Meet the Team
Star Realms is brought to you by White Wizard Games — a team of seasoned gamers dedicated to crafting fun and exciting game experiences.
Rob Dougherty, CEO
Rob is the lead designer of Epic Card Game and the lead developer of Star Realms. He was the co-founder, co-designer and COO of the Ascension deckbuilding game. He is also a Magic the Gathering Pro Tour Champion and a member of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame. For 15 years Rob was New England’s premier tournament organizer. In addition, he is the designer of Battleground: Fantasy Warfare and the Epic TCG.
Darwin Kastle, Creative Director
Darwin is the lead designer and art director for Star Realms, as well as the lead developer and art director for Epic Card Game. He is a Magic the Gathering Pro Tour Champion and a member of the Magic Pro Tour Hall of Fame. Darwin is also the designer of The Battle for Hill 218, The Battle for Sector 219 and Space Station Assault. In addition, he has worked as a designer and a developer on games such as Ascension, VS. System, Epic TCG and Battleground: Fantasy Warfare.
Tan Thor Jen, Head of Digital
Tan is head of digital development for Star Realms, Epic Card Game and Cthulhu Realms. He is the founder of Decked Studios, producer of the Decked Builder and Decked Drafter line of mobile apps. He is also the original author of Apprentice, the first program to allow gamers to play Magic the Gathering over the internet (officially acknowledged and licensed by Wizards of the Coast).
Vito Gesualdi, Graphic Designer
Vito is head of media development for Star Realms and Epic Card Game. He is lead graphic designer for Star Realms and does graphic design for Epic Card Game. He is the owner and editor-in-chief of the popular Magic the Gathering fansite DraftMagic.com. He has previously contributed designs to the mobile apps Decked Drafter and Yu-Go-Builder, as well as the Xbox Live title Ranger Wars.
Nathan Davis, Studio Manager
Nathan is the Studio Manager for White Wizard Games, and the editor for Star Realms and Epic Card Game. A twenty-year veteran of the games industry, Nathan has filled dozens of roles ranging from QA to Executive Producer, producing the first trading card games for PC (Chron X) and for consoles (EA’s Ultimate Team). Away from work, Nathan can be found fencing, writing, or adventuring.
Randy Delven, Graphic and Web Designer
Randy is head of web design for White Wizard Games. He also does graphic design on Star Realms and Epic Card Game. Randy was lead web developer for Isca Design Studio. He also spent three years as a game demoer at conventions such as Pax East, Origins, Gen Con, and Dragon Con. He has organized Magic the Gathering tournaments for over ten years and enjoys playing competitive Magic.
Jay Lansdaal, Digital Project Manager
Jay is project manager for the Star Realms digital app and the upcoming Cthulhu Realms app. He is also head of customer and distributor relations. Jay has competed on the Magic the Gathering Pro Tour, and has played chess and bridge on a national level in the Netherlands.
Ian Taylor, Organized Play Director
Ian is rules guru and head of organized play for Star Realms and Epic Card Game. In addition, he is lore keeper for both games and the upcoming Cthulhu Realms digital app. Ian has been a Magic the Gathering judge for over 20 years, and was the rules manager for the WWE Raw Deal TCG. He is a published author, comedian, and occasional game designer.
Debbie Moynihan, Marketing Advisor
Debbie is head of marketing strategy for White Wizard Games. She has over 10 years of marketing experience in high-growth businesses. Having attended MIT twice, she’s well versed in geek/gaming culture. She provides guidance to the White Wizard team on both strategic and tactical marketing issues, and you will often find her at game conventions helping spread the word about Star Realms and Epic Card Game.