The Design Mechanism is run by Lawrence Whitaker and Pete Nash, the writing team behind many great roleplaying games and supplements. They formed the Design Mechanism in 2011 to produce a new range of games and supplements that has steadily grown into the Mythras line.

Split between Northern Sweden and Southern Ontario, The Design Mechanism is a truly international endeavour...

Lawrence Whitaker

A Canadian resident, Lawrence has worked for Chaosium, Moon Design and Mongoose Publishing producing many works including:

  • The Unknown East (Chaosium/Eternal Champion)
  • Rogue Mistress (Chaosium/Eternal Champion)
  • RuneQuest II (Mongoose)
  • Elric of Melnibone (Mongoose/Eternal Champion)
  • Dara Happa Stirs (Mongoose/Glorantha)
  • Cults of Glorantha (Mongoose/Glorantha)
  • Dragonewts (Mongoose/Glorantha)
  • Mostali (Mongoose/Glorantha)
  • Pavis Rises (Mongoose/Glorantha)
  • Judge Dredd (Mongoose/Traveller)
  • Strontium Dog (Mongoose/Traveller)

Pete Nash

A Swedish resident, Pete is an Ennie Silver Award winning author who has also worked for Mongoose and Moon Design. His credits include:

  • Rome: Life and Death of the Republic (Alephtar/Cubicle 7)
  • RuneQuest II (Mongoose)
  • Elric of Melnibone (Mongoose/Eternal Champion)
  • Vikings (Mongoose/RuneQuest II)
  • Wraith Recon (Mongoose/RuneQuest II)
  • Dilettante (Mongoose/Traveller)
  • Darrians (Mongoose/Traveller)
  • Against the Dark Lords (Mongoose/Lone Wolf)

Pete and Loz are hard at work on projects for Moon Design: the Gloranthan Bestiary (Pete) and Harreksaga (Loz), plus working on a special project that will be announced very soon.


Pete and Loz - forging yet another fine game... 

...Scaling the heights of design 

...Pondering probablities