Ben Riggs

Ben Riggs

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Friend to mortal, beast, and undead alike, Ben Riggs is a writer, teacher, and podcaster. After graduating from Boston University with degrees in history and English, he moved to Egypt to teach. There he discovered the power and educational benefits of incorporating games into a classroom. Since then, he has taught in China, Japan, inner-city schools, and a Montessori school. In all, he continued to study first-hand the impact of games on the academic performance of his students. He received his MA in education in 2011. Mr. Riggs’s writing has appeared in gaming periodicals, books, and blogs. His podcast, Plot Points, is now entering its sixth year. His work has appeared in The Unspeakable Oath, the nation’s premier horror gaming magazine, and on NPR. His articles on Geek & Sundry are frequently among the most-read and most-shared work on the site. He lives and teaches in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his son and dear wife Tara.
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