Patrick Lucien Price
|Born||Patrick Lucien Price|
Whiting, Indiana, United States
|Occupation||Game designer, editor|
Early life and educationEdit
Pat Price was born in Whiting, Indiana. Price earned a B.A. in French and Spanish from Marian College in Indianapolis, Indiana, and worked as a teacher and tutor in those languages for several years.
Pat's brother, Mike Price, was a game designer for TSR, Inc., Pat answered the call for new editors at TSR, beginning as a games editor in 1980 for the revisions Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set and Expert Set. A year later, he was promoted to manager of the Pre-Press Department, and managed the department for nearly three years before transferring to TSR's magazines department. “By this time, I had the technical background to be a good editor, and I could be useful in all phases of the operation,” Price said. “I’m not a gaming fan, or a would-be game designer, or a would-be writer. I like the editor’s role—the responsibility for helping people come up with ideas and make them work. I think I’ve got a good critical sense for identifying problem areas in manuscripts and advising writers on improvements?” Price worked on the editorial staff for Dragon magazine, reviewing all fiction submissions for Dragon, editing book reviews, and other editorial duties. Price also worked as Assistant Editor for Strategy & Tactics, and Managing Editor for Amazing Stories while with TSR. With George H. Scithers, he coordinated all business and production aspects of Amazing Stories. Price also worked on Dungeon magazine, and contributed to the Dragonlance supplement, Leaves from the Inn of the Last Home (1987).