Graeme Davis (game designer)

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This article is about the role-playing game author. For the medievalist, see Graeme Davis (mediaevalist).

Graeme Davis (born 1958, in Isleworth, England) is a writer and editor. Davis has worked extensively in the gaming industry.


Davis started playing Dungeons & Dragons in the mid-1970s, shortly after it was first imported into the United Kingdom.[1]

After leaving school he worked in the banking industry before studying for a Bachelor of Arts degree in archaeology at the University of Durham in 1979. He graduated in 1982 and started work towards a Doctor of Philosophy degree.

His first paid writing for the game was an article in Games Workshop’s White Dwarf magazine in 1982.[1] Many others followed, for White Dwarf and other magazines such as TSR, Inc.'s Imagine.

A job offer from Games Workshop in 1986 prompted Davis to leave university with his Ph.D. unfinished.[citation needed] However, his historical and archaeological knowledge and research skills have been put into use throughout his career with several firms and as a freelancer.[2]

He was one of the original designers of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.[3][4] Games Workshop spun Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay into a new subsidiary called Flame Publications in 1989, and Davis remained on staff at Flame.[5]

Davis published his first novel, Blood and Honor, book four in the Eberron The War-Torn series, in 2006.

Since 2009 Davis has been the line editor for Rogue Games' historical horror RPG Colonial Gothic, contributing to several titles in the line.

Published works (as primary or contributing writer)[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Graeme Davis". Archived from the original on Feb 24, 2009. 
  2. ^ Random Wizard. "Graeme Davis Interview". Interview. Random Wizard. Retrieved 2013-11-22. 
  3. ^ John Foody. "The Warpstone Interview: Graeme Davis". Warpstone. Hogshead Publishing. Archived from the original on 2007-09-15. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  4. ^ Marcus Widmer. "Interview with Graeme Davis". Strike to Stun #2. Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  5. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 50. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  6. ^ Mark Pook. "Plundered Vaults (Review)". RevolutionSF. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  7. ^ "Creatures of Freeport - RPG Review - GameWyrd". Retrieved 2008-10-22. 
  8. ^ Little, Jay. "Putting the Uber in Ubersreik: A Designer Diary". Retrieved 2010-10-05. 

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