Senior Lecturer, IGM
Office: 70-2517
Office Hours: MWF 12:30-2:30
Email: sean (dot) boyle (at) rit (dot) edu


I graduated with an MS in Information Technology in May of 2001, and started teaching Multimedia at RIT in the fall of 2001. In 2006, I began working at Element K as an instructional designer, involved in developing interactive courseware for online and in-class instruction, as well as business simulations and "serious games" in both tabletop and digital formats. At the same time, I founded Tremorworks, a small, independent publisher of tabletop board and role-playing games. In 2009 I returned to teaching at RIT full-time.


Web design and development, game design, tabletop design and production, prototyping and playtesting, GSRPGs, electronic publishing


Crashtest Games, an IGM student organization dedicated to the design and testing of tabletop games. Crashtest is a great place to play new published games as well as build your own, and we help test games built in class or just for fun.

Tremorworks, founded with RIT grad Robert Kalajian, is an independent tabletop game publishing company. Since 2006, we've published a number of games, including ElementaliS, the HDL Universal Role-Playing Game, and its second edition, Paragon. We both still continue to design and develop games, publishing both electronically and in physical formats.


Tabletop Role-playing Games:

Board Games:

  • Star Venture (in-progress)
  • Tiger Territory (in-progress)
  • Demongate High: Summoners' Studies (in-progress)
  • The Null Expanse (in-progress)




  • Heir to Heroes (complete)
  • Journey of the Phoenix (complete, NaNoWriMo 2011)
  • Death of the Phoenix (complete, NaNoWriMo 2012)
  • Rebirth of the Phoenix (complete, NaNoWriMo 2013)
  • Infinite Vector: Separation Anxiety (in-progress, NaNoWriMo 2014)
  • Beneath the Clouds (in-progress)
  • Dragons of Pyre (in-progress)