My real life name is Jim Roots. The “Beastmeister” moniker comes from World of Warcraft; it was the name of my main character who was *surprise* a hunter After my real life friends who play WoW started calling me Beast, it seemed only fitting to continue the trend here.
I am a partner at HY Connect advertising and serve as EVP Strategic Planning. I have an undergraduate degree in classical philology and a masters degree in history, both from the University of Illinois. My sons Will and Steve are both gamers as well. My wife Linda simply tolerates us
I got into gaming when I was eight years old; my dad purchased Avalon Hill’s Guadalcanal game for me and I was hooked. (My dad served in the army in the Pacific theater: Phillipines). I started painting in high school and never looked back. Recently, I have become actively involved with Ambush Alley Games as a game developer and author.
My favorite gaming periods are World War 2, Modern and Science Fiction, but I will play and paint just about anything. If it’s listed below, I have figures and have played the game in the last year.
Current Miniatures Games/Game Systems Played
Ambush Alley Force on Force
Starship Troopers Battlefront: WW2
Check Your Six! Uncharted Seas
All Things Zombie Ambush Z
Legends of the Skies (forthcoming)
Full Thrust GW Lord of the Rings
GW War of the Ring Tomorrow’s War
Fields of Glory