He was a math major and went onto grad school at the University of Chicago. After he got his Ph.D., he taught at Wellesley College outside of Boston, where he was a junior faculty member. Through William Jockusch, a friend who'd once been in the math world himself, Robert learned of a job opening at Wizards of the Coast on the Research and Development team. His technical background ended up serving him well when it came to landing the position.
Non-Magic projects for Wizards of the Coast
- Battle Tech
- Filthy Rich
- What Were You Thinking?
- Star Wars TCG
- Harry Potter
- Developers: R&D, Trading Card Games. But What Do They Do?
- Robert Gutschera (April 30, 2020). "Diving into Realms". Playmagiclegends.com.