I am a long time board game enthusiast. I own about a hundred board games, and I have designed several others although Rise of the Exiled is the first I am trying to publish.
I came up with the idea for Rise of the Exiled in 2008 as a result of junk mail. I used to receive lots of credit card offers from banks, and some of those offers included dummy credit cards made of clear plastic. I thought, "I should make a game out of these," and so I did.
That was just the beginning.