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For more than a decade, Skirmisher Publishing LLC has been recognized throughout the game industry as a publisher of earnest and useful role-playing game supplements, rules, and sourcebooks. This Texas-based company has published more than 120 wargaming, fiction, and roleplaying titles. Its products include the "Swords of Kos" shared world fantasy fiction project and RPG campaign setting; numerous d20 publications and universal sourcebooks; the Wisdom from the Wastelands rules supplement for post-apocalyptic role-playing games; the Cthulhu Live 3rd Edition horror live-action roleplaying game (LARP); the H.G. Wells' Little Orc Wars miniatures wargaming system, which uses live catapult fire to resolve combat; a line of pre-painted resin Orc miniatures; and the "Quactica" and "Nuisances" lines of white metal miniatures.


To make gaming fun, appeal to intelligent gamers, and produce gaming materials unlike those being made by other companies.


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Skirmisher Game Development Group


Michael O. Varhola

Michael O. Varhola is a writer who has authored or co-authored 34 books and games — including Ghosthunting San Antonio, Austin, and Texas Hill Country, the swords-and-sorcery novel Swords of Kos: Necropolis, and two fantasy writers guides — and who has published more than 120 games and related publications. He is the founder of game company Skirmisher Publishing LLC, editor-in-chief of d-Infinity game magazine (http://d-infinity.net), and editor of the America's Haunted Road Trip series of travel guides. He has edited, published, or written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, is a combat veteran who served eight years in the U.S. Army, and lives in the Hill Country north of San Antonio, Texas. He also has an active online presence, notably through Facebook (http://facebook.com/michael.varhola) and a variety of other blogs, forums, and sites.


Brendan Cass

Brendan Cass is an IT professional, web scientist, and game developer. He is a principle of Skirmisher Publishing LLC, developer and designer for the Little Orc Wars video and miniatures game franchise, coauthor of the Swords of Kos fantasy campaign setting, and resident 3D printing wizard. He is currently in development with the Swords of Infinity universal role-playing game system, and runs d-Infinity Online (http://d-infinity.net)


Clint Staples

Clint Staples is a game developer and professional miniatures sculptor. He is the primary author of the upcoming "Ragnarok" series of games, and the successful "Mythos Society Guide to New England".


William T. Thrasher

William T. Thrasher is an author, illustrator, and game designer living in the state capital of Frankfort, Kentucky. He currently writes and illustrates for Skirmisher Publishing LLC and is the author of too many Cthulhu Live scenarios to count.  When not writing or drawing, William volunteers at the Franklin County Humane Society.


Chris Van Deelen

Chris Van Deelen is the author of the Skirmisher Publishing LLC sourcebook Creatures of the Tropical Wastes sourcebook and co-author of its Wisdom from the Wastelands post-apocalyptic game supplement. He is also a devout father and family man, a practicing martial artist, and overall one hell of a nerd!