Last Updated on Monday, 04 March 2013 08:49
Written by Knight Realms (kradmin)
Director: James C. Kimball
James Kimball, along with Robert Bean decided to start working on Knight Realms in the year 1995. After three years of hard work and preparation, Knight Realms ran its first event on April of 1998, and has been running strong ever since. James was born in February of 1977. James is much more focused on the Role-Playing aspect of Knight Realms and can be constantly seen acting as characters that enhance the atmosphere. His roles include the late Baron Klarington Everest, Baron Sebastian Everest, and Geoffrey the Pesant.
Director: Robert Bean
(Robert Bean is no longer with us, but we keep his profile here in its originality as a memorial to this great man.)
Robert, the purple loving game coordinator has been playing RPGs since he was 14 years old and LARPs for the past six years. He's a phlebotomist (professional vampire) at Somerset Medical Center, in Somerville NJ where he sticks people with needles and sucks their blood. A sometime student at Rutgers University, he attends when ever he has a few bucks in his pocket and a few hours in his schedule. Poppy Z. Brite, Anne Rice, Anne McCaferty, and C.S. Lewis are among his favorite authors and his favorite artists include Waterhouse, Dicksie, and Maxfield Parish. His favorite musical artists (mostly female vocalists) include Lorena McKennit, Sara McClaughlin, Kate Bush, and Happy Rhodes (real name). When not working or sleeping (1st favorite hobby), Robert enjoys lapidary as a hobby, (someone who facets gemstones), flying stunt and power kites (Hi Bertha!), making stained glass, table tope role-playing, mostly "Vampire, the Masquerade", and now being a truck driver for Knight Realms!
Rules Officer: Jonathon G.
Jonathon G. gained an appreciation for LARPing and other creative pursuits at a young age through a love of reading and literature. He has been active in the LARP community for over 10 years as a participant, and eventually as contributing staff. Jonathon has always been highly energetic and physical and is active in learning Krav Maga - an Israeli marshal art. Jonathon uses his talent with numbers for Knight Realms and often applies his advanced computer knowledge to support the planning and execution of rules and game play. Jonathon is talented with his hands and is always willing to put in hard work where it is needed most. He is often found surrounded by friends, whether playing sports, video games or just relaxing, he is continuously bringing people together.
Atmosphere Officer: Marybeth E.
MaryBeth Elkins has been LARPing for quite some time. She has been an instrumental staff member of several New Jersey LARPs including, but not limited to the first LARP ever in NJ. One of which James C. Kimball actually played before he and Rob created Knight Realms. MaryBeth enjoys LARPing with the level of player that KR attracts. As a staff member, she works hard in an OOG capacity between events at things like conventions and props days along with other collaborating with staff members, creating costuming, banners and imagery that are often seen, but not always noticed. All her labors are to raise the level of atmosphere in the Knight Realms world and help players suspend disbelief for their time playing our game. As Atmosphere Officer, MaryBeth is responsible for encouraging all positive role playing and in-game appearances in Knight Realms. She enjoys participating in several facets of the KR organization, but most enjoys sharing the KR experience with her children, Jason, Alex and Tori.
Marketing Officer: Joe Bondi
Joe has been LARPing since 1990. He has been part of the player or staff base for several LARPs in the tri-state area. His dedication has kept him involved in all capacities from the creation of rule systems to the running of events. He has enjoyed his time in KR since joining as a player in its early days. Since then, he has become more active by running charity fundraisers and assisting staff with the many tasks they need to perform on a monthly basis. As Marketing Officer, Joe will strive to promote the game of Knight Realms and look after the brand of KR as it relates to the LARPing community.
Technical Officer: Geoffrey Schaller
Born in Philly in 1972, and raised there, Geoffrey got his first taste of gaming when a friend gave him a copy of D&D at 10. When he asked his dad to explain the rules to him, and said dad's eyes lit up at the idea of actually playing, his fate was sealed. Geoff has been an avid gamer of many genres since then - RPGs, Wargames, CCGs, LARPs, and even the occasional Computer Game. Geoff is currently employed for a small financial firm in Manhattan where he is a System Adminstrator (In other words, he's the Help Desk dude). His general liking of computers and his inability to let a system sit without tinkering with it led him to be the webmaster for Knight Realms shortly after he joined in 2001. He's also spent time as a Rules Author & Marshal, RP Marshal, and the Forums Administrator. When he's not at work or Knight Realms, Geoffrey is on the Senior Staff for Double Exposure, Inc. (the folks who run DEXCON & DREAMATION). Geoff's PCs at the game include Togashi Heiwa (now retired), Gideon Weaveforger, Carlos Magellan (the purple gypsy pirate), and Garrun the Jaxuarian. He can always be reached by email (email@example.com) or Private Message through the website.
New Player Deputy
This position is currently vacant.
Character Card Deputy: Jason T.
Bio coming soon.
Kitchen Deputy: Luis C.
Luis Cace learned about LARPing at Knight Realms in 2003. Originally from the Bronx, NYC, he now lives in East Stroudsburg PA. Out of Game, he teaches Shotokan Karate to children, as well as women's self defense. His first gaming experience was at the Complete Strategist in Manhattan, playing Dungeons & Dragons, along with other games. It was because of a friend he discovered Knight Realms, and he's never looked back.
"I love the game the people and the atmosphere... I commend Mr. Kimball for creating the bar by which I would compare all LARP's. Being responsible for the kitchen is a labor of love, I use my real life catering and restaurant experience to make sure we all have a safe and sanitary kitchen environment. Above all else, sharing this experience with my son has always been the highlight of my time here."
Logistics Deputy: Jason "Cappy" M.
Bio coming soon.
Monster Deputy: Steve O.
Born and raised in the toxic waste dump, Steve started early life fighting crime with only but a mop at his side. He first entered the gaming scene with Knight Realms in 2004 and quickly worked his way into the roster of the different types of Marshals for the better part of the his time at the game. With a huge interest in writing, being one of the game's Storytellers was a major goal in his plan to achieve domination over all of northern New Jersey. However, trouble was in store for our hero... Rather than face it, he spent the year of 2011 fishing in the moat around his home. Not to be discouraged, he crafted a boat from old D&D Monster Manuals and forded the grand Passaic River back to Camp Sac where he joined the Staff of Knight Realms in 2012.
Land System Admin: Matt White
Rumors swirled at the 2001 LARP entry draft about the wheeling and dealing taking place in the backrooms. Word among the press pool was that Knight Realms, holding the 8th pick overall, was looking to move up to the 3rd pick and select Elyse Rivera. At 2pm, Elyse's parents dropped a bombshell, announcing that she would not be entering the pro Larping world until she turned fifteen, at least. Yet there was no sign of panic at the KR table, as director James Kimball quickly switched gears and traded down to the 23rd pick overall, selecting the aged but sturdy Matt White, and acquiring the rights to Vin Diesel, should he ever quit acting. Matt quickly defied critics and proved his worth as a first-rounder, starting out with a little-known PC named Finn Dupre, a scholar, and then later creating Fogrom, and linking up with 2 friends - signed as free agents - and developing the Ardrum barbarian tribe. Famous for sitting out in the woods, continuously cooking and eating meals around their fire, the Ardrum soon became a curiosity, since generally new characters go to town and meet people, quite in contrast to the preferences of the Ardrum. Over time, they became more socialized, and while other demands outside the pro Larping circuit pulled Matt's friends away from KR, Matt hung in and continued to develop Fogrom as a kinder, gentler savage. Matt was named Chief Rules Officer in May, 2004, despite the fact that Matt knows fewer rules of the game than Conrad Santini's niece. Nevertheless, he seems to elicit general approval from the player-base, probably due to the fact that he is viewed as the least likely to inflict any real damage on the game. Today, Matt can be found portraying Fogrom, his lone PC, or the NPCs Lord Duncan Inverness and Cousin Yorgi. He is occasionally mistaken for Dr. Hix, but denies any actual connection to the character.