Meet the face
behind the Games
Carmin Carotenuto’s love of games is limited only by the temporal constraints that keep him from playing all of them. A firm believer that games are for everyone, Carmin has spent the last decade promoting games from the soapbox that is STRATEGIES Games & Hobbies.
Questions with Carmin Carotenuto
How long have you been a "professional" game master?
I've been gaming for over 20 years, but started doing it for hire only in the last two-and-a-half years
Where might we recognize you from?
The Adventure.exe podcast, of course!
What are your top three systems or settings to play?
I love Role-Playing Games. But if I had to narrow it down to three that really speak to me it'd be Vampire the Masquerade, Savage Worlds (Deadlands, especially), and the 2d20 system (Mutant Chronicles, Star Trek, et al).
Three adjectives to describe your gaming style:
Story-oriented, Interactive, Fun
Please describe your favourite set of dice:
It's so hard to pick! Sometimes I just grab a die at random from my gigantic bag of dice, and then try and find the matching ones and use that set, but right now I'm pretty enamoured with a white marble set with gold numbers (that are actually really hard to read). I still have my first set, though, from the AD&D 2nd edition starter set.
What is one completely ordinary non-gaming fact about you?
I lived in Germany for a bit.
What is one completely wild non-gaming fact about you?
I co-wrote a play that the creator of the comic "Reid Fleming, World's Toughest Milkman" liked.