Updated: Apr 16, 2020
Who are we?
AKA: Stewart Stevens, Stevie Stew, CKM_Steve
Dislikes: Things that are not dogs.
What do you do for Crazy Killing Machine: As little as possible!
AKA: Woody, CKM_Carl
Likes: Board games, metal, beer and the Pitch Perfect movies.
Dislikes: Flat Earthers, Most (MOST NOT ALL) Vegans.
What do you do for Crazy Killing Machine: All the other stuff that Steve doesn't do!
What do we do?
We Stream Vault Tours and High Level Events
We Live Stream News
We Record an RPG
We Judge Vault Tours
We Run a Network
We Support the Keyforge Community
How did we get started?
Steve had been freelancing with Fantasy Flight Games for some time, demonstrating board games at some weird, lovely and fantastic places, as well as judging for some time for L5R and Destiny. At the Destiny Galactic Qualifier in Milton Keynes in 2018, Steve asked Carl to come along and judge/scorekeep the event and the rest is history. Just after the event was when Keyforge was launched and started to gain its HUGE traction, which is when Steve and Carl were asked by FFG to judge the Vault Tour at UK Games Expo.
After this, we went to every Vault Tour in Europe; Eindhoven, Bologna, Nuremberg, Madrid, Krakow as judges.
It was at the UK Games Expo that conversations started about creating a channel or some sort of media for the community but very little took off. It was after Bologna where we really decided to make a go of it. We realized that we were going to be at all of the Vault Tour events, a really privileged position, that we should bring something to the community. It was in Nuremberg where the stream was born. We had no intention initially of steaming the Vault Tours, but as we had some gear and a cobbled together stream set up, FFG asked us to bring it with us to Nuremberg and we were hooked!
Since then, CKM has grown arms and legs. The stream has got bigger, the content has developed, the community has widened and we are now looking at launching our live play RPG stream with gamers in the community. On top of all that, we decided to bring collaborators closer together with the Crazy Killing Machine Network.
Do we work for FFG?
How do I become a Judge?
a. Good question. Erm......luck more than judgement.