Brandes Stoddard is a game designer and writer of many talents. I have known him for many years and gotten to experience his creativity as a writer and a designer in a variety of ways from table top games, larps, short stories, and having him on my team as a designer. Currently I play in his LARP Dust to Dust which if you are in the Atlanta, Georgia area I recommend checking out. Brandes also has a great blog called Harbinger of Doom where he writes about systems for table top, larps and video games. What I enjoy most is that he gives his thought process into why and how he designs which is really cool. So give him a read and if you get a chance come out and play Dust to Dust.