From their Kickstarter: "Mike: An experienced, qualified project manager and Business Intelligence specialist. In my spare time I like games, especially ones that my brother has written. That's why we're now "Dead Earth Games". Rich: A gamer, occasional author and general geek. Rich wrote "Across the Dead Earth" back in 2013 and Mike helped bring the project - then just a set of rules, now a gaming system with full range of complimentary miniatures - to life. Rich has written for Wargames Illustrated, and continues to write fiction and expansions for AtDE as well as developing Pirates of the Dread Sea. Mike and Rich both began war gaming in the early '90's."