Mike Mearls

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Mike Mearls
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Occupation Writer, game designer
Nationality United States
Genres Role-playing games

Michael Mearls is a writer and designer of fantasy role-playing games (RPGs) and related fiction.

Education[edit]

Mearls is an alumnus of Dartmouth College.[1] While at Dartmouth he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.

Career[edit]

Mike Mearls wrote the adventure To Stand on Hallowed Ground/Swords Against Deception (2001) for Fiery Dragon Productions.[2]:226 Mearls wrote the last product from Hogshead Publishing, a Warhammer adventure titled Fear the Worst (2002) that Hogshead released for free on the internet.[2]:307 Mearls designed the game Iron Heroes (2005) for Malhavoc Press.[2]:226 Mearls was hired in June 2005 as a designer by Wizards of the Coast.[citation needed] Mearls came to Wizards through the community of third-party d20 designers.[2]:301 Mearls was a lead developer for Dungeons & Dragons R&D working on the new 4th Edition.[3] Between the Orcus I and Orcus II design phases for fourth edition, Mearls spliced the encounter-power mechanics of fourth edition into Tome of Battle: The Book of Nine Swords (2006), then into process.[2]:298 Andy Collins, Mearls, David Noonan, and Jesse Decker were part of Rob Heinsoo's "Flywheel" design team for the fourth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, and did the final concept work from May 2006 to September 2006, before the first books for the edition were written and playtested.[2]:297 After Heinsoo was laid off in 2009, Mearls stepped up to become the new D&D Lead Designer.[2]:301 Mearls and Bill Slavicsek designed the Castle Ravenloft Board Game (2010).[2]:302

Personal[edit]

On July 23, 2014, Mearls announced on Twitter that he and his wife are expecting their first child.[4]

Writing credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ TheDartmouth.com | Graduation List as of June 5, 1997
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  3. ^ Mike Mearls' blog - Wizards Community
  4. ^ Mearls, Mike. "Confirmation of Pregnancy to Enquiry based on reference to need for a nursery". 
  5. ^ Crawford, Jeremy; Mearls, Mike; Wyatt, James. "Contents". Player's Handbook 2. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  6. ^ Mearls, Mike. "Playtest: New Hybrid and Multiclass Options". Dragon magazine #400. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  7. ^ Mearls, Mike (2007-09-21). "Encounter Design in 4th Edition". Dragon magazine #360. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 

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