About the Orcs
It was the summer of 2016, when I received a call from my boss, Derek. I had been working for him for nearly a year and he warned me that we might have to close up shop. I was working in a vape shop and new regulations from the FDA were about to drop. On top of that, a lot of competition had come into the area so we were seeing a decline in customers.
Thankfully, we came back with a vengeance! The new shops didn't steal enough customers to keep themselves afloat and some of the older shops started running into problems. That, coupled with a brilliant sales strategy from Derek and my co-workers brought us back up to incredible numbers.
It still served as a wake-up call to Derek and myself. So we started talking together about what we could do if the industry ever did get into trouble. We both wanted to be involved in something we were truly passionate about. So we started talking about doing a podcast. No, podcasts don't really keep families fed, but we figured we could do more with it. Derek had recently joined and started hosting a Dungeons and Dragons campaign I was running so we said, "What about dice?" which turned into, "I really like dice towers," and "these dice boxes are really nice. I wonder..."
What you see now is the final step of our idea. Don't worry, we still have a lot that we want to do, like game development, webseries, movies and even some more products, but this website is where it all comes together.
It was the summer of 2016, when I called Thomas ... Nah, I'm not going to just rehash Thomas' thoughts from my perspective. Instead I'm just going to tell you a little about myself. I'm a nerd, a geek, and I really always have been. A lot of people don't realize that nerds and geeks come in all shapes and sizes ... heck, some of us even excelled in sports. But we always have a passion for something unique. When I was a youth I loved to read (In fact, I still do), particularly fantastic fiction. I spent countless hours in far away universes and alternate realities. I braved Mordor with Frodo and Sam, faced the perils of the Underdark with Drizzt, and explored the wonders of Narnia with the Pevensies. I survived horrors from the minds of King, Koontz, Poe, Lovecraft and many others. I traveled the stars through the brilliance of Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and more.
All of this really just to say that our passion here at Orc Rogues is to bring quality products and entertainment to the world, and allow all of our fellow nerds and geeks a better platform to enjoy the wonders of imagination. We also hope that we can help people, who may not have had the amazing experiences that we have, learn to embrace and enjoy their own inner nerd or geek.