Monkey Mind Games is a collaboration between video game and board game designers
Lisa Smedman and Maurice Grela, based in Vancouver, Canada.
Lisa Smedman has designed dozens of tabletop roleplaying scenarios and rules supplements for the Dungeons & Dragons (Ravenloft and Dark Sun worlds), Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Cyberpunk 2020 and Deadlands games. She is also a board game designer, with a card game coming out soon from a major tabletop publisher.
Lisa is also the author of 23 published novels (and numerous short stories) spanning a variety of genres: science fiction, fantasy, mystery, magic realism, alternate history, and young adult. Her books include 15 gaming tie-in novels for a range of intellectual properties, including the AD&D Forgotten Realms, Shadowrun, and smaller tabletop RPGs.
When not writing or designing games, Lisa teaches video game design at LaSalle College Vancouver, specializing in interactive storytelling. Before that, she was a journalist for many years
An ambitious game designer, Maurice has been working in the games industry for the past six years. With dozens of game jams, two 4 star mods, and shipped titles focusing on medical research, mini games, and social mobile games, Maurice is an adept game designer. He excels at rapid-prototyping, project management, and post-launch support.