Rick Priestley

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Rick Priestley
Rick Priestley.jpg
Born (1959-03-29) March 29, 1959 (age 60)
Lincoln, England
OccupationWargame designer, writer
NationalityBritish

Rick Priestley (born 29 March 1959) is a British miniature wargame designer[1] and author mainly known for being the creator of Warhammer.

Career[edit]

Rick Priestley, with Bryan Ansell and Richard Halliwell, designed the miniatures game Warhammer Fantasy Battle for Games Workshop.[2]:47 The idea of the Black Library evolved under the guidance of Priestley, Andy Jones, and Marc Gascoigne into the magazine Inferno! which debuted in July 1997.[2]:50 Priestley also designed the large-scale combat game Warmaster (2000).[2]:50

Rick left Games Workshop in 2009, complaining that the corporate culture had grown too focused on sales and no longer cared about innovation in game design. He is now co-owner of Warlord Games,[1] and also does consulting work on a freelance basis. He is an associate at River Horse Games.[3]

At the end of 2011 he was elected to the committee of the Society of Ancients.[1] In December 2012 he announced plans to launch a new science fiction game The Gates of Antares[4] with an initial attempt at funding raised through Kickstarter. Gates of Antares is now being released through Warlord Games

Personal life[edit]

Priestley was born on 29 March 1959 in Lincoln, England. He studied "Archaeology with Classics and Ancient History" at Lancaster University, graduating in 1981. He lives near Nottingham.

Works[edit]

Priestley worked extensively for Games Workshop. He is credited with authoring or co-authoring the following games:

Since joining Warlord Games, he has authored or co-authored the following games:

  • Black Powder (with Jervis Johnson and John Stallard)[14]
  • Hail Caesar[15]
  • Bolt Action (With Alessio Cavatore)
  • Beyond the Gates of Antares
  • Warlords of Erehwon
  • The Red Book of the Elf King (for Lucid Eye Publications)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Slingshot, No279, Nov 2011, p1
  2. ^ a b c Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
  3. ^ Riverhorse homepage. Retrieved 2013-02-27.
  4. ^ "Gates of Antares". Toyz N The Hood. Retrieved 2012-12-18.
  5. ^ "Warhammer Fantasy Battle". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  6. ^ "Warhammer Ancient Battles". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  7. ^ "1644". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  8. ^ "Warhammer 40,000". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  9. ^ "Necromunda". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  10. ^ "Warmaster". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  11. ^ "Warmaster Ancients". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  12. ^ "The Alamo - Victory or Death". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-02.
  13. ^ "Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
  14. ^ "Black Powder". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-03-01.
  15. ^ "Hail Caesar". BoardGameGeek. Retrieved 2011-04-25.

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