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S. John Ross


S. John RossEmail address: sjohn@cumberlandgames.com

Home Page: http://www.io.com/~sjohn/

Born: July 15th, 1971. Cumberland, Maryland

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Notes: S. John Ross was born Samuel John Ross, Junior in Cumberland, Maryland on July 15, 1971, the son of Sam and Donna Ross. He is known primarily as a writer of adventure-roleplaying game material, including work for Steve Jackson Games, TSR, Wizards of the Coast, the Avalon Hill Game Company, Guardians of Order, and others. He began writing professionally in 1990, and has also served stints as an editor and done graphic production work.

He is the owner and creator of Cumberland Games and Diversions, a web-based electronic publishing company specializing in game-related documents and TrueType fonts. His most recognized works include GURPS Russia and GURPS Warehouse 23 (for Steve Jackson Games), Among the Clans: The Andorians and the Star Trek Narrator's Toolkit (for Last Unicorn Games), Uresia: Grave of Heaven (for Guardians of Order), Risus: The Anything RPG and Points in Space (for Cumberland Games & Diversions), the Pokethulhu Adventure Game for Squishy Brain Games and others, and the creation of Sparks paper miniatures. He was editor and developer of the Silicon Valley Tarot, and the 2nd Edition of Murphy's Rules. His homepage, the Blue Room, includes the Big List of RPG plots, a popular generic resource for Game Masters.




Roleplaying Game Credits:
 
Book Publisher Credit
GURPS Magic (2004) Steve Jackson Games Original Material
Risus: A Kringle in Time (2004) Cumberland Games & Diversions Writing and Design
Risus: A Kringle in Time (2004) Cumberland Games & Diversions Production
Risus: A Kringle in Time (2004) Cumberland Games & Diversions Cartographer
Uresia: Caravel (All-Systems Library, The) (2004) Cumberland Games & Diversions Graphic Design & Incidental Images
Uresia: Caravel (All-Systems Library, The) (2004) Cumberland Games & Diversions Writing and Cartography
Uresia: Grave of Heaven d20 (Big Eyes, Small Mouth) (2004) Guardians of Order Writing and Cartography
Risus Companion, The (2003) Cumberland Games & Diversions Illustrator
Risus Companion, The (2003) Cumberland Games & Diversions Layout and Production
Risus Companion, The (2003) Cumberland Games & Diversions Author
Uresia: Grave of Heaven (Big Eyes, Small Mouth) (2003) Guardians of Order Writing and Maps
GURPS Vehicles Expansion 2 (2002) Steve Jackson Games Additional Material
Pokéthulhu Adventure Game, 3rd Ed. (2002) Cumberland Games & Diversions Cartographer
Pokéthulhu Adventure Game, 3rd Ed. (2002) Cumberland Games & Diversions Page Design and Layout
Pokéthulhu Adventure Game, 3rd Ed. (2002) Cumberland Games & Diversions Author
Fief: A Look at Medieval Society from Its Lower Rungs (All-Systems Library, The) (2001) Cumberland Games & Diversions Indexer, Producer, Images
GURPS Cabal (2001) Steve Jackson Games Additional Material
Points in Space 1: Starport Locations (All-Systems Library, The) (2001) Cumberland Games & Diversions Layout and Production
Points in Space 1: Starport Locations (All-Systems Library, The) (2001) Cumberland Games & Diversions Author
Points in Space 1: Starport Locations (All-Systems Library, The) (2001) Cumberland Games & Diversions Cartographer
Pokéthulhu Adventure Game, 2nd Ed. (2001) Dork Storm Press Cartographer
Pokéthulhu Adventure Game, 2nd Ed. (2001) Dork Storm Press Design
Pokéthulhu Adventure Game, 2nd Ed. (2001) Dork Storm Press Author
Cray Canyon Cold Snap (All-Systems Library, The) (2000) Cumberland Games & Diversions Cartographer
Cray Canyon Cold Snap (All-Systems Library, The) (2000) Cumberland Games & Diversions Graphic Production
Cray Canyon Cold Snap (All-Systems Library, The) (2000) Cumberland Games & Diversions Writing and Design
GURPS Bestiary, 3rd Ed. (2000) Steve Jackson Games Additional Material
Pokéthulhu Adventure Game (2000) Squishy Brain Games Author
Ring of Thieves (Risus) (2000) Cumberland Games & Diversions Production
Ring of Thieves (Risus) (2000) Cumberland Games & Diversions Writing and Design
Superiors 3: Hope and Prophecy (In Nomine) (2000) Steve Jackson Games Author
Superiors 4: Rogues to Riches (In Nomine) (2000) Steve Jackson Games Author
Among The Clans (Star Trek) (1999) Last Unicorn Games Author
Among The Clans (Star Trek) (1999) Last Unicorn Games Graalek Alphabet
GURPS Traveller: Star Mercs (1999) Steve Jackson Games Production
Liber Castellorum: The Book of Tethers (In Nomine) (1999) Steve Jackson Games Cartographer
Star Trek Roleplaying Game (1999) Last Unicorn Games Author
Star Trek Roleplaying Game Narrator's Toolkit (1999) Last Unicorn Games Author
Superiors 1: War and Honor (In Nomine) (1999) Steve Jackson Games Author
Digital Web 2.0 (Mage: The Ascension) (1998) White Wolf Author
GURPS Egypt (1998) Steve Jackson Games Additional Material
GURPS Technomancer (1998) Steve Jackson Games Additional Material
GURPS Traveller: Behind the Claw (1998) Steve Jackson Games Production Assistance
GURPS Undead (1998) Steve Jackson Games Additional Material
GURPS: Russia (1998) Steve Jackson Games Author
GURPS: Russia (1998) Steve Jackson Games Cover Concept
Angelic Player's Guide (In Nomine) (1997) Steve Jackson Games Author
Citybook VII - King's River Bridge (Catalyst) (1997) Flying Buffalo Author
GURPS Black Ops (1997) Steve Jackson Games Author
GURPS Warehouse 23 (1997) Steve Jackson Games Author
In Nomine Game Master Pack (1997) Steve Jackson Games Author
Revelations I: Night Music (In Nomine) (1997) Steve Jackson Games Author
Revelations II: The Marches (In Nomine) (1997) Steve Jackson Games Author
Revelations III: Heaven and Hell (In Nomine) (1997) Steve Jackson Games Author
GURPS Compendium II (1996) Steve Jackson Games Production Assistance
GURPS Celtic Myth (1995) Steve Jackson Games Additional Material
GURPS Grimoire (1994) Steve Jackson Games Author
Risus: The Anything RPG (1993) Cumberland Games & Diversions Writing and Design
Weirder Tales ... A Space Opera (Tales from the Floating Vagabond) (1992) Avalon Hill Author
 
 
Magazine Article Credits:
 
Article Credit
"A Matter of Principle" in Roleplayer #24 (Jun 1991) Author
"All Horror is Mythos Horror" in White Wolf Magazine #29 (Oct/Nov 1991) Author
"Cray Canyon Cold Snap" in White Wolf Magazine #29 (Oct/Nov 1991) Author
"Jedi's Legacy" in Star Wars Gamer #10 (Jun/Jul 2002) Author
"More Tech Magic" in Pyramid #17 (Jan/Feb 1996) Author
"Pawnshop" in Pyramid #23 (Jan/Feb 1997) Author
"Scope of Magic" in White Wolf Magazine #28 (Aug/Sep 1991) Author
"Scope of Magic: Space-Age Magic in GURPS" in White Wolf Magazine #34 (Jan/Feb 1993) Author
"Tech Magic" in Pyramid #3 (Sep/Oct 1993) Author
"Unlimited Mana" in Pyramid #9 (Sep/Oct 1994) Author
 
 


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