(ablative) coming from:
1. Black Liquid
2. Ink
3. Blacking

Atramentis Games is a solitary endeavor by James Vail, who does the artwork, writing, game design, and layout design.

James Vail aims to create free adventures for Strain, an expansion for Xas Irkalla, and has outlined his second book, "The Call of the Wretched Sea", which will focus on historical whaling, one of James's fascinations. Its title was inspired by funeral doom band Ahab's album of the same name, used with permission.

James has always had an interest in game design; remembering creating custom maps for StarCraft, Warcraft, Neverwinter Nights, and more as a child. After being introduced to tabletop RPG's, James soon began writing and GM'ing his own campaigns. It didn't take long for James to want to customize his tabletop experiences. He has always had an appreciation for dark themes in artwork, books, movies, games, and music.