Robert M. Schroeck (1962-present) is a life-long New Jersey resident. Although he majored in Creative Writing at Princeton University, he has made his living as a computer programmer since the middle 1980s. His secondary career as an author and editor came about mostly by happy accident, when a stray post in an early online forum earned him an invitation to write a chapter for an upcoming book from Steve Jackson Games. Although he has worked almost entirely in roleplaying games, he still hopes to break into fiction writing, just as soon as his life calms down a little. Although he has won no formal awards for his work, he is unconcerned; he considers Peggy, his wife of twenty years, prize enough.