Loren Wiseman

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Loren K. Wiseman is a Traveller author, contributor, and fan.

Description (Biography)[edit]

Mr. Wiseman was born in the twin cities of Bloomington-Normal Illinois, and grew up in a little town called Heyworth (about 13 miles south of there). He attended Illinois State University as both an undergraduate and graduate student, and lived in Normal until GDW, Inc. went out of business, when he moved to Austin Texas to work for SJ Games.

  • During college, he frequented the university games club, whose members would form Game Designers' Workshop, Inc. (better known as GDW)
  • Game Designer's Workshop was originally a partnership, and later incorporated to become Game Designers' Workshop Inc. Wiseman was one of the junior partners, and a stockholder, eventually serving on the board of directors and as corporate secretary.
  • While at GDW, he wrote, co-wrote, or edited over 30 game products, and served as designer, editor, developer, typesetter, business machine trouble-shooter, and was in charge of the office soda machine.
  • After GDW went out of business in 1995, he went on unemployment for a short time and worked a succession of part-time jobs (including several seasons as a part time clerk for the IRS answering their 1-800-IRS-FORM number). He was employed as a sales associate (business electronics) at a national office supply chain when Steve Jackson offered him the position of art director and Traveller line editor.

(Content Extracted from Mr. Wiseman's web site).

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

A game designer, Wiseman was one of the founding partners of the Game Designers' Workshop (GDW), and is the line manager for Steve Jackson Games GURPS Traveller.

Traveller RPG Wiki Participation[edit]

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References & Contributions (Sources)[edit]

This person has authored, contributed, playtested, or otherwise participated in the publication of the following products:

Books by this Author
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Articles[edit]

  1. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 2: The Ship in the Lake
  2. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 3: Planetoid P-4638
  3. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 5: Speculation without a Starship
  4. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 6: The Imperial Interstellar Scout Service (with Marc Miller)
  5. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 7: Scam
  6. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 7: Champa Interstellar Starport
  7. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 7: Contact! The Aslan (with the Keith Bros.)
  8. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 8: Contact! The Vargr (with Frank Chadwick)
  9. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 9: Rule of Man Commemorative (with Marc Miller)
  10. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 9: Contact! The Zhodani (with Frank Chadwick and John Harshman)
  11. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 10: Coup D'Etat
  12. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 10: Contact! Centaurs, (with William H. Keith, Jr. )
  13. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 10: Traveller in Miniature
  14. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 11: Work of Art
  15. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 11: Zhodani Military Organization (with Frank Chadwick)
  16. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 11: Contact! Newts (with William H. Keith, Jr. )
  17. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 12: Imperial Marine Task Force Organization
  18. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 14: Police Forces in Traveller
  19. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 15: Starship Malfunctions (with Marc Miller)
  20. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 16: SuSAG
  21. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 18: Contact: The Sword Worlders
  22. Journal of the Travellers Aid Society No. 20: Prologue: Adventures in the Imperium's Past

External Links[edit]

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