An experienced game master and designer, Shao is the lead architect and driver behind many of our Curious Chimeras games.
Tan Shao Han, Founder.
Shao’s strong interest in gaming as a catalyst for community building and engagement led him to set up the Curious Chimeras. Shao has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) and a Masters of Arts from the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore (NUS). Shao’s research at NUS focused on community engagement, education and culture, and did his Master’s Thesis on tabletop role-playing games and their ability to engage, empower and educate.
Prior to the Chimeras, Shao worked as a game designer at the National Institute of Education, designing and producing games for science education; a researcher for the Preservation of Monuments Board and the National Archives of Singapore; as well as an adjunct lecturer for the Singapore Institute of Management. Shao was also a head Teaching Assistant for the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.
Shao has spoken and presented at many events and art performances, including: