Hey folks, I’m brownbear.

I’m a former top-tier competitive Age of Empires player, competing in and winning several Age of Mythology and Age of Empires III tournaments in the mid-2000s. I’ve been writing about real-time strategy games for the past ten years on my blog and YouTube channel.

Going forward, I’ll be writing weekly articles here, focusing on RTS, competitive gameplay design, and a host of other topics that interest me, like skills development, game industry trends, and everything in-between.

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I write about competitive real-time strategy games.