I’m Michael Barnes (he/him), and I’ve been writing about board games for almost 20 years. My main gig right now is ThereWillBe.Games, a site I co-founded in 2006. I had something to do with “Ameritrash” becoming a big deal. Not an active BGG member. I write reviews and editorials, primarily. My tastes are wild and varied. I love TTRPGs, Cosmic Encounter, Acquire, and El Grande. I believe games can be as evocative and compelling as film or novels and they deserve good writing about them. I also believe 100% in destroying the white boys club that has throttled hobby gaming for too long. Inclusion, representation, and diversity are the future. Fuck Nazis, racists, fascists, homophobes, nationalists, transphobes, sexists and Republicans. If that makes you mad fuck off, I don’t want your tip.