Creators > Matt Forbeck
Forbeck first became interested in role-playing games at age 13 when he started playing Dungeons & Dragons. He graduated in 1989 from the Residential College at the University of Michigan with a degree in creative writing. Forbeck has worked full-time on games and fiction since graduating from college. Forbeck and Shane Hensley formed Pinnacle Entertainment Group to publish Deadlands. Forbeck spent four years as the president of Pinnacle and two years as the director of the adventure games division at Human Head Studios. Forbeck has designed collectible card games, roleplaying games, miniatures games, and board games, and he has written short fiction, comic books, and novels for the companies Wizards of the Coast, Games Workshop, TSR, Decipher, White Wolf, Pinnacle, Green Ronin, AEG, Reaper Miniatures, Image Comics, WildStorm Productions, Idea + Design Works, and many others. Forbeck has won Origins Awards for Best Roleplaying Game for Deadlands and The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game, Best Miniatures Rules for Warzone and The Great Rail Wars, Best Roleplaying Adventure for Independence Day, Best Fantasy Board Game for Genestealer, and Best Short Story for "Prometheus Unwound" from The Book of All Flesh. He is the author of the well-received Secret of the Spiritkeeper, the first book in the Knights of the Silver Dragon series.Forbeck and his wife Ann live in Beloit, Wisconsin with their children Marty, Pat, Nick, Ken, and Helen.