Bruce Heard

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Occupation Author, game designer, blogger, publisher
Introduction Originally a fan of Avalon Hill wargames, Bruce Heard discovered the D&D Basic Set in 1980. He began writing articles on the AD&D game for French gaming magazine "Casus Belli." Gary Gygax hired Bruce in 1983 to translate TSR games into French. In 1985, Bruce became TSR’s acquisitions coordinator. A few years later, he headed the creative team for the World of Mystara in the D&D basic/expert line. Game designs while at TSR include “CM7 Tree of Life,” “M1 Into the Maelstrom,” GAZ3 "Principalities of Glantri," and GAZ10 "Orcs of Thar." Bruce co-authored Dragons of Faith. Bruce also authored the popular “Voyage of the Princess Ark” series for Dragon magazine. Today, as an indie publisher, his new projects are based on a new fantasy setting of his creation, the World of Calidar, which is loosely inspired from the Princess Ark stories. Available at, his latest titles include “In Stranger Skies” and “Beyond the Skies.” Released to the public in 2018, “Dreams of Aerie” is an adventure about a flying circus. Bruce is presently working on a new gazetteer about wizards in Calidar, tentatively titled “On Wings of Darkness”. Its release is scheduled for the summer of 2019.
Interests D&D, wargames, aerospace, history