Nathan Bastert is a founding member of Real Job LLC and main systems designer for the card game Third Age. Upon graduating from Illinois State University with a degree in Secondary Social Science Education Nathan pursued his master's degree from the same institution in History. During his time completing his master's degree, Nathan sought to advance his involvement in another interest: gaming. A lifelong fan games in all forms, Nathan currently blames absolutely all his nerdy habits on his love of Pokémon. Over the years he has played far too many board/card/video games to count. However, of all the different forms of games his favorite remains the physical. Nathan seeks to apply what he has learned about games in his involvement with Real Job.