Jonathan Tweet is a game designer who has been involved in the development of the role-playing games , Ars Magica , Everway , Over the Edge , the third edition of Talislanta and Dungeons & Dragons , as well as the Collectible Miniatures Game 13th Age . Dreamblade
Early life [ edit ]
Jonathan Tweet started playing
D&D in the 1970s, when his father gave him his first Dungeons & Dragons game. He briefly played with a group of college students, although he says, "but the DM killed me off... because he didn't want a twelve-year-old in his group". Tweet then formed his own gaming group by recruiting classmates. [1 ]
In 1987, Tweet designed the game
, a game centered around wizards in the Middle Ages. Ars Magica In 1992 he designed the game [1 ] , which involved free-form rules and a subjective approach. Over the Edge [1 ]
Tweet was lead designer on the third edition of
Dungeons & Dragons. Tweet, [2 ] Monte Cook, and Skip Williams all contributed to the 3rd edition , Players Handbook , and Dungeon Master's Guide , and then each designer wrote one of the books based on those contributions. Monster Manual On December 2, 2008 he was one of the lay offs from [3 ] Wizards of the Coast. [4 ] [5 ] [6 ]
In 2007, he was inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame.
More recently, he co-wrote the
d20 RPG system 13th Age with Rob Heinsoo.
Religious views [ edit ]
An atheist since grade school,
Tweet has devoted much of his personal website to his views on religion, [8 ] in particular on the [9 ] Roman Catholic Church. [10 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
Atheist Sunday School, blog
Jonathan Tweet's personal homepage
"Jonathan Tweet". Pen & Paper. Archived from the original on Sep 30, 2007 . Retrieved June 9, 2013.
My First Gen Con: Jonathan Tweet
Is Amazon going to challenge Zynga in social games?
Wizards: Peter on the Cusp, Part Ten.
Jonathan Tweet Interview, RPG Review, April 7, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
13th Age – My D & D Next: An interview with Rob Heinsoo, Jonathan Tweet and Lee Moyer, Obskures, December 17, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2013.
"13th Age: The New Tabletop Game From The Lead Designers Of 3rd And 4th Edition Dungeons And Dragons", Forbes.com. May 20, 2013. Retrieved June 9, 2013.