About me

Early Inspirations and Passions

My journey began in New Jersey, 1968. As a young boy in Cub Scouts and Webelos, I was always eager to learn and create, whether crafting in leatherwork or speeding to victory in the Pinewood Derby. My early days were filled with discovery and learning, from performing magic tricks to starring in school plays. Even then, I had a knack for captivating an audience, a skill that would later become invaluable.

At age 10, my family's move to New Mexico opened a new chapter of adventures. In Taos, I embraced the thrill of skiing and horseback riding, challenging myself on the slopes of Taos Ski Valley and learning the art of riding at the Indian Horse Ranch. I quickly adapted to the local culture, even riding in the Taos Fiesta parade, embracing the spirit of my new home.

frank succardi as a kid
frank succardi with apple IIe

Teenage Tinkerer: My Journey into Computing

At 14, I dived headfirst into the world of computing, purchasing my first Atari 400 with money saved from a summer job. This machine was more than just a computer; it was a gateway to limitless possibilities.

I spent countless hours learning Atari Basic, programming games, and exploring the frontiers of digital creativity. The Apple IIe at school and my best friend’s house became another playground for my growing programming skills. In these early tech adventures, I found my calling.

frank succardi with an atari 800xl

Career Path and Achievements

My career journey reflects a blend of technical innovation and creative pursuits. Starting as an independent software developer for Atari at 22, I later programmed multimedia applications for TRW Space and Defense (now Northrup Grumman). My skills expanded to AJAX, Python for AI apps, and various programming languages.

In multimedia, I served as a master controller at SFCC/CATV 6, worked on defense projects, and taught digital art at SFCC for 3 years. My artistry spans 2D, 3D, AI, and animation. Notably, I authored a book on Realm Crafter, designed for CORE Metaverse, and developed RPG expansions, showcasing my diverse capabilities in the evolving tech landscape.

Earning my AAS in Digital Art from Santa Fe Community College through a unique path, I accrued credits while teaching its required courses. This serendipitous achievement embodies my hands-on approach and belief in practical, experiential learning, merging real-world skills with academic insights.

frank succardi software developer at 22

I was a 22-year-old software developer

Realm Crafter User's Guide

Realm Crafter User's Guide

Dive into the world of MMORPG creation with "The Realm Crafter User's Guide." As an experienced independent software developer and educator, I've crafted this guide to empower both novice and seasoned game creators.

It's packed with detailed instructions and expert tips, making complex game development accessible and enjoyable. Whether you're creating fantastical worlds or intricate gameplay, this guide is your trusted companion in the realm of game design.

CyborgPrime Games

CyborgPrime Games

Welcome to CyborgPrime Games, where imagination meets interstellar adventure. As a passionate game developer with a flair for sci-fi, I've produced a range of RPG expansions that will transport you to new universes.

These expansions, rich in detail and innovation, reflect my journey from a programmer to a digital artist. Embark on epic quests and explore the cosmos with my carefully crafted game modules, designed for unforgettable tabletop experiences.

Core Academy Graduate

Core Academy Graduate

Graduating from the Core Creator Bootcamp focusing on Web3 marks a new chapter in my game development career. Armed with the latest skills in 3D game design and blockchain technology,

I'm at the forefront of creating interactive, immersive experiences using the Core engine. This program has been a crucial step in my evolution as a game developer, equipping me with cutting-edge tools to shape the future of digital and blockchain-based gaming.

Game Design and Beta Testing

My journey in game design and beta testing is characterized by significant contributions and diverse experiences. As a registered independent software developer for Atari and creator of interactive multimedia applications for TRW space and defense, I honed my programming skills.

I've contributed to game design communities, notably the Realm Crafter MMORPG Engine, where I wrote a guidebook and developed various plugins.

My expertise extends to creating interactive digital assets for CORE metaverse and Virtual Tabletop systems. Additionally, I've beta-tested a wide array of games, ranging from classic Atari and Electronic Arts titles to modern MMORPGs, contributing valuable feedback to improve these games.

Community Engagement and Volunteerism

My journey in community service and volunteerism reflects a deep commitment to making a positive impact in various spheres. As the Secretary of the Board of Directors for Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families, I have played a vital role in supporting and advocating for individuals affected by domestic violence. This role has allowed me to contribute meaningfully to the well-being of my community.

My participation in Pancakes on the Plaza fundraising events for the shelter further signifies my dedication to community welfare. These events not only raise funds but also bring together people from diverse backgrounds, fostering a sense of community and shared purpose.

My work with Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety has been an avenue for me to engage in environmental advocacy, focusing on the safety and well-being of communities in the context of nuclear developments. This involvement underscores my commitment to environmental stewardship and public health.

In the realm of historical preservation and education, my involvement with the Society for Creative Anachronism as a Regional Webmaster for the Kingdom of the Outlands and local chapter webmaster highlights my passion for historical education and community building. Through this role, I have been able to support the preservation and dissemination of historical knowledge and practices.

As an active member and event steward in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), I managed the medieval village at the Santa Fe Renaissance Faire for three years. I played a pivotal role as the SCA liaison with El Rancho de los Golondrinas, ensuring smooth collaboration for this celebrated event.

My volunteer contributions extended to managing event gates and designing web pages for various SCA gatherings. My efforts in branding, including creating business cards for local groups, and my involvement in kickstarting new groups, reflect my commitment to fostering community and historical appreciation within the SCA.

Award of Arms

Award of Arms





Given for martial arts, arts and sciences, or service in a shire or college

Stag's Heart

Stag's Heart


Given for excellence in service




Given for serving the Kingdom well and faithfully, far above and beyond the service normally expected from a citizen of the Kingdom.

As a founder of the Santa Fe Gamer’s Guild, I have created a space for gaming enthusiasts to come together, share their passion, and foster a sense of community. This initiative not only provided a platform for entertainment but also encouraged social interaction and community building among gamers.

My volunteer work as a Project Evaluator for Inspire Santa Fe and as a Technology Judge at the New Mexico Science and Engineering Fair with TRW Space and Defense illustrates my commitment to fostering young minds in the fields of science and technology. These roles have enabled me to contribute to the educational development of students and encourage their pursuit of scientific inquiry.

Lastly, my role as a Grant Scoring Judge for Partners in Education and my support for the Los Alamos National Labs Foundation in computer support demonstrate my dedication to educational advancement and technological empowerment.

These diverse roles in community service and volunteer work reflect my multifaceted commitment to contributing positively to society, leveraging my skills and experiences for the betterment of others.

Digital Entrepreneurship

My entrepreneurial journey is marked by leveraging a diverse skill set to create multiple income streams. I've successfully combined my programming, multimedia, and artistic skills to develop a range of products. This includes writing technical and RPG books, notably 'The Realm Crafter User’s Guide', and producing over 40 RPG expansions. I also develop plugins for the Realm Crafter MMORPG engine and create digital assets for the Core metaverse engine, along with sci-fi maps for Virtual Tabletop systems.

The Crucible

The Crucible

"The Crucible: A Dungeon Crawler" is an immersive multiplayer 3D game crafted using the Core Metaverse engine.

It blends traditional dungeon exploration with innovative mechanics, offering strategic gameplay, teamwork, and character progression.

Delve Into The Dungeon

Virtual GM

Virtual GM

The Virtual Game Master (VGM) by CyborgPrime Games is an innovative AI-driven platform for solo RPG gaming.

It offers customizable, text-based adventures, appealing to both new and seasoned RPG players.

Explore Immersive Storytelling

Cosmic Drifter

Cosmic Drifter

"Cosmic Drifter" is a space exploration video game, drawing inspiration from the beloved Traveller RPG.

It combines role-playing, strategy, and adventure, allowing players to delve into a universe of galactic exploration and tactical encounters.

Explore the Universe

Community Building

My social media presence is a key part of my entrepreneurial strategy. I actively engage with communities on platforms like CyborgPrime Discord, Citizens of the Imperium Forum, Mongoose Forum, Traveller RPG HQ Discord, and my Facebook Author Page. My presence extends to Steam, Game Jolt, itch.io, Deviant Art, Core Metaverse, Roll20, Reddit, and LinkedIn, where I share updates, interact with followers, and promote my work. This digital footprint not only helps in marketing my products but also in building a strong, interactive community around my content.

Members and Growing!
Followers and Growing!
Members and Growing!
Subscribers and Growing!

Beyond the Screen: A Glimpse into My World

My personal interests and hobbies reflect a lifetime of diverse experiences and creative exploration. From an early age, I was actively involved in outdoor activities like skiing and horseback riding, nurtured through my time in New Jersey and later in New Mexico. My passion for technology and creativity was evident in my teenage years as I delved into programming on my first computer, an Atari 400, and explored the realms of digital art and animation. Theatre and improvisation have also been significant parts of my life, allowing me to express my artistic side. My love for multimedia and technology seamlessly blends with these creative outlets, shaping my personal and professional life. Today, I continue to pursue these interests alongside my career, finding joy and fulfillment in the synergy between technology, art, and community engagement.

Gaming Journey: A Lifelong Passion

My journey in the world of gaming began with family game nights, a tradition that ignited my enduring love for games. It all started with engaging classics like Mille Bornes, which laid the foundation for my deep dive into the realm of role-playing games. Titles like Dungeons & Dragons, Gamma World, and Shadowrun weren't just games to me; they were gateways to imaginative worlds where I could bring stories to life as the game master. My creativity found further expression in miniature tabletop combat games such as BattleTech and Star Fleet Battles, where strategy and narrative combined in exciting ways.

As the founder of the Santa Fe Gamer’s Guild, I fostered a community for fellow gaming enthusiasts, creating a shared space for adventure and camaraderie. My commitment to gaming went beyond playing; I contributed to the gaming world by creating numerous adventures, support materials, and engaging content that enriched the gaming experience for others.

My role as the game master in various campaigns allowed me to develop a unique storytelling style, enhancing my skills in narrative development and character creation. These experiences have not only been a source of joy and entertainment but also a significant influence on my work in game design and interactive media. Gaming for me transcends being a mere hobby; it is an integral part of my identity, shaping my approach to creativity and community engagement.

Theater and Performance: A World of Expression

My love for theater began in New Jersey, where as a child, I was captivated by magic tricks and school plays. This early fascination blossomed into a lifelong passion for performance and storytelling.

In New Mexico, my theatrical journey expanded through improv and stop-motion animation. Joining Santa Fe High School's "Spectrum," I explored dynamic, issue-based theater, which refined my improvisational skills and revealed the power of theater in communication.

My experience extended beyond acting to technical expertise in special effects makeup and stage lighting for productions like "MASH" and "Camelot." Voice acting added another dimension, allowing me to bring diverse characters to life, inspired by talents like Rich Little and Mel Blanc.

From performing in school plays to solo singing at medieval bardic competitions, my theater and performance endeavors have been a constant source of joy and a key influencer in my creative work across game design and multimedia production.

Theater for me is more than a hobby; it's a pivotal aspect of my identity. It's a realm where imagination thrives, each performance an opportunity to inspire and connect.

Making a Difference: My Commitment to Community and Compassion

In addition to my diverse personal and professional pursuits, I am deeply committed to giving back to the community. I actively support several charitable organizations, including the Santa Fe Animal Shelter, the Christopher Reeve Foundation, and the Carcinoid Cancer Foundation.

This dedication to social causes reflects my belief in using my skills and success to make a positive impact in the world, further enriching the tapestry of experiences that define my life beyond the screen.


Join My Journey: How to Support My Work

Be Part of the Adventure

As I continue to forge paths in game development, multimedia, and AI, your support plays a pivotal role in shaping this journey. Whether you’re a long-time follower or new to my world, there are numerous ways you can join in and help me continue to create and innovate.

Stay Connected and Engaged

  • Follow on Social Media: Keep up with my latest projects, insights, and adventures by following me on Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn. Your likes, shares, and comments not only motivate me but also help spread the word.

  • Join the Discussion: Dive into the conversation on my Discord community or participate in forums like COTI and Mongoose. Your perspectives, questions, and feedback are invaluable.

Support My Creations

  • Explore My Games and Apps: Check out games like ‘The Crucible’ or utilize tools like the Virtual Game Master. Your engagement and feedback are crucial for ongoing refinement.

  • Purchase Digital Products: Browse my range of RPG expansions, digital art, and more on platforms like DriveThruRPG and my web shop. Every purchase fuels further creative endeavors.

Become a Patron

  • Patreon Support: By becoming a patron on Patreon, you get exclusive access to behind-the-scenes content, early releases, and special perks, depending on your subscription level.

Spread the Word

  • Share My Work: If you love what I do, tell your friends about it! Share my website, blog posts, or social media content. Word-of-mouth recommendations are incredibly powerful.

Provide Feedback

  • Leave Reviews and Comments: Your reviews and comments on my products, whether on my website, social media, or other platforms, help me improve and reach a broader audience.

Interact and Collaborate

  • Community Involvement: Join in on community events, and collaborative projects. Your participation helps foster a vibrant and inclusive community.

Financial Contributions

  • Donations: For those who wish to provide direct support, donations are always appreciated. These contributions help me sustain and expand my work.

Your Support Matters

Every like, share, comment, purchase, and piece of feedback is a step forward in this journey. Thank you for being a part of it and helping me bring more innovative and engaging experiences to life. Together, we can continue to explore the boundaries of gaming and technology.