Angel Leigh McCoy

Angel Leigh McCoy is a game designer and fiction writer based in Seattle , Washington.

Early life and education

Originally from the Midwest, Angel Leigh McCoy grew up in novels and won first class contest in sixth grade. She studied French Literature at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.


She is credited with published work in the role-playing games industry as far back as 1994. [1] Over the years, She has designed for companies RPG material Such As White Wolf , Wizards of the Coast , FASA , and Pinnacle Entertainment Group . In 2001, she was writing in the video game industry for Microsoft Game Studios , writing articles as Wireless Angel match. She moved to ArenaNet in 2007, where she was part of a team effort to make the MMORPG Guild Wars 2 .

Her side projects have included: founding and providing creative direction for an indie game team (Games Omniverse LLC); [2] short fiction writing; webmaster for the Horror Writers Association; [3] producing the Wily Writers Speculative Fiction Podcast; [4] and editing short story anthologies “Deep Cuts”, [5] and “Another Dimension Anthology”. [6]



  • Charlie Darwin, or The Trine of 1809 by Nevermet Press, 2011. [7]

Short fiction

McCoy has published short fiction in various anthologies and magazines, including:

  • Ravens in the Library by Quiet Thunder [8]
  • Vile Things: Extreme Deviations of Horror by Comet Press [9]
  • Masters of Horror Anthology by Triskaideka Books [10]
  • Cobalt City Christmas by Timid Pirates Productions. [11]
  • Fear of the Dark by HorrorBound [12]
  • Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions by Timid Pirate Publishing [13]
  • Tales for Canterbury by Random Static [14]
  • Necrotic Tissue , issue 14, Stygian Publications [15]

Computer game work

McCoy worked as a game reviewer and journalist for Microsoft Game Studios and Xbox . [16] She currently works for ArenaNet as lore and narrative designer on Guild Wars 2 . [17]

Role-playing game work

McCoy’s work in the role-playing game industry includes supplements for Wizards of the Coast ‘s Forgotten Realms ; FASA ‘s Earthdawn ; West End Games ‘ World of Necroscope ; Pinnacle Entertainment ‘s Deadlands ; and White Wolf ‘s Mage: The Ascension , Vampire: The Masquerade , Hunter: The Reckoning and Changeling: The Dreaming . [1]

Dungeons & Dragons product line, TSR

The Magic of Faerun , co-author; 2000

Changeling: the Dreaming product line, White Wolf Publishing and ArtHaus Publishing

Pooka Kithbook, ArtHaus Publishing; 1999
Inanimae, contributing author; 1998
Satyr Kithbook, 1997
Player’s Guide, contributing author, 1997
Second Edition, contributing author, 1997
Storyteller’s Guide, contributing author; 1995
Shadows on the Hill, contributing author; 1995

Mage the Ascension product line, White Wolf Publishing

Manifesto, co-author, December 2002
Hollow Ones Sourcebook, co-author, June 2002
Mage Revised, contributing author, 1999
The Bygone Bestiary, contributing author, 1998
Technomancer’s Toybox, contributing author, 1997
Beyond the Barriers, contributing author, 1996

Vampire: the Masquerade product line, White Wolf Publishing

Sins of the Blood, co-author, 2001
World of Darkness, Vol. II, contributing author; 1996
EverQuest Role-Playing Game product line, White Wolf Publishing

Monsters of Norrath, co-author, August 2002
Player’s Handbook, co-author, July 2002

Hunter: The Reckoning product line, White Wolf Publishing

Defender Sourcebook, co-author; 1999
Survival Guide, contributing author; 1999
Hunter: the Reckoning, contributing author; 1999

Millennium’s End line product, Chameleon Eclectic

The Medellín Agent, co-author; 1997
Overlay Accessory Kit, contributing author; 1994

Earthdawn product line, FASA Corporation

Magic, contributing author; 1995
Legends of Earthdawn, contributing author; 1995


* Aberrant : Project Utopia, White Wolf Publishing , contributing author; 1999
* Deadlands : Marshall Law, Pinnacle Entertainment Group , contributing author, 1996
World of Necroscope : Book of Adventures, West End Games , contributing author; 1995


  1. ^ Jump up to:b “Angel’s Pen & Paper RPG Database entry” . Archived from the original on February 19, 2005.
  2. Jump up^ About Page,
  3. Jump up^ HWA Contact Page,
  4. Jump up^ Head Editor Profile,
  5. Jump up^ Deep Cuts Info Page,
  6. Jump up^ Another Dimension Info Page,
  7. Jump up^ [1]
  8. Jump up^ Ravens in the Library page
  9. Jump up^ “Comet Press website” . Archived from the original on May 21, 2009.
  10. Jump up^ “Triskaideka Books” . Archived from the original on May 24, 2010.
  11. Jump up^ Review of Cobalt City Christmas at the Seattle PIShockroomblog
  12. Jump up^ [2]
  13. Jump up^ [3]
  14. Jump up^ “Archived copy” . Archived from the original on 2011-07-27 . Retrieved 2011-07-09 .
  15. Jump up^ [4]
  16. Jump up^ Articles Listing on
  17. Jump up^ Author bio at Comet Press website

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