Meet the Team for The Escapist Issue 69


Each week we ask a question of our staff and featured writers to learn a little bit about them and gain some insight into where they are coming from.

This week’s question is:

Describe your evil lair.

Tom Rhodes, “Method to our Madness”

Well, it’s not so much a “lair” as “my basement,” and it’s not so much “evil” as “smells odd.” Then again, there are those corpses under the floorboards…

Shannon Drake, “Playing as a True Predator”

I’m a fan of the classic volcano base, especially if it has a hidden escape rocket to take me up to my backup moon base. But now that you know about my evil lair, I can never let you leave…

Russ Pitts, “Asteroids Do Not Concern Me,” Associate Editor

I’ll describe it to you in detail after you are captured and I have you strapped to a giant, metal table with a laser pointed at your nethers. Mainly to gloat, but also on the off-chance that I’m actually a really bad guy and you deserve a chance to escape before the entire place self-destructs and after you inevitably escape from my intricate, yet easily outmaneuvered torture device.

Joe Blancato, Associate Editor

Joe couldn’t be reached, despite the fact he asked this question, because light waves cannot penetrate where his base is located.

Jon Hayter, Producer

My evil lair resembles the NORAD command center, but with a lot more plush seating, thick carpet and cocktails.

Julianne Greer

Well, it has … wait … what?? Who told you about that?!

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