Keith Baker (game designer)

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Keith Baker
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Born (1969-07-07) July 7, 1969 (age 45)
Occupation writer
Genres role-playing games, fantasy

Keith Baker (born July 7, 1969) is a game designer and fantasy novel author.

Career[edit]

In 2002, Keith Baker was a freelancer best known for his thematic work at Atlas Games.[1]:291 His Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting of Eberron was chosen as the winner among the 11,000 submissions to the Wizards of the Coast Fantasy Setting Search in 2002.[1]:291[2] Baker produced the Eberron Campaign Setting (2004) alongside James Wyatt and Bill Slavicsek, the first of many background books focused on the setting.[1]:294 In addition to working with Wizards of the Coast on Eberron material, he has also contributed material for Goodman Games, Paizo Publishing and Green Ronin Games[3] He lives in Portland, Oregon. He has a tattoo of the Greater Mark of Making on his right arm.[4] Prior to working in the role-playing game industry, he worked in the video game industry.[5]

Baker has won an Origins Award twice, first in 2004 for Best Roleplaying Game Supplement as part of the team for the Eberron campaign setting,[6] then alone in 2005 for Traditional Card Game of the Year for Gloom, published by Atlas Games.[7]

Selected role-playing game credits[edit]

Eberron[edit]

Accessories[edit]

Adventures[edit]

Other[edit]

Eberron fiction credits[edit]

The Dreaming Dark trilogy[edit]

Thorn of Breland trilogy[edit]

Short stories[edit]

  • "Death at Whitehearth," in Tales of the Last War (April 2006, ISBN 0-7869-3986-9)
  • "Principles of Fire," in Dragons: Worlds Afire (June 2006, ISBN 0-7869-4166-9)
  • "Shadows of Stormreach," online serial story.

Other fiction credits[edit]

Short stories[edit]

Comic books[edit]

  • Eberron: Eye of the Wolf (Artist: Chris Lie, June 2006)

Trivia[edit]

He appears in a cameo in the comic book The Order of the Stick: Start of Darkness by Rich Burlew.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  2. ^ Wizards of the Coast Announcement GamingReport.com. Retrieved on August 28, 2008.
  3. ^ Keith Baker's resume, including his work for these companies.
  4. ^ [1] Retrieved on April 12, 2009.
  5. ^ Baker, Keith. "Resume". BossyTheCow.com/hdwt. Retrieved 2007-03-21. 
  6. ^ "Origins Winners of 2004". Retrieved 2008-12-17. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Origins Winners of 2005". Retrieved 2008-12-17. [dead link]
  8. ^ "Keith Baker". Archived from the original on Feb 24, 2009. 

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