I'm a freelance journalist and game designer and occasional traveller and all-around-busy family guy.
I've written for newspapers and local magazines, including the Valley News, our fine local paper, as well as The Burlington Free Press, Vermont's largest daily. Penny Press, the first board game I co-designed, is in the wild. I also write some fiction, but only when I make the time.
It's a pretty good life so far. To see retweeted cat photos, hop on the Twitter train at @mattgowrite.
I'm developing a couple new games, Westmonster Kennel Club and Shapely. I've been to Boston FIG and PAX Unplugged, and test groups keep helping to improve both games.
A while back I wrote a column called 'Role Selection' for the Boston-based games website The Cardboard Republic. I really enjoyed chatting with folks working and playing in the board game world.
And many of you know that PENNY PRESS, the board game another fellow and I designed, won Cards Against Humanity's 2013 Tabletop Deathmatch. We had an incredibly successful campaign on Kickstarter, and the final product is available on Amazon and other retail outlets.
Here's one of the many kind reviews (you can see more at our page on Boardgamegeek):
And finally, I'm releasing a story -- GRIMM DIAGNOSIS -- online to compete with teen vampire romance stories. We'll see how that goes. Follow the link to follow along.
I've also got an ebook -- FINDING FUNBOY -- available for Amazon's Kindle. It's in the lending library, so if you're a Prime member, go check it out. Like, for free.
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