I am Kevin 'qxc' Riley, retired Starcraft pro-gamer turned board game designer. AMA!
G'day Reddit. I am Kevin 'qxc' Riley, and I'm ready for anything you've got.
About me: I was a pro-gamer for a total of ~5 years. Early on, Starcraft was my part-time job while attending Harvey Mudd College where I got my CS degree. While studying, I attended various tournaments and coached on the side to make $.
After graduating, I turned full time and continued to compete for the next few years. You may know me from my keyboard smash, all-kill of IM or various other tournaments. During my time as a pro-gamer, I traveled across the world and lived briefly in Taiwan, Madrid and South Korea. I have experience playing in tournaments all over the world and have suffered defeats and victories in basically all situations from what can be best described as a heat wave in China to the freezing cold of Canada.
In 2015, I retired from professional gaming to pursue board game design full time. At my first board game convention, I cold pitched my game to many different publishers and was able to push that into a contract. In order to move forward in the process, I had to take a one-on-one game and make it fully cooperative. I spend about 30-50 hours a week designing, playtesting and iterating and have been doing so for many months now.
About my new project: Aeon's End. It is a fantasy cooperative deck builder for 1-4 players. In each game you'll play as a breach mage, where each mage has their own back story and personality. There are many nemesis that you can face, each with their own unique play style and flavor. Aeon's End offers a huge amount of replayability between the different nemesis, breach mages and variable supply of cards.
You can check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/actionphasegames/aeons-end
Picture of me today: http://imgur.com/sGj245c
Cross referenced with me in Starcraft database: http://wiki.teamliquid.net/starcraft2/Qxc
Edit: Comments coming in fast. Switching to Overdrive mode. HYPER TYPING ENGAGED
Edit 2: IM All Kill Vods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYT4OC8HYmE&nohtml5=False
Edit 3: Origin of "I'm Qxc, you've probably heard of me" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMPKT2hcpNE
ALSO SO MANY COMMENTS IM TRYING TO KEEP UP
Edit 4: Ahah, I'm caught up. Refreshing only yields 1 or 2 at a time. TAKE THAT
Edit 5: Jedi Robe that I was given for my all-kill of IM http://i.imgur.com/5H3mjTI.jpg
Edit 6: I am still going strong. Keep 'em coming.
Edit 7: 7:20 PM EST. I'm going rock climbing. Will be back in ~2 hours to continue answering questions.
Edit 8: I'm back and answering questions. Will answer them until they stop flowing or I go to sleep.
Edit 9: Thanks everyone. It was a blast answering questions and revisiting so many cool moments in Starcraft. I'm going to take off and regain my life. Good night <3. That's it for me.