Steve Perrin (Alumnus)

16864261-1452720758085628-7640573974789639800-n.jpgSteve Perrin's connection with Chaosium goes almost all the way back to the beginning of the company, co-authoring All the Worlds Monsters in 1977, Chaosium's first foray into roleplaying games. Most notably, Steve is the creator of the original edition of RuneQuest (1978), a landmark in RPG design that forms the basis of all BRP/d100 rules systems. A founding member of the Society for Creative Anachronism in 1966, Steve used his CSA tournament experiences to give RuneQuest combat a groundbreaking realism, and pioneered a skill-based RPG system that took the young world of roleplaying games by storm.

Steve was one of the primary authors of Stormbringer, Worlds of Wonder, Elfquest, and Superworld for Chaosium, and a contributor to Thieves WorldHe has also worked freelance for many of the major players in the games industry including TSR, FASA, Hero Games, West End Games, and Iron Crown Enterprises.  

Most recently, Steve was part of the design team for the new RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha edition, and has contributed scenarios to the forthcoming RQG scenario collections The Pegasus Plateau and The Smoking Ruins.

Steve's wife Luise Perenne is the artist who painted the iconic cover that graces RuneQuest's first and second editions, and provided interior illustrations for various early Chaosium releases.

Steve has acted as a creative consultant for the company on an occasional freelance basis.