Michael Burnside is a graduate of Ohio University with a Master's degree in International Relations. His inquisitive nature has led him to study and work in a wide variety of fields. His interests include gaming, computer technology, history, politics, and, of course, writing. Michael's interest in history and RPG games compelled him to write World War Two Roleplay and to found the company, Blackclaw Games LLC. His game design talents helped him win a Game design contest in Computer Games for Windows magazine. Michael's writing ability coupled with his understanding of technology means he is often contracted by companies as a technical writer.