Richard Tucholka

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Richard Tucholka (February 9, 1954 - April 27, 2017[1][2]) was a writer, game designer and publisher, best known for his work in the creation of the role-playing games Fringeworthy & Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic.

Career[edit]

Tucholka was a pioneering role-playing game designer, comic book publisher, and had branched out as actor, book reviewer, staff writer for Stardate and Stardrive small press magazines, and a science fiction fan. He was an active and notable personality in Michigan science fiction conventions and gaming conventions since 1973 and was a member of the Robert Aspirin-inspired Dorsai Irregulars, a worldwide volunteer-run convention support organization. He was also a senior computer technician for a worldwide service supplier of the automotive industry.

Tucholka lived his adult life in Michigan, where he managed Tri Tac Games. His best known role-playing game, Bureau 13, was voted Best Fantasy RPG of 1991 by the RPGA Network at Gen Con. Others works include The Morrow Project with Robert Sadler and Kevin Dockery, Fringeworthy, FTL:2448, and Hardwired Hinterland. Supplements and adventure scenarios he has created include "Invasion U.S.", "Cloistrs", "Rogue 417", "Weirdzone", "Holes", "Hellsnight", "Haunts", "Starcharts", "Hardwired Hinterland", "Bureau 13 EXTREME" "Bureau 13 SPECIAL EDITION", and the DM's Book Of Nasty Tricks & Misfit Magic.

The Tri Tac Micro Games that Tucholka has authored include Monster Squash, Geriatric Wars, Pterroductyl, The Viral Vegetable Wars, Drive By, War on High, Escape From Westerville State, Baby Boomer, Duck Trooper, Beach Bunny Bimbos with Blasters and HOLES, a science fiction miniatures combat game. He created the astronomical systems for the Midnight at the Well of Souls role-playing game by TAG Industries. Like Isaac Asimov, Tucholka became a "Macho Target" - essentially a non-player character - in the game Macho Women with Guns.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Beach Bunny Bimbos with Blasters, 1991, Tri Tac Games
  • Stalking the Night Fantastic, 1983 edition, Tri Tac Games
  • Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic, 1984 edition, Tri Tac Games
  • Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic, 1992 edition, Tri Tac Games
  • Bureau 13: Special Edition, 2007 edition, Tri Tac Games w/Nick Pollotta
  • Bureau 13: d20 Edition, 2008 edition, Tri Tac Games
  • Bureau 13: EXTREME, 2009 edition, Tri Tac Games
  • Bureau 13: Brass & Steam, 2014 edition, Tri Tac Games
    • Bureau 13 Adventures: Hellsnight, Haunts, The Lost Files, Vols 1 & 2, Tri Tac Games
    • Bureau 13: Black Powder 1859-1889, Tri Tac Games
    • Bureau 13: Scenes for Horror, Industry and Adventure, Tri Tac Games
  • Fringeworthy, 1981 edition, Tri Tac Games
  • Fringeworthy, 1984 edition, Tri Tac Games
  • Fringeworthy, 1990 edition, Tri Tac Games
  • Fringeworthy: d20 edition, 2009 edition, Tri Tac Games
    • Rogue 417, 1985 edition, Tri Tac Games
    • Invasion US, 1985, Tri Tac Games
    • Fringeworthy: PORTALS 1, Tri Tac Games
    • Fringeworthy: PORTALS 2, 2008 Tri Tac Games
    • Fringeworthy: PORTALS 3: Exploration Notebook, 2012 Tri Tac Games
    • Fringeworthy: PORTALS 4: Exploration War & Secrets, 2014 Tri Tac Games
    • Fringeworthy: Cloisters: A Century After the Winter War, 2012 Tri Tac Games
    • Fringeworthy: Weirdzone, 2010 Tri Tac Games
  • Fringeworthy: Special Edition Sourcebook for the d20 OGL System: 2009 edition, Tri Tac Games
  • FTL:2448, 1982 edition, Tri Tac Games
  • FTL:2448, 1985, Tri Tac Games
  • FTL:2448: Starcharts, 1984, Tri Tac Games
  • FTL:2448: Cop 2448, 1984, Tri Tac Games
  • FTL:2448 The Light Fantastic, Book One, 1990, Tri Tac Games
  • FTL:2448 Frontier 2448, Book Two, 1990, Tri Tac Games
  • Tri Tac Genesis, 2014, Tri Tac Games
  • Tri Tac Genesis II, 2014, Tri Tac Games
  • Incursion, 1992, Tri Tac Games
  • Incursion II Canadians Across the Galactic Empire, 2012, Tri Tac Games
  • Incursion III Poles Across the Galactic Empire, 2014, Tri Tac Games
  • Hardwired Hinterland, 2009, Tri Tac Games
  • Cloisters, 2012, Tri Tac Games
  • Murderhoof, 2014, Tri Tac Games
  • The Morrow Project, 1980 (1st edition), by Timeline Games, Ltd. Game authors: Kevin Dockery, Robert Sadler, and Richard Tucholka.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Creator ID Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine. at pen-paper.net
  2. ^ RPGnet Forums
  3. ^ Macho Women With Guns freeware at Cumberland Games

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