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Gareth Hanrahan
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Gareth Hanrahan at Warpcon 2019
NationalityIrish
Other namesGareth Ryder-Hanrahan
OccupationGame designer, author
Home townCork

Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan is an Irish game designer and novelist who has worked primarily on role-playing games.

Career

Hanrahan was one of the game designers included in the experimental community connected to the Gaming Outpost.[1]:406 When Mongoose Publishing brought their Paranoia writing in-house, it was overseen by Hanrahan.[1]:398 Hanrahan wrote Mongoose's fifth RuneQuest setting, (2007).[1]:399 Hanrahan authored the Traveller Core Rulebook (2008), which managed to outsell RuneQuest and become Mongoose's new #1 game.[1]:401 Hanrahan's 12th-century setting Deus Vult (2010) received new support in RuneQuest II.[1]:399 When Mongoose separated from Rebellion in March 2010, Hanrahan was one of those let go during the resulting layoffs.[1]:402

Hanrahan helped Pelgrane Press support their GUMSHOE System by producing monthly supplements, starting in late 2010.[1]:385 In 2011, Cubicle 7 expanded its staff with industry insiders like Hanrahan, , Charles Ryan, and .[1]:432 He is currently employed as a full-time writer for Pelgrane Press.[2] He also holds the position of Line Developer for The Laundry Files roleplaying game published by Cubicle 7.[3]

Fiction

Hanrahan is the author of the Paranoia novel Reality Optional.[4] He has also contributed short stories to the Stone Skin Press anthologies The Lion and the Aardvark[5] and Schemers.[6]

He released his debut novel in 2019, and its sequel in the "Black Iron Legacy" series in 2020:

  • The Gutter Prayer, Orbit, January 22, 2019[7]
  • The Shadow Saint, Orbit, January 7, 2020[8]

The series is a gothic/steampunk adventure, set in the city of Guerdon, which has been described as being inspired by Hanrahan's native city of Cork.[9]

Awards and nominations

Hanrahan has received the following ENnie awards:

Hanrahan has received the following ENnie nominations:

Hanrahan has received the following Origins nominations:

Games

Games designed / written by Hanrahan include:

  • The Slayer's Guide to Titans (2003)[20]
  • The Quintessential Halfling (2003)[21]
  • The Quintessential Paladin II: Advanced Tactics (2004)[22]
  • The Quintessential Druid II (2004)[23]
  • OGL Horror (2004)[24]
  • The Traitor's Manual (2004), Paranoia RPG[25]
  • EarthForce Campaign Book (2005), Babylon 5 RPG[26]
  • Eyes of the Stone Thief (2015), 13th Age RPG[27]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Appelcline, Shannon (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
  2. ^ "Pelgrane Press Ltd - About Us". Pelgrane Press. Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan - Cubicle 7". Cubicle 7. Archived from the original on 4 June 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  4. ^ "PARANOIA S1 Reality Optional by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan". Goodreads. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Authors: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan". Stone Skin Press. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Meet the Schemers: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan". Stone Skin Press. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  7. ^ "THE GUTTER PRAYER by Gareth Hanrahan". Orbit Books.
  8. ^ "THE SHADOW SAINT by Gareth Hanrahan". Orbit Books.
  9. ^ Power, Ed (27 January 2020). "Cork author Gareth Hanrahan reveals his dark materials". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 27 January 2020.
  10. ^ "ENnie Awards 2011 Winners" (PDF). Ennie Awards. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  11. ^ The Laundry RPG. ASIN 1907204938.
  12. ^ "ENnie Awards 2012 Winners". Ennie Awards. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  13. ^ "Lorefinder: GUMSHOE Pathfinder Mashup". DriveThruRPG. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  14. ^ "Pelgrane Press - Dead Rock Seven". Pelgrane Press. Archived from the original on 11 April 2015. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  15. ^ "Pelgrane Press - Invasive Procedures". Pelgrane Press. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2015.
  16. ^ "ENnie Awards 2013 Nominations" (PDF). ENnie Awards. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  17. ^ Hanrahan, Gareth (September 2018). The Zalozhniy Quartet. Pelgrane Press. ISBN 978-1908983428.
  18. ^ "The Heart of the Wild". Cubicle 7. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  19. ^ Ltd, Cubicle 7. Entertainment; Ryder-Hanrahan, Gareth; Nepitello, Francesco (2016). The Heart of the Wild: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan. ISBN 978-0857441430.
  20. ^ "The Slayer's Guide to Titans". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  21. ^ "The Quintessential Halfling". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  22. ^ "Quintessential Paladin II". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  23. ^ "The Quintessential Druid II". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  24. ^ "OGL Horror". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  25. ^ "Traitors Manual". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  26. ^ "Earthforce Campaign Book". RPG Geek. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  27. ^ "Eyes of the Stone Thief". RPG Geek. Retrieved 29 January 2016.

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