Digital Marketing Manager for Wizards of the Coast/Dungeons & Dragons. Gamer, writer,
and explorer of Mysterious Parent Island.
They say the O’Carrolls once had a vampire numbered among them; Tadhg O’Carroll, cursed that way for killing his own brother, the priest Thaddeus.
They also say the Bartletts once had a son favored by Charlemagne, until struck on the head and killed by a golden chessboard in jealousy for winning a match.
At some point, these two families came together (possibly forming unstoppable vampire chess players). From working the silver mines of Ireland's Offaly and Tipperary counties, their descendants emigrated to the coal mines of southern Illinois, and then on to Chicago.
That’s where Bart Carroll came in, smashing these two great family names together into one slightly confusing personal name (yes, it's Bartlett Carroll, not Bartholomew). Bart attended the University of Wisconsin and later the University of Washington (for that nice “UW” synergy), settling in the Pacific Northwest where he now toils in the mines of Dungeons & Dragons.
In previous incarnations, Bart worked in London as the world's slowest bartender. He also spent two years in the Peace Corps, teaching ESL in Sichuan, China largely by showing old VHS copies of the Star Wars original trilogy. He is still afraid of the dark after one viewing of Poltergeist as a child, and once struck out in Little League while simultaneously getting hit by a pitch. He has never, not once, beat his wife in a game of Ticket to Ride. He cuts his own hair. Yet despite these enviable claims to fame, his greatest accomplishment remains raising a son who can do everything better than he ever could at the same age.