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Brenda Romero, née Brath­waite, be­gan her ca­reer in 1981 when a love for D&D drew her to work at Sir-Tech, which was based in her home town of Og­dens­burg, New York. She re­mained there, work­ing on the Wiz­ardry se­ries and Jagged Al­liance, for 18 years be­fore she left to fol­low an eclec­tic path, de­vel­op­ing ti­tles from Dun­geons & Drag­ons: He­roes to Play­boy: The Man­sion as well as a se­ries of per­sonal boardgames. In 2008 she be­came chair of the game de­vel­op­ment de­part­ment at Sa­van­nah Col­lege of Art and De­sign, leav­ing to join so­cial game de­vel­oper Slide and later Lo­lapps as cre­ative di­rec­tor. With John Romero, who she later mar­ried, she founded Loot Drop in 2010, de­vel­op­ing Raven­wood Fair and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Re­con: Com­man­der. Fol­low­ing Loot Drop’s demise, she be­came game de­signer in res­i­dence at the Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia. Her most re­cent game is Gun­man Taco Truck.

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