Who Am I?

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.


Chronicles of a Repair Guy

Facebook – GaragePro3D (2012-2015) GP3D

Drawings, Sketches, and other fun stuff

Sentinel – Inspired by World of Warcraft

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Short Story – Mariana’s Handcrafted Tapestries

At the center of the city is the Old Town district. The first floor of each building along the main street is filled with practically identical gift shops or small, private cookeries – all of which claim to be the original. The narrow alleys, some not more than six feet wide, are called “Bohemian Air … Continue reading Short Story – Mariana’s Handcrafted Tapestries

Short Story – Happy Birthday Terrance

Happy Birthday Terrance Old Man Gee walked out of the storage room behind the cafeteria pushing the old food cart down the hallway. He counted the plastic cups, food trays, and the bottles of orange juice, apple juice, and water, making sure they were all in place. He past by “Radiology” on his way to … Continue reading Short Story – Happy Birthday Terrance

The joys of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (when you really want to write)

Ah! That tingling sensation in the stomach when you write something good: The way the story, characters, and environmental details flow from your mind through your fingers as they hack hack hack on the keyboard. That smile when you realize that you are half way through the second draft that was not as bad as you thought … Continue reading The joys of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (when you really want to write)

Gaea’s Reach; Appendix

    I saw a similar post and thought that it was a great idea and wanted to create a glossary or an appendix with names, events, and locations from my universe for all of you to explore and get familiarized with it. More entries will be added with time. Not all of the information … Continue reading Gaea’s Reach; Appendix

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