About Us

Twenty Sided Store is a Native American and woman owned business supported by an amazing team with magical familiars.

Lauren Bilanko

Lauren, co-founder and owner of Twenty Sided Store, is a natural born storyteller. She didn’t know Dungeons & Dragons was a game until she was in her 20s, but she has been roleplaying her whole life. She has lived in the same building on the same block in Williamsburg since 1999. When she isn’t creating unique experiences, she is catching up with friends, reading sci-fi books, and making art. Outside the store, you can find her enjoying a cold brewed iced coffee in the back of The West Brooklyn, combing the racks at Beacon’s Closet for the perfect jumpsuit, or catching a date night movie at Nitehawk Cinema with her partner, Luis.

Arrow the Cat

Arrow, best known from her appearance on our business cards, loves sunshine, peace and quiet, and sitting on Lauren’s hands while she is working. Originally small enough to fit into a shoebox, she now carries three cats worth of cat hair on her. 

Luis Chato

Luis is one of Twenty Sided Store's founders and owners. He hails from the desert southwest of Albuquerque, NM and has lived in NYC for the last 12 years after moving here on a whim. When Luis isn't doing Magic Pack 1 Pick 1s, he is probably listening to some long forgotten 80s thrash band or waxing poetically about New Mexico green chile. If you're in the neighborhood, definitely check out M Shanghai and get an order of Soup Dumplings! Also check out Book Thug Nation and Human Relations for a good recommendation on a used paperback (owned by a fellow RPG player and family friend).

Arya the Cat

Ayra is a multi-talented go-getter whose hobbies include playtime, watching humans eat, more playtime, sneak attacks, more playtime, sitting in boxes, and also more playtime, please human wave the stick.

Morgan Beetham

Morgan, originally from the part of Ohio even Ohioans haven't heard of, has lived in Brooklyn for the last 15 years. She is an accomplished dungeon master, Unity game developer, zombie deck enthusiast, Fleetwood Mac evangelist, bulldog wrangler, and, according to Buzzfeed, a neutral good hedge witch. Morgan's favorite board game is Mall Madness-- a classic of classics-- but her favorite game we sell in the store is Lords of Waterdeep. She holds a BFA in Theatre (Meisner) from The Ohio State University, which she occasionally makes excellent use of on Twitch Manapot Studios Happy Hour and 20sidedTV.

Mabel the Dog

Mabel plays as a magic-using clown/bard, equally likely to perform gravity-defying acrobatics or cast charm on the nearest human brandishing snacks. She is an independent, vocal lady who has lots to say, especially as the dinner hour draws near.

Daniel Surprenant

Daniel is from Saranac Lake NY, and has once been voted most likely to survive the Zombie Apocalypse. He has been in NYC for 8 years, and when he is not helping people decide what Magic cards they need to put in their EDH decks at Twenty Sided, he's usually arguing about 90’s hip hop, watching basketball, or reading a graphic novel in the park. Daniel loves grabbing a frozen coffee drink from Rocka Rolla or eating wings and watching the latest Marvel movie at the Alamo Draft House.

Benson & Rollins

Benson and Rollins spend a lot of time trying to knock over glasses of water and hide toys under the couch, the fridge, the dresser, and anywhere else they don't fit. They are very dedicated to reaching the highest elevation in any environment even if that means climbing the clothes hanging in the closet. They are very inquisitive, and their important cat business is investigating any activities that might be especially heinous!