My name is Yakir Garavelas and I am a game designer with passion for stories.
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I love stories and there’s no better way to immerse ourselves within one by taking an active part in it, soak the environment, meet the characters, and feel the thrill of adventure than by playing games.
Every game has a story of its own, an entire universe, and I have been truly blessed with 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 or just for fun, and still do to this very day. throughout the years I have created my own games with their own core set rules which were very similar to D&D at first, but then started to take a 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. I use them as guinea pigs (Muahahahah!). This 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.
Beyond games as of late, I have also put together several short stories, old and new. These writings are heavily inspired by my love for fantasy, science fiction, and horror and the thematic tales within the genres. My intention is to build a collection and publish it on Amazon so I can share the worlds that I create with others.
I live in California with my wife and three daughters, our depressed dog, fuzzy guinea pig, fat old rat, and a lizard that has dreams of grandeur.