|Satine Phoenix: Satine is a comic book illustrator, painter, cosplayer, and all-around promoter of gaming. She is the co-creator of the graphic novel New Praetorians and the founder of CelebrityChariD20. In 2010, she revived her art and gaming career at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood, California by starting DrawMelt and DnDMelt.
||Jef Aldrich and Jon Taylor: Hosts of the System Mastery and Afterthought podcasts, they have years of experience reviewing roleplaying games of all kinds. Mostly bad.
|Jason Cordova: Jason is one of the organizers of the Gauntlet gaming community. He is co-host of The Gauntlet Podcast and the Discern Realities podcast, and editor-in-chief of the Codex RPG zine.
||Daniel Adams: Following his debut as a game designer in last year’s 200 Word RPG Challenge, Daniel has been writing, critiquing, and collaborating on story games ever since.
|Armand Kossayan: Armand was one of last year’s winners who just feels super thrilled to be a judge this year. His only regret is that he doesn’t get to enter the contest again this year. Armand tools around with writing RPGs on his free time, but most never see the light of day and are part of a grand collection of unfinished works.
||Abstract Machine: Mathew Downward (Abstract Machine) is an aficionado of weird movies, new-wave science fiction and Nørwegian Surreal roleplaying games. Conceptual breakthroughs are the lifeblood of creativity
|Kate Bullock: Kate is a weirdo Canadian who writes an emotion-fuelled blog called Bluestocking’s Organic Gaming. She’s one of a great team who facilitates gaming for Fan Expo Canada, and is one of the main organizers behind Breakout Gaming Convention. You can also find her as a co-host on “The Gauntlet Podcast” and “It’s Like DnD”. When not rolling dice, she’s a massage therapist and doula, and is working on a few games of her own.
||Brent Newhall: Brent is an independent tabletop RPG designer and publisher. He wrote the successfully Kickstarted, Hayao Miyazaki-inspired fantasy RPG “The Whispering Road,” the satirical “MurderHobos,” over a dozen other tabletop games, and a book on old-school RPGs, “The OSR Handbook.”