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In 1980 Troy Christensen published a little book called Phantasm Adventures. Perhaps 50 copies of this game were printed — to this day there are about of the 19 of these books unaccounted for. Phantasm Adventures is a role-playing game with a unique set of rules that included personal and racial statistics allowing for equal play of huge giants to tiny sprites. With more than 200 skills and dozens of professions, it is a rich and complicated game system. The magic casting system is utterly unique with no two wizards in the game being alike; there are 12 circles of magic with each having ten or more spells.

It was 1983 that Troy was introduced to V&V (the first super hero role-playing game). In 1984 he wrote his first adventure module for V&V called “The Devil’s Domain”. The adventure centered upon a demonic figure trapped in another dimension trying to escape to Earth and a group of stalwart heroes trying to stop him. In 1985 Troy released a compendium of super villains for V&V called “Most Wanted III”, having the prior two Most Wanted written by Jeff Dee and Jack Herman. And finally in 1986 he released his third and last V&V adventure called ”The Dawn of the Devil”.

In 1987 through 1988 Mr. Christensen moved to Japan for a yearlong exchange program with the International Christian University. It was during the early part of his stay that he visited a bookstore and bought a Japanese game magazine called “Game Graphix”. It was during this time that he wrote and published Phantasm Adventures, Bloodbath, Bloodchant, and Multiverse.

In 1990 he was nearly considered for the producer’s position at Interplay, the maker of games like Fallout and Bard’s Tale. He was to work on a game called Castles but in the end he was rejected for this position.

For the next ten years Troy Christensen worked with every major game publisher including TSR, Steve Jackson Games, Iron Crown Enterprises, and Different World Magazines. He still banged out expansions, modules, and map sets for the Japanese.

It was between 1987 and 1997 that he wrote such works as “The Castle Guide” and the “Equipment Guide” for 2nd edition AD&D. Christensen also wrote a huge compendium for RoleMaster under the name of “Heroes & Rogues”. Troy also took a hand at editing for Hero Games, working on several super hero adventures for Champions. The Japanese continued to buy his creations including Advanced Phantasm Adventures.

It was during this period that he was on fire on creating home-brewed game systems, just as desktop publishing was taking off. Troy created a dozen RPG systems all seeing a very limited print but became a center of gaming fury in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

He finally got to work at a computer game company when Troy accepted a position at Bethesda Softworks, the maker of Skyrim among other computer games. His stay at the company was short lived as the discovered that working in the industry was not as glorious as it sounded.

In 2007 Troy returned with several community mods for Civilization IV, a computer game of conquest from Firaxis. Although not a programmer, he did figure out how to make large modification to the rules. His mods to the game have been downloaded over 100,000 times and players still send him emails requesting fixes and changes to his mod of Multiverse and Extreme II.

Recently Troy has released a new version of Phantasm Adventures on various online digital storefronts.

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