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Stan! Brown is a friend of mine and asked that I put the information from the Game Mechanics (a company he is part owner of) on the site. You can email him at if you need to ask him.

As for his importance, he is a long time industry leader in the world of role-playing, having been an employee of TSR and Wizards of the Coast. He was a designer on d20 Modern, as well as the lead developer for Dragonlance 5th Age. He is also an accomplished cartoonist, having one of the only long-term cartoons in Dragon Magazine, the industry leader. In addition, he is a successful author, primarily in the field of role-playing fiction. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Brothersin (talkcontribs) .

What you need to do is read WP:COPY, specifically WP:COPY#Using copyrighted work from others. It would be even better, though, if you rewrote the text in your own words. The text from Game Mechanics is too tongue-in-cheek to be suitable for an encyclopedia, anyway. Powers 20:12, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

The current article is much better. Good job! The bibliography might be a bit much -- no need to list all of his articles, illustrations, and editing. And don't forget to link things. Powers 03:11, 16 June 2006 (UTC)


The article's current name is a bit silly, don't you think? Shouldn't it be moved to his real name? Unless of course his real name is Stan!, I dunno. DoomsDay349 21:09, 26 August 2006 (UTC)

It's certainly his nom de plume, if not his legal name. Powers T 00:30, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
I still think it's better to move his legal name. Anyone know what that might be? DoomsDay349 05:52, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
Why? Wikipedia naming convention is to use the most common name. Powers T 19:50, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
I'll accept it if you can provide a reference to his common name being Stan! DoomsDay349 23:28, 27 August 2006 (UTC)
[1], Image:Urban Arcana Book Cover.jpg. Powers T 12:26, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
Great, so now could you reference it next to his name perhaps, as a bit of confirmation? Thanks. DoomsDay349 20:04, 28 August 2006 (UTC)
I don't really think that's necessary. Nowhere else, as far as I'm aware, do we justify a particular article title via citations. Powers T 13:22, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
All right, I concede. I wasn't meaning to be mean or anything, I honestly wasn't aware of legal name. DoomsDay349 23:16, 29 August 2006 (UTC)
No problem, it is highly unusual as names go, but I believe it's consistent with our other articles on people with pseudonyms. Powers T 01:20, 30 August 2006 (UTC)

Interesting discussion - have added him to Stan dab page. PamD (talk) 08:35, 27 May 2008 (UTC)