Ben McFarland was (and occasionally still serves as) the Kobold Press News Minion. He herds playtesters for KP on demand and helps organize their Gencon game offerings for the last 15 years.
You can find an excellent list of his works below...
His bio generally reads: "I once beat Zeb Cook in a Greyhawk Trivia Contest. I lived on a desert island for two years while I was an officer in the US Air Force. I like to brew my own beer, make my own chinese food, and fence saber; although I do none of these as much as I would like anymore. Premises guarded by man with shotgun three nights a week-- you guess the nights. While D&D's a first love, Ars Magica is my greatest love and Cthulhutech my secret mistress. L5R taught me you can lose initiative without ever needing to roll and I like the old-school vibe of Savage Worlds. I'll play whatever game you put in front of me, except FATAL-- fuck that thing, and pour me another whiskey. :)
I've been doing professional game design since late 2007. Before then, starting in about 2006, I wrote adventures for Living Greyhawk, primarily for Keoland, Ulek, and the Sheldomar Valley."
He wrote the three-part machinima series, "Conquest of Middle Earth," which you can no longer find on youtube, since Machinima was shuttered in February, 2019.
He is a Glass Explorer and documented Gencon 2013 with his blog: Virtual Gencon (http://virtualgencon.tumblr.com/)
Ben is currently working on: 5E D&D and Ars Magica projects. Drop by RPG DesignCamp if you'd like to participate.
Ben is also a member of our community http://rpg.geekdo.com/user/ben_mcfarland
Feel free to drop him a note if you would like to talk to him.