My name is Will Hindmarch. I’m a writer and designer based in Chicago. A lot of the work I do is for games, from pen-and-paper roleplaying games (like Dungeons & Dragons and Trail of Cthulhu) to video games and their ilk. I write fiction and the occasional script or poem. I design books and the occasional website. I drink coffee and scotch.
This is just some of the material I’m working on right now…
Last month, I took on a new role as developer for the Adventure Game Engine and the Dragon Age RPG for Green Ronin Publishing. I’ve developed a whole lot of RPG products before and this has already proven to be a fun, exciting assignment.
A story of mine appeared in the marvelous (seriously, I marvel at it) anthology, The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, alongside much sterling talent. I have stories forthcoming in a few anthologies, like The New Hero, Volume 2 (Stone Skin Press), Tales of the Far West, and the first antho based on the RPG Don’t Rest Your Head, which is being edited by Chuck Wendig.
I’m currently art directing and writing my apocalyptic tabletop RPG, Razed. My game of detective ghosts, Revengers, lurks beyond that. I co-wrote the Eternal Lies campaign for Pelgrane Press’s Trail of Cthulhu, which is currently undergoing active playtesting. I edited Technoir for Cellar Games, which has recently shipped to those who backed it on Kickstarter.
Margaret Weis Productions announced their forthcoming Marvel Heroes RPG, lead by the remarkable Cam Banks, and I’m doing design work on that, too. In addition, I have a handful of personal projects I’m tinkering with, from game adventures (like Always/Never/Now) to fiction (like everyone, I have a novel in the works), some of them with temporary code names like Project: Dark, Project: Odyssey, and Project: Databank. You might see me talk about them on Twitter, for example.
I’m also the co-founder of Gameplaywright Press with the brilliant and admirable Jeff Tidball. Our newest book is Hamlet’s Hit Points, by Robin D. Laws. We’ve got new books and book-like things in the works.
I periodically post things on Tumbler, especially when questions come in via this device. When I’m not writing or designing new projects, I’m probably sleeping or eating. Check out the sidebar at right to see what I’m reading, playing, and watching recently—sometimes that stuff is research for projects that I’m working on but cannot announce yet.
Updated: 11/2/11 (And, yeah, I got the idea for these posts from watching Warren Ellis.)
Music: “Wait,” M83