I’m a Finnish geek born in the late-70s. I grew up playing Commodore 64, NES, Nintendo pocket games, PC games, Dungeons & Dragons, and other tabletop role-playing games.
Later I’ve also played a variety of card, board, and miniature games. At some point, I got this idea that I want to make my own tabletop RPG and I want to be a game designer someday. In the pre-internet era, this felt like a dream very far away, since opportunities in Finland at that time seemed scarce at best, but times change.
Now I’m a professional tabletop RPG designer, publisher, and cartographer. I also make Youtube videos occasionally and stream on Twitch 2-3 times per week.
In 2006 I published my first tabletop role-playing game, Heimot (a space opera RPG), and founded my own publishing label, Ironspine Press. Since then I have published five bigger releases and a dozen or so smaller ones.
- Heimot (2006, Finnish)
- E.N.O.C. – Operaatio Eisenberg (2009, Finnish)
- Generian Legendat (2010, Finnish)
- Astraterra (2014, 1st edition, Finnish)
- Chthonian Highways – Beta (2015, English)
- Sotakarjut (2017, Finnish)
- Astraterra (2018, 2nd edition, Finnish)
- Astraterra (2021, English edition)
The Golden Dragon Award
In 2016 I was granted the Golden Dragon Award for my publishing work. This is the greatest achievement award in the Finnish tabletop role-playing scene you can get.
Colossal Order & Cities Skylines
In 2014 I started working on PC games as a game designer for Colossal Order. I worked with Cities Skylines until June 2021 and it was awesome!
Mapvember & Miska’s Maps
In 2015 I started drawing small maps for tabletop role-playing games and posted them on social media. At first mostly for the fun of it, but to my own surprise, people seemed to like them and I started working on the maps more seriously. That’s how Miska’s Maps was born. By now I have done maps for big RPG publishers like MCDM Productions, Cubicle 7, and Chaosium, and many smaller indie publishers.
In late-2019 I decided to set up a Youtube channel for some occasional streams and videos where I share my experiences, ruminations, tips, and ideas on role-playing games mainly in Finnish.
In October 2021 I started streaming TTRPG and geek lifestyle-related content on Twitch.