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Richard S. Hetley
42 Maple St.
Bangor, ME 04401


– Production, game design, editing, creative/technical writing
– Communication, customer service, teaching, “team peacekeeping”
– Psychological research, statistical analysis including SPSS
– Computer programming in Mathematica/Matlab/Java
– Windows/Mac OS, Word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook, Acrobat/Photoshop/Illustrator

Professional Experience (the “Long Version”)

Producer, Editor, Writer, Megara Entertainment (2010 – 2019), Freelance (2010 – present)

– Edited Fabled Lands: The Serpent King’s Domain for Megara; raised €30,589 for the Kickstarter project to fund the game (print gamebook, 2015 – present).
– Edited Lone Wolf – The Board Game for Megara and Greywood Publishing; raised $36,000 for the Kickstarter project to fund the game (print board game, 2014 – 2015).
– Edited Autumn Snow: The Pit of Darkness for Megara (print gamebook, 2014 – 2015).
– Co-created Orb: The Role-Playing Game (pencil-and-paper RPG, 2013 – present).
– Edited print and electronic editions of The Way of the Tiger series for Megara and Fabled Lands LLP; raised $45,000 for Megara’s Kickstarter project to fund the collector’s edition (eBook and print gamebooks, 2013 – 2014).
– Edited Arcana Agency: The Thief of Memories; raised $21,680 for Megara’s Kickstarter project to fund the book (print gamebook, 2012 – 2013).
– Wrote the campaign for the Fabled Lands Role-Playing Game Core Rule Book and the Sokara: The War-Torn Kingdom source book during their translation into French (pencil-and-paper RPG, 2012).
– Wrote descriptive content for illustrations in Fabled Lands 1: The War-Torn Kingdom, Fabled Lands 2: Cities of Gold and Glory, and The Keep of the Lich-Lord during their adaptation to iOS format (iOS apps, 2011 – 2012).
– Wrote the foreword for Art of the Fabled Lands: Book 1 (print artbook, 2011).
– Wrote background and setting design of Lone Wolf Online for Megara’s predecessor (MMORPG, 2005).

Volunteer Coordinator, North American Discworld Convention (2017 – present)

– Interviewed volunteers, created schedules, matched talent to need before the event; coordinated in-person and responded to immediate requests during the event.

Teacher, Guangdong Experimental Shunde School (2018 – 2019)

– Assisted coordinating the international department of this Chinese high school; taught physics, psychology, English, and algebra through calculus courses.

Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California – Irvine (2008 – 2013)
Graduate Student, University of New Hampshire (2003 – 2008)

– Published vision science research and presented at ECVP and VSS annual meetings (see Writing Samples page or download Curriculum Vitae); designed, programmed, and ran psychological experiments; wrote lab and code documentation.

Instructor, University of New Hampshire (2005 – 2008)

– Received high student evaluations for teaching college-level courses; designed and taught psychology and statistics; wrote educational material (see Teaching Portfolio); performed student assessment.

Quality Assurance, Broken Saints (2004)

– Functioned as “official nitpicker,” editing the motion comic’s 12-hour script for DVD release.

Writer, Lesser Known Gods (1996 – 2000)

– Spearheaded the concept; collaborated with co-creators in Maine and California on characters and setting; contributed around 180,000 words in short stories published on our joint website.

Game Master, Roleplaying Games (birth – present)

– Created worlds; spawned monsters; devised rules; broke hearts. Ask me about it.


Postdoctoral Scholar, University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of New Hampshire
M.S.T. (Teaching), University of New Hampshire
M.A. in Psychology, University of New Hampshire
B.A. in Psychology, University of Maine

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