Nigel Findley

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Nigel D. Findley
Born July 22, 1959
Died February 19, 1995(1995-02-19) (aged 35)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Occupation writer, game designer
Nationality Canadian
Genre role-playing games, fantasy, science fiction

Nigel D. Findley (July 22, 1959 – February 19, 1995[1]) was a game designer, editor, and an author of science fiction and fantasy novels and role-playing games (RPGs).


Nigel Findley was born in Venezuela, in 1959.[1] Findley was raised in Spain, Nigeria, the United States, and England before his family settled in Vancouver in 1969.[1]

He got his start as a role-playing game author in the mid 1980s during his business career. By 1990 he had become a full-time writer, and had authored or coauthored over one hundred books, including twelve novels, before his death.[1] He wrote for most game companies in the industry, including TSR, but is perhaps best known for his game products and fiction for FASA's Shadowrun game.[1] Findley's adventure The Universal Brotherhood (1990) for Shadowrun was well received.[2] He got his start writing for Dungeons & Dragons, and won a 1992 Origins Award for GURPS Illuminati.[citation needed] In 1995 he was inducted into the Origins Awards Hall of Fame.[citation needed]

His body of work also included supplements for Mayfair's Roleaids line, Wizards of the Coast's The Primal Order, West End Games, and White Wolf Publishing. He is credited with parts of the design of Greyhawk Adventures and Fate of Istus, and wrote the whole of Greyspace. He was also part of the original core of Shadowrun RPG writers and designers, and has sole writing credit on both sourcebooks and Shadowrun world novels.

Findley died suddenly on February 19, 1995, at his home in Vancouver, British Columbia.[1] He suffered a heart attack at the age of 35.[citation needed]


The Nigel D. Findley Memorial Award was awarded for best role-playing product of the year between 1995 and 2001. The first winner of the award was the Castle Falkenstein role-playing game, while the last documented winner was The Lord of the Rings Trading Card Game.[3]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f "Nigel D. Findley Passes Away". Dragon. TSR, Inc. (217): 4. May 1995. 
  2. ^ Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 123. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
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