Black Cats Gaming was created from a desire to make amazing games in a professional way. Between them, the team have over 70 years of gaming experience and are combining this with a new mindset to bring new games to the tabletop.
This means being open about how and when we’re producing games and working with wonderful designers, artists, and players to build the experiences everyone can enjoy.
James Barry – Managing Director and Founder
James is a veteran gamer, and has been playing wargames for over 20 years. He’s worked in all aspects of gaming, from retail management in a friendly local game store to QA for computer games, event production, and wargames design and development.
Trained as a writer and theatre producer, he worked at SEGA before joining Hawk Wargames to help develop Dropzone Commander. He moved to Modiphius Entertainment, where he managed the wargames development team and was the line manager on Fallout: The Roleplaying Game, Kung Fu Panda the Board Game, Acthung! Cthulhu and contributing writer for Star Trek Adventures.
Samantha Webb – Creative Director and Founder
Samantha started tabletop gaming at a young age with Warhammer 40k before moving onto Dungeons and Dragons in her last year at drama school, where she trained to be a theatre director.
Sam runs live roleplay games. She began working in RPGs professionally soon after, and rose to be the head of RPG development and Senior Manager at Modiphius Entertainment. As a line manager there she oversaw Star Trek Adventures and its supplements as well as overseeing Conan, Achtung! Cthulhu: 2d20 Edition and the John Carter of Mars roleplaying games.
Susanah Grace – Media and Marketing Coordinator
Susanah has been an ardent fan of tabletop gaming since she threw her first die at university, where she studied Graphic Arts and Design.
Since then, Susanah has become a TTPRG streamer and podcaster, as well as a freelance artist. She roleplays most nights a week on her own channel and others; running production, social media, marketing, and content creation. Through her work as an illustrator, she has produced pieces for The Spy Game, Dune and Star Trek Adventures, along with a host of indie games, as well as character portraits and assets for TTRPG streams.
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