Oliver “Riddles” Motok

Hello, hello, hello. Guess who it is?

That’s right, it’s Oliver Motok, otherwise known as Riddles, otherwise known as Montok. Whatever suits you, I suppose; I’ll admit I’m partial to my actual name, but this doesn’t seem the case for most.
You may already know me, as quite a bit of my work resides over at RPGamer, where I served as Currents Columnist and Q&A Host. I also acted as Head of Interaction after Lusi left. In addition, you can hear my voice on quite a few episodes of RPGcast, where my primary function was to act as the butt of my fellow panel members’ cruel jokes and insults.

As was the case over at RPGamer, I’m the youngest among my cohorts here, being aged 19. You can expect to hear this fact brought up and exaggerated many times on our weekly podcast, so I’m just setting the record straight here. I’m going to school for Journalism, in hopes of one day writing about video games and getting paid for it. In the meantime, I’ll just have to settle for writing about them and… not getting paid for it. (Hence my presence here, you see.) I love videogames and the videogame industry more than just about anything, and I currently own every current-generation console and handheld on the market. I spend most of my gaming time on the 360 and PS3, and while I love my PSP and DS I find myself having little use for handheld gaming these days. My Wii is little more than means for me to play Super Smash Bros Brawl, I’m afraid… something you’ll likely hear me rant about in detail at a later date.

Lists are fun. Let’s make a list or two:

A SAMPLING OF SOME OF MY FAVORITE GAMES (in no particular order):

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Final Fantasy VII
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
Shadow of the Colossus
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Metroid Prime
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Final Fantasy XII
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

One list is enough. Look for my sagacity and wit on Saturdays.


  1. Sweet! I was wondering when this would happen, the lusi.com line up’s similarity to Cat Fancy is growing larger by the day.

    Btw you forgot to list Blue Dragon, though I suppose some things don’t require mentioning, as readers can likely assume its inclusion as a given.

  2. I’ll be interested to see whether Lusi re-records the stat and end MAP credits.

  3. He’s far too la- er, busy to bother with such things.

    And just to set the record straight, Blue Dragon probably doesn’t even place until the list is well over 50, that much is for certain.

  4. I want more lists!

    No specific order huh? Then explain why the first, second, second to last, and last games are both Zeldas and Final Fantasys! Lies! There is a pattern! THE END IS COMING!

  5. Perhaps he can just splice your introduction from the last podcast onto the intro.

    By adopting a stance of Blue Dragon denial you’re only lying to yourself Oliver. Ask yourself what would Shu do if placed in your position? Would he give up fighting for what he believed in? Or would he proudly proclaim himself a Blue Dragon fanboy with great verve and tenacity?

  6. Bioshock consists of 8 letters and is the 3rd game in your list.


    your fifth game is Shadow of the Colossus, Shadow…Shadow…Shadow starts with a S, the same as Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3.

    Persona3 = 8 alpha/numerical digits with one of them being a 3

    Thus we come back to Bioshock…

    Coincidence? I think not!

  7. Hey Oliver! Great to see you on the team!

    And while I’m at it, I really hope this site/podcast DOESN’T devolve into making fun of Oliver to the exclusion of everything else. Not that I give a shit one way or the other, but Blue Dragon jokes are only going to make the show too similar to Chris n’ Mikel’s Makeout Podcast.

  8. I like how Lusipurr seems to be trying to steal all the interesting people from RPGamer.

    Did he lure you away with cookies?

  9. Well it can’t be that hard. The RPGamer podcast is degenerating to all MMOs all the time, and the site isn’t anywhere near as timely or relevant as they once were.

  10. We are not “stealing” staff from RPGamer.com, we offer something different to that site. Mainly we cover more then one genre.

    We do talk about MMOs but only when we the staff feel that the news is in the interest of the listener.

  11. I don’t listen to MMOCast. Too lengthy. I like the ones here better.

    Good to see Oliver on staff, I guess…Blue Dragon forever!