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 since around 2001 I’ve been working with gamers and games.

My main purpose is to turn more people into players, and then give those players the tools that will help them enjoy their games more. I am best utilised as a creative writer or as an editor – I have a critical eye, mostly for clear phrasing and concise explanations, and a passion for high-quality presentation.

For the things I do and my contact details, see here.

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

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"

What I…

…am currently doing

Producer and writer for Up to Four Players and On the Shoulders of Dwarves.

Writer and producer for the Crystal Heart Setting Book, expected around August 2019.

Chief Editor for City of Mist.

Part of a rotating panel of hosts on Gampod and Game Burning, two of Israel’s leading gaming podcasts.

Writer for an unannounced mobile game.

…already did

Wrote and laid out the Three Suggestions series and Venture Forth.

Used to own and manage Tactica, a board game and RPG store in Tel-Aviv (Dizingof Center). The most intense 2.5 years of my life, and I used to be a tank commander.

Was editor-in-chief for Israel’s #1 or #2 (it was never clear) video game website, Vgames.

Translated or edited every major roleplaying book published in Israel since 2002, including D&D 3th and 4th ed., Pathfinder, Exalted, and Dungeon World (also, some board games)

I also organised or helped in organising several major and minor RPG conventions, in various roles, including Israel’s Bigor and Icon.

Writer for the Israeli gaming webcomic V-Squared (available here in English)

Writer the Victorian graphic novel Singularity 1885

Panel member on the Hebrew sceptics podcast Reasonable Doubt

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

Find me on the web

To discuss gaming matters, suggest collaborations, or hire me: or follow/message me on FacebookTwitter, or LinkedIn.