9/21/2009
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Matt ForbeckD&D Insider Article

Matt Forbeck is the author of the well-received Secret of the Spiritkeeper, the first book in the Knights of the Silver Dragon series.

Matt has worked full-time in the adventure game industry for over fifteen years, ever since he graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Creative Writing. With the exception of a four-year stint as the president of Pinnacle Entertainment Group, he was a freelance game designer for most of that time. Nearly all of the leading companies in the industry have published Matt’s work, including Wizards of the Coast, Games Workshop, TSR, Decipher, White Wolf, Pinnacle, Green Ronin, AEG, Reaper Miniatures, Image Comics, WildStorm Productions, Idea + Design Works, and many others. Matt has designed collectible card games, roleplaying games, miniatures games, and board games, and he has written short fiction, comic books, and novels.

During the day, Matt works as the director of the adventure games division at Human Head Studios, a computer game developer out of Madison, Wisconsin. With them, he has produced The Redhurst Academy of Magic d20 System sourcebook and a board game entitled Dracula’s Revenge. Stop by www.humanheadgames.com for official updates from them.

Projects that Matt has worked on have been nominated for twenty-one Origins Awards and won twelve. This includes the Best Roleplaying Game for Deadlands and The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game, Best Miniatures Rules for Warzone and The Great Rail Wars, Best Roleplaying Adventure for Independence Day, Best Fantasy Board Game for Genestealer, and Best Short Story for “Prometheus Unwound” from The Book of All Flesh.

Matt lives in Beloit, Wisconsin, with his wife Ann and their children: Marty, Pat, Nick, Ken, and Helen. Visit www.forbeck.com to learn more about him and his work.

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