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John "Rev" Tynes

John "Rev" Tynes

Around the age of 12, John Tynes was interested in roleplaying. He began playing Dungeons & Dragons in junior high school. Chris, a friend of his down the street, introduced him to D&D and they began playing it all the time. Soon after he got into Top Secret and Chill. Although he played a little Call of Cthulhu in high school, but he didn't really get into it heavily until he went off to college.

As a 19 year-old sophmore at the University of Missouri-Columbia, John Tynes started Pagan Publishing in the fall of 1990. He wanted to do something with his time besides go to class and goof off. So, he produced the first issue of a zine known as The Unspeakable Oath. TUO was pubished in support of a horror roleplaying game known as Call of Cthulhu, published by Chaosium, Inc. and based on the writings of jazz-era author H.P. Lovecraft. The first issue was picked up by gaming distributors and distributed internationally.

Tired of the demands of the roleplaying genre, in January Tynes announced plans to leave by the end of 2002.

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His 2001 article "Death to the Minotaur" on Salon.com was an inside view in Wizards of the Coast.

InterviewsEdit

GameCloud Interview

CreditsEdit

John's credits are extensive:

Roleplaying Game CreditsEdit

Book Publisher Credit
Break Today (Unknown Armies) (2003) Atlas Games Art Director, Graphic Design
Break Today (Unknown Armies) (2003) Atlas Games Photographer
Break Today (Unknown Armies) (2003) Atlas Games Editing
Dynasties and Demagogues (Penumbra) (2003) Atlas Games Cover Design
En Route II: By Land or By Sea (Penumbra) (2003) Atlas Games Cover Design
Penumbra Fantasy Bestiary (2003) Atlas Games Logo Design
To Go (Unknown Armies) (2003) Atlas Games Editing
Ascension of the Magdalene, The (Unknown Armies) (2002) Atlas Games Editing
Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (Call of Cthulhu d20) (2002) Wizards of the Coast Design
Dunwich (Call of Cthulhu) (2002) Chaosium Scenario
Lean & Hungry (Penumbra) (2002) Atlas Games Cover Design
Spaceship Zero (2002) Green Ronin Publishing Additional Contributions
Splintered Peace (Penumbra) (2002) Atlas Games Cover Design
Unknown Armies, 2nd Ed. (2002) Atlas Games Graphic Design
Unknown Armies, 2nd Ed. (2002) Atlas Games Art Director
Unknown Armies, 2nd Ed. (2002) Atlas Games Author
Godlike: Superhero Roleplaying in a World On Fire, 1936-1946 (2001) Eos Press Book Design
Last Dance (Penumbra) (2001) Atlas Games Cover Design
Maiden Voyage (Penumbra) (2001) Atlas Games Cover Design
Tide of Years, The (Penumbra) (2001) Atlas Games Cover Design
Touched by the Gods (Penumbra) (2001) Atlas Games Cover Design
Weep (Unknown Armies) (2001) Atlas Games Photographer
Weep (Unknown Armies) (2001) Atlas Games Graphic Design and Production
Weep (Unknown Armies) (2001) Atlas Games Editing
Weep (Unknown Armies) (2001) Atlas Games Art Director
Weep (Unknown Armies) (2001) Atlas Games Author
Hush Hush (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Author
Hush Hush (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Photographer
Hush Hush (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Graphic Design and Production
Hush Hush (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Editing
Hush Hush (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Art Director
In the Belly of the Beast (Penumbra) (2000) Atlas Games Cover Design
Postmodern Magick (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Graphic Design, Photos, and Production
Postmodern Magick (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Editing
Postmodern Magick (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Art Director
Statosphere (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Graphic Design, Photos, and Production
Statosphere (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Developer
Statosphere (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Editing
Statosphere (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Art Director
Statosphere (Unknown Armies) (2000) Atlas Games Author
Superiors 4: Rogues to Riches (In Nomine) (2000) Steve Jackson Games Author
Suppressed Transmission (Generic) (2000) Steve Jackson Games Foreword
Thieves in the Forest (Penumbra) (2000) Atlas Games Cover Design
Three Days to Kill (Penumbra) (2000) Atlas Games Cover Design
Three Days to Kill (Penumbra) (2000) Atlas Games Author
Delta Green: Countdown (Call of Cthulhu) (1999) Pagan Publishing Graphic Design and Typesetting
Delta Green: Countdown (Call of Cthulhu) (1999) Pagan Publishing Development and Editing
Delta Green: Countdown (Call of Cthulhu) (1999) Pagan Publishing Author
Lawyers, Guns, and Money (Unknown Armies) (1999) Atlas Games Graphic Design, Photos, and Production
Lawyers, Guns, and Money (Unknown Armies) (1999) Atlas Games Editing
Lawyers, Guns, and Money (Unknown Armies) (1999) Atlas Games Art Director
One Shots (Unknown Armies) (1999) Atlas Games Graphic Design, Photos, and Production
One Shots (Unknown Armies) (1999) Atlas Games Editing
One Shots (Unknown Armies) (1999) Atlas Games Author
Puppetland/Power Kill (New Style) (1999) Hogshead Publishing Ltd. Author
Infernal Player's Guide (In Nomine) (1998) Steve Jackson Games Author Liber Reliquarum (In Nomine) (1998) Steve Jackson Games Author
Mortal Coils (Call of Cthulhu) (1998) Pagan Publishing Photomontage
Mortal Coils (Call of Cthulhu) (1998) Pagan Publishing Proofreading
Mortal Coils (Call of Cthulhu) (1998) Pagan Publishing Graphic Design and Typesetting
Mortal Coils (Call of Cthulhu) (1998) Pagan Publishing Author
Unknown Armies (1998) Atlas Games Design
Unknown Armies (1998) Atlas Games Photographer
Unknown Armies (1998) Atlas Games Graphic Design and Production
Escape From Innsmouth, 2nd Ed. (Call of Cthulhu) (1997) Chaosium Additional Writing
Realm of Shadows, The (Call of Cthulhu) (1997) Pagan Publishing Prophecies & Talking Skull
Realm of Shadows, The (Call of Cthulhu) (1997) Pagan Publishing Typesetting
Realm of Shadows, The (Call of Cthulhu) (1997) Pagan Publishing Development and Editing
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
Back for Seconds (Feng Shui) (1996) Daedalus Games Development and Editing
Back for Seconds (Feng Shui) (1996) Daedalus Games Author
Delta Green (Call of Cthulhu) (1996) Pagan Publishing Interior Artist
Delta Green (Call of Cthulhu) (1996) Pagan Publishing Typesetting
Delta Green (Call of Cthulhu) (1996) Pagan Publishing Development and Editing
Delta Green (Call of Cthulhu) (1996) Pagan Publishing Author
Feng Shui (1996) Daedalus Games Editing and Development Team
Golden Dawn, The (Call of Cthulhu) (1996) Pagan Publishing Photomontage
Golden Dawn, The (Call of Cthulhu) (1996) Pagan Publishing Graphic Design
Golden Dawn, The (Call of Cthulhu) (1996) Pagan Publishing Editing
Golden Dawn, The (Call of Cthulhu) (1996) Pagan Publishing Author
Marked for Death (Feng Shui) (1996) Daedalus Games Development and Editing
Marked for Death (Feng Shui) (1996) Daedalus Games Author
Coming Full Circle (Call of Cthulhu) (1995) Pagan Publishing Interior Artist
Coming Full Circle (Call of Cthulhu) (1995) Pagan Publishing Editing
Coming Full Circle (Call of Cthulhu) (1995) Pagan Publishing Cover Design
Everway (1995) Wizards of the Coast Typesetting
Everway (1995) Wizards of the Coast Realm Contributions
Killer Crosshairs (1995) Biohazard Games Contributing Author
Stranger than Truth! (Pandemonium!) (1994) Atlas Games Cartographer
Stranger than Truth! (Pandemonium!) (1994) Atlas Games Author
Wildest Dreams (Over the Edge) (1993) Atlas Games Design


Other Game CreditsEdit

Product Publisher Credit
Ice Age (Magic: The Gathering) (1995) Wizards of the Coast Flavor Text
Pocket Players' Guide for Magic: The Gathering - Fourth Edition (1995) Wizards of the Coast Contributor


Magazine Article CreditsEdit

Article Credit
"A Few of My Favorite Things" in Game Trade Magazine #4 (Jun 2000) Author
"Alien Invasion" in Arcane #19 (May 1997) Author
"Edge Watcher" in EdgeWork #4 Author
"El Dia de los Muertos" in Shadis #52 (Oct 1998) Author
"Puppetland" in Arcane #16 (Feb 1997) Author
"Take 'Em Down" in Arcane #20 (Jun 1997) Author
"Trembling Hill, The" in Campaign #1 (Aug/Sep 2001) Author
"Up Against the Wall!" in Campaign #2 (Mar/Apr 2002) Author
"Up Against the Wall, Suckers!" in Shadis Presents #19 (Jun 1995) Author

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