Ezra Claverie has a PhD in English from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He has written for “old school renaissance” gaming publications including The Complete the Oracle and Petty Gods, and he contributes regularly to The Undercroft. His scholarship has appeared in Intensities: The Journal of Cult Fandom, Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, and the Journal of Popular Culture. He teaches in the Writing Program at NYU Shanghai.


Timothy Hutchings lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He has shown artworks around the world, including solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Wien, the Long Beach Museum, and the Sydney College of Art. He manages the Play Generated Map and Document Archive, www.plagmada.org, and recently launched a publishing imprint called The Hutchingsonian Presents, which explores the intersection of game play, game history, and art. Its first book, Everything is Dolphins, appeared in the spring of 2012.


Erol Otus is an American artist and game designer, known internationally for his work in the fantasy RPG genre, most notably for the early Dungeons & Dragons franchise. Otus has also provided game design, artwork, music, and voice acting for computer games such as Star Control II and, most recently, Skylanders. His work has shown at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. Currently he is at work on a sequel to Skylanders, a sequel to the RPG module Island Town, and "Beyond the Far Islands".




Dan Zettwoch is a cartoonist, illustrator, and printmaker in St. Louis. His stories have appeared in Kramers Ergot; the Drawn & Quarterly Showcase; Comic Art; Beasts; An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories; and The Best American Comics. His paintings and prints have shown at the Des Lee Gallery, Mad Art, Giant Robot, and the St. Louis Artists’ Guild. His first graphic novel, Birdseye Bristoe, is available now from Drawn & Quarterly.





Sarah Richardson is the author of Velvet Glove, co-author of Bluebeard’s Bride, and an employee of Magpie Games. She has also written for other RPGs such as The Baby Bestiary 1 & 2 and Witch: Fated Souls. In addition to her design work, Sarah has also served as layout artist on a number of projects: Epyllion: A Dragon Epic, No Salvation for Witches, and The Cold Ruins of Lastlife. Sarah’s illustrations have also have been featured in many a RPG.




The gorgeous fonts used in the book were designed by Andrew Leman of the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society.