Insider 4/14/2010 - Aeryn Rudel

Hi, all. My name is Aeryn Rudel, and I’m the new editor-in-chief of No Quarter Magazine. Since I’m the new guy, I thought my first blog post would be an ideal place to introduce myself. So here—in no particular order—are ten random bits of information about your new editor-in-chief.

1) Worked as a game designer, primarily on the tabletop RPG side of the hobby, for the last six years.

2) In the gaming industry, primarily known by the rather ridiculous pseudonym “Blackdirge.”

3) Highly skilled with sword-shaped objects but not actual swords.

4) Ferociously loyal Atlanta Braves fan. Avowed Phillies and Mets fans risk instant rejection of all submissions to NQ depending on where the Braves are in the standings.

5) Once met Rob Halford, the lead singer for Judas Priest, running on a treadmill at a gym in San Diego. This remains my most profound celebrity encounter to date.

6) Born and raised in Modesto, California; the city currently ranked as the least desirable place to live in the United States by Cities Ranked & Rated.

7) Married to a non-gamer whose tolerance for her husband’s geekery borders on the supernatural.

8) Proudly owned by three portly felines, all preposterously named after Greek and Egyptian deities yet always referred to as B-cat, P-cat, and T-cat.

9) Very likely the last person on the planet without an iPhone (or other smart phone) and suffering for it.

10) Avid fan of death metal and other extreme kinds of metal. Favorite bands include Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Entombed, and Morbid Angel.

So that’s enough about me. What I’d really like to say is that I’m honored and excited to be taking the helm of No Quarter. We’ve got some outstanding content coming down the pipe, including previews of HORDES: Primal Mk II and the Forces of HORDES books, not to mention a number of new features.

Hey, but you’re probably asking yourself, “Good for you, new guy, but how do I get published in No Quarter Magazine?” Well, that’s easy. You check out our submission guidelines and then send me something brilliant at We’re looking for enthusiastic gamers with a good understanding of our products and solid skills in modeling, painting, and writing. If that describes you, what are you waiting for? Send me a submission, already!