Interview with Jeff Richard, the Vice President and Creative Director for Chaosium

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Jeff Richard is Vice President and Creative Director for Chaosium. Born in California, long-term resident of Seattle,  Jeff is rumored to now reside in fortified bunker somewhere deep in Berlin.

He is the lead author of the Guide to Glorantha, HeroQuest Glorantha, the new Chaosium edition of RuneQuest, and the Prince of Sartar webcomic, as well as numerous other supplements and articles. Jeff has been the creative director and editor-in-chief of all things Glorantha since 2008.

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Interview with Rick Meints, the President of the New Chaosium

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Rick Meints is an American game designer known for his contributions to the fantasy game world of Glorantha and the RuneQuest RPG.

He was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan the same year that Glorantha was in 1966. After spending 25 years as a corporate trainer in the automotive industry he became the full-time President of Chaosium in 2015.

His career in the gaming industry started in the mid 90’s when he moved to the UK and helped with the layout for Tales of the Reaching Moon magazine, the British fan publisher that was the center of Glorantha culture at that time. His Gloranthan and RuneQuest roots stem back to the late 70s. An avid RPG collector, his love of all of Chaosium’s publications, plus anything Gloranthan or RuneQuest in nature has earned him the nickname “Mr. Suitcase” or “Monsieur Valise”. His Meints Index to Glorantha is the comprehensive product guide to all Gloranthan publications, games, conventions, and miniatures produced from 1975 to 1997. In 1999, Rick founded Moon Design Publications, with the launch of the Gloranthan Classics line of reprints of classic RuneQuest 2nd and 3rd edition material. Furthermore, he was the publisher of Mythic Russia (2006), The Guide to Glorantha (2014) and HeroQuest: Glorantha (2015).

In July 2015, Greg Stafford and Sandy Petersen announced that the management team of Moon Design Publications had joined the ownership group of their iconic game company, Chaosium. Meints formally became president of Chaosium with Stafford transitioning to being chairman of the Board of Directors.

Rick is a member of Chaosium’s Board of Directors and an author in roleplaying games.

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Interview with Joseph A. McCullough, author of Frostgrave

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Joseph A. McCullough is the author of several non-fiction books including A Pocket History of Ireland and Osprey’s Zombies: A Hunter’s Guide. In addition, his fantasy short stories have appeared in various books and magazines such as Black Gate, Lords of Swords, and Adventure Mystery Tales. He also wrote, Rise Alabama!, a zombie supplement for Savage Worlds role-playing game. He co-wrote also, The Grey Mountains, a supplement for the Middle-Earth Role-Playing Game. Leer más “Interview with Joseph A. McCullough, author of Frostgrave”

Interview with Jess Hartley

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Christina K. (Jess) Hartley is an American game designer, novelist, writer, and editor.

Hartley has been an author of, and contributing writer to, nearly forty role-playing games from White Wolf Publishing/CCP North America, and Margaret Weis Productions, like Predators (Werewolf: The Forsaken) (2005), Skinchangers (World of Darkness) (2006), Compass of the Celestial Directions 1 – The Blessed Isle (Exalted) (2006), Pandora’s Book (Promethean: The Created) (2006), Strange Alchemies (Promethean: The Created) (2006), Magnum Opus (Promethean: The Created) (2007), Saturnine Nights (Promethean: The Created) (2007), Scion: Demigod (Scion) (2007), Changeling: The Lost (2007), The Free Council (Mage: The Awakening) (2007), The Mysterium (Mage: The Awakening) (2007), Reliquary (World of Darkness) (2007), Autumn Nightmares (”Changeling: The Lost) (2007), Witch Finders (Hunter: The Vigil) (2008), Hunter: The Vigil (2008), The Silver Ladder (Mage: The Awakening) (2008), Lords of Summer (Changeling: The Lost) (2008), Midnight Roads (World of Darkness) (2008), Rites of Spring (Changeling: The Lost)(2008), Scion: God (Scion)(2008), Innocents (World of Darkness)(2008), The Rose-Bride’s Plight (Changeling: The Lost) (2008), The Selfish Succubus (Instant Antagonists) (2009), Dancers in the Dusk (Changeling: The Lost) (2009), Swords at Dawn (Changeling: The Lost) (2009), Slashers (Hunter: The Vigil) (2009), Collection of Horrors: No Escape (Hunter: The Vigil)(2009), Geist: The Sin-Eaters (2009), Nosferatu – The Beast That Hunts The Blood (Vampire: The Requiem) (2009), Personae – Ready Made Characters (Changeling: The Lost) (2009), City in the Sand (Mind’s Eye Theater – Vampire: The Requiem) (2010), Goblin Markets (Changeling: The Lost) (2010), Supernatural Adventures (2010), The Fear-Maker’s Promise Compendium (2011).

As well as the editor for several projects from Steampower Publishing and Rogue Games like Reliquary (World of Darkness for White Wolf Publishing – Developer) (2008), The Future Soldier’s Battlefield Handbook for Steampower Publishing – Editor (2007) and The Lemurian Candidate for Steampower Publishing – Editor (2006).

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Interview with Jason Bulmahn, lead designer at Paizo and creator of the Pathfinder RPG

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Jason Bulmahn has coordinated the world’s largest organized play D&D campaign for the RPGA of Living Greyhawk, later joined Paizo Publishing as the managing editor of Dragon in 2004.

He, in 2007, took over as lead designer of Paizo Publishing. Within two months of Wizards of the Coast’s August 2007 announcement of D&D fourth edition, he began working on a new edition of the d20 system that updated and polished the rules system.

When Paizo decided not to wait any longer to see how Wizards of the Coast would allow third-party publishers to support their new game, Paizo turned he’s side project into a complete RPG to give them their own set of core rules for the d20 game system; Paizo thus announced the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game on 2008. He is from then the lead designer of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.

He has also written or contributed to Pathfinder books such as Carnival of Tears, as well as Dragon and Dungeon articles and books such as Secrets of Xen’drik, Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk, Dungeonscape, and Elder Evils.

His RPG design credits include the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Bestiary, Ultimate Guides, the Advanced Player’s Guide, the Beginner Box, and 2013’s Mythic Adventures.

His work has earned one Origins Award and numerous ENnie Awards, including Best Game and Product of the Year.

He is the publisher of Minotaur Games, a company dedicated to creating products compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game as well as card and board games.

Jason is one of the big authors in roleplaying games.

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