Rich Staats Bio

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Rich has been a soldier, a scholar, and a director at a think tank. His experience ranges from the tactical to developing national level, strategic guidance. Rich has contributed to six books and dozens of articles ranging from Operations Research to Artificial Intelligence to military logistics and game design.

Rich has been active in the game design community since the late 1970s. Mark Rogers and Rich published Khymir in 2006. Rich has run seminars on world building for authors and game designers for almost 40 years including several years when it was a for-credit course at MIT.

Rich was blessed to be the single father of three: Kathy, Liz, and Rich Staats. Kathy graduated from medical school, and Rich was a Lance Corporeal in the US Marines and is currently the CEO of his own game company. Liz graduated from college in hospitality management and currently working as a chef.

Rich composes and produces music and videos, and if you are interested in having him do some work for you, please contact him at He has composed and produced seven commercial albums. Three are commercially available along with one single and a short collection of Polka songs.

You can find samples of his work at:

  • Staats Purchase and Download Music Site
  • Staats Sound Cloud Music Site
  • Staats YouTube Channel

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