Designer for Ambivalent Overlord Games.
Ben has been designing games as a hobby since childhood, but found a knack for it since taking his Discworld-based fan game 'Significant Quest' to the first Australian Disworld Convention in 2007.
It became a successful convention game and has returned to each of the 4 national conventions since, as well as a number of other social events.
In 2012 Ben discovered Pozible - an Australian crowdfunding website and went on to self publish his first boardgame - 'Zombies, Aliens & Monsters (oh my!)'. This was an epic feat - having had little experience with publishing at this level before. He had all components printed and hand cut them himself. Custom boxes were ordered and spray-glue labels applied with great catastrophe. 1 year later these were finished and demand was still high enough to organise a 2nd edition - now with better labels and having learnt the lesson that it's ok to pay a little extra to have them all cut for you!
In 2013 Ben is using all the lessons he learned from ZAM to produce 'Spiders!', the next step in the evolution of Ambivalent Overlord publishing!