A job offer from Games Workshop in 1986 prompted Davis to leave university with his Ph.D. unfinished. However, his historical and archaeological knowledge and research skills have been put into use throughout his career with several firms and as a freelancer.
He was one of the original designers of Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay. Games Workshop spun Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay into a new subsidiary called Flame Publications in 1989, and Davis remained on staff at Flame.
Davis published his first novel, Blood and Honor, book four in the EberronThe War-Torn series, in 2006.
Since 2009 Davis has been the line editor for Rogue Games' historical horror RPG Colonial Gothic, contributing to several titles in the line.
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