Emanuel Garcia

Who am I?

I am a Mechanical Engineer with over 5 years of experience in the Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, and Aerospace Manufacturing industries. I specialize in 3D design, 2D blueprint design, technical writing, and project management. To extend life and serve patients is a commitment of mine as an engineer and as a person. I am grateful to have worked under great corporations like Medtronic and Amgen.

Now, I am a freelance writer and project manager that has a passion for storytelling. I have experience in narrative design for tabletop RPGs such as D&D and Cyberpunk Red. And nothing else excites me more than designing scenarios and encounters for players to experience. I fully commit to creating immersive stories. You can follow my work on Twitter and Patreon as Mr. Stidz. I’m also a team member at Cyberpunk Day. We manage cyberpunk content from talented creators and showcase them on October 10th.

What can I do for you?

I provide Narrative Design consultation and freelance writing services for tabletop and video game projects. I prepare documents filled with original content such as characters, dialogue, lore, and more. I also design narrative prototypes using Twine or other branching narrative tools. Moreover, I provide scripts and storyboards for cinematic scenes. You can find my published content through DriveThruRPG and Patreon. Check out my portfolio below with more information regarding each project and writing samples. Contact me directly by email: egarciacruz@outlook.com Or by telephone: (787) 649-7721.

Portfolio

CRIME CITY is a tabletop role-playing game system agnostic adventure.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed a simple system where Game Masters can implement their preferred ruleset.
  • Created original mini-games using dice.
  • Designed book layout using Microsoft Office.
  • Created lore, character backgrounds, locations, encounters, and dialogue.
  • Hired and managed freelancers to edit text and create art for this module.

The Emerald is a tabletop role-playing game system agnostic adventure.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed a simple system where Game Masters can implement their preferred ruleset.
  • Designed book layout using Microsoft Office.
  • Created lore, character backgrounds, locations, encounters, and dialogue.
  • Hired and managed freelancers to edit text and design maps.
  • Graphic Designed promotions and banners for social media using Microsoft Office.

Greater Powers is an upcoming skyship epic-fantasy MMORPG coming to Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and PC.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed storyboards for the cinematic animation demo.
  • Collaborated with the Creative Lead and 2D Artists for the completion of scripts and storyboards.
  • Mentored other team members on the basics of narrative design.

Chill Mist Valley is a tabletop role-playing game scenario based on the D&D 5e system by Wizards of the Coast.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed a stat block for a Fey monster with a challenge rating of 13.
  • Created character profile and lore for the Fey monster, Rosemarinia.
  • Wrote a short story (1124 words) about Rosemarinia and the Fey court.

Mega Building One is an upcoming tabletop role-playing game system-agnostic cyberpunk setting and adventure.

What was my involvement?

  • Wrote and designed a 60-page document filled with dice mechanics and lore.
  • Designed the book layout using Microsoft Office.
  • Managed over a dozen playtesters with constructive criticism and feedback. 
  • Liaised with editors and artists for the completion of this project.

Dead Lotus is an upcoming cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game adventure in partnership with Cybernation Uncensored.

What was my involvement?

  • Wrote and designed a 34-page document filled with lore, characters, and dialogue.
  • Designed book layout using Microsoft Office.
  • Liaised with a cyberpunk game publisher for the acquisition of artists and editors.
  • Managed project with publisher and pushed creative direction for the completion of this project.

The Dustbowl is a tabletop role-playing game system agnostic adventure.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed a simple system where Game Masters can implement their preferred ruleset.
  • Designed the book layout using Microsoft Office.
  • Created lore, character backgrounds, locations, encounters, and dialogue.
  • Hired and managed freelancers to edit text and design maps.
  • Graphic Designed promotions and banners for social media using Microsoft Office.

CRIME CITY is a tabletop role-playing game system agnostic adventure.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed a simple system where Game Masters can implement their preferred ruleset.
  • Designed original mini-games using dice.
  • Designed book layout using Microsoft Office.
  • Created lore, character backgrounds, locations, encounters, and dialogue.
  • Hired and managed freelancers to edit text and create art for this module.

The Emerald is a tabletop role-playing game system agnostic adventure.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed a simple system where Game Masters can implement their preferred ruleset.
  • Designed book layout using Microsoft Office.
  • Created lore, character backgrounds, locations, encounters, and dialogue.
  • Hired and managed freelancers to edit text and create maps for this module.
  • Graphic Designed promotions and banners for social media using Microsoft Office.

Greater Powers is an upcoming skyship epic-fantasy MMORPG coming to Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, and Steam.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed storyboards for the cinematic animation demo.
  • Collaborated with the Creative Lead and 2D Artists for the completion of scripts and storyboards.
  • Mentored other team members on the basics of narrative design.

Chill Mist Valley is a tabletop role-playing game scenario based on the D&D 5e system by Wizards of the Coast.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed a stat block for a Fey monster with a challenge rating of 13.
  • Created character profile and lore for the Fey monster, Rosemarinia.
  • Wrote a short story (1124 words) about Rosemarinia and the Fey court.

Mega Building One is an upcoming tabletop role-playing game system-agnostic cyberpunk setting and adventure.

What was my involvement?

  • Wrote and designed a 60-page document filled with dice mechanics and lore.
  • Designed book layout using Microsoft Office.
  • Managed over a dozen playtesters with constructive criticism and feedback. 
  • Liaised with editors and artists for the completion of this project.

Dead Lotus is an upcoming cyberpunk tabletop role-playing-game adventure in partnership with Cybernation Uncensored.

What was my involvement?

  • Wrote and designed a 34-page document filled with lore, characters, and dialogue.
  • Designed book layout using Microsoft Office.
  • Liaised with a cyberpunk game publisher for the acquisition of artists and editors.
  • Managed project with publisher and pushed creative direction for the completion of this project.

The Dustbowl is a tabletop role-playing game system agnostic adventure.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed a simple system where Game Masters can implement their preferred ruleset.
  • Designed book layout using Microsoft Office.
  • Created lore, character backgrounds, locations, encounters, and dialogue.
  • Hired and managed freelancers to edit text and create maps for this module.
  • Graphic Designed promotions and banners for social media using Microsoft Office.

Production Samples

An original narrative design presentation was created to inspire aspiring designers around the world. We discuss the definition of narrative design, what skills are necessary, and how to get started in the field.

Thank you to special guests Colin McComb, Mateusz Tomaskiewicz, Nick Jones, Shirley McPhaul, Simon Geaudroult, and Matthew A. Goodwin! In addition to talking about narrative design, we also delve into the topic of the video game industry in Puerto Rico.

What was my involvement?

  • Interviewed and networked well-known designers, writers, and academics of the industry.
  • Video and audio edited the presentation using Da Vinci Resolve and Audacity.
  • Designed the presentation using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Wrote video script (3166 words).
  • Recorded voice-over using Audacity.
  • Created a time management spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel. 

Terraternity is a thematic cooperative board game designed for 2 to 6 players.

Work together to lower CO₂ emissions strategically and create Power Plants across the planet to Save Terra! Fight climate change as 1 of 4 characters and stack cubes to avoid any Natural Disasters that may tumble down to Earth.

What was my involvement?

  • Copywrote social media posts and Kickstarter page.
  • Translated rule book from English to Spanish.
  • Liaised with editors, photographers, and actors to produce a 60-second video.
  • Designed and copywrote email promotions to promote Kickstarter launch.
  • Organized weekly meetings with the project director to establish tasks prior to the Kickstarter launch.

Cyberpunk Day is an online event to celebrate the genre and all its contributors and creators such as Mike Pondsmith, William Gibson, and Philip K. Dick.

Me and, co-founder of Cyberpunk Day, Matthew A. Goodwin, organized an interview session with Mike Pondsmith from R. Talsorian Games.

What was my involvement?

  • Coordinated interview with Media Ambassador of R. Talsorian Games.
  • Designed interview questions in accordance with the theme of Cyberpunk Day and R. Talsorian Games’ IP.
  • Conducted interview with Matthew A. Goodwin through Zoom.

HighShelfCollective ran a charity event under the Trevor Project to support the LGBTQ+ community.

I ran a Cyberpunk Red game session, The Crow Bar, with 4 other members of the HSC team.

What was my involvement?

  • Wrote an original one-shot adventure called The Crow Bar available to download on Patreon.
  • Game Mastered a 4-hour session with 4 other players using the Cyberpunk Red system.
  • Created several game scenarios with a variety of battle maps and character tokens using Roll20.