Mike has designed or aided in the design of card games, board games, and tabletop RPGs, mostly in the world of 7th Sea, and was Mechanics Lead for 7th Sea 2nd Edition. This was his first published work, winning the 2017 Gold ENNIE for 'Best Rules', and Silver ENNIEs for 'Best Game' and 'Product of the Year'. Before becoming involved in the design aspect of the industry, Mike was a host for a long-running gaming podcast with his best friend, Rob Justice, called “BearSwarm!”
Lee's first introduction to the Call of Cthulhu RPG was via the hardback 3rd edition he bought after reading an anthology of HPL stories borrowed from his local library. Inspired by the Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition rules, in his spare time Lee developed The Dhole’s House website, an 'online toolkit' for both Keepers and players of Call of Cthulhu where users can create and save Investigators and Keeper Handouts in a matter of minutes.
"We're delighted to have Mike and Lee join us. As his first major project, Mike will take a leading role in seeing the 7th Sea Khitai Kickstarter project through to completion. Lee will continue improving on The Dhole's House's utility as a resource for Call of Cthulhu Keepers and players," said Chaosium vice president Michael O'Brien.