About The Forge!
The Forge and its Very Terrific Team
"The Forge" (The Forge VTT inc. / La Forge TJV inc.) is a tabletop game company founded in 2020 by Youness Alaoui, also known as KaKaRoTo also known as "That guy who collects broken PS3s and Intel CPUs", .
The Forge is the first and only fully integrated, turn-key, high-availability hosting solution for Foundry VTT games. Its mission is to make it painless for game masters to host and manage games, so that they can focus on the story and gameplay, rather than to mess around with servers, network equipment and configuration, security, bandwidth and latency, etc. The Forge provides all the necessary tools for GMs to create immersive tabletop gaming experiences for their players, without going insane and becoming a lich.
The company is headquartered in the frozen lands of Montréal, Canada, where KaKaRoTo's office remains at subtropical temperatures year-round because his graphics card outputs a ton of heat. The team is based in Canada and throughout the world.
Before creating the Forge, Youness (a.k.a. "KaKaRoTo") has spent decades laboring in the coal mines of the Free & Open-Source software industry, whether through the aMSN project, his various projects for the PS3 hacking scene, 3D printing software, and reverse engineering CPUs. Due to some mysterious circumstances, he discovered Dungeons and Dragons only in 2018, started playing, then wrote Beyond20, joined the Foundry community (around the time FVTT 0.3.0 was released), then wrote multiple popular modules for Foundry, before creating the Forge because he has an insatiable hunger for solving complicated challenges and creating infinite problems for himself.
Leon (a.k.a. "DestinyGrey"), is the Forge's executive assistant and general administrative solution seeker. It is said he achieved level 20 as a moderator of FoundryVTT and then just retired that character to try a new adventure with the Forge. He dispels our knee-jerk reactions and channels them into magically diplomatic messages. Like every gamer, he drinks energy drinks while backseat gaming his teammates in online shooters.
Kevin (a.k.a "Dndpopulationme") Jensen helps with various tasks including customer support, documentation, video editing and illustration work. He comes from Hell, Norway but he's actually a really nice guy. We are the main reason he has a horrible sleep schedule (the second reason is, well, timezones).
A tabletop and D&D enthusiast, packed into a Swiss Army Knife of a person: codes, designs, draws, streams and still tries to keep a social life.
Jeff (a.k.a. "Fourteen"), is the Forge's mercenary CMO and general business advisor. Is Fourteen human, or is he a rogue A.I.? All we know is he raised millions in the past, and those were not undead, nor short squeeze bets on Wall Street. He could have nicknamed himself Forty-Two, but he instead decided to fail at life, the universe and everything.
Bruno (a.k.a. Varstahl) is a jack of all trades bard. When he's not streaming D&D with his friends, he's hacking stuff. If the stuff does not want to get hacked, he hits it with a hammer. It's the law. Rumors say he was near our servers and codebase, nobody knows why, although everything seems to run smoother and faster now. Master of the Speak with Electronics ritual, he sings and inspires from the cold shadows of a server room with a +12 modifier on IT Handling ability checks.