The Game master
James (he/him) is the Game Master for The Dimension Door Podcast. Responsible for running the actual games for the show, he likes to focus on collaborative storytelling and works against the “players vs GM” mindset. James has been running Pathfinder games since 2017, and has developed a love of character voices, riddles, and gnomes. Not only is he our GM, he is also the producer and webmaster for the show.
When he isn’t working on the podcast, James can be found working on his ceramics and photography, streaming video games, and guesting on other productions.
Norm / Bolka
Zac (he/him) plays Norm Gunderson and Bolka Folgritson on The Dimension Door Podcast, and is a cast member for our sister podcast, Severed Fate. He is also our resident sound wizard; he is the audio editor and composer for both of our podcasts.
Zac has been an audio engineer and a musician for half his life and a nerd for even longer. He had a very limited TTRPG experience when, in 2016, Zac’s roommate Nick Thunder started running his first Pathfinder Adventure Path (why yes, it was Runelords, why do you ask?). After the party’s first TPK, Nick switched to being a player and James Schwarz got promoted to the GM spot and it didn’t take long before Zac said, “Whoa, this guy’s really good; I should be recording this.” And the rest is...Well, recorded.
Amanda (she/her) plays Marge Gunderson on The Dimension Door Podcast, and is also the Game Master for our second show, Severed Fate.
Amanda grew up loving all of the arts. She was an orchestra geek and a choir nerd throughout her school years, and was a music teacher and choir director as her first career. She then changed to a much less interesting career for more money (booo!) but started to dearly miss her artsy side. In 2016, her husband Zac and roommate Nick told her about the crazy world of TTRPGs and asked if she’d like to join a Rise of the Runelords campaign. With zero experience, she got most of the party killed at level 2, but came back with a better character and a passion for acting that has kept her excited to tell the stories and adventure along with her now-favorite people, the Dimension Door and Severed Fate crews!
David (he/him) is a player on The Dimension Door Podcast, portraying Valdeen in our Reign of Winter campaign.
James introduced him to Pathfinding several years ago, and he’s been hooked right along with the rest of the cast ever since. In addition to Pathfinder, David enjoys gaming of all sorts (video, board, you name it).
Elizabeth (she/her) plays Vasilisa Morozova on The Dimension Door Podcast. She is a creative writer with a degree in English Literature, and she has put her skills to use for our podcast; she wrote the novel-like narrative adaptation of our first ten episodes, and is currently working on transcribing our episodes. In addition, Elizabeth is our Social Media Director. If you’ve interacted with our social accounts, the odds are that it’s Elizabeth who’s been responding. She also puts her love of mixology to use for us, making custom cocktails themed to go with different episodes and characters.
When she’s not working on Dimension Door, Elizabeth keeps a blog and co-runs the Enchanted Garden book club on a website she co-founded, Briarbook Lane. She is also constantly working on at least one or two writing projects, and spends a lot of time listening to, reviewing, and occasionally contributing to other podcasts.