About Tom Phillips
Tom was born in Niceville, Florida. (Seriously. Niceville.) He fell in love with monsters and the macabre at an alarmingly young age, and fondly recalls scribbling a very disturbing number of monsters-eating-stick-people scenes that, had his parents been slightly more responsible, should surely have landed him in psychiatric care.
Tom attended the University of South Carolina (Gooooo C#cks!), where he somehow lucked into snagging a lucrative English degree. Some xx years later, he cringes with the knowledge that he is now a [semi-]responsible, married adult, that works a typical 9-5 (ok, it's really a 7-3, sue me), and owns a life insurance policy.
Tom resides in the northeastern part of the mystical land some call Florida, with his beautiful wife Tonya, daughter Olivia, son Cade, a Yorkie named Arayo, and a kitty-cat named Byron.
Tom has been gaming since 1980 or so. After cutting his teeth on D&D he's played a various and sundry other games, but his all-time favorites are still D&D, Call of Cthulhu, and Traveller. Currently, ever since its brilliant inception, Tom's game of choice is Pathfinder.
Factoid: Tom fears and despises circus clowns.
Here are Tom's submissions for Paizo's RPG Superstar contest. He was involved in the 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 contests. Tom is the only person to have made the Top 32 for three consecutive years (2010 - 2012).
2013 Tom served as a guest judge.
RPG Design Resume:
Tom does occasional RPG freelance design work for Paizo Publishing, Total Party Kill Games, and Legendary Games.