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Matt Forbeck is a game designer and writer who has worked in this field since 1989 when he graduated from the Residental College at the University of Michigan with a degree in creative writing. He was president of Pinnacle Entertainment Group for four years and the director of the adventure games division at Human Head Studios for two years.

Forbeck has also worked for companies such as Wizards of the Coast, Games Workshop, Mattel, Random House, Penguin, TSR, Decipher, White Wolf, Green Ronin, and many others.

He has been living in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Awards

  • He has been nominated for 28 Origins Awards and won 14.
  • He has also won five ENnies and been nominated for three Scribe Awards and won the Special Gaming Scribe -- Adapted for his novelization of The Mutant Chronicles film.

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"[Gary Gygax] was the Stan Lee, the Orson Welles, of gaming. He didn't invent the concept of games, of course, but he (and his co-designer Dave Arneson) reinvented them in novel ways that caught fire in the hearts and minds of people around the globe. Without him, the world would be a lot duller, and I would have probably wound up punching a clock somewhere as a systems analyst." -- Matt Forbeck

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