Gareth Hanrahan

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Gareth Hanrahan
Gareth Hanrahan 2019.jpg
Gareth Hanrahan at Warpcon 2019
NationalityIrish
Other namesGareth Ryder-Hanrahan
OccupationGame designer, author
Home townCork

Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan is an Irish game designer and novelist who has worked primarily on role-playing games.

Career[edit]

Hanrahan was one of the game designers included in the experimental community connected to the Gaming Outpost.[1]:406 When Mongoose Publishing brought their Paranoia writing in-house, it was overseen by Hanrahan.[1]:398 Hanrahan wrote Mongoose's fifth RuneQuest setting, Hawkmoon: The Roleplaying Game (2007).[1]:399 Hanrahan authored the Traveller Core Rulebook (2008), which managed to outsell RuneQuest and become Mongoose's new #1 game.[1]:401 Hanrahan's 12th-century setting Deus Vult (2010) received new support in RuneQuest II.[1]:399 When Mongoose separated from Rebellion in March 2010, Hanrahan was one of those let go during the resulting layoffs.[1]:402

Hanrahan helped Pelgrane Press support their GUMSHOE System by producing monthly supplements, starting in late 2010.[1]:385 In 2011, Cubicle 7 expanded its staff with industry insiders like Hanrahan, Walt Ciechanowski, Charles Ryan, and Neil Ford.[1]:432 He is currently employed as a full-time writer for Pelgrane Press.[2] He also holds the position of Line Developer for The Laundry Files roleplaying game published by Cubicle 7.[3]

Fiction[edit]

Hanrahan is the author of the Paranoia novel Reality Optional.[4] He has also contributed short stories to the Stone Skin Press anthologies The Lion and the Aardvark[5] and Schemers.[6]

He released his debut novel in 2019:

  • The Gutter Prayer (The Black Iron Legacy Book 1), Orbit, January 22, 2019[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Hanrahan has received the following ENnie awards:

Hanrahan has received the following ENnie nominations:

Hanrahan has received the following Origins nominations:

Games[edit]

Games designed / written by Hanrahan include:

  • The Slayer's Guide to Titans (2003)[18]
  • The Quintessential Halfling (2003)[19]
  • The Quintessential Paladin II: Advanced Tactics (2004)[20]
  • The Quintessential Druid II (2004)[21]
  • OGL Horror (2004)[22]
  • The Traitor's Manual (2004), Paranoia RPG[23]
  • EarthForce Campaign Book (2005), Babylon 5 RPG[24]
  • Eyes of the Stone Thief (2015), 13th Age RPG[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702- 58-7.
  2. ^ "Pelgrane Press Ltd - About Us". Pelgrane Press. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan - Cubicle 7". Cubicle 7. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  4. ^ "PARANOIA S1 Reality Optional by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan". Goodreads. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Authors: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan". Stone Skin Press. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Meet the Schemers: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan". Stone Skin Press. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  7. ^ Hachette, an imprint of Hachette Book Group in the United States View our Privacy. "THE GUTTER PRAYER by Gareth Hanrahan". Orbit Books.
  8. ^ "ENnie Awards 2011 Winners" (PDF). Ennie Awards. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  9. ^ "The Laundry RPG". Amazon. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  10. ^ "ENnie Awards 2012 Winners". Ennie Awards. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  11. ^ "Lorefinder: GUMSHOE Pathfinder Mashup". DriveThruRPG. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Pelgrane Press - Dead Rock Seven". Pelgrane Press. Archived from the original on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Pelgrane Press - Invasive Procedures". Pelgrane Press. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  14. ^ "ENnie Awards 2013 Nominations" (PDF). ENnie Awards. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  15. ^ "The Zalozhniy Quartet". Amazon. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  16. ^ "The Heart of the Wild". Cubicle 7. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  17. ^ "The Heart of the Wild: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan". Amazon. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  18. ^ "The Slayer's Guide to Titans". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  19. ^ "The Quintessential Halfling". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  20. ^ "Quintessential Paladin II". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  21. ^ "The Quintessential Druid II". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  22. ^ "OGL Horror". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  23. ^ "Traitors Manual". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  24. ^ "Earthforce Campaign Book". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  25. ^ "Eyes of the Stone Thief". RPG Geek. Retrieved 29 January 2016.

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