Author - Tom Franklin


By day, I’m a mild-mannered IT Manager with a slight attitude.  By night I play guitar & celtic bouzouki, board games, watch British TV, and read.  My agented but unsold humorous, middle-grade Steampunk Fantasy novel “The Pterrible Pteranodon” is available as a free serialized podcast from my PowersBeyondTheirSteam website.

For me, gaming is primarily about creating social memories and being presented with lots of interesting choices. I love abstracts, co-ops, and heavier Eurogames.

And despite being a DM, I have an inherent dislike of six-sided dice.

Recent Articles & Reviews by Tom Franklin

Games We Love: Catan

How did Catan become a game that has sold over 22 million copies and played all over the world? It's all about sheep, ore, wheat, and wood. Read on to find out why we love Catan.