Welcome interweb traveler, and thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Ben Formaker-Olivas, but here I go by the Debuffed Hero. This blog chronicles my journey as I set out to become a game designer, serving as a platform to discuss gaming news, thoughts on design and related fields, and various other nerdisms. I hope that you find something you like here, even if it's just a distraction while sitting in your cubicle (SFW approved). I have separated my posts into a "Story Mode" section for deeper topic discussions, and a "Side Quests" section for updates, photos, and assorted randomosities.

I chose my blog name because it represents the potential that I see within everyone - we are heroes who have been "debuffed" by life. By accepting and overcoming these debuffs, we have the potential to become something greater (cue studio audience "awww"). Plus, it sounded cool.

Fight on, my debuffed heroes!