Phenomenon crew & writers

King Morph wants to recognise the tireless contributions of the organisers and especially those who bring us the games and festivities of Phenomenon 2018 (the Writers) !

Buy them lots of drinks at post-con drinkies.

Phenomenon's Committee at the Royal Court (The Orgs)

Phenomenon's Court Held at the Lake of Data (The I.T. Subcommittee)

As King Morph is not familiar with the latest technological developments, King Morph is exceedingly proud to host court at the Realm of Data.

Phenomenon's Knights of the Red Sash (Volunteers)

If you are interested in becoming a Knight of the Red Sash at Phenomenon 2018 please contact us at info@pheno.org.au or please contact an org.

Game Writers

Their Serene Majesty Morph would like to thank the following courtiers for providing this years Mirth and Merriment

Triptychs

Samantha Blanch

Game: The Tower, the Princess, and the Star

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Callie Doyle-Scott

Game: The Tower, the Princess, and the Star

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Andrew Smith

Andrew has written and co-written a bunch of Pheno games over the years, most recently Bloodrunner in 2015 and Game of Suns in 2013.

Game: Red King, Yellow King

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Melody Watson

Game: Turning Wheels

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Diptychs

Kane Edwards

Game: Beatrix Potter presents: The Purrge, or, How I learned to stop worrying and eat the flesh of my Oppressors - a modern Socratic dialogue.

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Graham Schnieder

Game: Beatrix Potter presents: The Purrge, or, How I learned to stop worrying and eat the flesh of my Oppressors - a modern Socratic dialogue.

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Marissa Harris

Game: The Swynford Will

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Carol Boucher

Game: The Swynford Will

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Mark Bruckard

Game: The Swynford Will

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New Writers ♚

These writers are writing their first game for Phenomenom, and are eligible for the new writers award. Their games are marked with a ♚

Michael Fennic

Game: How Much For Just The Planet

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EmmJ

Game: How Much For Just The Planet

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Mathew Sforcina

Game: Guardians Of The Glen

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Gavin Lucan

Game: Destination Mongo!

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Steve Dee

Game: Dantalion's Daughter

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Oliver Shead

Game: In the Land of the Skulls

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Returning Contributors to the Court

Their Majesties welcome back designers and writers from Pheno past

Joe McNamara

Joe McNamara was dumped in an unmarked grave in Dickson after Pheno 2004, and has been Fettered to the con ever since. His last three games were Bat Country, Unfinished Business and Tragedia Rusticana.

Game: FROSTBITEr

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Daniel Ryan

Daniel first attempt at writing for cons was a Babylon 5 freeform in 2000 and has been hooked ever since. He spent a few years writing games for the Camarilla before returning to cons with a Burning Wheel Orcs game and then Paranoia, and then Paranoia again at Pheno 2014 and then Torchbearer. He has an on again off again thing for D&D but generally prefers Ars Magica or pretty much anything rules lite and big on story or roleplay. He runs games to find out what the players will do with them.

Game: Eartbones

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Jim Riley

Jim Riley has written a few games for Pheno; Star Wars: Execute Order 66, the Sci-fi Triptych "Legacy" with Terence Janssen, and Star Trek Crisis and Opportunity with David Hollingworth. He ran out of time to ask someone to create an amusing writer bio for him, so it'll probably just end awkwardl...

Game: Star Wars: R3B-L

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Michael Hitchens

Michael has been attending roleplaying conventions for over twenty years (ouch) and writing for them for almost as long. He has written 20+ convention modules, including Tender Prey (Sydcon 1993), Dead but Dreaming (Necronomicon 1994), The Rain like Dust (Sydcon 1996), The Loyalty of Men (SAGA 1994 and Necronomicon 1998), Bridge of Dawn (Phenomenon 1994 and Macquariecon 1995), Silver, Tears and Ashes (Phenomenon 1999) and You are #4, I am #6 (a Triptych at Phenomenon 2000). Am I Here? (Phenomenon 2008) Floodland (a Triptych at Phenomenon 2010), A Strange Day (Phenomenon 2012), The Room (Eyecon 2014) and Leviathan (a Triptych at Phenomenon 2015)

Game: Shadows of What Was

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Mike Walker

Mike has been writing for Phenomenon since 1997, including two Triptychs. He prefers running and playing in games that focus on deep characterisation and are low in game mechanics, such as the Amber Diceless RPG. Mike has a lot of nostalgia for the 1980s, and co-wrote the popular teen 80s freeform This Party Tonight in 2010, and the first Breakfast Slayer Club as a Diptych in 2013.

Game: Founding Members

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Nick Matthews

Nick is still unable to escape the clutches of Phenomenon, and remains thrall to it's dark whims. While he's been attending since he was a child, in 2012 he turned to writing, joining forces with the dread Dr. Stuart J Barrow on the Antiques Roadshow of Doom!. Since then he has written two solo games, 2015's The Last Night on the Mountain and 2016's Things to do in Denver When You're Dead.

Game: The Main Event

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Penny O'Rance

Game: The Monster Mash

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Penny Sullivan

Penny Sullivan has been writing freeforms for Pheno since 2011. She specialises in player-driven political and trading freeforms with simple mechanics. Her previous games include Vampire: The Art of Politics in 2011 (with Jason Chappel), Changeling: Goblin Market in 2012 and the Tryptich freeform Inner Space in 2014 (with Jason Chappel).

Game: Threefold Blessings

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Random Jones

Game: Ghosts of Future Past

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Professor Jimbles (James Wodman)

Professor Jimbles does a podcast; Professor Jimbles plays games; Professor Jimbles writes and runs games. What more could a Monarch want!

Game: Save The Date

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Jason Chappel

Game: Thermopylae

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Stephen Justice

Game: The Death of Hope

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John Hughes

Game: Sorry Business

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Philippa Hughes

Game: Sorry Business

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Nick Argall

Game: Schroedinger's Job

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Ian Bartlett

Game: Disturbed Ground

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Greg Tannahill

Game: The Long Weekend

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Assistant GMS

For the times when the writer's ambition exceeds their capacity for time travel and teleportation. When a freeform is just too big or there are more players than sessions. When that happens, GMs call in the cavalry.