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Michael Hartman

Contributions: 130
Member of: 2 channels
Member since:
August 14, 2008

About Me

Michael Hartman is the President and CEO of Frogdice, Inc., a company that creates and manages online role playing games and virtual worlds. In addition to developing games, Mr. Hartman is a freelance writer, father of two daughters, avid reader, and dedicated fan of college football. Mr. Hartman's wife also works for Frogdice, Inc.

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Wikipedia's War on Gaming History and Threshold RPG

MMO Gaming Dictionary

New Grind, Just like the Old Grind: Quest Heavy Advancement


Warhammer Online RvR Guide: Nordenwatch

Warhammer Online RvR Guide: Mourkain Temple

Warhammer Online RvR Guide: Stonetroll Crossing

City of Heroes / City of Villains Article Hub.


Mass Effect - Great Story, Great Action, Great Game

Age of Conan is a hot mess - my review.

City of Heroes - Issue 13: Architect - Preview

World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King Siege Vehicles

Spore - A Detailed Review of the latest Will Wright creation.




My Experience

After obtaining his Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia School of Law, Michael Hartman founded Threshold Virtual Environments, Inc. to create online games and virtual worlds. This company later became Frogdice, Inc. He has been designing and programming online games and virtual worlds since 1992. Frogdice is currently working on two MUDs/MMORPGs: Threshold RPG (released in 1996) and Primordiax (scheduled release Q2 2009).

My Latest Articles

  • Wikipedia's War on Gaming History and Threshold RPG

    Wikipedia is currently dominated by a powerful deletionist movement. MUDs and Gaming History are frequent targets, and Threshold RPG recently found itself in the Wikipedian crosshairs. Wikipedia has lost its way, and obscure, interesting content is constantly...
    Published on  July 2, 2011 to Windows Platform

  • Building a PC - Choosing a Motherboard

    The motherboard is one of the core components of any PC. Your RAM, CPU, hard drive, and other choices all affect the motherboard decision. This buyer's guide walks you through some of these decisions and helps you make sure you buy the right motherboard...
    Published on  May 26, 2011 to Computer Hardware

  • Netbooks vs. Laptops

    Netbooks are the hot new item in the computer hardware market. What is the difference between a Netbook and a Laptop, and how would a shopper decide which one they might wish to purchase?
    Published on  May 25, 2011 to Computer Hardware

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