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Nigel Derek Findley [1]
Gender Male
Born 1959 July 22
Died 1995 February 19
Nationality Canadian

Nigel D. Findley (22 July 1959 – 19 February 1995)[2] was a role-playing game author, game designer, editor, and an author of science fiction and fantasy novels.

Biography Edit

Findley was born in Venezuela, and lived in Spain, Nigeria, the United States, and England before his family settled in Vancouver when he was ten.[2]

He started as a RPG author in the mid 1980s and it was his full time career by 1990. He authored or coauthored over one hundred books, including twelve novels, before his death. He wrote for most game companies in the industry including TSR, but is best known for his work on Shadowrun where he was an original core author and designer. Findley's 1990 Shadorrun adventure, The Universal Brotherhood was particularly well-received.[3] He also won a 1992 Origins Award for GURPS Illuminati, and was inducted into the Origins Awards Hall of Fame in 1995.

Findley died suddenly on 19 February 1995, at his home in Vancouver,[2] from a heart attack at the age of 35. The Nigel D. Findley Memorial Award was given for the best role-playing product of the year between 1995 and 2001.

Bibliography Edit

  • AD&D – over 30 books and articles including:
    • "The Mind of the Vampire" (Dragon #162)
    • Van Richten's Guide to Vampires
    • Van Richten's Guide to Werebeasts
  • Shadowrun – over 20 books including:
    • One Stage Before (involves a vampire NPC)
  • Other RPGs
    • Battletech
    • Bloodshadows
    • Buck Rogers XXVC
    • Chill
    • Earthdawn
    • GURPS
    • The Primal Order
    • Star Wars: The RPG (d6)
    • Torg (including “Raiko”, White Wolf #30)
    • Underground
    • The Whispering Vault


  1. Rafael, Ebatbuok (6 August 2010) “Nigel Derek Findley, 1959–1995” la Page du Jour
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Nigel D. Findley Passes Away". Dragon #217 (May 1995) TSR, Inc.
  3. Appelcline, Shannon (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p.123. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7

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