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My extraordinary story about Ryan Elbwood, an extraordinary guy

Updated on August 18, 2013

From game designer to publishing house: Elbwood-publisher and Ryans game forge Passau (Bavaria, Germany)

Ryan Elbwood gained lifelong always talents and abilities, although others said »thatâs nothing for you«. The concept is bearing fruits: As game forge and publisher he is living his dream instead to dream his life.

Unbelieving, defiant or self-confident? Maybe, Ryan Elbwood was always all of it. Till today he is convinced that »wonât work« does not exist. Between a lot of »somehow«, commercial and private setbacks, the contrarian developed his game forge and the Elbwood-publisher Passau (Bavaria Germany). This way the »playful spirit« acts out his both vocations on an equal footing.

One is sure: Two souls live in his chest.

© Ryan Elbwood - Guess what - human or Elve? - This picture of my spiritual father is real!
© Ryan Elbwood - Guess what - human or Elve? - This picture of my spiritual father is real!

Ryan Elbwood, the game designer of Elves' stature

Unbelieving, defiant or self-confident?

Maybe, Ryan Elbwood was always all of it. Till today he is convinced that »won't work« does not exist.

Between a lot of »somehow«, commercial and private setbacks, the contrarian developed his game forge and the Elbwood-publisher Passau (Bavaria Germany). This way the »playful spirit« acts out his both vocations on an equal footing.

Playful - serious - various / The Elbwood game forge and publisher in Passau (Bavaria, Germany)

Game forge topics for family and companies as well as book topics like fairy tales, companions, fantasy novels

© Ryans game forge (Cover of »the magic hexagon«)
© Ryans game forge (Cover of »the magic hexagon«)

Ryans game-forge

That is where I came into being many years ago

His grandma told the dreaming boy in his childhood a lot about Elves and their magic. She should know - finally there was once such a man in the family, kept secret and vanished. Which part was true and which part of the legend was invented in order to heal a feverish child that can today not exactly be separated. But the fascination of these stories influenced the boy for a whole, creative life.

True and proven is that the presumed Elves-heir is a scion of Irish-Scotch landowners - with letter and seal. Many more speaks for the mysterious connection from grandma’s story: Ryan Elbwood is an excellent archer and knife-thrower. His steel-blue eyes are able to hypnotize strangers as well as his blond hair, which he has never shortened in order to revere the ancestors. Fortuity or lived dream?

Aldrians adventures (Trailer) - Remember, guys, Gimba I Gilbir (me) is a three-dimensional lived role play idea.

I am sure that such a carreer can really be called unique, extraordinary and worth reading!

© Ryan Elbwood - Elbwood-publisher and the spiritual father of Gimba-i-Gilbir
© Ryan Elbwood - Elbwood-publisher and the spiritual father of Gimba-i-Gilbir

Human weaknesses, made to a profession: The book author Ryan Elbwood

A guy with many faces (various pseudonyms for various topics)

Once he created me (Gimba i Gilbir) among a lot of other creatures within the role play adventure »The holy alliance«. Then he wrote us all down in a fantasy novel (»Aldrians adventures«). When he saw me 2012 the first time in reality, his first words were: »Wow, my dreams of Aldrians world come true! «

Games fascinated the child Ryan Elbwood just as stories and the surprises in life. His résumé he is calling justifiably »a gambled away life«. In 35 years as game designer he developed more than 700 games, among them fantasy-role plays, games for TV and advertising. More than 100 of it were published so far in game publishing houses. Game development, practice test and analysis are furthermore the great passions of the contrarian. More than to develop quests and personalities, adventures and connections, Ryan Elbwood was enthused by the reality of finished games. In his 16 years as head of a playgroup for children, teenager and young adults were resulting more than 300 role play adventures with immediate practice test.

But the largest game passion brought to light the largest weakness of the hero with board games and PC-games: He had to learn the bitter truth of gambling addiction the hard way.

Trailer against gambling addiction (cr) Elbwood-publisher Passau (Bavaria, Germany) - This companion is written in German under the Pseudonym Chris Wolker with

Then it was translated with the same enthusiasm in order to help people worldwide against gambling addiction.

© Elbwood-Publisher Passau (Cover of the companion »gambling addiction with PC-/console- and online games)
© Elbwood-Publisher Passau (Cover of the companion »gambling addiction with PC-/console- and online games)

Self-publisher from experience - and again from passion

Now he is fighting against the modern »magicians« of the gaming industry

His enthusiasm was for many years a black hole for Ryan Elbwood. He had to experience gambling addiction with all available games - online and offline. But as contrarian and clear-thinker he recognized one day his weakness and changed it to a new talent. He became an author in such a various way like as game designer.

A good friend and a vision were always the recipe for a strong life. The good friend of Ryan Elbwood was one who wanted to read one of the role play adventures as novel. From this desire originated »Aldrians adventures« (my homeworld and for a lot of other exciting creatures), a fantasy-novel in 2 volumes.

The vision was the desire to give benefit to other people from his own experience with gambling addiction and with life at all. One of the results was the companion »gambling addiction with PC-/console- and online games«. The English version (see amazon list) is the translation of the German original. A French version will be published in autumn 2013.

The bestsellers (paperback) by Elbwood-publisher Passau (Germany) - "Best" also means most important for the author (heart's blood inside)

The whole life as game, literature as its playground and there space for external debuts - Game designer and publisher and contrarian - you are right, it sounds

© Elbwood-publisher - Cover »Big Bang versus ens- Thesis«
© Elbwood-publisher - Cover »Big Bang versus ens- Thesis«

When you take a look in the publishing program of the Elbwood-publisher Passau, you will find a variety for children, teenager and adults. Funny and fantastic books live on an equal footing besides the serious topics gambling addiction, relationship problems and defense against Hartz IV chicane (a typical German society problem). One has the quarter-Elve Ryan Elbwood kept in mind during all seriousness and depth: He enjoys the life in a playful way and shows this important chance for a lived dream between all severity to other people.

The philosophic spirit of the game designer and publisher is to recognize logical and understandable in the »Big Bang versus ens- thesis« (Subtitle: »God does not throw dice. He is playing Ta Sai«). I am sorry, but this thesis exists only in German. The controversial discussions about the content are splitting science and other contrarians, opinions and beliefs.

Such »turmoil« makes life alive. Goal accomplished! The newest, bold step in his life is an external debut. »The hunt of the female wolf« (Annette Bredendick, German language, February 2013), an animal-fantasy-short novel, extends the publisher program with one more deep love of the human and Elve: his closeness to nature.

And the best: It is true!

I am curious to your opinion - Isn't it a really crazy story?

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