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Bill Bridges is a role-playing game developer and author. He was one of the primary White Wolf original developer (along with many others who contributed) to The Apocalypse from 1992 to 1995. He was extremely influential in turning the idea that werewolves could be something besides cursed humans, and instead be spiritual warriors defending the environment from inevitable impending doom. This idea has since been echoed in some of popular contemporary novel series in werewolves can breed new werewolves in addition to creating new ones by biting them. While previous examples of this exist, his contributions help broaden the idea of what a werewolf could be or entail as accepted by the reading audience. He was a part of the original The Ascension design team. He has numerous writing credits encompassing most of the second edition World of Darkness games, and helped design the Werewolf collectible card game, Rage.

After years with White Wolf, he joined Holistic Design (HDI) where he co-created Fading Suns with Andrew Greenberg. Bridge's most measurable contributions to the game were his "Alustro's Journals" a series of Marco Polo style travel logs featuring the travels of the pilgrim Alustro and his companions as they moved from one area to another. He was also the primary author of the War in the Heaven's series which revealed the secrets of the Symbiots and the Vau respectively. Minor literary similarities can be seen between the pro-environmental Symbiots and the 'defenders of Gaia' among the Garou in Werewolf the Apocalypse. Another common theme includes the deeper mysteries implied in the setting over the battle of fate and free will (in Fading Suns this manifest through the proxy war the Ananaki fight through Vau influence whereas in Werewolf: The Apocalypse it shows itself through the conflict between arch-spirits Wyrm, Weaver and Wyld.

His work for other companies include writing for Chaosium, and development for the The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine role-playing games for Last Unicorn Games. He has also worked on computer games, notably Emperor of the Fading Suns for Segasoft (based on the Fading Suns RPG), co-writing scripts for Viacom's "interactive horror movie" Dracula Unleashed, and more Star Trek work on Starfleet Academy for Interplay.

Bridges moved back to White Wolf in 2002, replacing Jess Heinig as the developer for the revised edition of The Ascension, seeing the game he created through to its conclusion in the Time of Judgment. For the new World of Darkness, he worked on the new core rules and was a designer, author and developer on The Awakening.. He later moved on line edit The Created, which has won several awards..

Bridges also co-chairs the content committee for the biannual myth based academic conference and performance festival, Mythic Journeys. His published novels include The Silver Crown and The Last Battle, both of which are set in the The Apocalypse setting.
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Total Books: 62
Longwood Guide to Writing The
2007 - Longwood Guide to Writing The [4th Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780205553761
ISBN-10: 0205553761
Genre: Reference

Longwood Guide to Writing
2007 - Longwood Guide to Writing (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781417812851
ISBN-10: 1417812850

The Free Council
2007 - The Free Council [Mage: the Awakening] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781588464323
ISBN-10: 1588464326
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Intruders Encounters With the Abyss
2007 - Intruders Encounters with the Abyss [Mage the Awakening] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781588464316
ISBN-10: 1588464318
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science & Math, Humor & Entertainment

Die Welt der Dunkelheit
2004 - Die Welt Der Dunkelheit (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783937255316
ISBN-10: 3937255311

Dark Ages Mage Grimoire
2003 - Dark Ages Mage Grimoire [Vampire] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781588464118
ISBN-10: 1588464113
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Tribebook Silver Fangs
2003 - Tribebook Silver Fangs [Werewolf the Apocalypse] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781588463166
ISBN-10: 1588463168
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Humor & Entertainment

Fading Suns d20 Character Codex
2003 - Fading Suns D20 Character Codex (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781888906370
ISBN-10: 1888906375

Longwood Guide to Writing The Concise Edition Second Edition
2002 - Longwood Guide to Writing the Concise Edition Second Edition (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780321112095
ISBN-10: 0321112091

Black Spiral Dancers and Wendigo
2002 - Black Spiral Dancers and Wendigo [Tribe Novel, Book 7] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781588468222
ISBN-10: 1588468224
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror

Dark Ages Mage
2002 - Dark Ages Mage (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781588464040
ISBN-10: 1588464040
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Bone Gnawers and Stargazers
2002 - Bone Gnawers and Stargazers [Werewolf: The Apocalyspe: Tribe, Bk 4] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565048867
ISBN-10: 1565048865
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

The Longwood Guide to Writing
2001 - The Longwood Guide to Writing [2nd Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780321091123
ISBN-10: 0321091124
Genres: Reference, Substores

Croatan Song
2000 - Croatan Song [Werewolf: The Apocalypse] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565043886
ISBN-10: 156504388X
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Almost-Black Phoneman  The Adventures of a Telephone Repairman in Los Angeles
Leon Merian The Man Behind the Horn
2000 - Leon Merian the Man Behind the Horn (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780970115409
ISBN-10: 0970115407

Passion Play
2000 - Passion Play (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781888906233
ISBN-10: 1888906235

Longwood Guide to Writing The Brief Edition
The Silver Record
1999 - The Silver Record [Werewolf: The Apocalypse] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781565043077
ISBN-10: 1565043073
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Humor & Entertainment

Fading Suns Second Edition
1999 - Fading Suns Second Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781888906189
ISBN-10: 1888906189
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Offbeat Marijuana The Life and Times of the World's Grooviest Plant
1999 - Offbeat Marijuana the Life and Times of the World's Grooviest Plant (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781891661051
ISBN-10: 1891661051
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

1998 - Wendigo Tribebook [Werewolf: The Apocalypse] (Paperback)
1998 - War of Ages [Vampire: The Masquerade Novels] (Paperback)
1998 - The Technomancer's Toybox [For Mage, the Ascension] (Paperback)
1997 - Stargazers Tribebook [Werewolf: The Apocalypse] (Paperback)
1997 - Forbidden Lore Technology [Fading Suns] (Paperback)
1997 - Lords of the Known Worlds [Fading Suns] (Paperback)
1995 - Axis Mundi the Book of Spirits Werewolf Ser [Werewolf: The Apocalypse] (Paperback)
1995 - Bone Gnawers Tribebook Down and Out in the Last Times [a Sourcebook for Werewolf: the Apocalypse - Tribebook 2] (Hardcover)
1995 - Haunts [A Sourcebook for Wraith: The Oblivion] (Paperback)Paperback
1994 - Drums Around the Fire [Werewolf] (Paperback)
1994 - Werewolf the Apocalypse [2nd Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
1993 - Caerns Places of Power [Werewolf] (Paperback)
Weird Places [Fading Suns] (Paperback)
Hegemony [War in the Heavens - Fading Suns Sourcebook] (Paperback)
Fading Suns [d20 Space-Fantasy Roleplaying, Core Rulebook] (Paperback)