John Hughes lives with his wife Pip and two cats in a life of uninterrupted romance midst the verdant white-paper wilderness of Canberra, Australia. An anthropologist by training, John works as a social science editor and e-publisher at the Australian National University.
Both John and Pip have been part of the Australian and international roleplaying convention circuit since the world’s first freeforms in 1983, and were among the pioneers of theatrical, character-driven systemless gaming and multiforming in the early 1990s. Individually, as writing partners and in collaboration with others, they have produced over 50 modules for publication and convention play, as well as roleplaying supplements, articles and edited collections.
John is a long time explorer of Glorantha, and worked closely with Greg Stafford and others in detailing the Orlanthi of Dragon Pass in publications including Thunder Rebels, Storm Tribe and Dragon Pass Land of Thunder. He has also edited several collections of Gloranthan gaming, and contributed fiction, mythological and ethnographic game background, modules (sometimes featuring duck bandits and Lunar baboons), exploratory essays and artwork to dozens of Gloranthan themed projects.
More recently, John was a contributor to Terror Australis, Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu Australian supplement. His Sydney campaign and background pack will appear when the stars are right.