Mike Welham has been gaming for nearly 40 years after receiving the “Blue Box” for Christmas. A mild-mannered software developer by day, he transforms into a weird gnomish-badger hybrid at night during which he indulges his dark whimsy. He scored a surprising win in Paizo’s RPG Superstar contest in 2012 with Doom Comes to Dustpawn, and has published material through Rusted Iron Games, Kobold Press, Legendary Games, Paizo, Purple Duck Games, Raging Swan Press, Rite Publishing, and Rogue Genius Games. He also joined fellow Rusted Iron Games author Jacob Michaels on the Swords for Hire Development team.
Mike is married to Cheryl, who is not a tabletop roleplaying gamer herself, but has been generously supportive of the time devoted to working on weird creatures. Their two adult children, one of whom is an avid roleplaying gamer, have moved on with their own lives, but they still have a dog, several cats, and a turtle to dote on.