Richard H. “Rick” Britton is a historian and former game publishing executive in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In 1980, after graduating from the University of Virginia, Britton and nine fellow alums founded Iron Crown Enterprises (ICE), a publisher of roleplaying games.:133 As Pete Fenlon commuted from law school for two years, Britton ran the company.:133 Britton’s Civil War era wargame Manassas was set in ICE’s home state of Virginia.:133 Britton served as vice-president in charge of operations.:137 While most of the games produced by the company were set in fantasy worlds, the company also published Britton’s creation Manassas in 1981. The game reenacts the eponymous Civil War battle.