Who We Are
Frog God Games is a top-tier publisher of role playing games, adventures, and supplements for both modern and old school game systems. What makes Frog God Games different? Frog God Games is owned and operated by a partnership of creators and associates who all game just like you do — in many play styles and with many rules systems. Sure, a deep and abiding love for the basic tenants of Original Fantasy Gaming (sometimes referred to as Old School Gaming) inspires everything we do, but we never allow ourselves to be limited by that. Because a key part of gaming at the dawn of our hobby was a spirit of trying every new game that came down the pike. We still work according to that ethos today, and even embody it by creating new game systems of our very own. We think you will find our products superior.
Frog God Games Partners
Bill Webb – President & CEO
Bill Webb has over 135 books to his credit-writing, developing and directing the creation of over 100,000 pages of fantasy RPG material as the creative director and co-owner of Necromancer Games (together with Clark Peterson). Bill’s best known works include Rappan Athuk, Wilderlands of High Fantasy, Dungeon of Graves, Demons and Devils, The Crucible of Freya, and The Lost City of Barakus (with W.D.B. Kenower).
Bill’s works have won several ENnie Awards, including his pride and joy, the Golden Grognard award in 2007. Bill has worked with many industry giants, including Gary Gygax, Rob Kuntz, David Kenzer, Steve Wieck, Ari Marmell, Robert Schwalb, Steve Chenault, Casey Christofferson, and Pat Lawinger, and of course, his RPG hero, Bob Bledsaw Sr.
Bill currently lives on his farm in a remote area of Washington state, along with his wife Krista and daughter and son. If you visit him there, Bill will put you straight to work in the Frog God Games warehouse packing books, but there will be good food, drinks, and gaming afterwards.
SECRET FROG FACT: Bill is a master-level chef who specializes in French cuisine, and his French onion soup alone is widely acclaimed to be better than what can be found in most 5-star restaurants.
Zach Glazar – Chief Operating Officer
Zach Glazar is the Chief Operating Officer at Frog God Games, and he regularly moonlights at almost everyone else’s job, from game design, editing, and marketing to online store management and Kickstarter promotion. Before joining Frog God Games, Zach was the founder and owner of Lesser Gnome, an OSR-focused game company. Two of Lesser Gnome’s releases, Death and Taxes (with Edwin Nagy) and Whisper & Venom (with John Hammerle), were nominated for a total of 4 ENnie awards.
Before making a career out of table-top gaming, Zach worked for the Governor of Arizona and as a high school teacher. He lives in sunny Arizona with his wife Jennifer, where they enjoy fine dining and sharing pictures of the same on social media.
SECRET FROG FACT: As a child in the 70s, Zach was one of several children who swallowed a firing plastic missile from a Battlestar Galactica toy, and became one of the reasons Kenner removed Boba Fett’s jetpack missile.
Matt Finch – Creative Director
Matt Finch is a founding partner of Frog God Games and the author of Swords & Wizardry, the ENnie-award winning simulacrum of the 1974 Original Edition rule-set. Matt is also the author of the infamous Quick Primer for Old School Gaming, the seminal Tome of Adventure Design, and many Swords & Wizardry adventures. When Matt is not writing or consulting on other creative projects at Frog God Games, he is also the mastermind behind his own multimedia gaming website and YouTube channel, Uncle Matt’s D&D Studio. Matt uses this venue to interview industry movers and shakers, as well as running two livestream D&D games in his World of Jordoba campaign setting. In his spare time, Matt oversees Frog God Games’ contracts, game licenses, and other legal matters.
Matt lives in Central Texas with his family, and is an active marathon runner and fire jumper.
SECRET FROG FACT: Matt owns and collects ancient Roman clay oil lamps that date from 30 BCE – 200 CE, so he is well set-up for casting a light in the darkness against Texan power outages or an apocalypse.
Chuck Wright – Production Director
Chuck Wright has been gaming since his father let him create a halfling rogue named Hawkeye with the Moldvay/Cook Basic D&D sets. Chuck oversees all aspects of Frog God Games production, from layout and design to producing print-ready files. Chuck is one of the founding partners of the company, having performed many of the same duties for Necromancer Games with Bill Webb prior to the formation of Frog God Games — including the original version of the ENnie-award winning The Lost City of Barakus.
Chuck also lives in Arizona, within gaming (and shouting) distance of Zach Glazar. Chuck not only enjoys role playing games both as a hobby and a profession, he has been actively collecting and trading them like baseball cards for decades.
SECRET FROG FACT: Chuck was once a Russian Linguist for the US Army and trained in Electronic Warfare. In fact, to this day he’s really good at cyber-stalking people on the internet and swearing at them in Russian.
Michael Badolato – Customer Service Director
Michael Badolato started playing D&D in the summer of 1978, and bought and played many of the classics like S1 Tomb of Horrors right off the shelf the week they were released. In 1992 he started buying, selling and trading roleplaying games online using the then-new Prodigy and AOL forums, becoming one of the first online merchants dealing in out-of-print RPGs. Collecting various genres of roleplaying games had been his interest for the last 30 years, and his personal collection eventually filled every closet in his house as well as several storage units. Fourteen years ago he quit his soulless corporate job to focus on exclusively on the online selling of books and games. In 2009 he co-founded the North Texas RPG Con, which just celebrated it’s 10th anniversary. This small con brings many of the original names of the hobby to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for gaming and fun every June, and has been called (along with Gamehole Con and Gary Con) one of the essential “trifecta” of old school gaming cons in the USA.
Having been a customer service rep for over half his life, Mike was well-prepared for answering emails and giving away free stuff in his capacity of Customer Service Rep with Frog God Games. Spreading the gospel of Swords & Wizardry Light as Imperator of the S&W Legion takes up a lot of his time, as well as spending time with his three grandchildren (well indoctrinated in the way of tabletop roleplaying), and his many rescued stray animals (who, unfortunately, have not yet grasped the intricacies of rolling polyhedral dice — yet).
SECRET FROG FACT: In 2003, Mike picked up a copy of El Conquistador #12 (a Chicago-based small-press magazine for Diplomacy players) and discovered a lost Greyhawk adventure called The Expedition Into the Black Reservoir by Gary Gygax. Mike contacted Gary who had forgotten all about the short story, which he had written in 1975 in exchange for a full-page ad in the magazine. The Expedition Into the Black Reservoir is now believed to be the very first Greyhawk-based fiction ever published, and that issue of El Conquistador has since become a collector’s item.
Jonathan Barnhouse – Marketing & Online Platforms Director
Jonathan Barnhouse born in 1987 and moved around a lot, but currently resides in and calls Texas his home. He has been an avid gamer since birth being a spoiled child of the 90s like most millennial’s. He didn’t start diving into Roleplaying Games until his teenage years, when he and his neighborhood friends found a mix collection of old 1st and 2nd edition modules in his friends garage. They taught themselves how to play, and it was a lot of fun. Then the college years hit, and he wouldn’t return to the beloved hobby until his late 20s.
His professional career has held a lot of odd jobs such as working at a car shop, signing for Americorps (domestic peace corps), working for X-Box, ran a business for a newspaper comic strip that ended up in 100 newspapers across the U.S., he even spent time working at a creamery factory. He decided to return to college in his late 20s and get his degree in marketing. Managing Tenkar’s Tavern Discord for a few years, led to him being drafted up into Frog God Games, he called it, “starting in the mail room”, and eventually rose through the ranks to becoming a Partner with Frog God Games and couldn’t be happier.
SECRET FROG FACT: His favorite color is Orange. Tigers, Fred Flintstone, Monks, The Golden Gate Bridge are all orange. Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.
Frog God Games Associates
Casey W. Christofferson – Art Consultant
Casey W. Christofferson is an author of fantasy and science fiction Role Playing Game supplements, and short fiction. Casey began his career writing for Necromancer Games in 2002 and has continuously provided content for Frog God Games, Troll Lord Games, Goodman Games, Kenzer & Co., 77 Worlds. Casey has dozens of titles in print or on digital format including Bard’s Gate, Tome of Horrors III, Quests of Doom, The Haunted Highlands RPG setting, a children’s tale called Tinsel the Christmas Elf and many more. Casey has worked alongside the likes of Bill Webb, Clark Peterson, James M. Ward, Matthew Finch, and Stephen Chenault. In 2006 he shared the ENnie for best Adversary/Monster supplement with Scott Greene for Tome of Horrors 3. His most recent projects include the revised and expanded version of City of Brass, contributions to the upcoming Lost Lands Setting, as well as various other adventures for 5th edition and Swords & Wizardry. In 2018 he agreed to sign on with Frog God Games as artistic consultant for the fantasy RPG lines. This may have something to do with the fact that he personally instructed several of the Frog God Games artists such as Artem Shukaev, and Adrian Landeros while they were still in high school!
Casey continues to write and work on his various other passions including leather sculpture, miniature painting, and is teaching himself 3D rendering and printing. Casey is a graphic design and illustration teacher at one of largest public school in the state of Kansas. He is heavily involved in promoting the art and writing of newcomers to the gaming industry.
Jeff Harkness – Editor
Jeff Harkness has been writing and editing since he sent in a few monsters to the open call for the Sword & Sorcery Creature Collection II. Since then, he’s written gods and titans for the Scarred Lands, spellbooks for Relics & Rituals, and created an entire dwarven stronghold in Burok Torn: City Under Siege. He co-authored parts of Glades of Death for Necromancer Games and the Splinters of Faith series for Frog God Games with his best friend of 30 years, Gary Schotter. In all, he’s written, edited, or worked on dozens of adventures and sourcebooks.
Jeff lives in Kentucky with his wife, two daughters, and a shih tzu named Gizmo, whose bark is definitely worse than his eight-toothed bite. In his spare time (what little there is of it), Jeff designs the front page for the Louisville Courier-Journal. No matter what anyone says, he’s not consumed with hooking up words and phrases and clauses while singing Conjunction Junction at the drop of a hat.
Erik Tenkar – Convention Coordinator
Erik Tenkar has been playing RPGs since he was 13. After dabbling in the retail industry, Erik entered the world of civil service, leveling up after 20 years to reach the name level of Retired. Currently, he is multi-classing as a game designer by writing Swords & Wizardry Light / Continual Light for frog God Games, and as a gaming blogger, podcaster, and omnipresent booth lodestone for Frog God Games.
Erik lives in the borough of Queens in New York City with his wife Rach, dachshund Danke, and cat Ashley.