User Profile for gedin
John Gibson
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Greetings Fellow BGGers,

My name is John Gibson and I am the designer of the solitaire board game Infection: Humanity's Last Gasp by Victory Point Games. I am also known as "That Cowboy Guy" for my custom of wearing my cowboy hat and black T-Shirt to game nights and gaming conventions. I also have a nom de plume of James Baron, which I use on FaceBook. Why "James Baron"? Well a few years back I took up a self imposed challenge of trying to write 4 novels in one year. Since one of my books was science fiction I did not want to be confused with the sci-fi author William Gibson, so I decided to create a pen name for myself. After much thought and deliberation I came up with James Baron.

So I created an email address, blog and FaceBook page for James Baron for my writing, and I carried it over to my game designing. I just got an email that indicated a person who really liked my game noticed that the game is credited to John Gibson as the designer, but there is also on Facebook a James Baron with 47 friends who also reports that he is “That Cowboy Guy” and designed the game also.

This person found this a bit disconcerting, though they suspected one or the other is a nom de plume. They recommended I include a short clarification in my BGG profile--and here it is.

So I would like to apologize for any confusion my use of a pen name caused anyone and I hope that reading this profile clears that up. By the by I finished 2 of the 4 novels--unpublished as of yet--but I did not meet my goal of finishing all 4. But oh well, I did manage to get a board game published. Yay! meeple
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User Details for gedin
Registration Date: 2004-07-17
Last Profile Update: 2013-08-19
Last Login: 2015-09-02
Country: flag Canada
State: Alberta
Town/City: Calgary
Website: thatcowboyguygames.com
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