The GMsShadow is Barry Dewey-Robertson, a tabletop roleplayer, gamesmaster, games designer and wargamer with over 25 years worth of experience within the hobby. He currently lives with his wife and four children in Cheshire, England.

Barry has vast expedience in running tabletop RPGs including: AD&D 2nd edition, D&D 3rd edition, D&D 3.5, Pathfinder, D&D 5th Edition, Open Legend, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying, Rolemaster – Shadow World Setting, Vampire the Dark Ages (White Wolf), Fading Suns (non D20 version), Fate Core, Post Replica, GURPS Discworld, DC Heroes, Mechwarrior, Dr Who (FASA edition), Lord of the Rings (CODA rules, Decipher), Middle Earth Roleplaying (ICE), Babylon 5, Pace and Star Wars (WEG D6 system) to mention just the ones he can remember.

His wargaming experience has predominantly been with Games Workshop products (with a large bias towards WH40k), Ground Zero Games (Full Thrust, Dirtside and Star Grunt), as well as many versions of the Starfire space combat games, though he has been know to dabble in some historical games such as Napoleonic and American Civil war games.

His most recent achievements include helping in the development of the Open Legend Roleplaying Game and collaborating on the Amaurea’s Dawn Campaign Setting which were both successfully funded via Kickstarter in 2017.

Presently he is working on a RPG pet project known as the Shadow Catcher RPG system whilst being seduced away by a Sci Fi wargame by Warlord games, Beyond the Gates of Antares. The obsession he currently has with this impacting heavily on his day job and game designing.