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R. Ben Madison (1965-) is a lifelong resident of Milwaukee, where he lives with his wife Amy and their two cats, Marshmallow and Bailey. Ben majored in Soviet Studies, and graduated in 1989 – just in time for the Berlin Wall to come down and his degree to be useless. Since nailing down an M.A. in European History, Ben has published in the field of religious history and served as Church Historian of an obscure Mormon sect before veering into Episcopalianism. Ben’s personal interests include flags, foreign paper money, historical atlases, and exotic foreign food. His interest in wargaming dates from November 1982 when he bought SPI’s “World War II: European Theater.” That got him started on small games with a vast scope, a theme he has carried with him into the world of game design. “I don’t like games unless they have at least two national capitals on the map,” he says, noting that his game designs typically feature lots of historical chrome and random events. Ben describes himself as a historian first, and an “average gamer” more interested in research and design than in actually playing games, a combination that has successfully cried out for a competent co-designer and a ruthless developer. Ben has worked for a decade with math- and strategy-genius game design partner Wes Erni to produce a number of titles on a broad variety of topics, including the Charles S. Roberts Award-winning “Death in the Trenches,” a grand strategy game of World War I. The happy result has been such diverse games as “Byzantium Reborn,” “C.S.A.: America’s Civil War,” and the controversial “Liberia: Descent Into Hell.” Since 2011, Ben has been part of the Victory Point Games team, where ruthless developer Alan Emrich’s assistance to the Erni-Madison design team has led to “Swing States 2012” (on U.S. presidential politics), “Mound Builders” (on prehistoric North America) and “The First Jihad” (the expansion of the Umayyad Caliphate in late antiquity).

Games by R. Ben Madison:

BYZANTIUM REBORN, R. Ben Madison [and Wes Erni] (2004 First Edition, Microgame Design Group; 2007 Second Edition, Fiery Dragon) -- Greek-Turkish War following WWI
DEATH IN THE TRENCHES, R. Ben Madison [and Wes Erni] (2005 Schutze Games) -- First World War strategic game -- CHARLES S. ROBERTS Award Winner
C.S.A., R. Ben Madison & Wes Erni (2008 Fiery Dragon) -- American Civil War two-player strategic game
LIBERIA: DESCENT INTO HELL, R. Ben Madison & Wes Erni (2009 Fiery Dragon) -- Liberian Civil War of the 1990's, two-player game
SWING STATES 2012, Wes Erni & R. Ben Madison (2012 Victory Point Games) -- US Presidential Politics, solitaire game
MOUND BUILDERS, R. Ben Madison & Wes Erni (2014 Victory Point Games) -- Culture, Trade and Warfare in Prehistoric North America, solitaire game
DON'T TREAD ON ME, R. Ben Madison [and Wes Erni] (2014 White Dog Games) -- American Revolutionary War strategic solitaire game
ABSOLUTE VICTORY, R. Ben Madison and Wes Erni (2016 Compass Games) -- Global-level World War II strategic game

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