Since 1978, Liz Danforth has worked as an artist, writer, editor, and game developer on role-playing games, card games, and board games. She has been a writer and scenario designer for computer and video games. Her credits include work for licensed Middle Earth and Star Trek projects, the computer game Wasteland, and artwork in many role-playing games and collectible card games. Liz Danforth was inducted into the Academy of Gaming Arts and Design's Hall of Fame in 1995.
Liz worked as the lead illustrator and co-creator for the Deluxe Edition of the second-oldest role-playing game, Tunnels & Trolls from Flying Buffalo Inc, and illustrated for Traveller, MegaTraveller, and Twilight: 2000 for GDW, Battletech and Shadowrun for FASA, and many others. Recently, she provided art for Steve Jackson’s reboot of The Fantasy Trip. She also has created book covers, maps, and illustrations for many of the significant game and mainstream publishers including Wizards of the Coast, TSR, Alderac Entertainment Group, FASA Corporation, Iron Crown Enterprises, GDW, Bantam Spectra, Tor Books, DAW Books, St Martin's Press and more.
She produced about three dozen pieces of art for the collectible card game Magic: the Gathering (produced by Wizards of the Coast) as well as another 150 paintings for other collectible card games: for the Middle-earth collectible card game, Legend of the Five Rings, and many others. She takes private commissions, and also does card alterations for fans of Magic the Gathering