Who Am I?

My name is Yakir Garavelas, and I am a game/level designer, story writer, and a worldbuilder.

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I love stories, and every game has its own story, an entire universe. I have the gift of an unmeasured passion for the craft of game making and storytelling since I was a kid. I would create anything from short dungeons to long campaigns for Dungeons & Dragons just for fun and still do to this very day. Throughout the years, I have created my games with their own core set rules which were very similar to D&D at first but then started to take the shape of their own, as these things often do.
It is not unusual to find friends and family gathering at my house to try my latest creation – whether a card game, a board game or a new prototype for an idea which helps me bring out the universe that I build in my head and the stories it has to tell. I enjoy seeing an audience having fun with my creations.
As mentioned earlier, I also write short stories. The inspiration for these stories is my love for fantasy, science fiction, horror, and the thematic tales within the genres. I intend to build a collection and publish it as an eBook, so I can share the worlds that I create with others.
I live in California with my wife and four daughters, our depressed dog, and a lazy lizard with dreams of grandeur.

Contact Information:
(Email) yakirgar@gmail.com

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