Emanuel Garcia - Freelance Writer from Polus

Emanuel Garcia

Who am I?

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

Now, I am a business ownerfreelance writer and project manager that has a passion for storytelling. I have experience in narrative design for tabletop RPGs such as D&D, Pathfinder, and Cyberpunk Red. And nothing else excites me more than designing scenarios or encounters for players to experience. I fully commit to creating immersive stories. You can follow my work on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, and YouTube as Mr. Stidz. I’m also part of a team over at Cyberpunk Day. We create cyberpunk content for everyone to enjoy on October 10th! Come check us out!

What can I do for you?

Well… pretty much anything. With my experience in project management, copywriting, and brand design, I can create compelling documents ranging from adventure modules, promotions, to presentations. Of course, this doesn’t leave out work such as scripts, character sheets, and short stories. My forte is tabletop RPG modules where 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 for more info: egarciacruz@outlook.com

Portfolio

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CRIME CITY, a tabletop role-playing game adventure used for any system (d20, d6, d10, etc.)

Roam the streets of Moriarty Yard and uncover gruesome truths about the underworld and their gangs. Find clues and interrogate NPCs to find the culprits behind the ambush of Pierrot Street. Play mini-games and gain the trust of suspecting criminals to gain an advantage.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed a simple system where Game Masters can implement their preferred system.
  • Designed original mini-games using dice to provide options for the Game Master.
  • Designed the layout and border design of the document using Microsoft Office.
  • Created lore, character backgrounds, locations, encounters, and dialogue.
  • Hired and managed freelancers to edit text and create art for this module.
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The Emerald, a tabletop role-playing game one-shot used for any system (d20, d6, d10, etc.)

In this two-page adventure, Player Characters will put on their detective hats and investigate a local Jazz Club, called The Emerald, for a missing CEO. Interrogate NPCs, deduce a series of clues and events, and fight corrupted executives with their criminal bodyguards.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed a simple system where Game Masters can implement their preferred system.
  • Designed the layout and border design of the document 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.
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Homecoming, a free tabletop role-playing game adventure based on the Cyberpunk Red system by R. Talsorian Games.

Encounter a strange drone in the Upper Marina causing mayhem to nearby residents and police. Help Athena be reunited with her creator, while scavvers are on the hunt retrieving the drone. Welcome to Japantown.

What was my involvement?

  • Designed encounters according to the Interlock System by R. Talsorian Games.
  • Playtested and Game Mastered adventure with experienced players.
  • Designed the layout and border design of the document using Microsoft Office.
  • Created character backgrounds, locations, and dialogue.

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

Enter Samheide, a swath of light-kissed land carved between mountains. A chilling hex-crawl with a plethora of monsters, encounters, towns, and GM tools that you can implement in your new campaign. An exploration system with tables to roll for weather, encounters, and more. A Kickstarter project created by James Streissand.

What was my involvement?

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

Writing Samples

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CRIME CITY, a tabletop role-playing game adventure used for any system (d20, d6, d10, etc.)

Download a sample from the published adventure, CRIME CITY. Let’s head over to Pierrot Street and meet our neighbors.

Featured image - DnD 5E and Cyberpunk Red

This blog post highlights the differences between Cyberpunk Red and D&D 5e, 5 Key Differences Between D&D 5E & Cyberpunk Red.

Read through this blog post and find out that D&D is not the only system that is worth playing.

Special Delivery, a free tabletop role-playing game adventure based on the Cyberpunk Red system by R. Talsorian Games.

Download a quick sample of this beginner-friendly Cyberpunk Red adventure.

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

Download the short story, Rosemarinia, The Irresistible, to get a taste of my writing.

ZineQuest 3

This blog post highlights Kickstarter projects during the Zine Quest 3 event, 5 ZineQuest Kickstarter Projects to Back Right Now!

Check out this short blog post and see how I describe each RPG Zine in its own quirky way.

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This blog post shows the key elements of marketing your Kickstarter project, Learn the Essentials of Kickstarter Marketing to Demolish Your Funding Goal.

Learn what’s really important in marketing your Kickstarter campaign.

Production Samples

Terraternity, 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?

  • Copywritten 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 copywritten email promotions to promote Kickstarter launch.
  • Organized weekly meetings with the project director to establish tasks prior to the Kickstarter launch.

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