Here are some lists and links to my articles.

Some history...

bulletBefore the Internet had expanded much beyond University borders, I tried to explain what it could be like for gamers in an article to The GENERAL. It was turned down - twice.

That doesn't happen to me very often. But in all fairness, it was an article query, not the article. And it was 1986 or 1987. Online meant CompuServe or a small handful of other services. None of them had a graphical interface - all were text only.

Don Greenwood was very interested, but Rex Martin was pretty cool toward it, and turned it down. Flat. (I still have the rejection letter around here somewhere, since Don was very excited about it, and Rex was so uninterested.)

I sold a bunch of other things to other places - but the idea would not let go.

Finally, I wrote it as an Advanced Squad Leader piece, and sent it to a new ASL magazine, "At The Point," by Marc Hanna. He was happy to have it, but had been crushed by articles, so it would be most of a year before he got it out. No problem. It had already been years since I'd pitched the original version.

It finally saw daylight in issue ATP issue 5. A few days later, Marc sent me an email: "I thought Rex turned this down." He did, I assured him. "Well, he wants it now!" And Rex promptly bought it.

Avalon Hill finally published "In the Game Room, All Alone: The Case for PBEM" in The GENERAL Vol. 27, Issue 5.  I think that was 1991 or 1992? Somewhere in there.

It was a huge hit, and gamers flocked to GEnie and CompuServe, and shortly, the ASL mailing list.
The moral of the story? I seem to be 5 years too soon on every big idea -
 and ten minutes too late on everything that I vitally need to get done!

Great Battles of the American Civil War

bulletTerrible Swift Sword (BGG Link)
bulletBattle of Corinth (BGG Link)
bulletBloody April (BGG Link)

Advanced Squad Leader

bulletAdvanced Squad Leader (BGG Link)
bulletBeyond Valor (BGG Link)
bulletParatrooper (BGG Link)
bulletPartisan! (BGG Link)
bulletSolitaire ASL (BGG Link)

Miscellaneous Game Articles

bulletCity-Fight (Link)
bulletBerlin '85 (Link)
bulletMech War 77 / October War (Link)
bulletComplete List of Gaming Related Articles

Non- Gaming Articles at this link

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