John Beresford

Class: General Manager, Level 19, Historian, Level 7, Race: Store Troll

Educated at Boston Latin School, UMass Boston, University College of Wales - Aberystwyth, and Cambridge University (Jesus College), specializing in medieval commercial history

Hobbies: reading, playing games, (Magic, board games, RPGs and the like), watching the sports he is no longer in good enough shape to play, and trying to eat two out of every three billy goats he meets

John used to work as a game developer for a small independent game producer (Veritas Games Company, LLC) as well as a bookstore manager. In fact, he is the former books department manager right here at Pandemonium.

He currently dwells in a two-bedroom lair in Charlestown while awaiting the renovation of the bridge he normally hangs his hat under.

When not working, he can sometimes be found playing games at Pandemonium Books & Games. 

Eddie Borges

Eddie is our Magic the gathering buyer. He sets the prices for all the individual cards as well as the sealed Magic the Gathering product. He was once an aspiring actor, and now a full-time website refresher.  He's in the store Thursday through Monday, 12pm-5pm. If you want to contact him about selling your collection, send him an email.

Jasper Ryden

Jasper is the Day Manager, sunlit counterpart to Irenee, the Night Manager. He runs the store in the mornings, coordinates certain events, and sometimes drives the truck. He also goes to Somerville public elementary schools to teach board games and run D&D. Jasper likes many strategy games, both material and digital. He also enjoys photography, R&B, and old, red Magic cards.

Irenee Wight

Irenee is the Night Manager, starlit counterpart to Jasper, the Day Manager. She is in charge of running the store at night, training staff members, fighting danger by moonlight, and completing long term projects - like our new website re-design, our @cards_at_pandemonium instagram page, and our online book quizzes. She loves visiting her favourite coffee shop to play board games with her husband, editing social media posts, and growing a tiny army of cacti (maybe she should try the board game, Cactus?) Her favourite magic cards are the old colourless ones - Beast of Burden, anyone?

Eleanor Papetti

Eleanor is the Events Manager here at Pandemonium; the ringmaster of our gaming space, the woman who sanctions our events, runs our tournaments, and manages the basement and the gamers who inhabit it.

Eleanor loves RPGs she never gets to play, old white Magic cards, and most importantly being absorbed in the community that continually enriches her life. She considers the opportunity to work among friends and family to be one of the best parts of her job.

She also loves political theory, riding her bike, and talking about warmth and honesty.

David Futato

David can’t believe he's been playing Dungeons and Dragons for more than three decades, but you can’t lie in a zone of truth. A big fan of tabletop games (RPG and otherwise), David holds a Bachelor of Science in Creative Writing from MIT, had a previous life as a book designer, and enjoys RPGs most for their collaborative storytelling. He manages everything D&D-related at Pandemonium. When he’s not DMing, he loves cartography, typography, iconography, and Brussels sprouts.  

Karyn P. Stewart

Karyn is the crazy dice lady and the miniatures person for the store.  She also fiddles with databases and web sites and various bits and pieces of the store that need fiddling. She's got a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Rutgers University, and in past lives was a computer security expert at NASA, the DOE and Cisco Systems.  She's also married to Tyler and denies writing his blurb on this page.

Tyler Stewart

Tyler Stewart is the owner and founder of Pandemonium Books and Games. Tyler holds a bachelor's degree from Tufts and a Master's degree in business from Boston College. He's married to his fantastic, lovely and intelligent wife Karyn who actually runs the show (who absolutely did not write this blurb). He reads a lot. He doesn't game nearly often enough.  

...And the rest of the cast!

  • Bitty thought she read a lot until she started working with John.
  • Mira 
  • Malik

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