Richard Snider was a member of the Midwest Military Simulation Association, along with Dave Arneson, David Wesely, Ken Fletcher, Dave Megarry John Snider, and others. Snider was also one of the players in Arneson's original Blackmoor group. Snider coauthored the role-playing game Adventures in Fantasy (1978) with Arneson, published through Arneson's company Adventure Games. Snider also contributed to Chaosium's Thieves' World (1981). Snider's game Powers & Perils (1984) was scheduled for release at Origins 1983; instead the convention was filled with empty demo rooms where the game was to have appeared, and the game finally rolled out early in 1984.