Richard was first introduced to the world of Games Workshop when he was a bright eyed and enthusiastic to young man in high school, and he's played 40k since first edition. He has always judged people but officially started doing so for the local mid-west 40k scene a few years ago when he reluctantly agreed to help a friend as a rules official and was assured that he wouldn't be judging alone for a grand tournament. Much to everyone's surprise, the event went pretty smoothly. The attendees even enjoyed themselves and credited Richard for having a direct hand in the success of the event. Since then, several events have sought out that hairy old troll, Richard, to act as head official of events small and large across Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Kansas.