Their Serene Majesty Morph would like to thank the following courtiers for providing this years Mirth and Merriment
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.
Returning Contributors to the Court
Their Majesties welcome back designers and writers from Pheno past
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Game: The Monster Mash
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
Game: Ghosts of Future Past
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
Game: The Death of Hope
Game: Sorry Business
Game: Sorry Business
Game: Schroedinger's Job
Game: Disturbed Ground
Game: The Long Weekend