Hudsons Hideout has a fun interview with Mark McLaughlin, take a minute to check it out. Makes me feel like you got to be GOOD AND LUCKY to have a game go to print besides just patient.
I would have asked how to pronounce his name…;)
If you do not know Mark has a long background in design games include well know titles such as :
Napoleonic Wars (not a personal favorite of mine but just one play probably did not give it all that much of a chance: