Our HOMIE and The DUDE Team
BODHIThe son, and one of our Founders
Bodhi does everything. He’s the creative force behind the company while also knowing just about everything on the technical side of of HaTD. Even though Bodhi loves everything we do, his true passion is to become the world’s best Dungeon Master.
If you hang around our team long enough, you’ll probably hear Bodhi say any of the following:
“Last push of the day, guys”
“I’m Bodhi, your unexceptional Dungeon Master.”
TOMThe dad, and our other Founder
Tom’s OCD is his gift and curse to the rest of the team. His relentless pursuit of excellence is mostly a good thing, but can be exhausting. He’ll stick his nose into all aspects of our work, whether he has an invitation or not. Mostly, though, Tom runs the marketing side of things and is Bodhi’s co-pilot in the content we’re posting out to the world.
Tom’s memorable quotes:
“What’s poppin’ party people?”
“Ortega’s got him wrapped! Ortega’s got him wrapped!”
“Hey Ben, I’ve got an interesting project for you.”
BECKYLead Video Editor
When Becky is on her Premier Pro game she’s a lethal combination of creativity, speed and sound tracking genius. When she’s not on her game, she’s probably hungover. If you like the feel of our actual-play, The Sky Realm, that’s all Becky.
Becky’s memorable quotes:
“Is it too early for lunch?”
“Ahh hellll yeah…”
“Get your head out of your ass.”
“No, Bodhi, it’s all stress.”
BENSocial Media Czar
Ben is our workhorse. He reaches incredibly high levels of grind, attention to detail, humour and risking HaTD getting cancelled. If you see anything on our social media platforms, it’s likely that Ben created the graphic and wrote the description.
Ben’s memorable quotes:
“Screw the meal deal, I’m getting 15 sausage rolls!”
“Me? The backbone of the team?”
“Guys, do you think I’ve crossed the line with this caption?”
Marketing and Content Creation
Emily is in charge of marketing and all the wacky and weird multimedia content on the HaTD socials. You will find Emily pestering the team to be in videos or harassing Discord and Reddit communities with Kickstarter news.
Emily’s memorable quotes:
“Here’s an idea”
“Ready to film?”
“Hey Bodhi (Insert DM question). Go!”
(Scowls at Ben and Bodhi)
CHRISLayout Design and Lead Programmer
Chris is one half programmer, one half layout designer. Chris is one of the heavy lifters behind bringing our Sky Zephyrs and HaTDBuilder.com projects to life. When Chris is not behind a keyboard, he’s running an actual Texas ranch. With actual cows. He doesn’t understand how it happened either.
Chris’ memorable quotes:
“Been up all night with a little situation on the farm.”
“I can make that work.”
“I am an onion. I contain layers, am mildly acidic, and shouldn’t be left alone too long.”
TRACYThe mom, and Jill of All Trades
Every team needs an office mom. Tracy is ours (literally for Bodhi and figuratively for everyone else). Whether it’s pouring resin into dice moulds, jumping behind the camera, roleplaying her ass off in our actual play livestream, The Sky Realm, or baking some yummy treats for everyone, Tracy consistently spins all those plates and more for us.
Tracy’s memorable quotes:
“I don’t want McDonalds again.”
“Cup of tea, anyone?”
TONYWriting Partner and Crazy Wizard
Tony is Bodhi’s better half when it comes to writing and creating all of our TTRPG supplements. After a typical week of grinding in the office, the joy of jumping into a writing call with Tony is energising, inspiring and effing bonkers. Tony never fails to delve into his equally deep founts of creativity and enthusiasm.
Tony’s memorable quotes:
“I know this is a tangent, buuut…”
“Hmmmmm… what if we added more cannons?”
“Of course we can make that into a statblock!”
Alek was the first creative that joined our team. He is one of the best TTRPG artists in the world, with an instantly recognisable style. After commissioning more than 40 original NPC drawings from Alek, we are so fortunate that his style is now identified as our style. On top of that, if you’re into metal, Alek and his fellow Burning Leaf bandmates will shred your face off.
Alek’s memorable quotes:
“I love working with you guys. Your ideas are ridiculous!”
“Look at how much I’ve completed from my Athea list!”
“Next week, same time!”
Who are HOMIE and The DUDE?
Hi, we’re HOMIEandTheDUDE, and our real names are Bodhi and Tom.
But our lives were changed forever when we started watching DnD Actual plays from Node and Acquisitions Incorporated and decided to play DnD ourselves in October 2020!
Eventually, we started to release NPCs from our family DnD game with the help of our incredible artist, “Art of Caustic”, to bring our ideas to life – starting with Triple P, Pete the Pixie Pirate Captain, on May 7th, 2021
Since dipping our toes into the TTRPG world across social platforms, the online DnD crowd has been super welcoming. On June 4th 2021, we started interviewing people from the DnD community, starting with Mark Garkusha, the amazing DM from Cast Die Podcast, now a close friend and writing partner of HaTD.
We wanted to level up our NPC creation and start adding stat blocks to the artwork and bios we had been releasing, so we got in contact with Tony, a.k.a Gaumr of the NPC Encyclopedia, who we had been fans of for a while. From the very first phone call we knew there was something magic about our connection, even across the world. We instantly starting making content together, and now Tony is our full time writing partner. He is now filling out “The Land Realm” section of our World, Pangaea.
After interviewing Amber “The SpaceJamber” Logsdon and Sam Comerford from Roleplaying and Rollplaying, joining Blake Francis at a UO Publishing play test table, we decided that we not only loved them but along with Tracy (the mum) and Rian (Bodhi’s best friend from high school), we wanted them all to be in our cast.
So, In April 2022, we started creating what inspired us to play DnD in the first place.. our very own DnD Actual Play Livestream: From our world, Pangaea, THE SKY REALM was born!
Recently, working together with Tracy (the mom/wife), we created our first full set of home-made dice! We decided to host a giveaway as a way to thank all of the wonderful people that supported us on this journey.
As we continued to dive deeper into creating our Sky Realm setting, it dawn on us that despite having a world full of airships we had no official way to play out our airship battle fantasies. So we took it upon ourselves to make that dream come true!
Our Airship Combat System Overlay & Supplements for DnD5e will include:
- A system of rules for dynamic combat between airships (or spaceships) of varying sizes
- Multiple NPC Crews (with their own backstories, printable miniatures and stat blocked ships)
- Bonus content we can’t wait to reveal further down the line
We’ll be launching this project with the help of a Kickstarter-type crowdfunding campaign in a few months time. We can’t wait to share everything with you guys when it’s finally finished! If you’d like to be part of our system development process, sign up to our Newsletter of Holding for official updates, sneak peeks and giveaways and join our Discord for a lively discussion.
Somehow, it’s all merging together and attracting a super cool community of people with similar interests. Our dream is to keep exploring these passions while enjoying our time together as father & son.
If you’re here because you love MMA or listening to, watching or playing tabletop gaming… welcome! You’re now officially part of “La Familia”!