Drew Karpyshyn (born July 28, 1971) is a Canadian video game scenario writer, scriptwriter and novelist.
Karpyshyn was at one point employed as a loan officer.
Following a car accident, he quit his job and returned to college, gaining a degree in English. [2 ] He got his start as a game designer for [3 ] Wizards of the Coast, and he also has written two novels for Wizards of the Coast, both published in 2001 and both set in the setting: Forgotten Realms and Baldur’s Gate II: Throne of Bhaal . Temple Hill [2 ]
Karpyshyn joined the video game company
BioWare in 2000. [2 ] He wrote the scenario and much of the dialogue for [4 ] , and was one of the lead writers and planners on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic , as well as working on several games in the Jade Empire series. His next major project was the Baldur's Gate series of games. Mass Effect His third book, [5 ] Darth Bane: Path of Destruction was published by Del Rey Ballantine Books in 2006. [2 ]
Mass Effect was named Game of the Year, in addition to receiving four other awards at the 2008 Elan Awards. [6 ]
Karpyshyn moved to
Austin, Texas to help with . Star Wars: The Old Republic He retired from BioWare in February 2012, in order to focus more on his own projects. [7 ] [1 ]
Personal life [ edit ]
In March 2000, Karpyshyn appeared on an episode of
, finishing third. Jeopardy! [7 ] He is a fan of the NFL's San Diego Chargers. [8 ] He believes that in the NFL, Bill Belichick is most likely to follow the ways of the Sith, and Peyton Manning is the most likely to be a Jedi. [9 ] Though his musical tastes lean more to what he calls “mainstream alternative," such as the [10 ] Foo Fighters and Green Day, he also enjoys Sage Francis' song The Best of Times. He prefers to write at night without any music playing. [11 ]
He previously lived in
Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada, with his wife Jennifer. In the spring of 2009, he moved with his family to [3 ] Austin, Texas. [12 ]
Forgotten Realms [ edit ]
Star Wars [ edit ]
Mass Effect [ edit ]
Chaos Born [ edit ]
Children of Fire (2013)
The Scorched Earth (to be released 2014) [15 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b "BIO - Drew Karpyshyn" . Retrieved 2012-02-19.
^ a b c d "Karpyshyn, Drew". . January 1, 2007 Contemporary Authors . Retrieved October 10, 2012. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
^ a b "Drew Karpyshyn". Archived from the original on Mar 9, 2009.
^ Gelinas, Ben (September 16, 2008). " Spinning a gripping ... game", , p. D1. Retrieved September 29, 2011. Edmonton Journal
^ "Pixels, Panels, and Prose Colloquium at University of Texas at Tyle April 14". US Fed News Service. April 15, 2012 . Retrieved October 10, 2012. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
^ Zacharias, Yvonne (February 18, 2008). "Mass Effect dominates as game of the year: Science fiction video, made by Edmonton company, cleans up at Elan Awards", , p. D1. The Vancouver Sun
^ a b c d e Drew Karpyshyn's FAQ
^ J! Archive - Show #3577, aired 2000-03-07
^ Mass Effect novelizations
External links [ edit ]