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John Tynes

John Tynes is the founder and editor of Pagan Publishing, the Seattle-based source for licensed Call of Cthulhu roleplaying game materials such as DELTA GREEN and MORTAL COILS. On the side he serves as line developer for Atlas Games' UNKNOWN ARMIES, an RPG designed by Tynes and Greg Stolze. Hogshead has published his twofer game PUPPETLAND/POWER KILL, the former optioned for a film by Sweetpea Entertainment. His first novel, DELTA GREEN: THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, is due shortly from Pagan's sister imprint Armitage House.


Website: Revland

Published Credits

Unknown Armies: Lawyers, Guns, and Money (developer, editor, graphic designer) 1999 Atlas Games
Unknown Armies: One Shots (contributor [co-author with Nicole Lindroos], developer, editor, graphic designer) 1999 Atlas Games
Unknown Armies (co-author with Greg Stolze, developer, editor, graphic designer) 1999 Atlas Games
Puppet Land/Power Kill (author, graphic designer 1999 Hogshead Publishing
Delta Green: Countdown (co-author, developer, editor, typesetter) 1999 Pagan Publishing
Delta Green: The Rules of Engagement (author, graphic designer) 1999 Armitage House
Mortal Coils (contributing author) 1998 Pagan Publishing
Delta Green: Alien Intelligence (author, co-editor [with Bob Kruger], typesetter) 1998 Armitage House
Delta Green (co-author, developer, editor, typesetter) 1997 Pagan Publishing

Articles by this Author

Johnny Come Lately

Unknown Armies Designers' Notes (with Greg Stolze)

Recommended Books

The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy

The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy

L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

White Jazz by James Ellroy

The Call of Cthulhu and Other Wierd Tales by H. P. Lovecraft

Tales of H.P. Lovecraft: Major Works by H. P. Lovecraft

The Dunwich Horror and Others by H. P. Lovecraft

Dagon and Other Macabre Tales by H. P. Lovecraft

At the Mountain of Madness and Other Novels by H. P. Lovecraft

H.P. Lovecraft: A Life by S.T. Joshi

A Wild Steep Chase: A Novel by Haruki Marukami

Dance Dance Dance: A Novel by Haruki Marukami

The Elephant Vanishes: Stories by Haruki Marukami

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Marukami

South of the Border, West of the Sun by Haruki Marukami

A Humument by Tom Philips

Watchmen by Alan Moore

Recommended Links

McSweeney's ( is a daily humor site well worth visiting.

RPGNet ( is a cantankerously indispensable source of gaming product reviews.

Salon ( veers wildly between outstanding, infuriating, and just plain stupid, but there's something worth reading there almost every day.

Joe Frank ( has been writing and producing brilliant radio stories for years. They're surreal narratives, unlike anything else you've heard, but you can check out dozens of them in RealAudio format at KCRW's website.

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