This person is a user
Ethan Pasternack
United States
flag msg tools
Ethan Pasternack
Alternate Names
wrong website?
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 8334
Description Edit | History

A lifetime tabletop gamer, Ethan has been in the industry since late 2001, when he joined WizKids Games as a graphic designer. He excelled in that role (especially with technical design tasks) and displayed a talent for innovation that brought him to the attention of Jordan Weisman. After a couple of years on the Art team, Jordan recruited him into his newly formed blue-sky R&D team where Ethan's artistic and game design skills could be combined.

Ethan worked on a wide variety of published and unpublished games as a part of Jordan's team, but he was particularly instrumental in the company's Constructible Strategy Game initiative. He played a pivotal role in (and designed all the models for) the Pirates of the Spanish Main series, the Rocketmen: Axis of Evil CSG, the short-lived Football Flix game, and later the Star Wars PocketModel TCG which he also designed (and with which he had invaluable model design help from Darrel Rustvold). Even after Jordan's departure from the company, Ethan remained a core element of the WizKids game design team until the company closed down in late 2008.

After the closure of WizKids, Ethan and a small group of company veterans (once again led by Jordan Weisman) founded a new game company called Compound Fun, LLC, where Ethan became the Director of Product Development for the company's core/hobby brand, Wells Expeditions. There he designed and directed their groundbreaking mass action miniatures game Arcane Legions, which launched at GenCon Indy 2009 with much critical acclaim for its innovative game engine and tournament-level incorporation of user-generated content. Despite the retail success of the game, the company was forced to close at the end of 2009 for financial reasons.

Now a successful freelance designer, Ethan went on to create the Star Trek: Fleet Captains board game for WizKids/NECA, and is currently working on a number of other as-yet unannounced game projects.

In 2011 Ethan joined the mobile games company Z2Live, makers of Trade Nations and Metalstorm, where he designs games for the iOS platform, however he continues to work on freelance tabletop projects.


Star Trek: Fleet Captains (Original Design)
Arcane Legions (Original Design, Game Development, Continuity Development)
Star Wars PocketModel TCG (Original Design, Game Development)
Mechwarrior Solaris VII (Design & Development)
Rocketmen: Axis of Evil (Continuity Development)
Battlestar Galactica Collectible Card Game (Design & Development)
Football Flix (Original Design)


Star Trek: Fleet Captains (Card/Gamepiece Design)
Arcane Legions (Art Direction, Card/Gamepiece Design, Print Layout, Plastics Engineering)
Star Wars PocketModel TCG (Styrene Engineering, Technical Illustration)
Rocketmen: Axis of Evil (Styrene Engineering, Card/Gamepiece Design, Print Layout, Texturing, Illustration)
Battlestar Galactica Collectible Card Game (Card/Gamepiece Design)
Pirates of the Spanish Main (Styrene Engineering, Card/Gamepiece Design, Texturing, Print Layout)
Creepy Freaks (Card/Gamepiece Design, Plastics Engineering)
Shadowrun Duels (Card/Gamepiece Design)
Crimson Skies (Card/Gamepiece Design, Print Layout, Packaging)
Mechwarrior: Dark Age (Styrene Engineering, Card/Gamepiece Design, Print Layout, Packaging, Illustration, Cartography)
HeroClix (Card/Gamepiece Design, Print Layout, Packaging)
Mage Knight Dungeons (Gamepiece Design, Print Layout, Packaging)
Mage Knight (Card/Gamepiece Design, Print Layout, Packaging, Styrene Engineering, Plastics Engineering)

Thumbs Up
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Mechanic:
Pg. 1
Rank 4539
Num Ratings 419
Average Rating 6.07
Average Weight 2.17
Num Owned 918
Prev. Owned 129
For Trade 89
Want in Trade 12
Wishlist 24
Comments 250
Year Published 2003
Rank 3470
Num Ratings 689
Average Rating 6.22
Average Weight 2.70
Num Owned 1095
Prev. Owned 138
For Trade 103
Want in Trade 33
Wishlist 37
Comments 276
Year Published 2002
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 13
Average Rating 7.08
Average Weight 3.33
Num Owned 46
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 3
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 3
Comments 5
Year Published 2003
Rank 3203
Num Ratings 2582
Average Rating 6.01
Average Weight 1.78
Num Owned 4338
Prev. Owned 469
For Trade 384
Want in Trade 70
Wishlist 128
Comments 1166
Year Published 2004
Rank 8985
Num Ratings 158
Average Rating 5.82
Average Weight 1.97
Num Owned 651
Prev. Owned 56
For Trade 37
Want in Trade 15
Wishlist 23
Comments 96
Year Published 2005
Linked Issues/Articles
Relationship: Sort:
Pg. 1
No Items Found
Thumbs Up
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.