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Louis J. Prosperi

Lou Prosperi started working professionally in the game indudstry in 1988 as the Warehouse Manager at Mayfair Games, Inc., where he also contributed to DC Heroes 2nd Edition and Chill 2nd Edition RPGs. After leaving Mayfair, he began playtesting for West End Games' TORG RPG which lead to him writing a number or projects for West End and other companies before being hired as the Earthdawn Product Line Developer at FASA Corporation. Lou left FASA in June 1998 when the company ceased production of the Earthdawn line. He has since written a couple of freelance projects for Last Unicorn Games' Star Trek: The Next Generation RPG. He also runs The Oracle, a website devoted to the serious discussion of roleplaying games: what they are and why we play them.

Currently, Lou works as a Technical Writer for LODESTAR Corporation, a software company located in Peabody, Mass.



Published Credits

Star Trek: TNG: The Players' Guide (contributor) August 1999 Last Unicorn Games
Star Trek: TNG: Planets of the UFP (contributor) June 1999 Last Unicorn Games
My Problem with the Storytelling Movement June 1996 arcane magazine
Creating Your Favorite RPG February 1996 Shadis Magazine
The X-Files April 1994 Shadis Magazine
Earthdawn: Prison of Stone (short fiction) October 1993 FASA Corporation
Shadowrun: A Killing Glare June 1993 FASA Corporation
Star Wars: Wanted by Kracken 1992 West End Games
AD&D/Greyhawk: Treasures of Greyhawk (contributor) 1992 TSR, Inc.
AD&D/Dark Sun: Terrors of the Desert (contributor) 1992 TSR, Inc.
TORG: The Storm Knights' Guide to the Possibility Wars 1991 West End Games
TORG: Bad Business (in Cylent Scream) 1991 West End Games
TORG: The Mystic Flame 1991 White Wolf Magazine
TORG: Pixaud's Practical Grimoire (contributor, with Larry Trainer) 1991 West End Games
TORG: Full Moon Draw (in Full Moon Draw) 1991 West End Games
TORG: Breaking New Ground (in Full Moon Draw) 1991 West End Games

Other Credentials

Earthdawn Product Line Developer 12/1992 - 6/1998 FASA Corporation

Articles by this Author

Starbase 315 and the BeTau Sector Design Notes

Creating Your Favorite RPG

My Problem with the Storytelling Movement

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Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

Comics and Sequential Art by Will Eisner

Dynamics of Document Design by Karen Shriver

The Lively Art of Writing by Lucille Vaughn Payne

Making a Good Script Great by Linda Seger

Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art by Scott McCloud

Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers by Lynn Quitman Troyka

Walt Disney Imagineering by The Imagineers

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons

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