Dave Allsop

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Dave Allsop is a Scottish game designer and artist for role-playing games and video games.


Dave Allsop developed the role-playing game SLA Industries (1993); the Scottish company Nightfall Games was founded solely to publish the game.[1]:280 Wizards of the Coast later bought SLA Industries, but then returned it to Nightfall, who licensed it to Hogshead Publishing; in 2002, Hogshead closed down and thus SLA Industries returned to Allsop.[1]:427 Allsop was by then the flatmate of Angus Abranson, and they decided to form a new role-playing company in 2003 called Cubicle 7 Entertainment.[1]:427 Allsop started work on a new release of SLA Industries, but in the Fall of 2004 Allsop decided to pull out of Cubicle 7 to pursue other opportunities.[1]:427 In 2005, Allsop, with Adrian Bott, produced The Book of Unremitting Horror, a book of monsters for the d20 System, published by Pelgrane Press.[1]:384 Allsop returned to Cubicle 7 in 2007 as the SLA Industries line editor, which started releasing new books again in 2011.[1]:427

He is known for his work on the Magic: The Gathering collectible card game.[2] He has also contributed art to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.

His Dungeons & Dragons work includes interior art for Eberron Campaign Setting (2004), Monster Manual III (2004), Expedition to Castle Ravenloft (2006), Cityscape (2006), Fiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine Hells (2006), Fantastic Locations: City of Peril (2007), Monster Manual V (2007), An Adventurer's Guide to Eberron (2008), the fourth edition Monster Manual (2008), the fourth edition Manual of the Planes (2008), Demon Queen's Enclave (2008), Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons (2009), and Martial Power II (2010).

Allsop was the concept artist for One Thumb Mobile, for their game Celtic Heroes,[3] from 2012 to 2015.[citation needed] He returned to freelance work in February 2015.[citation needed]


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