About

Silver Gryphon Games is the creative endeavor of company founders Ben Overmyer and Kevin Rohan. Ben and Kevin have a combined total of 30 years of gaming experience with a wild array of systems, styles, and rules. With experiences ranging from war gaming to diceless systems to traditional board games and CCGs, Ben and Kevin both possess a strong background and familiarity with the gaming industry.

Founding

Ben found a copy of Kevin’s RPG Æther in a game shop in the small town of Brookings, South Dakota. Discovering that the creator lived in Brookings, Ben contacted Kevin and the two quickly became friends. At that point, Ben had been working on his own RPG, Ingenium, for a number of years. Eventually, they decided to begin a new game company that centered around both of their creations.

On December 12, 2008, Silver Gryphon Games was born.

Company Philosophy

Operating on the principle that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, Ben and Kevin use their strengths in tandem and compensate for each other’s weaknesses. The collective effort of the founders allows each of them to focus on their areas of expertise. The result is better products, a more varied product line, and stronger graphics and content.

While Ben and Kevin form the backbone of Silver Gryphon Games, they are constantly on the lookout for new talent that can give fresh life to the gaming industry or experienced hands to leave their familiar touch upon Silver Gryphon Games’ products.

The Founders

Ben Overmyer

Art Director, Ingenium Manager, and the Web Guy
One of the two founding members of Silver Gryphon Games. Ben is the creator of the Ingenium System and he is also in charge of making our products visually appealing. He also handles the design, development, and maintenance of our website.

Kevin Rohan

Content Director, Æther and Savage Worlds Manager
The other founding member of Silver Gryphon Games. Kevin is the creator of the Æther System and he is responsible for making our products read good have words are enjoyable to run and play.

The Allies

Kristina “Yuki” Jonker

Convention Manager, Sales Lead
Yuki was discovered at a convention in South Dakota and she has foolishly stayed on board since 2010. She’s in charge of finding conventions to go to, managing our sales booth at conventions, and constantly reminding Kevin that he’s late with projects.

Kelly Barone

Community Manager, Marketing Director
Kelly keeps us up-to-date with our social media sphere and prompts us to try new and interesting things with marketing. She’s the driving force behind our social media outreach, and helps us strategically align with our synergistic management solutions.

Allen Thiele

Convention Manager, Task Master, Random Setting Guru
Allen keeps Kevin and Ben on task and he also runs games at conventions. He has taken a real shining to running Random Setting Generator games at conventions when Kevin isn’t running them.

Sam “Domo” Beckering

Convention Support, Sales Minion
Domo joined to boost the Silver Gryphon booth presence at conventions. He keeps everyone entertained on the way to conventions as well as sells products.