Pretty good read. Alan sure seems to be quite a humble game designer from all I've read. Never met him myself though.
One of Moon’s most popular games is the now out-of-print: Union Pacific. For fans awaiting a re-release, he has good news. “I’m currently working on the new version of Union Pacific, which will be called Baltimore & Ohio. There are quite a few changes to the system. I play tested a few previous versions, but they didn’t work that well, so I’ve gone away from the more drastic changes and tried to do more refinements. That’ll be in play testing for the next few months and I hope will come out next year sometime. Beyond that, I’m working on a couple games with Richard Borg and a couple game of my own. They are all Ticket to Ride level or slightly more complicated than that. But they’re all what I’d call low-end family games, the games that have a chance to have more broad appeal than just to gamers.”
I hope the recently announced reprint of Union Pacific by Rio Grande games has a variant in the rules. Only thing I'd change about the game is have more Uninion Pacific stock and also when the card comes out for the scoring round give everyone one turn before scoring...kinda like in Tikal.