Photo: Maria Pettersson

Juhana Pettersson is a Finnish novelist and a larp and roleplaying game designer.

His first novel Sokerisamurai was published in 2013, his second Tuhannen viillon kuolema in 2017. His other books include Roolipelimanifesti and the roleplaying games Ikuisuuden laakso and Tsernobyl, rakastettuni. He’s one of the writers of Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition and the lead writer of that games Anarchs supplement, in 2018.

His best known larps are the experimental games Luminescence (with Mike Pohjola) and Täydellinen ihminen (with Jaakko Stenros), the Palestinian-Finnish larp Halat hisar (as a producer and writer in a larger team) and the Vampire: the Masquerade -based End of the Line (with Bjarke Pedersen and Martin Ericsson), Enlightenment in Blood and Parliament of Shadows (with Maria Pettersson and Bjarke Pedersen).

His work has been featured in Helsingin Sanomat, Yle, Suomen kuvalehti, Voima, Libero, Strada, MT3’s Kymmenen uutiset, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, Länsi-Suomi, Turun Sanomat, Ilkka, Kaleva, Metro, Kulttuurivihkot, Der Spiegel, Libération, Polygon, New Yorker and the Guardian.

In 2018, he was awarded the Golden Dragon (Kultainen lohikäärme), the most prestigious award in Finland for contributions to non-digital games.

Contact: jlp@iki.fi