Board boy

John Houlihan has been a writer, journalist and broadcaster for over twenty five years, working in news, sport, videogames, and latterly roleplaying, board and fantasy games. He has worked for The Times, Sunday Times and Cricinfo, was PC editor at GameSpot, Associate Editor of PC Gaming World and is a former editor-in-chief of Computer and Video He has also written about video games for PC Zone, PC Gamer, Computer Gaming World, SFX and many more, and on cricket for Wisden Cricket Monthly, Cricket World, Inside Edge and Johnny Miller 96*. He was editor-in-chief of Dragon+ the official Dungeons & Dragons digital magazine for Wizards of the Coast and wrote the monthly sci-fi and fantasy book column Reading Matters for Geeky Monkey magazine.

He currently works line manager and narrative designer and line manager for Achtung! Cthulhu for Modiphius Entertainment as well being a video game consultant and script writer.


His first major book series was The Seraph Chronicles, as one man defies dread Cthulhu and his minions down the ages:

The Trellborg Monstrosities,

The Crystal Void

Tomb of the Aeons

Before the Flood

Tales of the White Witchman: Volume One (anthology).

Dark Tales from the Secret War  (as Editor)

He has also written the Mon Dieu Cthulhu series, swashbuckling swords-against-Cthulhu adventures set during Napoleonic times.

The Crystal Void Illustrated Version

Feast of the Dead

Keeper of the Hidden Flame (currently in production).

He is also the writer for:

Achtung! Cthulhu: Tactics videogame

Exoplanet: First Contact.

Stories in Anthologies

Ancestors and Descendants

Forgotten Sidekicks

Weird Tails

Near Future Fictions Vol 1


The Hotwells Horror and Other Stories

Flash Fiction –  A Celebration of Short Fiction

Itty Bity Writing Space

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