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Hello, I'm Richard! I write games and words that people seem to like, including 'foible' and 'xxyzzy'. Currently not taking on new projects/clients, but watch this space.

Richard Cobbett
Freelance Writer / Narrative Designer

Who Heck Richard? ↴

Pictured: Deep in vital comedy research

Let's see. I've been a professional writer since folks were fretting about the Millennium Bug and a full-time freelancer since before that whole Mayan apocalypse thing that never seemed to come to much. I like to think that suggests people like what I do. I spent the first decade and a bit in the tech and games journalism trenches, writing for magazines and websites like PC Gamer, Rock Paper Shotgun, Edge, PC Plus, and many more. These days I primarily work as a freelance games writer and designer, focusing on narrative-heavy projects like RPGs and adventures, designing mechanics and creating worlds, as well as handling scripts and giving NPCs 50 different ways to say 'ouch'. I work remotely, though can on-site for the right project. My rates are based on Writer's Guild of Great Britain recommendations for ongoing projects, with contributions handled case-by-case.

Nice Things Said ↴

"The way it moves between moments of wonder, humour and tragedy makes The Long Journey Home a rare pleasure among science fiction games. It was the four crew members, every time, that made each return memorable. With this kind of company, I never wanted The Long Journey Home to end."

Kotaku, The Long Journey Home