I thought it would be fun to create an overview of all currently “regular” staff for SU&SD and those who have gone. This overview emerged more out of my own curiosity then anything else. And it has been in “draft” for several days, until it evolved into this beast. So, sorry for that
I understand that SU&SD are pretty freeform with mostly Matt and Quinns at the helm… but… many, many, more people have contributed to the show. Somewhere along the way I lost track of who is or was actually part of SU&SD. Quite often new contributors are not “introduced” and those who have left don’t officially say goodbye. I understand it is the nature of a community such as this one. Obviously some contributors just moved on to other things, or rotate out by chance, i.e. they have moved somewhere else or are busy doing other things.
Current (recurring) contributers
The remaining permanent staff of this community and definitely not going anywhere (and if they do, only to boardgaming conventions) are Quinns and Matt. Quinns is also one of the two founders of SU&SD, together with Paul, who has since left the site (see the part below).
On Twitch we have the “behind the scenes” staff consisting out of: Anni and Chris. Chris might have met Matt through a former job at videogamer tv a site they both worked on, see his adorable introduction video here, it also features a quite entertaining rebuke from Chris to a very nasty comment.
Then there is Quinns’ wife, Leigh Alexander who is sometimes seen in a review or offering some much needed support in a let’s play. She also wrote for the SU&SD site and starred in some podcast, like this one and this one.
This year, SU&SD even employed some interns. They were recruited through video applications. We do not really know how many applicants there were, but some friendly applicants did share their contributions here, I believe none of them made the final cut.
Recently out of nowhere (because that’s what they do, don’t they, these interns) Tom popped up in the Pipeline review. Maybe there will be other interns in the future, Tom’s internship seemed to be rather short and I don’t believe he got an official introduction at all. I do hope we are going to see more of both of them because they are/were great additions to the team.
On the site itself there is forum member @AvaFoxfort (Ava btw, did get a somewhat proper introduction here) currently in charge of all news games related (and does a great job at that too!). Ava was also part of the Concordia playthrough.
Somewhat (recurring) contributers
Well this is actually hard. I would say: Efka and Elaine from NPI seem to be somewhat part of the crew. Efka has sometimes moderated their Twitch Streams and was part of the longest playthrough yet when he took on Twilight Imperium together with Elaine.
Another person we’ve seen a couple of times is Clarke (he was once introduced as Quinns’ lawyer friend on one of the SHUX panels I believe). He made an appearance in the Seal Team Flix Twitch playthrough which for some odd reasons never got a “release” on youtube and it has since disappeared from Twitch, meaning that if Quinns and Matt didn’t record it somewhere it is now lost for all eternity. Luckily, Clarke also made an appearance in one of the “Cardgames that don’t suck”: Ricochet Poker
Also there was Rob introduced as friend of the show on the Twitch playthrough of The Estates and later on Space Alert. Is he the same Rob who featured in earlier episodes? Like the Memoir '44 playthrough? No he is not, apparently…
I would have thought that Pip might make an appearance sometime on the Twitch Playthroughs, especially since she seems to be a forum favourite and earned 1st place in a poll I once put up for who whe would like to see most on the Twitch stream. but I haven’t seen her in all of 2019 on the site? She sometimes wrote for the site, but her last contribution is actually quite old, published in 2017. However, she remains active for the team however, as she is a confirmed guest for SHUX 2019. She featured in many earlier episodes most notably the D&D playthrough. You can still hear her as part of the Crate and Crowbar podcast.
Then there was a recurring regular in the earlier reviewes, Brendan of course. He even had his very own segment: “Board gaming with Brendan”. I believe I haven’t seen him on this site or in any videos again? Brendan is currently working as editor on some gaming site you may have heard of. Brendan was last ‘mentioned’ in the review of Enter the Dungeon. He apparently lives in the padlocked basement of Quinns Matt Lees… soooo nothing to worry about there .
Then we have Eric Tonjes (no social media found) who once wrote about miniature games for SU&SD has gone MIA.
But if you thought that was it… there is actually a whole list of people who never appear again. Like what happened to: Maen (she was present in some videos like Memoir '44 and also in The Resistance: Avalon, both of those also featured Tom who has also not appeared on SU&SD for quite some time?
Then there were F.D (no other name known) and Jessi who once made an appearance in the Mysterium playthrough.
Appearing in the older episodes is Julie Hough. She can be found in the Resistance review.
So what do you think, did I miss anyone (quite probably)? Any information on what former SU&SD’ers are doing now? Did they truly leave SU&SD, like Paul or do they help in other ways?
And if you made it till here and are still reading: thanks for sticking with me!