Dr Jeff Howard
Senior Lecturer (Games)
Dr. Jeff Howard is Senior Lecturer in the Games Academy at Falmouth University in Cornwall, where he specialises in occult, metal, and Gothic themes and mechanics in games. His theory and practice converge in his work as lead designer of Arcana, as Chief Creative Officer of ArcanaForge, LLC, and as a worldbuilding consultant for Apocalypse Studios on Deadhaus Sonata. He is the author of Game Magic: A Game Designer’s Guide to Magic Systems in Theory and Practice and Quests: Design, Theory, and History in Games and Narratives, as well as the creator of "Howard’s Law of Occult Game Design" (published in 100 Principles of Game Design). Before Falmouth University, Dr. Howard was Associate Professor of Game Development and Design at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota.