Designer of top ranked strategic boardgame on the Russian Revolution (Triumph of Chaos) and expansion to that game (Triumph of Chaos Comrades Guide). Currently working on game of Spanish Civil War.
Authored and published numerous articles regarding strategy, history and gaming; most recently "Having the Stomach for It: Mustering and Managing National Strategic Will", Against the Odds magazine
Awarded distinguished Hobby Service Award by Boardgame Players Association in 2010.
Member of top ranked (champs 2006,2007,2008) boardgaming team, The Nest of Spies, that competes at the World Boardgaming Championship (WBC).
CSR Winner 2012: Best Game Review or Analysis Article, For the People: Defending the Union (co-author with Mark Herman - C3i Magazine)
Co-creator of WAM gaming convention.
Leader of Sand Plaque tribe at WBC.
Proud member of 1st Minnesota Historical Wargaming Society and EiA Sawatdee gaming group.
Authored in-depth analysis of top historical strategy simulations (wargames) published in last fifty years. Available here:
Host of wargame podcast Guns, Dice, Butter (GDB): http://gunsdicebutter.libsyn.com/ and available on iTunes and here on BGG.
GDB has 25 episodes (as of Spring 2016), over 50 hours of content/50 guests (including Jim Dinnigan, Don Greenwood, Mark Herman, Richard Berg, noted historian Adrian Goldsworthy and many others) and now has near 100,000 downloads.