In early 2004 a little bit of space on a server and a domain name was purchased and mortalisrpg.com, better known as Mortalis Games, was set up. Initially it was for a table-top RPG project, but within a year that quickly morphed into a live-action RPG (LARP) project. The project itself never saw full completion (at least as dicemistress would define it) but did evolved into a hub for LARPing (particularly in the greater Seattle, WA area) as the owner, dicemistress, was heavily involved with that for many, many years. Time passes, people change, and by around 2010 dicemistress was longer was regularly LARPing and a few years later they had stopped altogether.
Since then it has become the online home for dicemistress as a place to chronicle and post thoughts and details about gaming in all the forms she participates in: tabletop RPGs, computer and console games, and to a far lesser degree these days LARPing.
Who is dicemistress?
Dicemistress, also known as Amber E. is a long time gamer who has enjoyed participation as both a player or staff/GM in several LARPs and tabletop games that run the gamut of styles and genres. She’s a former LARP columnist on RPG.net and has been a speaker on panels or a workshop presenter on such topics as game mastering, world building, and LARP creation at conventions like PAX Dev, PAX West, GeekGirlCon, and Norwescon. She has also done the editing, design and typesetting for both academic publications put out in conjunction with the first and second WyrdCons (Journeys to another world and Branches of Play). Outside of gaming Amber enjoys neo-folk music, reading about medieval history, game design and various fantasy novels. She is a confirmed chocoholic and loves to spend time with her cat. Amber calls the Greater Emerald City area, better known as the Greater Seattle, Washington, area her home.