Saturday, January 1, 2005

Press

Interviews and Articles

Jul 07, 2017    Twitch chat, Q&A about Jade Colossus, Myth of the Maker, and more!
Jun 26, 2017   Boards & Swords, casual talk about The Strange and Myth of the Maker
May 04, 2017 Flying a Drone, where I talk about fun stuff other than writing
Apr 28, 2017  Dragon Magazine, where I'm interviewed about the Sunless Citadel
Apr 28, 2017  Cypher Cast Network, talking Cypher System and Myth of the Maker
Apr 10, 2017  Dungeon Crawlers Radio, talking Myth of the Maker and The Strange
Apr 06, 2017  Forgotten Realms Archive Forgotten Realms Archieve live AMA
Mar 06, 2017 The More You Nerd podcast interviews me about A Strange Box
Feb 22, 2017  EN World, interview by Abstruse about A Strange Box

Dec 2, 2016    The Tome Show, Rob Heinsoo and I talk worldbuilding
Mar 24, 2016  Geek & Sundry; how Monte and I survied 80's Satanic Panic
Mar 24, 2016  Modifier; Meghan and I talk about the Cypher System and The Strange
Mar 19, 2016  Metagamers Anonymous; talking Cypher System, Numenera &  The Strange RPG
Mar 1, 2016    EN WORLD AMA (Ask Me Anything)--and I answer

Nov 15, 2015  Lucca Comics & Games, I talk The Strange RPG at Italy's premiere game con!
Aug 24, 2015  RgpGamerDad, Gen Con 2015 and The Strange RPG
Aug 6, 2015    Plot Points, How I Stopped Worrying And Learned To Love The Strange
Jul 30, 2015    Plot Points, Satanic Panic!
Feb 13, 2015,  DYVERS Book Shelf, review of my novel Oath of Nerull
Jan 29, 2015,  Plano de Fuga, Brazilian "planet of fun" interview!

Nov 19, 2014  Nós do Sarjeta, Brazilian video game blog interviews me
Oct 12, 2014   RPG Noticias, Brazilian blog interviews me about RPGS
Aug 04, 2014  Automatonera, "Capsule review of The Strange"
Jun 18, 2014   GM Intrusions, podcast interview where I wax poetic about The Strange
May 27, 2014 Ares Magazine, "Interview with author and game designer Bruce Cordell"
Apr 26, 2014  Translating The Strange Ep4, Announcements and Buzz for The Strange
Feb 21, 2014  iO9 article, "Numenera Bestiary Unleashes Bizarre Beasts"
Jan 31, 2014   Translating The Strange Ep2, playtesting The Strange
Jan 26, 2014   D&D's 40th Birthday, by Kobold Quarterly

Nov 15, 2013  Metagamers Anonymous Ep 15; my past, present, and future
Nov 14, 2013  Translating The Strange Ep 1; what's up with The Strange?
Nov 09, 2013  Why The Strange is Really Strange; Living Dice treats The Strange.
Nov 08, 2013  Charm of Making Strange Worlds; Kill Screen Daily on The Strange.
Oct 04, 2013   You All Meet In A Tavern Ep 1; Torah, John Kovalic, and Darryl Mott talk games
Oct 01, 2013   Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Monte Cook and Shanna Germain
Sep 30, 2013   D&D, Psionics, Tentacles & Numenera; EN World interview by Morrus
Sep 09, 2013   The DNA of Numenera; Transmissions 9th World podcast interview
Sep 03, 2013   Dawn of the Far Realm to the Ninth World; Battlegrounds interview
Jul 20, 2013     7 Questions With Bruce Cordell; Evil Tide adventure path and other topics
Jan 31, 2013     WDG Author Hangout; John Ward and I talk Sword of the Gods

Oct 31, 2012    Monsters are People Too; I comment on research related to D&D
Oct 1, 2012      The Goblin Beat (Crimson Bastards) talk with me about my novels
Jul 02, 2012     2d6.org asks me about my game design and novels
Jul 27, 2012     Tome Show Book Club interviews me about Spinner of Lies

Dec 29, 2011   Sci Fi & Fantasy Twitter Interview, at Grasping for the Winds
Aug 25, 2011   I talk Sword of the Gods and writing, GMS Magazine Podcast
Mar 28, 2011   Perennial Author (me!) by Writing Insight
Apr 26, 2011   How To DM Evil Players, Iron GM (podcast)
Jan 12, 2011    On the intersection of writing and martial arts by Booklife.com

Sep 23, 2010   Turning the Key, de Bie interviews me about the Key of Stars

Jul 02, 2009     The Simple (Yet Epic) Elegance of Bruce Cordell, by Kobold Quarterly
Oct 20, 2009    Podcast: My Start in D&D + Far Realm, by Open Design
May 26, 2009   Sharing a World Part 1 with Paul Kemp, by Fantasy Book Critic

Apr 11, 2008    Rich Baker and I Preview the 4E Realms
Nov 26, 2008   Regarding Dragons  I talk about Draconomicon I and chromatic dragons
Dec 09, 2008   Writing Life: Bruce R. Cordell on Plague of Spells 


Nov 16, 2007   Stardeep, Character Flaws, and Ideology By Grasping for the Wind
Apr 09, 2007   YMHTS PODCAST interview; I talk about game design in general

Oct 06, 2006    Wizards interview about Expedition to Castle Ravenloft
Oct 03, 2006    Ravenloft PODCAST: James Wyatt and I talk Ravenloft
Apr 03, 2006   Wizards interview about Complete Psionic: A Player's Guide to mind stuff

Jul 01, 2005     Weapons of Legacy, I talk about designing this 3rd Edition game book.

Oct 10, 2004    Wizards interview about Libris Mortis: Book of the Undead
Sep 15, 2004    The Sunless Citadel (first 3E D&D Adventure)
Jul 2, 2004        Planar Handbook (a player's guide to adventuring in alternate realities)
Apr 09, 2004    Expanded Psionics Handbook (updated rules for psionics)

Oct 24, 2003    Underdark (the subterranean lands where dark elves dwell)

Mar 02, 2002   Bastion of Broken Souls (talking high level adventure for 3rd Edition)

Mar 09, 2001   Psionics Handbook (concerning the first psionics rules for 3rd Edition)

Jan 01, 2000    Seven Dead (Planewalker) interviews me about my design of the Illithiad

Malhavoc Press Interviews (apparently defunct links as of this writing)
Formative Gaming (as it relates to the psionics adventure If Thoughts Could Kill)
Monte, Sean, I Talk (as relates to Mindscapes)
When The Sky Falls (sourcebook for fantasy meteorite strike)
Mindscapes Chat (my d20 psionics sourcebook)
A Talk with Me (memories of working at TSR in the 90s)

Design Credits

Novels 
Myth of the Maker, Angry Robot Books, April 2017
Spinner of LiesWizards of the Coast, 2012  [Audiobook]
Sword of the Gods, Wizards of the Coast, 2011  [Audiobook]
Key of Stars, Wizards of the Coast, 2010  [Audiobook]
City of Torment, Wizards of the Coast, 2009  [Audiobook]
Plague of Spells, Wizards of the Coast, 2008  [Audiobook]
Stardeep, Wizards of the Coast, 2007  [Audiobook]
Darkvision, Wizards of the Coast, 2006  [Audiobook]
Lady of Poison, Wizards of the Coast, 2004  [Audiobook]
Oath of Nerull, Wizards of the Coast, 2002 (My turn to be T. H. Lain)  [Audiobook]

Numenera, The Strange, and Cypher System

Jade Colossus: Ruins of the Prior Worlds, MCG 2017
Ninth World Bestiary 2, MCG 2017 (160+ new creatures)
Expanded Worlds, MCG 2017 (new genres)
Into The Outside, MCG 2017 (Numenera alternate dimensions) +Review
Numenera Character Options 2, MCG 2016
Gods of the Fall, MCG 2016 [ENnies 2017 Nominee]
Into The Deep, MCG 2016 (Numenera in the sea)
Encyclopedia of Impossible Things, MCG 2016 [ENnies 2016 Nominee]
Strange Revelations, MCG 2015 (10 Instant Adventures)
Into The Night, MCG 2015 (Numenera in spaaaaace!)
Worlds Numberless And Strange, MCG, 2015
Cypher System Rulebook, MCG, 2015
In Translation: The Strange Character Options, MCG, 2015
Ninth World Guidebook (Numenera), MCG 2015
The Strange Bestiary, MCG, 2014 [Origins 2015 Nominee] [ENnies 2015 Nominee]
The Dark Spiral, MCG, 2014 (96 p campaign-style adventure for The Strange)
THE STRANGE[ENnies 2015 Winner (Setting, Best Game, Art)] [Golden Geek Nominee] [Origins 2015 Nominee] (lead design)
THE STRANGE player's guide, MCG, 2014 (co-designer)
Numenera Ninth World Bestiary, MCG, 2013 (co-designer)  [ENnies 2014 Winner]
Read the blogs introducing The Strange, when possibility became reality!

Cypher System PDF-only Adventures and Supplements
Words of Power, Cypher Play Season 2017-3 for Cypher System (fantasy genre)
Way of the Dinosaur, MCG 2017 (converting Predation to Numenera & The Strange)
In Alternate Dimensions, MCG 2017 Numenera supplement
Exploring Numenera: Strand, MCG 2017 Numenera supplement
The Thief, The Clave, and the Ultimatium, MCG 2016 Numenera adventure
After The Nightfall, MCG 2016 (tier 2 adventure for Gods of the Fall)
Gods BeyondMCG 2016 (converting Gods of the Fall to Numenera & The Strange)
Thirst, Cypher Play Season 0 for Numenera, MCG 2016
Cults, Factions, and Syndicates MCG 2016 (weird organizations)
Extreme CyphersMCG 2016 (super-powerful cyphers, yo)
Dread Expectations, Cypher System "superheroes" adventure for Asset Team, MCG 2015
Impossible Vehicles, MCG 2015 (Cypher System sweet rides)
Alternate Origins, MCG 2015 (Cypher System racial descriptors)
Mastodon, MCG 2015 (adventure for The Strange that premiered at Gen Con 2015)
The Estate Dossiers (The Strange), MCG 2015
Swordbreakers: An Elite Organization of The StrangeMCG 2014
The Hum, MCG 2014 (adventure for The Strange available to MCG Asset Team)
Eschatology Code MCG, 2014 (adventure for The Strange that premiered at Gen Con 2014)
When Worlds Collide: Converting Numenera & The Strange MCG 2014
Artifacts & Oddities 1, MCG, 2013 (co-designer)
Cypher Collection 1, MCG, 2013 (co-designer)

Shadow of the Demon Lord
A Year Without Rain, Schwalb Entertainment 2015 (Demon Lord starting adventure)

D&D Next (5E D&D)
Player's Handbook, Wizards of the Coast 2014
Monster Manual, Wizards of the Coast, 2014
Dungeon Master's Guide, Wizards of the Coast, 2014
Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle, Wizards of the Coast, 2013
Read my 5E D&D Design Blogs from the summer when everything seemed possible!

Apocalyptic RPG
Gamma World Role Playing Game, Wizards of the Coast, 2010 (co-designer) [ENnies 2011: Honorable Mention]

4th Edition D&D Game Design Credits:
Dark Sun Campaign Setting, Wizards of the Coast, 2010
Dark Sun Creature Catalogue, Wizards of the Coast, 2010
Players Handbook 3, Wizards of the Coast, 2010 [ENnie award]
The Plane Below, Wizards of the Coast, 2009
E3: Prince of Undeath, Wizards of the Coast, 2009 (lead designer)
E2: Kingdom of the Ghouls, Wizards of the Coast, 2009 (lead designer)
E1: Death's Reach, Wizards of the Coast, 2009 (lead designer)
P3: Assault on Nightwyrm Spire, Wizards of the Coast, 2009 (lead)
Arcane Power, Wizards of the Coast, 2009 (design contribution)
Open Grave: Secrets of the Undead, Wizards of the Coast, 2009 (lead)
Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons, Wizards of the Coast, 2008 (lead)
Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide, Wizards of the Coast, 2008 (lead)
H1:Keep on the Shadowfell, Wizards of the Coast, 2008 (co-designer)
D&D 4th Ed. Monster Manual, Wizards of the Coast, 2008 (contributor)
D&D 4th Ed. Player's Handbook, Wizards of the Coast, 2008 (contributor)

3rd Edition D&D
Elder Evils, WOTC, 2007 (design direction and creature concepts) [ENnie silver, Best Monster]
Ruins of the Wild, Wizards of the Coast, 2007
The Sinister Spire, Wizards of the Coast, 2007 (Lead Designer)
Cormyr: Tearing of the Weave, Wizards of the Coast, 2006 (Co-Designer)
Expedition to Castle Ravenloft, Wizards of the Coast, 2006 (Co-Designer)
Player's Handbook II, Wizards of the Coast, 2006 (additional design)
Complete Psionic, Wizards of the Coast, 2006 (Lead Designer)
Tomb of Horrors 3.5, Wizards of the Coast, 2005
Races of the Dragon, Wizards of the Coast, 2005 (Lead Developer)
Magic of Eberron, Wizards of the Coast, 2005 (Lead Designer)
Weapons of Legacy, Wizards of the Coast, 2005 (Lead Designer)
Dungeon Master's Guide II, Wizards of the Coast, 2005 (Lead Developer)
Sandstorm, Wizards of the Coast, 2005 (Lead Designer)
Grasp of the Emerald Claw, Wizards of the Coast, 2004
Libris Mortis: Book of the Undead, Wizards of the Coast, 2004 (Lead)
Planar Handbook, Wizards of the Coast, 2004 (Co-Designer)
Hyperconscious, Malhavoc Press, 2004
Expanded Psionics Handbook, Wizards of the Coast, 2004
Underdark, Wizards of the Coast, 2003 (Lead Designer)
Miniatures Handbook, Wizards of the Cost, 2003 (Co-Designer)
When The Sky Falls, Malhavoc Press, 2003
Mindscapes: Beasts of the Id, Malhavoc Press, 2003
Mindscapes: A Psion’s Guide, Malhavoc Press, 2003 [ENnie award]
Epic Level Handbook, Wizards of the Coast, 2002 (Co-Designer)
Call of Cthulhu, Wizards of the Coast, 2002 (Designer conbributor) [ENnie award] 
Bastion of Broken Souls,Wizards of the Coast, 2002
If Thoughts Could Kill, Malhavoc Press, 2001 [ENnie award]
Enemies and Allies, Wizards of the Coast, 2001 (Co-Designer)
Heart of Nightfang Spire, Wizards of the Coast, 2001
Manual of the Planes, Wizards of the Coast, 2001 (Co-Designer) [ENnie award]
Tome and Blood, Wizards of the Coast, 2001 (Co-Designer)
Psionics Handbook, Wizards of the Coast, 2001
Sunless Citadel, Wizards of the Coast, 2000 [most played 3rd edition adventure]

2nd Edition D&D
Die Vecna Die!, Wizards of the Coast, 2000 (Co-Designer)
Reverse Dungeon, Wizards of the Coast, 2000 (Co-Designer)
Bastion of Faith, Wizards of the Coast, 1999
Dragotha's Lair, Wizards of the Coast, 1999 [free digital download!]
Return to White Plume Mountain, Wizards of the Coast, 1999
The Shattered Circle, Wizards of the Coast, 1999
Guide to the Ethereal Plane, Wizards of the Coast, 1998
Return to the Tomb of Horrors, Wizards of the Coast, 1998 [Origins Award]
Dungeon Builder’s Guidebook, Wizards of the Coast, 1998
Dawn of the Overmind, Wizards of the Coast, 1998
Masters of Eternal Night, Wizards of the Coast, 1998
A Darkness Gathering, Wizards of the Coast, 1998
The Illithiad, Wizards of the Coast, 1998
Sea of Blood, Wizards of the Coast, 1998
Night of the Shark, TSR, 1997
Evil Tide, TSR, 1997
College of Wizardry, TSR, 1997 (read a 2007 review here, 10 yrs later!)
Gates of Firestorm Peak, TSR, 1996 [Introduced the Far Realm to D&D]

Other Games
Betrayal at House On The Hill, Wizards of the Coast, 2005
Hecatomb, Wizards of the Coast, 2005 (Contributor)
The Killing Jar (Darkmatter), Wizards of the Coast, 2000
Diablo II: The Awakening, Wizards of the Coast, 2000 (Co-Designer)
Tangents (Alternity), Wizards of the Coast, 1999
Creatures & Monsters (Rolemaster), I.C.E., 1995 (Design Contributor)
Space Master Companion II (Spacemaster), I.C.E.1993 (Design Contributor)

Short Stories
"When The Night Stole Her," Beyond The Ninth World, MCG, 2016
"Breath of God," a story set in the Gods of the Fall universe, MCG, 2016
"Perfect Toy For A Nine Year Old," Tomorrow's Cthulhu, Broken Eye Books, 2015
"The Fixer," Tales of The Strange, MCG, 2014
"Recursion," Tales of The Strange, MCG, 2014
"Four Winds," The Paradox Room, MCG, 2013
"Wandering Stones", Realms of The Dead, Wizards of the Coast, 2010
"Black Arrow", Realms of War, Wizards of the Coast, 2008
"Not all that Tempts", Dragon's Return, Malhavoc Press, 2005
"Hollows of the Heart", Children of the Rune, Malhavoc Press, 2004


MCG Articles

Path of Notes, MCG 2017 (Invisible Sun)
Strange Answer to Fermi's Paradox, MCG 2017
Gods of the Fall Now In Cypher System Creator Program, MCG 2016
Guests of Dragon Con, MCG 2016
Inside the Infamous Black Cube, MCG 2016
Transcending Level 10 in Gods of the Fall, MCG 2016
Bodies In Translation, MCG 2016
Welcome to the Gods of the Fall, MCG 2016
Breathing Life Into Your Encounter, MCG 2016
Beyond The Book: Static Or Evolving Recursions, MCG 2015
Strange Revelations Pairings, MCG 2015
A Glimpse Into The Outside, MCG 2015
Using The Strange Character Options for Numenera, MCG 2015
Using Numenera Character Options for The Strange, MCG 2015
Using Props in RPG Games, MCG 2015
...and many more posts (which I will link individually as time allows), MCG 2013-2015

D&D Insider
Strange Constellations, another warlock pact article, Dragon #403, Sept 30, 2011
D&D Adventure Format, Design and Development 2011
Consult Limb Loss Subtable, Dragon #400, 2011 (foreword)
Gamma World development, Rich and I talk Gamma World Design, Dragon #392,
Necropolis of the Sword, Dungeon #191, 2011
Sword of the Gods Design & Development, April 19th, 2011
New Damage Types, April 1st Article, 2011
Dark Sun Threats, Dungeon #187, 2011
Modrons (Creature Incarnations), Dungeon #186, 2011
Revenge of the Marauders, Dungeon #183, 2010
Exploring Gauntlgrym, Dungeon #183, 2010
The Dreamheart: an artifact, Dungeon #182, 2010
Winning Races: Wilden, Dragon #388, 2010
Bestiary: Monsters of Mythology, Dungeon #178, 2010
Playing Shardminds, Dragon #387, 2010
Red Shoals of Dkar, Dungeon #174, 2010
Drow Insights, Dragon #382, 2009
Moon Catchers, Dragon #382, 2009
City of Aboleths, Dungeon #170, 2009
Gontal: Dominions of Nehu, A Forgotten Realms supplement, Dragon #375
Origin Stories, Dragon #371, 2009
Claws of Tyranny, Roll vs Role, Dragon #366
Wish Upon A Star, new warlock star pact options, Dragon #366
Rose Keep, a Red Wizard enclave, Dragon #366
Gontal, a new region of the Forgotten Realms, Dragon #366
Coils Below, Roll vs Role, Dragon Magazine
Alchemical Imbalance, Roll vs Role (with Chris Sims), Dragon Magazine
Cruel Shadows, Roll vs Role (with Chris Sims), Dragon Magazine
Zhent Headless Horseman, Realmslore
The Wailing Dwarf, Realmslore
Countdown To The Realms, Forgotten Realms preview article
Blood Road, Roll vs Role (with Chris Sims), Dragon Magazine
Wizards, Design and Development
Elves, Design and Development
Tomb of the Astronomer, Realmslore

DRAGON Magazine (pre-digital) Credits:
Psicrystal Substitutions, Dragon Issue #345
Enter the Far Realm, Dragon Issue #330 (Return to the Far Realm)
30 Greatest Adventures (contributor) Dungeon issue #116
Erudite: Scholar Thieves of Thought, Issue #319 (Expanded Psionics Preview 5)
Expanded Psionics Preview Article #4, Issue#318 (larval flayer, shadow eft)
Expanded Psionics Preview Article #3, Issue#317 (new psionic powers)
Expanded Psionics Preview Article #2, Issue#316 (New psionic feats)
Expanded Psionics Preview Article #1, Issue#314 (new race: Synad)
Oath & Order: Monks of the Oath of Nerull, Issue #299
Expand Your Mind, Issue #287 (Psionic Feats)
Vs. Vampires, Issue #286
Adventure Hooks in Campaign Corner, Issue #284
Arcanopath Monk: Calm Amid Storm, Issue #281 (Githzerai in Limbo)
Vs. Goblins, Issue #275
Sheens Revisited, Issue #270 ("Revenge of the Sheens")
Profiles: Bruce Cordell (by Stephen Kenson), Issue #268
Armed And Dangerous, Issue #259 (supporting Alternity)
Mage Vs. Machine, Issue #258 (Introduction of Sheens)
Greyhawk Adventure Seeds
Weapons of Fallout
Below the Tomb of Horrors, Issue #249 (Return to the Tomb of Horrors)
Mind Stalkers, Issue #245 (Illithid Hunters)

5th Edition D&D Design Blogs
NOTE: Apparently, my design blogs for 5E D&D got lost. No worries; I have the originals. I've created "new" posts (back-dated to original publication date) for all these, and threw them together under the handy tag 5E D&D Design Blogs. (I had to pull a couple of these off the Way Back Machine.)

The Advantage of Rolling Dice, June 20 2012
The Spy who Fireballed Me, June 15 2012
Ranger Design Goals, June 7 2012
Variations on a Monstrous Theme, May 25 2012
Paladin Design Goals, May 18 2012
Goblins Care Only About Your Axe, May 10 2012
Wizard With A License To Kill, May 4 2012
The Resilient Hero, April 25 2012
Crypt of the Ninja Queen, April 4 2012
Imagination and the Grid, April 11 2012
Complexity vs Ease of Play, March 23 2012
Iconic D&D Clerics, March 15 2012
Favorite Class, February 29 2012
A Quick Look at High Level Play, February 22 2012
What's In a (Spell) Name? February 15 2012
A Close Call With Negative Hit Points, February 8 2012
Holy AND Radiant Damage? January 18 2012