The No-Frauds Club ยป Pr0nogo


Game architect. Content archon.
Give it your best, or get out of the way.

Darion "Pr0nogo" Paone is a co-founder of The No-Frauds Club. Since he wrote this, he doesn't need to write the rest of this in 3rd person, because that's three.

I've worked on RTS-focused videogame content for almost two full decades now, beginning my game design journey by modding and designing levels within Starcraft: Brood War. I have continued to leverage this passion by working on levels within my own game engine for as-of-yet unreleased titles. This content covers a wide range of disciplines, from worldbuilding and scriptwriting, environment and level designs, techtree and enemy designs, logic for computer players, and immersive storytelling.

I have focused a large amount of my self-education on the psychology behind player decision-making in competitive settings, the impact of developer involvement in professional metas, and the improvement of one's creative process.

My involvement in competitive gaming has extended from Brood War and League of Legends to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (and soon, Counter-Strike 2), where I've interviewed and hosted talk shows with several of Counter-Strike's premier talents, and studied the disciplines of broadcasting and commentary to augment my personal toolkit when it comes to discussing and promoting my own games.

The primary goal shared by all members of The No-Frauds Club is ultimately to deploy high-quality videogame products for consumers that have been otherwise starved for such content. I aim to provide interactive software that, above all, respects its audience, and expects them to rise to whichever challenges lie within.

I am currently available to join established teams as designer, writer, and other such creative jobs. I am also available for podcast and talk show appearances to discuss videogames and related content. Direct such enquiries to the email listed at the bottom of this page and I'll get back to you in short order.


  • Cosmonarchy BW, my ambitious conversion of Starcraft: Brood War, created with the help of Club community members and fellow designers
  • Gaming video content, my repository of analytical "let's play" series and other videos related to game design
  • Articles and my substack, my repositories of the written word
  • Project: CROW, a list of educational clips for the uninitiated

Contact and Links

Pr0nogo can be found in the following ways: