About AAW Games

AAW Games LogoWhat is AAW Games & Adventureaweek.com?

Our website Adventureaweek.com was conceived in 2010 and has released new tabletop roleplaying game adventures to subscribers every week since 2012. AAW Games is committed to producing quality content and books, utilizing 100% recyclable materials whenever possible.

We crowdfund premium limited print books and games via Kickstarter, such as our best selling Rise of the Drow: Collector’s Edition. AAW Games was the first publisher to make GM, player, and VTT map packs standard with every digital adventure release and had the first product available on Roll20.

We look forward each year to Gen Con, the world’s largest TTRPG convention, where we celebrate AAW Games, our friends, fans, backers and supporters who help shape our future.

We are committed to manifesting new experiences and ongoing connections with others through selling books at our booth and running events in our game room. We believe in the potential of the creative spark, the excitement of discovery, and the strength of connection through community.

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Who is AAW Games?

Jonathan G. Nelson — Owner/Publisher

Owner of AAW Games, Jonathan is an award-winning author, game designer, and publisher.

History includes being a drummer/songwriter in a professional touring rock band produced by Michael Barbiero with a video on MTV, a chef in local Seattle restaurants, and a father/step-father to four amazing kids.

Stephen Yeardley — Author, Game Designer

After years of encouraging people to get more out of life through selling them records, giving them financial advice, teaching them, and acting as a coach and mentor, Stephen now spends his time either helping folks rehabilitate rescued animals in new homes or providing GMs with thought-provoking adventures to challenge their players. A fan of Shakespeare, Sherlock, and Jah Shaka, Stephen was born and bred in London but now lives deep in the countryside and uses his home town as his playground. When not working, he runs a few miles each day, grows trees and reads as many science books as he can as his pastimes. When he writes, Stephen is a big fan of mimics, doppelgangers and transmutation spells – you have been warned!

Thilo Graf — Lead Designer

Thilo Graf (the “h” is silent) AKA Endzeitgeist is a polyglot roleplaying game nerd of the highest order with over 20 years of experience as GM and player in a wide variety of games ranging from very complex to super rules-lite. In addition to writing credits with companies like Paizo, AAW Games, Kobold Press, Necrotic Gnome, Everybody Games and many more, he has published over 5,000 rpg reviews. He is currently teaching at a university and is a voracious reader interested in a wide variety of fields.

Tommi Salama — Lead Cartographer

Tommi Salama refrained from writing a bio and adding a picture so I decided to do it for him. He isn’t one to “toot his own horn”, but that’s OK because I have plenty to say! Tommi has been making extremely high-quality, hand drawn digital maps for AAW Games for over seven years, including gorgeous 3x award-nominated isometric maps for the epic Snow White mega-adventure and setting. Tommi Salama now crafts all the maps for our digital map packs, Mini-Dungeons, and most of our exciting adventures. ~Jonathan

Mates Laurentiu — Lead Artist

Mates Laurentiu is a freelance Romanian artist from southeast Romania.

Mates, who goes by “Larry”, has been drawing and painting all his life. Larry has been doing character/creature design and book cover/ interior illustrations since 2001. You can find his work at www.avatarart.com

Roxanne Thompson — Layout Specialist

Roxanne has been doing layout design over half her life after her father brought home Pagemaker, Quark Xpress, and, later, Adobe InDesign. After getting into tabletop boardgames in 2014, she began looking for opportunities to meld both interests and began working for AAW in 2017, focusing primarily on the Mini-Dungeon line. Outside of layout, Roxanne enjoys playing music, video games, writing, and being the stay-at-home mom for four dogs and two cats. You can find her weekly, on Twitch.tv/QuiettGentleman, playing TTRPGs with her husband and friends on various shows.


Claire Stricklin — Author

Claire Stricklin is, in no particular order, a California native, planeswalker, Ithaca College grad, warrior poet, arts advocate, greyhound enthusiast, and Game Master. She’s penned a number of adventures for AAW Games set in the great trade city of Hordenheim, developed the monstrous continent of Trectoyri in The Veranthea Codex, and writes the Handbook of Heroes webcomic. She is currently a PhD student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, which she has somehow tricked into letting her write a dissertation about TRPG podcasts.


Tim Hibbetts — Chimney Sweep

Tim started with role playing games shortly after the magma cooled, circa 1980. He stepped away in the early 90s while working away from earth, returning around 2010. He works on words and images, sometimes confusing the two. He confuses a lot of things… and people.


Joe Tuccillo — VTT Specialist

Joe has been playing D&D and TTRPGs for nearly 30 years. He currently works on Foundry VTT content conversions for AAW and other publishers and has a YouTube Channel dedicated to 3rd-party content called GMToolbox. He lives in Arizona with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.


Bill Buchalter — Author

Bill’s RPG career began like many, playing AD&D as a teenager in 1983. Forever the dungeon master, he quickly honed his craft of creating stories and worlds to challenge and entertain his friends. During the Living Forgotten Realms campaign in 4E, Bill wrote and DM’ed many adventures, until moving to 5E. Since joining AAW Games, he has written numerous Mini-Dungeons. These days Bill enjoys playing many different TTRPGs, including Pathfinder, SWADE, and 13th Age, just to name a few.

Júlio Rocha — Illustrator, Concept Artist

With the help of his four cats and one dog, Júlio loves creating works of dark fantasy and sci-fi.


Interested in joining the AAW creative team? Join our Discord server to introduce yourself! And keep an eye on the blog for project announcements.