$30.00
Information
This person is a user
Tom Shaw
msg tools
designer
Name
Thomas N. Shaw
Alternate Names
Thomas Shaw
Tom Shaw (I)
Website
wrong website?
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 589
Description Edit | History

Thomas N. Shaw (born c. 1928-1929) is a game designer who founded the game magazine The General in 1964. He was vice president of the Avalon Hill Game Company, directing operations there for decades. He was the editor of The General until 1972 when Don Greenwood took over just after graduating from college. In 1976, he won the Charles S. Roberts Hall of Fame Award at Origins 1977, which is also known as the Clausewitz Award. He was the only holdover employee from the 1958-1963 Charles Roberts Avalon Hill era. When Monarch Printing took over operation of Avalon Hill, all of the other employees were fired, and Shaw worked alone often as a marketer until Avalon Hill turned a profit. Shaw was in many ways the company's sports game guy. His last wargame design was Kriegspiel.

He was noted for saying that it always took 90% of the effort to finish the last 10% of the game.

Note: This appears to be a different person than game artist Tom Shaw (II) or Thomas T. Shaw, the son of Thomas N. Shaw.

Interview


Thomas N. Shaw fan microbadge: mb

Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Mechanic:
Pg. 1 of 2 » 2
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 26
Average Rating 5.83
Average Weight 2.14
Num Owned 82
Prev. Owned 10
For Trade 7
Want in Trade 11
Wishlist 11
Comments 20
Year Published 1961
Rank 9670
Num Ratings 203
Average Rating 5.70
Average Weight 1.79
Num Owned 419
Prev. Owned 80
For Trade 49
Want in Trade 8
Wishlist 10
Comments 97
Year Published 1960
Rank 4869
Num Ratings 333
Average Rating 6.06
Average Weight 2.33
Num Owned 850
Prev. Owned 146
For Trade 46
Want in Trade 7
Wishlist 21
Comments 187
Year Published 1965
Rank 3762
Num Ratings 308
Average Rating 6.41
Average Weight 2.95
Num Owned 697
Prev. Owned 107
For Trade 48
Want in Trade 9
Wishlist 27
Comments 150
Year Published 1962
Rank 5780
Num Ratings 630
Average Rating 5.83
Average Weight 2.76
Num Owned 1454
Prev. Owned 264
For Trade 120
Want in Trade 8
Wishlist 48
Comments 339
Year Published 1965
Rank 11550
Num Ratings 59
Average Rating 5.37
Average Weight 2.14
Num Owned 206
Prev. Owned 31
For Trade 21
Want in Trade 12
Wishlist 14
Comments 40
Year Published 1969
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 15
Average Rating 6.00
Average Weight 1.00
Num Owned 29
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 3
Comments 7
Year Published 1979
Rank 12339
Num Ratings 113
Average Rating 5.27
Average Weight 1.15
Num Owned 220
Prev. Owned 32
For Trade 15
Want in Trade 12
Wishlist 13
Comments 51
Year Published 1972
Rank N/A
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 0
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 6
Comments 0
Year Published 1963
Rank 3490
Num Ratings 377
Average Rating 6.38
Average Weight 1.56
Num Owned 726
Prev. Owned 109
For Trade 73
Want in Trade 11
Wishlist 17
Comments 191
Year Published 1959
Linked Issues/Articles
Relationship: Sort:
Pg. 1
No Items Found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.