Josh has been playing games since early childhood. Some of his first role playing game memories include the Dungeons & Dragons Red Box Basic Set and Wizardry on the family's first computer. Like many avid gamers, he credits Tolkien with much of his love of the fantastic. Reading the Lord of the Rings series half a dozen times in the sixth grade set Josh on an irredeemable path. He even remembers creating a homebrew fantasy RPG to be played during seventh grade math classes. Since those innocent times, Josh has wandered many gaming roads, from Warhammer to Star Trek, from Legend of the Five Rings to Mouseguard. More recently, as a happily married father of five, he has settled into a steady boardgaming and writing habit. He considers himself an enthusiast equipped with more excitement than sense. Josh is the lead setting designer for Top Rope Games.