Soldiers of Ice

Soldiers of Ice by David "Zeb" Cook

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David “Zeb” Cook is a game developer, one of the authors of Dungeons and Dragons, who has worked at TSR for over 15 years. David Cook was born in East Lansing, Michigan. At school, he became interested in wargames, and while studying at the University of Iowa, he met Dungeons and Dragons. After graduating from university in 1977, he began working as an English teacher at a high school in Milligan, Nebraska. It was there that his students gave him the nickname "Zeb", derived from his signature style, which resembled the letter Z.

In the second half of the 1980s, Cook read an ad for a game maker at TSR in Dragon magazine and offered his services. He successfully passed the tests and was hired for a permanent job, becoming the third hired game maker (after Kask and Turnbull) in the company staff. Pretty soon he was made the lead developer. Cook has written a large number of rule books, modules, and other game products. Partyzone`s "The Spy Ring" adventure was listed in Games...

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David “Zeb” Cook is a game developer, one of the authors of Dungeons and Dragons, who has worked at TSR for over 15 years. David Cook was born in East Lansing, Michigan. At school, he became interested in wargames, and while studying at the University of Iowa, he met Dungeons and Dragons. After graduating from university in 1977, he began working as an English teacher at a high school in Milligan, Nebraska. It was there that his students gave him the nickname "Zeb", derived from his signature style, which resembled the letter Z. In the second half of the 1980s, Cook read an ad for a game maker at TSR in Dragon magazine and offered his services. He successfully passed the tests and was hired for a permanent job, becoming the third hired game maker (after Kask and Turnbull) in the company staff. Pretty soon he was made the lead developer. Cook has written a large number of rule books, modules, and other game products. Partyzone`s "The Spy Ring" adventure was listed in Games Magazine`s Top 100 Games of 1985. He also contributed to the role-playing games Conan the Barbarian, The Adventures of Indiana Jones and Star Frontiers. For AD&D, Cook wrote such famous adventures as A1 "Slave Pits of the Undercity", I1 "Dwellers of the Forbidden City", X1 "The Isle of Dread", X4 "Master of the Desert Nomads", X5 "Temple of Death" and others, as well as the scenario of the computer role-playing game "Pool of Radiance" (with Jim Ward and others). Cook was particularly significant in the development of the 2nd edition of AD&D and the Planescape setting. He was the lead author of Oriental Adventures and the Kara-Tur setting. Cook left TSR in 1994 to work on computer games, including City of Villains (Cryptic Studios) and Stargate Worlds (Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment), but contributed to a number of books in the early 2000s. according to the d20 system, published by Green Ronin Publishing and Fast Forward Entertainment (Jade Dragons & Hungry Ghosts, The Assassin`s Handbook, Encyclopedia of Prestige Classes and others).