About Grant

I’m a freelance writer; I specialise in games, and I’ve done pieces for a whole bunch of different places. You can see some of the best stuff I’ve written in my portfolio. I also design tabletop roleplaying games. You can download them here.

As part of Serious Business, I run Zombie LARP on occasion and write, test and run live games for a variety of outlets and clients – we’ve run candy heists in parks, vampire hunts in nightclubs, undead show trials in the London Science Museum, Big Days out for Little Monsters, Journeys to the End of the Night, and grand parades for the fallen gods of Melbourne. I also invented a game called Ludonarrative Discodance, because that’s the kind of person I am now.

I currently live and work in London.

If you’re interested in working with me, or you’d just like to say hi, get in touch via email at gshowitt@gmail.com or on Twitter @gshowitt.


17 responses to “About Grant”

  1. Wendy Avatar

    Hi Grant, the Panasonic Toughpad Press Conference is one of the funniest things I’ve read in awhile. Who ARE you? It’s brilliant.

    1. grant Avatar

      I’m an enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in an out-of-shape games journalist. Who are YOU?

  2. Dz Avatar

    Hey Grant, I really loved your Toughpad piece, a very funny piece of journalism, really brightened my day. What’s the best way to RSS into your writings?

    1. grant Avatar

      That’s a… that’s a good question. Dunno. Following me on Twitter is the best bet, I think – https://twitter.com/gshowitt

      EDIT: Wait, no – my RSS feed is here http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/17734.mp3
      EDIT EDIT: Wait! No! It’s actually a link to a mate’s podcast. So, uh, ignore that.

  3. Bruce Avatar

    As an occasional blogger for the BCAMA, I’d like you to know I now have someone I can emulate. The Panasonic piece is pretty durn good.

    1. grant Avatar


  4. Ally Avatar

    Delighted by your TOUGHPAD article. Thanks for the laughs. Go well.

  5. Jonny Evans Avatar
    Jonny Evans

    I am inspired by your piece. I’m so sick of “Oh so serious, I’m a journalist actually” hocus pocus pieces in the tech press. How is that really relevant to people’s lives? No, fabulous gonzo journalism pieces about — oh — German sausage, hangovers, sexy police women and the weirdness of suits, that’s the ticket.

    Really cheered me up in that respect, feller.


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  7. wendy Avatar

    Loved the Toughpad. Used to do all that conference stuff in germany in the eighties. Remember dying of boredom and being forced to do the birdie song at the evening events. nothing changes. keep it up . V V funny.

  8. Deni Avatar

    Love your RPG advice. I just sent your articles to both of my gaming groups and everyone really enjoyed them.

    Also, definitely going to play Gin Wizard at GenCon this year.

    1. grant Avatar

      Please write a report. Please provide pictures.


  9. John K. Avatar
    John K.

    Hey Grant,

    A few things:

    I loved your RPG advice. Very sound stuff, indeed. I preach the very same things to my players regularly.

    I grew up in NY but recently moved to Austin TX. Brooklyn was my home town. I am a video Sr. Game Designer/Lead Narrative Writer. Who do you work for in NY?

    Last and probably most importantl, do you currently play any TTRPG’s online via Roll20.net? If so I would love to have you join one of my games. I need more players like you!

    Nice work on the articles. Let me know if you ever want to network. I’ve been in games for over a decade.



    1. grant Avatar

      I’m freelance, mate, so I work for a few different places – mainly in England. I spent a couple of days in Austin this summer and really loved it!

      I don’t, currently, play anything on Roll20. What’re you running?

      – G

  10. Anton Dessov Avatar
    Anton Dessov

    Hi Grant,

    I just played Goblin Quest at ExileCon in Cambridge and they had a paperback copy of the book, which I found quite handy if you are travelling with friends and you want a quick DnD sort of crazy session. Is there a way to purchase a paperback copy from somewhere?

    Thanks in advance and good luck with your other work!

    Best regards,

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