For the last few years, I've volunteered my copious spare time (and some time that's not so spare) in the service of a game company. Why? Because games are cool. Trust me on this, I know.
I started with Steve Jackson Games product INWO. INWO is a TCG, and it's a fine one, IMHO. Uh...letís try that again. Illuminati: New World Order is a Trading Card Game, and it's a fine one, in my humble opinion. I judged a weekly contest of homebrew cards on one of the INWO mailing lists supported by io.com for about 5 years. I styled myself the Card of the Week Adjudicator, but I'm a lot less formal now. Since I started down this road, SJ Games have occasionally had me do other stuff. For a brief period of time (before I wised up) I was website administrator for the INWO webpage. I keep forgetting to stop volunteering! Aaigh!
Links to Stuff I'm involved in:
Since 1998, I've not only become involved in SJ Games Men In Black Volunteer Program, but I've worked my way up the ranks from a basic Operative to a Cell Leader to Regional Director of the North East Region, which covers everything from New York State down through Virginia. As of January of 2002, I have stepped down as RD, but I remain a MIB. My pages, reflecting my activities in the Baltimore Cell and the NE Region, can be found very close by.
I've been on the INWO-List (a list for rules questions and general weirdness) for several years now. Although I didn't write a FAQ, I've maintained and improved upon it. Check it out; the INWO-list FAQ's are pretty darn neat. All the active sites in the FAQ also have links, so it's a convenient way to get your INWO fix.
You can take a look at my Card Contest Rules, which I maintained for the weekly contest of Homebrew INWO Cards. It was necessary for me to do this, as sometimes there were important questions to be answered, and I don't have endless time respond to every question.
I can't forget the obligatory link to Steve Jackson Games, the creators of INWO. You also might wish to check out their Daily Illuminator, a source of much amusement for me on a nearly constant basis. Another groovy thing is to open one of the boxes in Warehouse 23. I've done some of the submissions there myself. See if you can guess which they are.
Until recently, Sam Kington's Homebrew Card page places all cards submitted to the inwo-cards list on a very useful site, which is quite impressive whether or not you're at my level of webpage design or not. You can submit cards directly to the website via his site (if that function is working...); you may want to check that out if you don't have time to become a subscriber to the inwo-cards list.
Other stuff will show up here as I revamp it and make it look appropriate.
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