Michael Curtis has been playing role-playing games since 1980 and a freelance writer and game designer since 2008. He has written or contributed to more than two dozen roleplaying games, supplements, and articles. Best known for Goodman Games’ The Dungeon Alphabet (for which he was awarded the 2011 Three Castles Award for Game Design) and Stonehell Dungeon, he’s also worked on the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG, Goblinoid Games’ Realms of Crawling Chaos, and Secret Fire Games’ forthcoming Fragments I: The Way of Tree, Fire & Flame. Author of the DCC RPG adventures The Crawling Corruption and Emirikol Was Framed!, Michael is a regular contributor to Fight On! magazine and has had a cameo appearance in the web-comic Marvin the Mage! He writes the popular old school gaming blog, “The Society of Torch, Pole and Rope” (poleandrope.blogspot.com) when not working on RPG projects. His upcoming projects include contributions to Chapter 13 Press’ Tales from the Fallen Empire, the Dungeon Crawl Classics adventures The Sea-Queen Escapes!, and The Croaking Fane, a soon-to-be-release RPG from Goblinoid Games, and his own indie RPG, Shiverwhen.