The Dangerous Games: How to Win Roll Call

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Dangerous Games: How to Win debuts today! As with the previous two Dangerous Games novels — How to Play and How to Cheat — How to Win is packed full of real-life people, mostly game designers I know and hang out with when I can. This time around, a big chunk part of the novel takes place in the Writer’s Symposium at Gen Con, so a large number of the names that appear in the book belong to other authors I know through the symposium.

I kept track of them all as I went along, and here’s a checklist of the folks that show up throughout How to Win. I could tell you who each of them is, but that’s part of the fun of the books: finding those folks and figuring out how they all fit not only into the story but into the show.

  • Aaron Williams
  • Adrian Swartout
  • Alex Gygax
  • Allen Varney
  • Amanda Valentine
  • Andrew Hackard
  • Ann Forbeck
  • Anthony Gallela
  • Ben Dobyns
  • Bob Brynildson
  • Bob Carty
  • Boyan Radakovich
  • Brad Beaulieu
  • Brandon Sanderson
  • Cam Banks
  • Christian Moore
  • Christian Petersen
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Cindy Gygax
  • Clark Valentine
  • Cliff “CJ” Jones
  • Coleman Charlton
  • “Dammit” Liz Smith
  • Dan Wells
  • Daniel Solis
  • Darrell Hardy
  • Darren Orange
  • Darren Watts
  • Dave Arneson
  • Dave Gross
  • Derek Guder
  • Dylan Birtolo
  • Ed Greenwood
  • Eddy Webb
  • Elise Gygax
  • Elizabeth Vaughn
  • Eric Hautemont
  • Eric Lang
  • Erik Mona
  • Erik Scott de Bie
  • Ernie Gygax
  • Felicia Day
  • Frank Mentzer
  • Gary Gygax
  • George Strayton
  • Heidi Gygax
  • Helen Forbeck
  • Howard Tayler
  • Jason Sizemore
  • Jean Rabe
  • Jeannette LeGault
  • Jeff Dohm
  • Jeff Tidball
  • Jennifer Steen
  • Jeremy Keller
  • Jerry Corrick
  • Jerry Gordon
  • Jess Hartley
  • Joanne Gain
  • John Nephew
  • John Scalzi
  • John Wick
  • John Zinser
  • Jonni Emrich
  • Keith Baker
  • Kelly Swails
  • Ken Hite
  • Kenneth Forbeck
  • Kevin Wilson
  • Larry Roznai
  • Lillian Cohen-Moore
  • Logan Bonner
  • Lucien Soulban
  • Luke Gygax
  • Marc Tassin
  • Margaret Weis
  • Mark Kaufman
  • Martin Stever
  • Marty Forbeck
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
  • Matt Vancil
  • Matt Wilson
  • Matthew Grau
  • Maurice Broaddus
  • Michelle Nephew
  • Mike Gray
  • Mike Stackpole
  • Mike Vaillancourt
  • Nicholas Forbeck
  • Owen Seyler
  • Pat Rothfuss
  • Patrick Forbeck
  • Paul Kemp
  • Pete Adkison
  • Pete Fenlon
  • Phil Lacefield
  • Phillipe-Antoine Ménard
  • R. A. Salvatore
  • Rich Baker
  • Rich Gain
  • Richard Lee Byers
  • Richard Thomas
  • Rob Donoghue
  • Rob Stone
  • Robin Laws
  • Ryan Macklin
  • Scott Elliott
  • Sean Lashgari
  • Shane DeFreest
  • Stefan Pokorny
  • Steve Kenson
  • Steve Long
  • Steve Wieck
  • Steven Saus
  • Tobias Buckell
  • Tracy Hickman
  • Troy Denning
  • Wil Wheaton
  • Will Hindmarch

I could have thrown a lot more people into the book, but I tried to stick to friends that have been able to get to Gen Con in the past few years. Otherwise — well, this week I’ll attend my 32nd Gen Con in a row. If I put everyone one I know or met at the show into a book, I wouldn’t have room for anything other than a list of names. As it is, the book is chock full of plot and story too!