what a guy, Tony!

Tony is an old school gamer and second to none nerd. Despite working full time and part time in school, that doesn’t stop him from one of his passions which in tabletop gaming. Like may others, he is a recovering World of Warcraft addict that could relapse at any time :D. Most of his gaming now consists of The Witcher III and Overwatch.
Interesting Fact: The nickname Trout Knight was bestowed upon Tony and he wear this title with pride.

Follow Tony on social media: Instagram

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Name:  Tara
Location:  An enchanted glass sphere
H&B Position: Roleplayer, Podcaster
Character: Taliel Anestacia, Wood Elf Ranger
Profession: Medical Biller
Favorite Tabletop Game: Pandemic
Favorite Video Game: Legends of Dragoon/Overwatch
Favorite Movie: Practical Magic
Favorite Book: Anita Blake series
BiographyTara’s geekdom started with a Harlequin Romance novel about a Fairy Queen, her personal character designs, RP via Rhy’Din on AOL (omg), creative writing, sketching/art and solo video gaming. This expanded into becoming a Marvel fangirl, Dark Horse enthusiast, and DC Comics’ side-chick which eventually lead to the rabbit hole known as World of Warcraft and the idea of MMOs. Still a solo gamer at heart she’s happy to share in the geeky world of nerdisms with others in the community.
Interesting Fact: Can’t play Crash Bandicoot without Janet Jackson’s 1997 The Velvet Rope CD playing.
Name: Chrissy Deluge

Location: Chicago, IL
H&B Position: Roleplayer
Character: Makaria, Tiefling Sorceress
Profession: EMT
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Past Cast Members: Cody Kohl as Jelal, Devon Kohl as Enzo, Crash Neubauer as Ricochet

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