Matthew McFarland, also known as BlackHat Matt, has been writing and developing roleplaying games professionally since 1998. He spent three years as lead developer for the Dark Ages game line for White Wolf Game Studio, and wrote the Ennie-winning demo chronicles for Vampire: The Requiem and Mage: The Awakening. He has since continued to contribute to the World of and Chronicles of Darkness for Onyx Path Publishing. With his wife Michelle Lyons-McFarland, he co-owns Growling Door Games, publishers of curse the darkness, A Tragedy in Five Acts, and a new edition of the classic horror RPG Chill. In Matt's day job, he is a speech-language pathologist for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.