After turning down the role of “John McClane” in Die Hard, Steven S. Long went on to become a writer and tabletop roleplaying game designer. Since then he’s inflicted approximately 200 books on the world and worked for most of the major RPG companies in the industry (he’s best known for his work with Champions and the HERO System). Unfortunately in 2009 he was horrifically scarred in an accident involving polyhedral dice and several “entertainers” from the Lido des Girls “nightclub,” leading him to add fiction and nonfiction writing to his repertoire so he could pay for extensive plastic surgery and bionic augmentations. His first major work of non-fiction, a book on the Norse god Odin for Osprey Publishing, was released in May, 2015. Since then he’s focused on several projects including Mythic Hero (a book on world mythology for gaming), the Worldbuilding Guidebook, and several short stories and small RPG-related products. His Master Plan for World Domination has reached Stage 68-Beta.
You can find out more about Steve and what he’s up to at www.stevenslong.com.