Chris Pramas at Gen Con on August 17, 2007
Chris Pramas is an award-winning American game designer and writer, as well as a founder of Green Ronin Publishing. He is best known as the designer of the Dragon Age RPG, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay (second edition), and Freeport: The City of Adventure.
Pramas began his career in the game industry as a freelancer contributing to games such as Over the Edge, Feng Shui, and Underground. He joined Wizards of the Coast as a staff designer in 1996, eventually becoming a creative director at the company. Pramas left Wizards of the Coast in 2000 to form his own company, first known as Ronin Publishing but then dissolved and reformed as Green Ronin Publishing.
While continuing to lead Green Ronin Publishing, Chris has also worked for Flying Lab Software as the creative director on their Pirates of the Burning Sea MMORPG, and as the lead writer for Warhammher 40,000: Dark Millennium Online at Vigil Games.
Pramas' work for Dungeons & Dragons include: Slavers (2000, with Sean K. Reynolds), Guide to Hell (1999), Apocalypse Stone (2000, with Jason Carl), Vortex of Madness (2000), as well as some work on the third edition Player's Handbook (2000) and Dungeon Master's Guide (2000). He has also done work for Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.
Pramas was a notable guest at Trinoc*coN in 2005, and a guest of honour at Ropecon 2008 in Dipoli, Espoo, Finland. In 2012, he appeared on two episodes of the web series TableTop running his Dragon Age roleplaying game for host Wil Wheaton and the show's guests. Beginning in 2012 he has also been one of the curators of an annual "Art of RPGs" art show featuring the work of artists whose work have appeared in role-playing games.
Books Pramas has written or contributed to include the following:
Role Playing Games
- Dragon Age
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- Mutants and Masterminds
- Dungeons & Dragons
- True 20
Dragon magazine articles
- Pramas, Chris. "Ahmut's Legion." Dragon #286. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2001.
- -----. "The Armies of Thalos." Dragon #287. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2001.
- -----. "The Children of Nassica." Dragon #295. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2002.
- -----. "Drazen's Horde." Dragon #292. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2002.
- -----. "The Ebon Glaive." Dragon #296. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2002.
- -----. "The Empire of Ravilla." Dragon #285. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2001.
- -----. "Exiles from the Vault." Dragon #298. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2002.
- -----. "The Free States." Dragon #293. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2002.
- -----. "The Gnolls of Naresh." Dragon #289. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2001.
- -----. "People's State of Mordengard." Dragon #291. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2002.
- -----. "The Sundered Empire: Soldiers of the Last Order." Dragon #315. Bellevue, WA: Paizo Publishing, January 2004.
- -----. "Underground Scenarios." Dragon #294. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2002.
Chris Pramas has appeared in the following newspaper and magazine articles, websites and podcasts.
- RPG Countdown: Chris appeared on these episodes: 22 April 2009 (Warriors & Warlocks), 1 July 2009 (Sigmar’s Heirs), 15 July 2009 (GM Pack and Toolkit).
- RPG Countdown. RPG Countdown on Facebook.
- RPG Countdown (22 April 2009). Retrieved 22 April 2009.
- RPG Countdown (01 July 2009). Retrieved 01 July 2009.
- RPG Countdown (15 July 2009). Retrieved 15 July 2009.