Robin D. Laws

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Robin D. Laws is a respected and prolific writer and game designer who lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His best-known work includes the role-playing games Over the Edge (with Jonathan Tweet), Feng Shui, Hero Wars, Jack Vance's The Dying Earth Roleplaying Game, Gumshoe system and Dungeons & Dragons supplements such as Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells and Dungeon Master's Guide II. He has also authored or contributed to dozens of supplements for other RPGs, worked as co-designer on the Shadowfist collectible card game, contributed to the King of Dragon Pass computer game, and written several novels, among them Pierced Heart and The Rough and the Smooth. He is currently working on a new version of HeroQest as well as products for 4th Edition of D&D called Raiders Guild. He writes an irregular advice column for role-players called See Page XX.


A partial bibliography of the work of Robin D Laws:

Role-playing Games and Supplements
  • Feng Shui: Action Movie Roleplaying
    • Four Bastards
    • Burning Shaolin
  • Hero Wars
    • Thunder Rebels (et al.)
  • Glorantha: the Second Age (for Runequest)
  • The Esoterrorists
  • Fear Itself
  • Stunning Eldritch Tales for Trail of Cthulhu
  • Mutant City Blues
  • Jack Vance's The Dying Earth Roleplaying Game
    • Kaiin Player's Guide
    • Turjan's Tome of Beauty and Horror (with Ian Thompson)
    • Cugel's Compendium of Indispensable Advantages (et al.)
  • Robin's Laws of Good Gamemastering
  • Pantheon and Other Roleplaying Games
  • GURPS Fantasy 2: Adventures in the Mad Lands
  • Rune
  • Heart of Chaos (Doomstones Campaign Volume 3 for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay)
  • House of Tremere
  • Over the Edge (with Jonathan Tweet)
  • Over the Edge, 2nd Edition (with Jonathan Tweet)
    • Unauthorized Broadcast
    • Weather the Cuckoo Likes
  • Seven Strongholds
  • For the Earthdawn RPG:
    • Throal: The Dwarf Kingdom
    • Infected
    • Horrors
    • Denizens of Earthdawn (Volume 2)
    • The Theran Empire
    • Parlainth Adventures (et al.)
  • Ways and Means (for the Underground RPG)
  • HeroQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha (with Greg Stafford et al.)
  • Shadowfist Players' Guide (Volume 1) (with Rob Heinsoo)
  • Star Trek RPG (et al.)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation RPG (et al.)
  • Raiders, Renegades, & Rogues (et al.)
  • Monsters, Muties and Misfits (et al.)
  • Nexus: The Infinite City (et al.)
  • The Excellent Prismatic Spray 2 (et al.)
  • Blood Magic: Secrets of Thaumaturgy
  • Pandemonium!: Adventures in Tabloid World (Contributor)
    • Stranger Than Truth: Further Adventures in Tabloid World (Contributor)
  • OG: Unearthed Edition
  • Pierced Heart
  • The Rough and the Smooth
  • Honour of the Grave
  • Sacred Flesh
  • Liar's Peak
  • Freedom Phalanx

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