Who We Are

The Hydra Cooperative is creator-owned table-top gaming company made up of people who were already producing content for the DIY rpg scene. In joining forces, we’re pooling resources both creative and otherwise to realize goals that would have been beyond our means individually and to enable us to publish exciting, inspiring work by other creators that might not otherwise be realized or reach as wide an audience.

The Hydra Partners

co-founder of the Hydra Cooperative, editor of Slumbering Ursine Dunes and contributor to Fever-Dreaming Marlinko, Misty Isles of the Eld, and the upcoming Strange Stars OSR game book, is a Montana native and resident of picturesque Missoula. Robert ignores the primal beauty of his surroundings to tinker with baroque subsystems and goofy settings for your pleasure.

CHRIS KUTALIK is the progenitor of the Hill Cantons blog, Hydra Cooperative co-founder and the primary author of Slumbering Ursine Dunes, Fever Dreaming Marlinko, Misty Isles of the Eld, What Ho, Frog Demon?, and the Hill Cantons Compendium. He dislikes false modesty, pettifoggery, skinny jeans and low manners.

ANTHONY PASTORES functions as editor on various Hydra products and is author of the upcoming A Coast of Grizzly Dreams. Based in western Washington, his writings primarily linger on the spooky forests and lonely beaches of the Salish Sea and other reaches of the Northwest imagination. The rest of his days are spent reading about monsters, hiding from sasquatches, and interrupting people to talk about ghosts.

TREY CAUSEY is the author of Weird Adventures and Strange Stars and editor of associated works, forthcoming. He owns a lot of books and too few bookcases and keeps them both in a hidden sanctum somewhere South Carolina.

HUMZA KAZMI is an editor of several Hydra products, including Fever-Dreaming Marlinko and Misty Isles of the Eld, and is a contributor to the forthcoming Strange Stars OSR. To foster the absurd hopes coupled with bitter cynicism required for game designers, he resides in the DC metro area.