Call of Cthulhu Line Editor. Quite Possibly Mr. Shiny.
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 ahand 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.
Linda M Jones (SheBlackDragon)
Linda Jones is a full-time freelance artist based out of Cardiff with a love for dragons, fantasy, cute animals (such as cats), faeries and the gothic. Linda has worked for many companies within a variety of industries, including gaming, apparel and giftware. She has worked with Chaosium, Cubicle 7, Mongoose Publishing, Triple Ace Games, Postmortem Studios, Corone Design, amongst others. Her art has been licensed to several companies including The Mountain, Something Different, World of 3D, Nemesis Now, Inked Gaming, Wildstar Hearts, GeckoRouge and Darkside Clothing.
For the Dudley Bug Ball’s relaunch, Linda redesigned Bugley on which the exclusive, limited run miniature was based.
Visit www.sheblackdragon.com to see more of her work.
Gillian Pearce has been illustrating professionally both as an artist and cartographer for 24 years now and has numerous publishing credits for roleplaying game companies including Savage Mojo, Chaosium, Cubicle 7, Moon Design and Pelgrane Press as well as fiction credits in publications by companies that include Mercia Books.
She tends to use traditional media such as pen and ink and acrylics (paint and pencils) to create her artworks. Her website is www.hellionsart.com and she can be found in person at conventions such as UK Games Expo dressed as a pirate- with a purple hat…unless she is wearing kitty ears. Gill loves cats, she has seven at the moment and has ambitions of becoming a crazy cat lady, indeed she might have achieved that goal already!
Darren W. Pearce is a British fantasy and sci-fi author, game designer, and has worked with the likes of Joe Dever, Cubicle 7, and is the lead writer on the Shaintar setting designed by Sean Patrick Fannon.
He’s one of the Savage Mojo Family and wrote the Set Rising setting for Suzerain. He’s also a regular at the UK Games Expo. His work on the Core Box 11 for the Doctor Who RPG won him a Gold Ennie in 2013. He won an Epic E-Book Award 2011 (Best Anthology) for his anthology work on Bad A$$ Faeries 3.
He’s also worked on Dragon Kings, the spiritual successor to Dark Sun by Tim Brian Brown. Taking on the role of 13th Age lead writer, and working on the core book. He is currently the lead writer on Judge Dredd And the Worlds of 2000AD, the RPG developed and published by En Publishing.
Darren’s worked in roleplaying games since 2000, and hopes to carry on for a long time to come!