Just before Thanksgiving, Jeff Tidball rejoined the Atlas Games team.
Jeff worked for us from 1995 to 2000, managing Ars Magica's
fourth edition and taking care of a little bit of everything else. In
2000, he relocated to Los Angeles to earn an MFA in screenwriting from
the University of Southern California. Afterward, he wrote screenplays while day-jobbing for the likes of Decipher on The Lord of the Rings Roleplaying Game and mobile game start-up Tomo Software on a "massively mobile" RPG. He joined Fantasy Flight Games and became its Vice President of Product Development in 2006, co-founded Gameplaywright with Will Hindmarch
in 2007, became a full-time freelancer in 2009, moved to Kansas City to
become the CEO of creative services company RiverKey Creative in 2011.
Jeff has won three Origins Awards and been nominated for a half-dozen more. His experimental design Pieces of Eight - a pirate ship combat game played with metal coins - was a Diana Jones Award nominee. Marquee designs include the FFG edition of Horus Heresy, the Eternal Lies mega-campaign for Trail of Cthulhu, and Alderac's Mercante. He's also very proud of his
development work on Eric Lang's Chaos in the Old World.
Jeff brings Atlas a rare and potent combination of talents and experience. He's a passionate fan of games, a gifted creator, and an experienced manager and executive. As Atlas Games approaches the end of another hugely successful year, we're excited to have Jeff back on board, helping us chart our course into 2014.