Michael Badolato started playing D&D in the summer of 1978, and bought and played many of the classics like S1 Tomb of Horrors right off the shelf the week they were released. In 1992 he started buying, selling and trading roleplaying games online using the then-new Prodigy and AOL forums, becoming one of the first online merchants dealing in out-of-print RPGs. Collecting various genres of roleplaying games had been his interest for the last 30 years, and his personal collection eventually filled every closet in his house as well as several storage units. Fourteen years ago he quit his soulless corporate job to focus on exclusively on the online selling of books and games. In 2009 he co-founded the North Texas RPG Con, which just celebrated it’s 10th anniversary. This small con brings many of the original names of the hobby to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for gaming and fun every June, and has been called (along with Gamehole Con and Gary Con) one of the essential “trifecta” of old school gaming cons in the USA.
Having been a customer service rep for over half his life, Mike was well-prepared for answering emails and giving away free stuff in his capacity of Customer Service Rep with Frog God Games. Spreading the gospel of Swords & Wizardry Light as Imperator of the S&W Legion takes up a lot of his time, as well as spending time with his three grandchildren (well indoctrinated in the way of tabletop roleplaying), and his many rescued stray animals (who, unfortunately, have not yet grasped the intricacies of rolling polyhedral dice — yet).