Ben McFarland was (and occasionally still serves as) the Kobold Press News Minion.
You can find an excellent list of his works below...
His bio generally reads: "I once beat Zeb Cook in a Greyhawk Trivia Contest. I lived on a desert island for two years while I was an officer in the US Air Force. I like to brew my own beer, make my own chinese food, and fence saber; although I do none of these as much as I would like anymore. Premises guarded by man with shotgun three nights a week-- you guess the nights. While D&D's a first love, Ars Magica is swiftly becoming a greatest love and Cthulhutech my secret mistress. L5R taught me you can lose initiative without ever needing to roll and I like the old-school vibe of Savage Worlds. I'm good for 4E, but it depends on the DM. Pathfinder remains a hearty staple. :)
I've been doing professional game design since late 2007. Before then, starting in about 2006, I wrote adventures for Living Greyhawk, primarily for Keoland, Ulek, and the Sheldomar Valley."
He wrote the three-part machinima series, "Conquest of Middle Earth," which you can no longer find on youtube, since Machinima was shuttered in February, 2019.
He is a Glass Explorer and documented Gencon 2013 with his blog: Virtual Gencon (http://virtualgencon.tumblr.com/)
Ben is currently working on: Pathfinder and Ars Magica projects.
Ben is also a member of our community http://rpg.geekdo.com/user/ben_mcfarland
Feel free to drop him a note if you would like to talk to him.