Mike Mearls

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Mike Mearls
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.


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


He worked as a freelance writer and designer for various gaming publishers for several years before being hired in June 2005 as a designer by Wizards of the Coast. He was a lead developer for Dungeons & Dragons R&D working on the new 4th Edition.[2]

Writing credits[edit]


  1. ^ TheDartmouth.com | Graduation List as of June 5, 1997
  2. ^ Mike Mearls' blog - Wizards Community
  3. ^ Crawford, Jeremy; Mearls, Mike; Wyatt, James. "Contents". Player's Handbook 2. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 2011-10-05. 
  4. ^ Mearls, Mike. "Playtest: New Hybrid and Multiclass Options". Dragon magazine #400. Wizards of the Coast. Retrieved 5 October 2011. 
  5. ^ 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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