JOHN HARPER

John's games reinvent genre-fiction staples of action, drama, and romance by providing elegant mechanics and easily accessible play materials, both carefully crafted through diligent playtesting and tweaking. He's perhaps best known for the Tales from Wild Blue Yonder series of aeronautical adventure fantasy games, several incredibly fun drafts of the pulpy space superhero game Danger Patrol, and his forthcoming dark-ages urban-fantasy thieves game Blades in the Dark.

Based in Seattle, John used to grab a beer with me semi-regularly to have hours-long discussions about game design, theory, and publishing, which we've tried to continue through a series of public video chats recorded through Google Hangouts.

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