Creating Historical or Location-Based RPG Sourcebooks

Product ID:SEM4004

Type: Publisher/Designer Track

Day: Friday

Price: £0.00

Start time: 14:00:00 - End Time: 15:00:00

Maximum Players: 50

Event System

Publisher-Designer Track

Event Description

Join Mike Mason and Lynne Hardy for this session on creating a better sourcebooks based locations and historical settings.

Mike Mason is the co-writer of the Call of Cthulhu 7th edition Keeper's Rulebook. Around the turn of the millennium, Mike edited and published The Whisperer, a zine devoted to Call of Cthulhu. In the intervening period Mike set up and ran the Kult of Keepers, a group of Call of Cthulhu scenario writers who organized the UK's Cthulhu Nationals Tournament. Mike, no stranger to the arcane workings of games companies, previously worked for Games Workshop as Black Industries Line Manager for the Ennie Award winning Warhammer 40,000 RPG Dark Heresy before the line moved to FFG.

Nowadays Mike lives in the small village of Gotham, near Nottingham, England, where legends speak of mad men, kings, and cuckoos.

Mike's credits include:

For Chaosium: Ennie Award winning Call of Cthulhu Quick-Start Rules, Call of Cthulhu Rulebook (7th edition), The Investigator's Handbook, Pulp Cthulhu, the "Simulacrum Unbound" chapter for the new Horror on the Orient Express, The Phobia Deck, The Weapon's Deck, The Curious Character's Deck, and The Unfortunate Events Deck. Mike has had a hand in guiding and developing numerous Call of Cthulhu books since 2013, including Alone Against The Flames, Nameless Horrors, Doors to Darkness, and many more.

Others (as writer/editor): Dark Heresy Rulebook, The Inquisitor's Handbook, Disciples of the Dark Gods, Purge the Unclean, the Dark Heresy Game Master's Pack and Character Folio, Valkyrie magazine, The Whisperer.

Lynne Hardy is Assistant Editor (and author) on Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu line.

Lynne discovered roleplaying games back in the mists of time—or the early 1990s, as they’re more commonly known. The second game she ever played was Call of Cthulhu and, after writing and editing for companies such as Nightfall Games, Cubicle 7, and Pelgrane Press, she returned to the non-Euclidian fold to act as the lead writer, editor, and line developer on the multi-award winning Achtung! Cthulhu Kickstarter project for Modiphius Entertainment. With her tentacle-free hat on, she currently edits the Blue Rose RPG line for Green Ronin, and contributed to the award-winning Seven Wonders RPG anthology from Pelgrane Press. She is also the designer of her own ENnie-nominated steampunk game: Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks.

Lynne doesn’t like horror films much as they’re far too scary, but she is rather fond of tea and fountain pens.