James Desborough (game designer)

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James Desborough
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James Desborough
Nationality British
Occupation Game designer, author

James "Grim" Desborough is a game designer, author and blogger who has worked primarily on role-playing games, as well as card games, board games and social computer games.

Career[edit]

James Desborough broke out with The Munchkin's Guide to Powergaming in 2000/2001,[1] winning an Origins Award for that work along with his co-author Steve Mortimer.[2] Desborough was the co-author of CS1: Cannibal Sector One and for a short time he was the SLA Industries line editor.[3] Desborough is also the owner of Postmortem Studios and due to his connections with Cubicle 7, Postmortem Studios was one of Cubicle 7's early partnerships.[3] He later became creative director at Chronicle City.[4]

Desborough is also a published author of fiction, being published in both Red Phone Box,[5] alongside Warren Ellis and numerous other new authors, and in The Mammoth Book of Erotic Romance and Domination.[6] He also self publishes.

His D&D design work includes Monster Manual V (2007) and City of Stormreach (2008).

Desborough has been quoted or used as a pundit on men's issues in various places, including The Stream on Al Jazeera.[7]

Reception[edit]

Some of Desborough's work has been criticised for being "hateful, violent and misogynistic", leading critics to petition game companies to drop his work.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Munchkin's Guide to Powergaming: ISBN 1-55634-347-7
  2. ^ GAMA Origins Awards 2000
  3. ^ a b Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 430. ISBN 978-1-907702- 58-7. 
  4. ^ Geek Native
  5. ^ Ghostwoods Books
  6. ^ ISBN-10: 0762452250
  7. ^ Through Men's Eyes
  8. ^ GeekNative Interview
  9. ^ Chronicle City appoints “Grim” James Desborough

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