More About the Author
See Tom's new book: Storytelling Across Worlds: Transmedia for Creatives and Producers at http://www.amazon.com/Storytelling-Across-Worlds-Transmedia-Creatives/dp/0240824113.
Tom Dowd is a 25-year veteran of the game design business, having been first published while still in high school. He is one of the co-creators of the award-winning Shadowrun role-playing game, as well as writer/contributor to other role-playing titles and two novels. He was a developer at FASA Corporation, working on the Shadowrun, BattleTech, and EarthDawn game lines and joined the Microprose-FASA Corp joint venture FASA Interactive in the mid-90's where he was senior designer on the RTS computer game MechCommander. In 1999 he was the lead designed on the Xbox/Xbox-Live million+ selling release, MechAssault. His other computer game credits include Shadowrun games for the NES and Sega consoles, the MechWarrior 2 ,and MechWarrior 3 game series, Axis & Allies: Iron Blitz , Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude, and DuelMasters . He is currently the lead of Skotos Tech's online multiplayer text-based social/rpg game Castle Marrach and is an associate professor and Coordinator of the Game Development concentration teaching and building curriculum in their Game Design major.