Don is a former VP of the Avalon Hill Game Company in charge of boardgame development between 1972 and 1998. He started gaming in 1960 with the purchase ofTACTICS II. The original founder of ORIGINS, he ran four of them before and after its acquisition by GAMA. Disenchanted with the commercial aspects of the major conventions, he originated AVALONCON in 1991 under the premise of a return to basics with the emphasis on the players rather than on designers or manufacturers.
His platform for the 2012 election was: As an original member of the Board whose goals for WBC have largely seen fruition during the past 12 years, I would stand for more of the same. In short, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. WBC has managed a degree of success I wouldn't have thought possible when we started, so we must be doing something right. I will continue to espouse a "less is more" philosophy while accepting inevitable evolution in player preferences without throwing our original members under the bus. I ask your vote to stay the course.
Favorite Games: Breakout Normandy, Up Front, Settlers, Football Strategy, Air Baron, Aladdins Dragons, Napoleonic Wars
Issue: Preserve the traditions of AVALONCON by maintaining the high degree of camaraderie and competition at the world’s best boardgaming convention.