Black Campbell is the alias for Scott Rhymer, a historian and writer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and cat.


He has previously been an intelligence analyst for the US Army and government contractors, a police auxiliary, a freelance writer (mostly in the roleplaying game industry), and pursued his doctorate in Modern American and European History at the University of New Mexico. The experience at UNM has convinced him that it is time to reconsider the 19th Century liberal arts education, and move toward more focused, specialized education or vocational training, rather than liberal arts degrees that are fit only to get one a job at a call center. He was associate faculty at the University of Phoenix’s Albuquerque Campus, teaching history and political science for eight years; is part time faculty at Central New Mexico Community College, and recently added high school serior government/economics teacher to his repertoire.

“The Black Campbells” was an appellation for the Campbells of Argyll, a Scottish clan alternately connected to Scottish nationalism or Unionism with England, depending on time and the amount of money involved with the cause. Mercenaries, in other words.

For my personal blog, which deals with every day nonsense and politcal issues, go here.

Please assume all written work here is copywritten, with the exception of the various fan netbooks for the role playing games. Download the stuff, read it, quote it, whatever…just give credit where it’s due is all I ask.

4 Responses to “About the Black Campbell”

  1. Kay Says:

    nice blog, but check out mine too!

  2. Eric Says:

    Hhhhmmm Black Campbell, nice I’m gonna read up on that…being a Campbell of Scottish decent and all;). Nice Blog though I’ll be following you!

  3. I came accross your site at the ares wargames forum. I have been interested in finding a roleplaying group and I am wondering if you are currently running one. I’d like to find a group to game with. my bio is on the whitener law firm web site.

    1. We are and we’re always looking for new folks. Intro email fired to your addy linked to the comment.

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