Patrick Kapera

Patrick Kapera

Writer - Editor - Game Designer

Location
Greater Los Angeles Area
Industry
Writing and Editing

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Patrick Kapera's Overview

Current
Past
  • Voiceover Writer (Freelance) at Riot Games
  • Game Designer at Sunset Gaming
  • Writer/Editor at Margaret Weis Productions
  • Brand Manager/Staff Writer at Alderac Entertainment Group
  • Writer at Third World Games
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Patrick Kapera's Summary

Patrick Kapera is a published writer and game developer with extensive experience in every stage of the professional creative process, from concept to production to delivery. He's shipped over 20 titles in brands of his own creation and twice that many as a staff and freelance writer/editor.

Patrick created the award-winning Spycraft brand and has worked on many high-profile properties, including Battlestar Galactica, Stargate SG-1, 7th Sea, Legend of the Five Rings (as the Lead Writer and Lead World Developer for Legend of the Burning Sands), Deadlands (as the Lead Writer for Doomtown), and When Darkness Comes.

In 2007, Patrick was nominated for the Diana Jones Award for Gaming Excellence. He's also been honored with multiple Origin Award and ENnie Award nods, as well as the Out of the Box and Inquest Fan Awards for Best Roleplaying Game.

Patrick has worked with some of the most innovative teams in the business, including Alderac Entertainment Group, Twilight Creations, Margaret Weis Productions, and his own masthead, Crafty Games.

Specialties

Patrick's greatest strength is his diverse range of skills, which offers him a keen understanding of how best to serve employers in every position. Among his many specialties: world building, character development, dialog and content creation, game design, layout, project management, license wrangling, branding, marketing, troubleshooting, and most importantly, fun.

Patrick Kapera's Experience

Chief Executive Officer/Partner

Crafty Games

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Publishing industry

October 2005Present (9 years)

Founded company to continue the Spycraft brand after AEG decided to focus on board and card games. Successfully reinvigorated product sales and gained critical recognition by releasing new print books, developing a new multi-genre game system, and expanding to include licensed products.

Voiceover Writer (Freelance)

Riot Games

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Computer Games industry

March 2011April 2011 (2 months) Greater Los Angeles Area

Completely revamped scripted dialog options for roughly 10% of the champions in League of Legends, delivering on time and to spec despite an extremely compact deadline.

Game Designer

Sunset Gaming

20062008 (2 years)

Recruited to realize patent-pending arcade/casino console idea. Assumed partner role immediately, serving as idea guy, troubleshooter, and confidant. Directly involved in all phases of development, including game design, financing, product placement, and marketing.

Writer/Editor

Margaret Weis Productions

20062008 (2 years)

Wrote the history and game setting for the Battlestar Galactica RPG.

Brand Manager/Staff Writer

Alderac Entertainment Group

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Entertainment industry

19982005 (7 years)

Joined company as an editorial intern but was hired as a staff writer after earning 3 published credits in the first 3 months, including one cover (author) credit. Quickly rose to Brand Manager/Line Developer position by bringing the company original product ideas, and spearheaded a new line by recognizing and filling a long-ignored market niche (espionage roleplaying) with an award-winning, best-selling brand (Spycraft).

Writer

Third World Games

20032003 (less than a year)

Conceived story and characters, wrote flavor text for the Testimony of Jacob Hollow card game.

Patrick Kapera's Publications

  • Mistborn Adventure Game

    • Crafty Games
    • July 1, 2012

    Based on the best-selling novels by Brandon Sanderson and powered by an all new story-driven rules system, the Mistborn Adventure Game lets you explore, command, or liberate the oppressed world of Scadrial, battle the Lord Ruler’s Inquisitors, and master the primal forces of Allomancy, Feruchemy, and Hemalurgy. It features new official fiction from Brandon Sanderson and loads of never-before-seen material, making it the ultimate resource for fans of the novels and those who want to experience the Final Empire firsthand.

  • Fantasy Craft

    • Crafty Games
    • August 1, 2010

    This is the time of high adventure - your adventure! Take charge of your gaming experience with simple yet powerful rules that let you craft any character, any monster, or any world you can imagine. Whether you like your fantasy bright or bleak, gritty or gonzo it's all here, supported with one of the most versatile RPG systems ever devised.

  • Spycraft 2.0

    • Alderac Entertainment Group
    • August 1, 2005

    Beyond espionage, beyond military mayhem, Spycraft 2.0 is your gateway to an unlimited world of modern action-adventure. It takes the wildly popular Spycraft RPG d20 system to a whole new level: expanding and updating character options, condensing and refining the rules set, and providing the platform for any scenario you can envision. Whether your play style is intimate or epic, freeform or stat-driven, this landmark release contains everything you need to launch into the adventure today.

  • Spycraft Espionage Handbook

    • Alderac Entertainment Group
    • March 1, 2002

    The fate of the entire world is in your hands. As a superspy working for MI6, the CIA, or an Agency of your own creation, only you have the skills, the experience, and the gadgets to take on the greatest threats the world has ever known.

Patrick Kapera's Skills & Expertise

  1. Game Design
  2. Character Design
  3. World Building
  4. Video Games
  5. Game Development
  6. Creative Writing
  7. Creative Direction
  8. Publishing
  9. Video Game Development
  10. Content Creation
  11. Game Mechanics
  12. Copywriting
  13. Entertainment
  14. Gaming
  15. Short Stories
  16. MMO
  17. Gameplay
  18. Casual Games
  19. Social Games
  20. Art Direction
  21. Social Media
  22. Writing
  23. Online Gaming
  24. Content Strategy
  25. Storytelling
  26. Editing
  27. Role Playing Games
  28. Science Fiction
  29. Television
  30. Character Animation
  31. MMORPG
  32. Narrative
  33. Interactive Storytelling
  34. Story Structure
  35. Interactive Entertainment
  36. Monetization
  37. Multimedia
  38. Computer Games
  39. Editorial
  40. Community Management
  41. Virtual Worlds
  42. Characters
  43. Comics
  44. Comic Books

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Patrick Kapera's Additional Information

Websites:
Interests:

Graphic design, multi-media storytelling and script analysis, gaming (MMOs and other video games, tabletop roleplaying, board games, card games), travel, hiking, bike riding, futurist theory, science and technology, mayhem, global domination

Groups and Associations:

Game Publisher's Association

Honors and Awards:

· Origins Award nomination for Best Roleplaying Game of 2009: Fantasy Craft

· Diana Jones Award nomination for Excellence in Gaming 2006: Spycraft 2.0

· ENnie Award nominations for Best Game, Best Rules, Best d20/OGL Product, and Best Product of 2006: Spycraft 2.0

· Origins Award nomination for Best Roleplaying Game of 2007: Battlestar Galactica RPG

· Origins Award nomination for Best Card Game Expansion of 2005: Eye for an Eye (Doomtown)

· Origins Award and Inquest Fan Award nominations for Best Roleplaying Game of 2003: Stargate SG-1 RPG

· Out of the Box and Inquest Fan Awards for Best Roleplaying Game of 2002 and EN World RPG Award nomination for Best Roleplaying Game of 2002: Spycraft

· Origins Award for Best Roleplaying Game of 1999: 7th Sea

· Origins Award nomination for Best Roleplaying Adventure of 1999: Legacy of the Forge (Legend of the Five Rings)

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