I co-wrote and co-edited Wizards of the Coast's first product, "The Primal Order," and wrote the 4th book in that series, "Chessboards: The Planes of Possibility." I was the production manager for Magic: The Gathering from the first Alpha edition through the 3rd expansion, and also managed production of the first couple of foreign editions. I created and managed the online support team as the Cyberspace Liaison ("firstname.lastname@example.org"), which for a while had the broadest online support of any company. Yes, we had more support people in more places than WordPerfect, Microsoft, Sierra Online, you name it. I transferred these responsibilities to others when I was tapped to found the Book Publishing Division, which worked with HarperPrism to publish our first tie-in novels as part of their launch line. I left Wizards in December of 1995.
Since that time, I’ve been a frequent playtester and design assistant for James Ernest and Cheapass Games, and continued to play board and card games most Saturdays with my game playing group, Seattle Cosmic Game Night.