Jennell Jaquays Interview on Matt Chat

When I posted on twitter to share my post on Rebecca Heineman on Matt Chat, I got a reply from her. After a good two minutes of fan girling over it, I read what she wrote. She let me know that Jennell Jaquays was also interviewed on Matt Chat. I have to admit that I didn’t know anything about Jennell Jaquays.


Her most notable works include the Advance Dungeons & Dragons modules “Dark Tower” and “Caverns of Thracia”. She also was an artist for TSR with her art featured on their gaming magazine Dragon. I use to be an active player of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the late 70s and early 80s, but never played either of the two modules. We actually created a lot of our own back in the day.

After working for TSR, she became a level designer for id Software where she created levels that appeared in Quake 2, Quake III: Arena, and Quake III: Team Arena. She worked on art content for Age of Empires III and the expansion for it The War Chiefs.

In August of 2012, Ms. Jaquays re-launched her former design studio (Jaquays Design Studio) as Dragongirl Studios and began taking on freelance art and design assignments.

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Katie

Katie’s first experience with video games was in the late 1970s with Pong on the family Tandy TRS-80 home computer. She published her first gaming review in 1982 for the TRS-80 video game Rear Guard. It was around this time that Katie also discovered the joy of role-playing games, starting with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. In college she played Doom, getting her into first person shooting games. This interest lasted until Final Fantasy XI was released when she started to spend time playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Currently she has an interest in many different genres of video games. She lives in Elgin, Illinois with her cat Éowyn.

About Katie

Katie’s first experience with video games was in the late 1970s with Pong on the family Tandy TRS-80 home computer. She published her first gaming review in 1982 for the TRS-80 video game Rear Guard. It was around this time that Katie also discovered the joy of role-playing games, starting with Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. In college she played Doom, getting her into first person shooting games. This interest lasted until Final Fantasy XI was released when she started to spend time playing massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Currently she has an interest in many different genres of video games. She lives in Elgin, Illinois with her cat Éowyn.