My name is Jake Thornton and I am a professional game designer, writer and editor who has been working in the game industry since the 80s.
Depending on your personal vintage, you may know me from my Fugitive Games days and projects such as The Fugitive magazine and Battle of the Halji. Perhaps more likely is remembering me from my days as the Editor of Games Workshop’s well-known White Dwarf magazine. More recently my series of Dwarf King’s Hold games for Mantic has been attracting a lot of positive attention, as has my collection of Greek mythology games (published by Foundry) called Tribes of Legend.
Over the years I’ve worked on many other game related projects and jobs, including design work for Warhammer 6th edition, managing Blood Bowl, Necromunda and Mordheim and designing and publishing standalone board games such as Lost Patrol. Of course, this published output is only the very small tip of a very large iceberg of unpublished game designs, more of which you will see shortly.
I currently provide a freelance game design and consultancy service to a number of companies including Mantic Games and Foundry as well as others who shall have to remain nameless until their projects go live. My work includes board games, tabletop games, computer games and RPGs.
This is the second incarnation of this site and the severalth year I’ve been using the name Quirkworthy (so you may find it on gaming forums, BGG, and so on). It’s a site for me to talk to the gaming public about games I’m working on, games I’m playing and just gaming in general.