Mike Pohjola

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Mike Pohjola in 2011

Mikko "Mike" Pohjola (born 15 October 1978[1]) is a Finnish poet, playwright, author, and roleplaying game designer.[2] He is the author of Myrskyn aika, Star Wreck Roleplaying Game, Tähti, Kadonneet kyyneleet, Ihmisen poika, and Age of the Tempest.

In Nordic live action role-playing (LARP) circles, he's known as the author of "the Manifesto of the Turku School" (2000), advocating immersive gaming, as the designer of several experimental LARPs,[3] and as the author of several published roleplaying books. Several of Pohjola's artistic and theoretical articles have been published in journals and magazines in Europe and the United States.

Pohjola's first novel, Kadonneet kyyneleet was published in the summer of 2008.[4] Also in 2008, he released the nonfiction book Sanaleikkikirja, a collection of Finnish puns and wordplay.

Roleplaying bibliography[edit]

As author

As contributor

Other books[edit]

  • Kadonneet kyyneleet, 2008, Gummerus Kustannus Oy
  • Sanaleikkikirja, 2008, Gummerus Kustannus Oy
  • Ihmisen poika, 2011, Gummerus Kustannus Oy


  1. ^ (in Finnish) Mike Pohjola's brief CV
  2. ^ (in Finnish) Publisher's page on Pohjola[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ (in Finnish) Interview on Mike Pohjola Archived 2007-10-09 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ (in Finnish) Kadonneet kyyneleet by Mike Pohjola Archived 2009-02-06 at the Wayback Machine, Gummerus Publishing

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