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Designer and Developer during the original SPI Games era, (1969-1982):

Design Credits from SPI:

A force in the landmark development of the Quad games.

ANTIETAM The Bloodiest Day, 17 September 1862 Published: 01-May-75
NAPOLEON AT WAR (QUAD) Four Battles from the Napoleonic Wars Published: 01-Aug-75
JENA-AUERSTADT The Battle for Prussia, 14 October 1806 Published: 01-Aug-75
LUTZEN Gustavus Adolphus' Last Battle 16 November, 1632 Published: 01-May-76
STARSOLDIER 25th Century Tactical Combat Published: 01-Jan-77
PANZER BATTLES Tactical Armored Warfare in World War II Published: 01-Mar-79

Also given credits on "Conflicts in American History" aimed at schools, which repackaged multiple copies of Antietam and Cemetery Hill (Gettysburg) from the Blue & Gray Quad, with historical articles and teaching guides on the American Civil War.

Perhaps his greatest contribution in this era is his development work on games. It is rarely acknowledged, but a great developer is often the difference between a game, and a great game.

No less a light than SPI great David Isby noted, "Tom was the main guy on WAR IN THE EAST - WAR IN EUROPE - WAR IN THE PACIFIC rules and development -- that's about two years right there."

Developer Credits from SPI: (Designer listed after the publication date.)

BATTLE OF NATIONS The Encirclement at Leipzig 16-19 October 1813 01-Aug-75 Ed Curran
BLOODY APRIL The Battle of Shiloh, 1862 01-Aug-79 Rich Berg
CHARIOT Tactical Warfare in the "Biblical" Age 3000 - 500 BC 01-Feb-75 John Young
DESERT WAR Tactical Warfare in North Africa 01-Sep-73 Jim Dunnigan
EAST IS RED, THE The Sino-Soviet War 01-Jan-74 Jim Dunnigan
FULDA GAP The First Battle of the Next War 01-May-77 Jim Dunnigan
JENA-AUERSTADT The Battle for Prussia, 14 October 1806 01-Aug-75 Tom Walczyk
LEGION Tactical Warfare in the Roman Age 100 BC - 700 AD 01-Feb-75 John Young
MECH WAR 2 (2 Pack) Modern Combined Arms Combat 01-Feb-79 Mark Herman
NORDLINGEN Triumph of the Imperialists, 6 September 1634 01-May-76 Brad Hessel
PRESTAGS MASTERPACK 5 Pack 01-July-75 John Young
RED STAR/WHITE STAR (2nd Edition) Modern Mech Combat in Europe 01-Feb-79 Mark Herman
SCRIMMAGE Tactical Professional Football 01-Mar-73 Jim Dunnigan
SEELÖWE German Invasion of Britain, 1940 01-Mar-74 John Young
SOLOMONS CAMPAIGN Air, Land, and Sea Warfare, Pacific 1942 01-Jul-73 Jim Dunnigan
SORCERER Mgical Conflict 01-Oct-75 Redmond Simonsen
SPARTAN Tactical Warfare in the Hellenisic Age 500 - 1000 BC 01-Feb-75 John Young
STARFORCE 25th Century Interstellar Combat 01-Aug-74 Redmond Simonsen
STONEWALL The Battle of Kernstown, 23 March 1862 01-Mar-78 Mark Herman
SUEZ TO GOLAN Modern Mechanized Combat in the Mid-East 01-Mar-79 Mark Herman
THIRTY YEARS' WAR (QUAD) Four Battles from the Thirty Years War 01-May-76 Brad Hessel
VIKING Tactical Warfare in the Dark Ages 700 - 1300 01-Feb-75 John Young
WAR IN EUROPE Struggle Against Germany and Italy, 1939-45 01-Oct-76 Jim Dunnigan
YEOMAN Tactical Warfare in the Renaissance Age 1250 - 1550 01-Feb-75 John Young

Thomas was not necessarily the sole developer on these games, and frequently he is listed in conjunction with the designer as the developer. Still, this is an impressive list of games made better by his skills.

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