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Matt Forbeck
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+Allen Varney, Rafael Chandler, and I are interviewed about the Bundle of Holding of Gamasutra.com. Check it out!
 
Along with +Rafael Chandler and +Matt Forbeck, I'm interviewed in Rafael's Gamasutra blog post today. In the context of plugging the +Bundle of Holding ebook collection, we talk about writing for computer and video games and how it differs from prose writing. "Immersion in gameplay is different from immersion in a story. They're different brain-states. After you finish an intense game level and the next cutscene plays, maybe you lean back to relax or maybe you lean forward to watch. Either way, you feel different, watching the story, from the way you felt playing it. Gameplay and prose will always be, at best, uneasy allies." (Gamasutra):

http://gamasutra.com/blogs/RafaelChandler/20130307/188012/Game_designers_launch_Bundle_of_Holding.php
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The Google Takeout tool worked its magic. I'm leaving this Google Plus account behind. Go look for me at matt@forbeck.com instead. Thanks!
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My latest novel, The Con Job, goes on sale today. It's based on the hit TV show Leverage, co-created by my pal John Rogers. If you like cons, crooks, and comics, you will love this. Please check it out and spread the word. Thanks!
The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back for you. When a disreputable dealer starts swindling aged and ailing comic-book creators out of their wealth—and th...
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Listen up! Jennifer Steen interviewed me for her excellent Jennisodes podcast. :)
 
A new Jennisodes on Christmas Eve for everyone!!!! This one is with MATT FORBECK!!!! I hope you enjoy it. +Matt Forbeck is super awesome and does tons of stuff
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Here's the cover for the soon-to-be-released HARD TIMES IN DRAGON CITY, my 1st fantasy noir Shotguns & Sorcery novel.
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It is a fun read. I not only enjoyed it, but kept thinking to myself that I could run this RPG quite easily.
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Here's a clip from the Colbert Report in which Colbert mocks the Maine GOP's attack on a Democratic candidate for playing World of Warcraft. Includes ultra-geeky references to the classic D&D module Expedition to the Barrier Peaks. :)
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...and the video's duration is exactly 3:33, so it MUST be truth!
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Had my first Chinese lunch in Shaghai. Gave up trying to figure out what I'm eating. Still good stuff. 
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Finally noticed the Google Takeout tool came out. I'll be merging this Plus account with my matt@forbeck.com account in about a week. Whew. 
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My latest novel, The Con Job, goes on sale today. It's based on the hit TV show Leverage, co-created by my pal John Rogers. If you like cons, crooks, and comics, you will love this. Please check it out and spread the word. Thanks!
The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back for you. When a disreputable dealer starts swindling aged and ailing comic-book creators out of their wealth—and th...
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Check out this chat between Brad Beaulieu and me about Kickstarting novels. 
 
An +SF Signal guest post from +Brad Beaulieu and +Matt Forbeck on Crowdfunding
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I'm extending 12 for 12 to go for 13 in 13 instead. Yes, I'm crazy, but I'm enjoying it. :)
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Woot! Finished the script for MAGIC: THE GATHERING: PATH OF VENGEANCE #4 tonight, my 12th issue in the comic book's run. Here's a shot of the cover by my pal Alex Horley to enjoy.
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Writer and game designer
Employment
  • Self-employed
    Writer and game designer, 1989 - present
  • Games Workshop
    Editor and game designer, 1989 - 1990
  • Pinnacle Entertainment Group
    President, 1996 - 1999
  • Human Head Studios
    Director, Adventure Games Division, 2002 - 2004
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Beloit, WI, USA - Ann Arbor, MI, USA - Nottingham, England, UK - Christiansburg, VA, USA - Lafayette, CO, USA - Milwaukee, WI
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Author and game designer and happily married father of five (including quads).
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I've been writing stories and designing games professionally for over 20 years. Stop by Forbeck.com to see all the details about what I've done and what I'm up to now. 
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I'm the happily married father of five kids, including a set of quadruplets.
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  • University of Michigan
    1975 - 1989
  • Beloit Catholic High
    1982 - 1986
  • University of Michigan
    1986 - 1989
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The Jeff Bezos School of Long-Term Thinking
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Obey the two pizza rule and other ways to plan for the future, as inspired by Amazon's CEO.

The Con Job
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The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back for you. When a disreputable dealer starts swindling aged and ailing comic-book

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Titanic Deckplans : A Deck
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Encyclopedia Titanica contains facts, opinion and media relating to RMS Titanic. Featuring Titanic survivor stories, comprehensive Titanic p

Leverage Novel #1: The Con Job by Matt Forbeck - Powell's Books
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Leverage Novel #1 by Matt Forbeck: The new Leverage Novel in the series that includes The Con Job and The Zoo Job The rich and powerful take

Change of Plans
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Matt Forbeck
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Author of Ghosts of Ascalon, Marked for Death, Carpathia, Road to Death, The Queen of Death, Amortals, Vegas Knights, Blood Bowl, Secret of

Speak Out With Your Geek Out: Stand Up, Cheer and Be Counted
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Stand Up, Cheer and Be Counted. Good Morning,. Today is the first day of Speak Out with your Geek Out. Over 2000 people have committed to sh

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Create AccountSign In. Home. BrowseMoviesUpload. Hey there, this is not a commercial interruption. You're using an outdated browser, whi

Theme Park
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Build an amazing amusement park – for free!Create a rich fantasy world filled with playful attractions, toy-like interactions and goodie-fil

A sneak peek of the newest Magic: The Gathering comic
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Courtesy of IDW Publishing, here's an exclusive preview at The Spell Thief, the next Magic: The Gathering miniseries to hit comic shops. Thi

The Con Job
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Available in: NOOK Book (eBook), Paperback. The rich and powerful take what they want. We steal it back for you.When a disreputable dealer s

IDW Publishing | The home of 30 Days of Night, Star Trek, Terminator, Tr...
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It's time to start thinking about the holidays, with IDW's December books! Godzilla, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Magic: The Gather

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When we last left our intrepid author, Matt Forbeck, he had successfully funded six novels and was well on his way to adding another three t

Matt Forbeck's Brave New World [NOOK Book]
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Available in: NOOK Book (eBook). Ask Not What Your Country Could Do For you. Ask What It Could Do To You.John Cruise — better known as the s

Holy Shit Matt Forbeck
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So, Matt Forbeck decided to write twelve novels in twelve months, and then he monetized it. How brilliant is that? I’d say something intelli

Writing a Dozen Books This Year
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The biggest question I hear from people, of course, is "Are the books any good?" The implication, of course, is that something made fast can

Dangerous Games Sets Murder Mystery at Gen Con | GeekDad | Wired.com
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Matt Forbeck, award-winning game designer, novelist, and GeekDad contributor, has had a busy year. Back in December, he announced he was wri