I’m Brendan McLeod, a game designer living in Austin, Texas.

This site serves as my…

  • Professional résumé, charting my career making games!
  • Portfolio, chronicling my experiences as a D&D Dungeon Master on Twitch!
  • Personal blog, where I chatter about my travels and activities!
  • Photography collection, where I archive the animals that I come across!
  • … plus whatever else I’m up to at the moment!


My Work







Blogs and Photos

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Origin: Northern Hemisphere (spends summers in Arctic climes, winters in the subtropics) Sighted at: St Johns County Ocean Pier, St Augustine, FL Another shot from my trip to St Augustine.... READ MORE

Boat-tailed Grackle

Common Grackle (Quiscalus major) Origin: Southeastern United States coastlines Sighted at: St Johns County Ocean Pier, St Augustine, FL A new species of grackle that I’d never seen before! These coastal birds can be distinguished... READ MORE

Common Grackle

Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) Origin: North America Sighted at: St Johns County Ocean Pier, St Augustine, FL Grackles are a very common sight here in Austin, but I was amazed and delighted to find them... READ MORE

Gopher Tortoise

Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) Origin: Southeastern United States Sighted at: Anastasia State Park, St Augustine, FL While visiting St Augustine, my father and I went to the nearby state park on Anastasia Island! This park... READ MORE

Eastern Grey Squirrel

Eastern Grey Squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) Origin: Eastern and Midwestern United States Sighted at: Flagler College, St Augustine, FL While staying in St Augustine, my family and I stayed at a lovely downtown rental property that... READ MORE

Brown Anole

Brown Anole (Anole sagrei) Origin: Temperate North American climates Sighted at: Castillo de San Marcos, St Augustine, FL Last week, I went to St Augustine to celebrate the wedding of my sister, Kyle! No visit... READ MORE

Hill Country Visit 2017

Google Maps is, perhaps, my most beloved app on my phone. I use others more regularly, and with greater urgency, but Google Maps allows me to punch in a brand-new destination that I’ve... READ MORE

Zebra-tailed lizard

Zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides) Origin: Southwestern United States and Mexico Sighted at: Pedernales Falls, Johnson City, TX I went back to Pedernales Fall this weekend and saw a ton of reptiles, including this Zebra-tailed lizard: one... READ MORE