The Play's the Thing

The Play's the Thing

Eran Aviram is editing, writing, designing and communicating gaming

How can I help?

Hey there! My name’s Eran, and I’ve been working with gamers and games since around 2001.

I am best utilised as a developmental editor, a copy editor, or a creative writer.

  • Excellent with clear phrasing and concise explanations.
  • Goal-focused, audience-aware, works well within constraints.
  • Good understanding of the board game and tabletop role-playing game markets.
  • Great with big-picture thinking, can provide advice on product management and marketing.
  • Good with deadlines, industry-standard rate, usually per hour. Easy to talk with.

My main passion is turning more people into players, and then give those players the tools that’ll help them enjoy their games more. For the things I do and my contact details, see below.

My Online Projects

Up to Four Players (with Aviv Or) is a webcomic about roleplayers playing in a fantasy world where you can replace your heart with a Crystal and gain superpowers! On the Shoulders of Dwarves (with Uri Lifshitz and Aviv Manoach) is a weekly podcast focusing on practical advice for role-players.


My Games

Crystal Heart
Travel the world as Agents of Syn, collecting Crystals! A Savage Worlds setting based on the webcomic.
Read More "Crystal Heart"
Venture Forth
Venture Forth is a card-based storytelling game in which you play the entire campaign in a couple of hours
Read More "Venture Forth"
Three Suggestions
The Three Suggestions series is meant to give players and GMs some interesting and roleplay-provoking ideas
Read More "Three Suggestions"

Current Projects

Past Projects

Most of these things were done in collaboration with other, excellent, people.

  • Owned and managed Tactica, a board game and RPG store in Tel-Aviv (Dizengoff Center).
  • Translated or edited every major roleplaying book published in Israel between 2002 to 2018, including D&D 3th and 4th ed., Pathfinder, Exalted, Dungeon World and Little Wizards (and a few board games).
  • Editor-in-chief for Israel’s #1 or #2 (it was never clear) video game review website, Vgames.
  • Participated in various organisational positions in too many conventions to count, including Israel’s Bigor and Icon.
  • Writer for the Israeli gaming webcomic V-Squared (available here in English).
  • Writer for the Victorian graphic novel Singularity 1885.
  • Panel member on the Hebrew sceptics podcast Reasonable Doubt.

Other Skills

Great project manager. Excellent with deadlines. Pretty okay with layout and graphic design.

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