Began gaming with the international federation of war gamers (IFW) in 1960’s as a teenager. He created the game “Fight In The Skies” (aka Dawn Patrol) and self-published it at the recommendation of Gary Gygax as part of the IFW’s Wargame Inventors Guild (WGIG) in 1968. FITS was later published by Guidon Games in 1974 (4th Edition) and TSR in 1976 (5th Edition), 1979 (6th Edition) and 1982 as “Dawn Patrol” (7th Edition). He also co-authored “Don’t Give Up The Ship” with Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax in 1971. He joined the ranks of TSR, Inc. in 1976 at the invitation of Gary Gygax. While at TSR, Mike authored the D&D module, In Search of the Unknown, served as editor for the Monster Manual, Player’s Handbook and Dungeon Master’s Guide and wrote three children’s novels.
Mike Carr is the only person who has attended every Gen Con, from 1968 to the present. His flight in the skies game is also the only game that has been played at every Gen Con. Mike is still active in the gaming community today through his Aerodrome magazine which he started in 1969.