Baron von Gosu
Attempting to scare you out of your seat is Scott "Baron von Gosu" McCafferty, the host of The Ghost In The Podcast and the Twitch Letâ€™s Play series Baron Bustsâ€¦ Outside of his podcasts, Baron serves as content development manager for RCM and is involved with filming, video editing, and writing for various RCM projects. The author of four novels and a slew of short stories, he has extensive background in ghost hunting and loves all things horror. Proudly Irish, Baron will drink whatever is nearby, though his preferences tend toward Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy, Guinness, or Great Lakes Christmas Ale.
Bubba Caleb's exploits at RCM are the stuff of legend. A ranked competitor in Player Unknown: Battlegrounds, he is known for his past roles on Adventures in Adelmar and WoW Uncensored, as well as his affinity for none of his game characters wearing pants. He also has a unique power of getting anyone to buy anything, most notably making Deededee to buy everything Steam has to offer. When he's not playing games, hanging in chat, or tracking badass thunderstorms, Bubba enjoys soccer and playing his keyboard. His drink is a Buttery Nipple served in an Irish shot glass.
Known throughout Rivalcastia as the greatest tank ever in World of Warcraft, Scott "Deededee" Turner shares his cynical views on games he plays, and rages against all stupid people. A fan of RPG's and fighting games, Scott runs and commentates for the hit stream RivalCast Wrestling. He got his start at RCM hosting the World of Warcraft podcasts Sheep Moon and WoW: Uncensored along with his cohorts in anarchy, Valentine and Bubbacaleb, and is amazed people still go on and download those shows. His other past projects at RCM include the game streams Monday Night Bullshit and Internet Dad, game master for the D&D show Adventures in Adelmar, and author of the fantasy novel Heavenly Demon. One of the most easy-going guys you'll ever meet, he'll drink pretty much anything you hand to him with a toast to your health.
Twitter: @KillerEmmCeeCoy (NOTE: This is run by Killer's "handler")
Matthew "Killer McCoy" Riley is the lead video editor for RCM and general go-to guy for special projects. He's been seen on-air as a host for Board Stiff and was co-host for RCM's weekly podcast series RCM On Tap. An IT contractor by day, those rare moments of downtime are spent participating in shooting competitions, acting as Varyar's in-game battle buddy, or enjoying the occasional cigar. He can most often be found sipping on two fingers of Glenfiddich.
Sean â€œMiggnorâ€ Francis has been writing for RCM since January of 2015 and served as assistant editor for RCM Writing since February 2016. A college student studying game development, Sean is a long-time gamer who loves the fantasy genre immensely. He is the author of the fantasy fiction series The Fireside Tales and The Fireside Tales: Hunt,posted here at Rivalcast Media. One of his recent successes combined those two passions: a 3D model of his Fireside Tales protagonist, Valtyra, which has already taken 45+ hours of work and is almost complete. He is an avid reader (his favorite book series being The Dresden Files) who loves drawing and 3D modeling. For his drink of choice, Sean says â€œYou cannot go wrong with Diet Coke!â€
Hax doesn't believe in Twitter and will look at you disdainfully if you ask
Hax is RCM's resident web-ninja, both in-game and out. The creator and builder of the rivalcastmedia.com website, he shows an amazing amount of talent and patience considering the vague and nonspecific creative guidance given by Varyar. In fact, it is because of Hax's technical prowess that Varyar chooses to overlook the fact Hax is British. There is a rumor that he is feared by the Illuminati and may also be involved with international conspiracies, super-secret shadow councils, and even more super, secret-er death metal concerts, but attempts to verify this information have been met with blank stares from the flower delivery person sitting in the van across the street.
When not foiling villainous plots or ensuring that the various mechanizations of the site are playing nice with one another, Hax also dabbles in game mechanics and evangelizes on the merits of adopting the Sith way of life. When drinking, he opts for British bitters.
Jen leads the RCM Writing team and serves as operations manager for RivalCast Media. Described by her peers as "the one to whom you go to get shit done," sheâ€™s also an active part of RCM Creative, the PR team, running the RCM social media campaigns with Bio, and organizing community activities. Her written work on the site includes the RCM fan fic series, the weekly blog The Accidental Podcaster, various articles, moderating the pre-publication editing forum, and overseeing the written content that posts to the site. Though she's more a behind-the-scenes person, she served as moderator for the round-table show RCM On Tap and co-host of Ghost In The Podcast, and is preparing for the re-launch of Board Stiff in February 2018. Often quoted saying "sleep is for the weak and the dead," Jen runs almost entirely on caffeine (Coca-Cola Life being her nectar of choice), though on occasion opts also for a Smithwick's.
Vampy Soultaker is the community manager for RivalCast Media. On stream, she can be seen late nights throughout the week on Death By Misadventure, where she currently streams a lot of Dead By Daylight and Subnautica. Past RCM projects include Adventures in Adelmar and co-hosting the Letâ€™s Play series Chaos Will Ensue. A member of RCM Creative, her talented work in Sim architecture has been seen on her own past streams as well as in the sporadic House of Rivalcast and on the RCM Youtube channel under the header Vampy Builds. When not gaming, Vampy is very active with volunteer work, taking care of her menagerie of pets (including her two puppies, Mouse and Athena), reading, and trying to keep Varyar on track. Sheâ€™s been known to imbibe vodka mixed with cherry Kool-Aid.
Matt "Ray-Ray" Trayers, better known around RivalCast as Varyar, is the founder, chief executive officer, and noble leader of RivalCast Media. In addition to running the network, building ties to other podcasting groups, and generally performing amazing feats of badassery, the bearded one can be seen throughout the week streaming XCOM under the banner RivalCast Roughnecks. Outside of RCM, Matt spends a fair amount of time volunteering for charity work (as a former Marine and Eagle Scout, he is exceptionally proud of RCMâ€™s connection to the military charity Operation Supply Drop), running a sporting goods equipment empire, writing, and reading. His drink of choice is a closely guarded secret, lest his alien enemies try to kill him. [Editor's note: it's cherry Pepsi.]