About the Contributors
The World Yahtzee Institute is pleased to bring you its seminal volume on Yahtzee theory and practice, The Yahtzee Manifesto. Since its emergence from the Scottish underground as a secret-society of Yahtzee radicals in 1888, to the near-legitimacy it enjoys today, the WYI has been vigilant in its quest to promote Yahtzee around the world and to preserve its rich legacy. And it's all because of the dedication expressed by each talented staff member that the is able to accomplish all that it does.
Rick McCallister - Senior Researcher
Rick enjoys long walks on the beach to play Yahtzee on a blanket, napping snuggled up with his personalized Yahtzee cup, avant garde movies, and tacos.
Mr. McCallister hails from far-off lands steeped in the tradition of Ya-Tsee and has over 20 years of Yahtzee playing experience. He considers one of his strengths to be a willingness to not be enticed with an early Full House and to try for loftier goals, as well as his nimble addition skills. He lists amongst his weaknesses his right ACL which he tore back in '98 and an overwhelming desire to always dis the "Fully".
He lives in a yurt and when not participating in the aforementioned joys, can be found meditating in the hopes of reaching Yahtzee Nirvana.
Louise Proctor - Senior Researcher
Louise began her career at the in 1967 as a Scorecard Archivist Intern, at the height of the "Cincinnati Troubles". She was beaten by police and jailed during a violent raid on a Yahtzee tournament at a local saloon. Dedicating herself to opposing Yahtzee-related oppression, she honed her rolling skills in the prison-yard and, upon her release, rejoined the WYI.
A constant champion of Yahtzeeist rights, she is the founder of Five Million Dice, a charitable organization in support of spreading the game throughout America's inner-cities.
Away from her work at the Institute, Louise enjoys kayaking, kite-flying, and historical novels.
Willy D. Wiltord - Director of Visual Affairs
Known as "The Magician" during his 14-year career on the Yahtzee Pro Circuit, Willy still has a few tricks up his sleeve as head of the Visual Affairs department. He leads the charge as the continues to explore new possibilities in graphically capturing the essence of Yahtzee.
The Yahtzee Manifesto is not the first book cover design to Willy's credit. He won the coveted Paddington Award in 2009 for his cover art of the young-adult drama, Roses for Charlotte.