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Angel Leigh McCoy

Angel Leigh McCoy
Angel Leigh McCoy & S.J. Tucker
Angel Leigh McCoy (right) with singer/songwriter S.J. Tucker, 2009
Born Angela Leigh McCoy
(1962-12-13) December 13, 1962
Elgin, Illinois, United States]
Occupation game designer and fiction writer

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 delving into fantasy and horror novels and won her first essay 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 RPG material for companies 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 correspondent Wireless Angel. She transferred to ArenaNet in 2007, where she was part of a team effort to make the MMORPG Guild Wars 2. She serves as the head editor for the Wily Writers Speculative Fiction Podcast.[2]



  • Charlie Darwin, or the Trine of 1809 by Nevermet Press, 2011.[3]

Short fiction

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

  • Ravens in the Library by Quiet Thunder[4]
  • Vile Things: Extreme Deviations of Horror by Comet Press[5]
  • Masters of Horror Anthology by Triskaideka Books[6]
  • Cobalt City Christmas by Timid Pirates Productions.[7]
  • Fear of the Dark by HorrorBound [8]
  • Growing Dread: Biopunk Visions by Timid Pirate Publishing [9]
  • Tales for Canterbury by Random Static [10]
  • Necrotic Tissue, issue 14, Stygian Publications [11]

Computer game work

McCoy worked as a game reviewer and journalist for Microsoft Game Studios and Xbox.[12] She currently works for ArenaNet as lore and narrative designer on Guild Wars 2.[13]

Role-playing game work

McCoy's work in the 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 & 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 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 product line, 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. ^ a b Angel's Pen & Paper RPG Database entry
  2. ^ Head Editor Profile,
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Ravens in the Library page
  5. ^ Comet Press website
  6. ^ Triskaideka Books
  7. ^ at theCobalt City ChristmasReview of Seattle PI blog Shockroom
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ [5]
  12. ^ Articles Listing on
  13. ^ Author bio at Comet Press website

External links

  • Angel's Open Library Database entry
  • Angel's Encyclopedia of Speculative Fiction entry
  • The Locus Index to Science Fiction, 1999
  • Angel Leigh McCoy's website
  • Wily Writers Speculative Fiction site
  • Angel Leigh McCoy at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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