Angus Abranson is a writer, publisher and poet who has worked primarily in the role-playing game industry. Angus has worked as a game designer, developer, and publisher for such games as The One Ring, Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space, Twilight: 2000, Victoriana, Call of Cthulhu, and many other RPG games and supplements.
Angus Abranson has worked within the games industry for over 30 years, having his first article published in British tabletop roleplaying magazine ‘The Adventurer” in the late 1980’s whilst working on Saturdays, and after school, at his local gaming shop, Leisure Games, in London, UK.
After completing school he joined Leisure Games fulltime, eventually becoming Manager and a Director of the company. During his 23-year tenure with Leisure Games, Angus also wrote, published and playtested a number of games, supplements and articles for a variety of companies and publications. Highlights included the “Dark Winter Miniature Skirmish Roleplaying Game” (Network X), being part of the editorial team for “Valkyrie Magazine”, playtesting for a number of White Wolf “World of Darkness” and Steve Jackson Games “GURPS” games and supplements, co-owing Nightfall Games (SLA Industries), owning Heresy Games (Victoriana) and founding Cubicle 7 Entertainment (The One Ring; Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space; Starblazer; etc,).
Angus was a founding member of the Camarilla UK (a White Wolf “World of Darkness” fan club) in 1994 and held a number of Co-ordinator and Storyteller positions in the UK organisation before joining the Global Board of Directors as Director of International Development in 2000.
Angus was also part of the Dragonmeet Convention Organising Committee from it’s launch in 2000, buying the convention outright in 2006 and eventually merging it with Cubicle 7 when he took the company full time in 2009.
Alongside his longtime friend, Dominic McDowall-Thomas, Angus took Cubicle 7 fulltime in April 2009, with the financial support and investment of Rebellion, one of Europe’s biggest independent multimedia studios.
During his time with Cubicle 7 he helped develop and publish dozens of books, and the company was nominated for over 100 awards, winning a number, including numerous ENNIES and a few Origin Awards, for titles such as Abney Park’s Airship Pirates RPG, The One Ring, and The Laundry RPG based upon the novels of Charles Stross.
After leaving Cubicle 7 Angus freelanced for a number of years, writing for companies such as Gallant Knight Games and Pelgrane Press, as well as running small press publisher Chronicle City. He joined EN Publishing in 2016 as Business and Licensing Manager, helping secure the company the Judge Dredd & Worlds of 2000 AD license and also co-writing the Xenomorphs: The Fall of Somerset Landing book.
In the summer of 2018 Angus returned to retail with the purchase of Boardgameguru, a UK based online retailer of board and card games. The same year he also founded Amargosa Press, a new publishing and development house whose first release was a new edition of Twilight: 2000, published and developed in partnership with The Free League from Sweden.
Currently working freelance for a number of companies, including Dragon Turtle Games (Carbon 2185), he continues to operate Boardgameguru and Amargosa Press.
Selection of Major Employment
Director at Leisure Games
(1990 – 2009)
Games retailer, London, UK http://www.leisuregames.com
Founder and Owner of Cubicle 7 Entertainment
(2004 – 2011)
Tabletop Roleplaying Games Publisher https://www.cubicle7games.com
Owner of Boardgameguru
(2018 – )
Internet games retailer, UK https://www.boardgameguru.co.uk
Freelance Writing, Business Development, & Licensing
(2011 – )
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