In the beginning was Steven, and Steven was with the Dawes, and Steven was a Dawes. The first word he ever spoke was "Quote,” and he expects the last word he'll speak before he dies will be "Unquote.” Excerpts from his life quotations include the following:
Like a lot of gamers, Steven cut his teeth on the Dungeons and Dragons RPG. As a fan of illustrations and comic books, he discovered the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles® RPG by Palladium Books, and fell for it right away. After playing a few sessions, he decided to purchase his own copy, making it the first role-playing game he would own. While at the hobby store he spotted a copy of the Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 1st Edition. As a fan of horror, he recognized Richard Corben's artwork on the cover and was intrigued. While perusing it, the idea of a "Supernatural Horror" themed RPG sparked a wildfire in his imagination. He purchased both books that day and has been a fan since.
Steven has played and Game Mastered many other Palladium role-playing games, including Ninjas & Superspies™, Heroes Unlimited™, Nightbane®, Mechanoids®, Dead Reign™ and Rifts®. But regardless of which setting he runs, all of his games have at least a hint of supernatural horror in them somewhere. Since its release in 2005, he has run only Beyond the Supernatural™ RPG, 2nd Edition.
Steven’s freelance work includes blogging and writing reviews for various newsletters and websites as well as several Rifter® articles (one of which was canonized in a Dead Reign™ sourcebook). His future projects for Palladium include both a "victims" and "ghost hunting/ghost story" sourcebook and others for Beyond the Supernatural™, as well as material for Dead Reign™ and Nightbane®.
When not writing, he can be found in school earning a degree in web design or at home taking care of his wife, his daughter and two zany beagles. Hobbies include reading, board games, video games, soundtrack collecting, karaoke, writing reviews, blogging, ghost hunting and being a horror and paranormal enthusiast.