My name is Joshua Mason, from Seattle, home of rain and coffee. Recently, I spent five years teaching English in Jakarta, Indonesia, where I met my beautiful wife, Francine and developed a taste for sate padang. I have a degree in archaeology from the University of Washington, but without a doctorate there’s not much I can do with it. My hobbies include cooking, camping, gaming, and, believe it or not, writing. I’ve been gaming since I was a kid. Some of my best early memories involve a crate full of Atari games, my Vic-20 and my TRS-80. If you don’t know the thrill of copying a program from a magazine onto a Trash 80, then spending five hours looking for the typo, you’re missing out. I worked a stint as a Game Play Counselor at the Big N back in ’92, but then the internet came and ruined that. For now, I write.