After twice applying to culinary school, Nicole Lindroos entered the game industry in 1989. Lindroos was one of the Minnesota locals who joined Lion Rampant after the company was started.: 232 Lindroos joined White Wolf Publishing when the two companies merged in 1990.: 216 In 1991, Lindroos left White Wolf and returned to Minnesota, where she went to work for Atlas Games,: 217 formed by John Nephew with help from other Lion Rampant alumni such as Lindroos and Darin "Woody" Eblom.: 252 Later, Lindroos played a sample copy of James Wallis's Once Upon a Time at Gen Con 24; it was subsequently published by Atlas Games,: 304 and remained in print with Atlas through various editions. Lindroos became a freelancer, writing an adventure for Jonathan Tweet's Everway, and also co-founded Adventures Unlimited magazine (1995-1996), the first issue of which included adventures for games she had been involved with, including Ars Magica, Vampire: The Masquerade, and Over the Edge.: 236 Lindroos and her husband Chris Pramas formed Green Ronin Publishing in 2000.: 236, 370 By 2001, Pramas and Lindroos brought on the third member of the Green Ronin team, Hal Mangold.: 370 When Green Ronin was incorporated as an LLC, Pramas, Lindroos, and Mangold came on as the three partners.: 373
Lindroos lives in Seattle with her husband Chris and daughter Katherine.
- Lindroos, Nicole (2007). "Amber Diceless". In Lowder, James (ed.). Hobby Games: The 100 Best. Green Ronin Publishing. pp. 5–8. ISBN 978-1-932442-96-0.
- Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
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- "Green Ronin Blog, February 17, 2017". 17 February 2012. Retrieved May 17, 2017.