Ryan Schapals is a writer and game designer with a passion for player driven storytelling. Currently, he is the Narrative Director at Seventh Sphere, where he creates and oversees all fiction tied to Open Legend RPG, while also writing for the World of Thune, an upcoming steampunk tabletop RPG setting.
His fiction is also featured in Golem Arcana by Harebrained Schemes, Menu Masters by Calliope Games, and the Cast of Wonders speculative fiction podcast.
As the Production Manager for Hyper RPG’s Twitch studio, he designed gamified interaction models and created custom rulesets that transformed the way viewers participate in a live show. With story driven modifiers, abilities, and buffs for player characters, the audience shaped the narratives on screen.
Ryan studied Creative Writing and Psychology at DePaul University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Lead Writer & Narrative Director
Seventh Sphere, Open Legend RPG | 2016 - Present
Hyper RPG | 2016 - 2017
Calliope Games, Menu Masters | 2016
Harebrained Schemes, Golem Arcana | 2014 - 2016
Managing Writing Teams, Interactive Design, Google Apps, Microsoft Office Suite, WordPress, Asana, MindMeister, Twitch, 2 years experience on-camera talent.