Jason Bulmahn

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Jason Bulmahn
Jason Bulmahn on August 6, 2010 at the Gen Con Ennies awards show
Born United States
Occupation Game designer
Subject Role-playing games
Notable works Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Jason Bulmahn is a game designer who has written or contributed to several works.


Jason Bulmahn coordinated the world's largest organized play D&D campaign for the RPGA (Living Greyhawk),[citation needed] and then joined Paizo Publishing as the managing editor of Dragon in 2004.[1] In 2007, Bulmahn took over as lead designer of Paizo Publishing, LLC.[2] Within two months of Wizards of the Coast's August 2007 announcement of D&D fourth edition, Bulmahn began working on a new edition of the d20 system that updated and polished the rules, and that he referred to as "a small side project".[3]:416 When Paizo decided not to wait any longer to see how Wizards of the Coast would allow third-party publishers to support their new game, Paizo turned Bulmahn's side project into a complete RPG to give them their own set of core rules for the d20 game system; Paizo thus announced the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game on March 18, 2008.[3]:417 Bulmahn became the lead designer of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.[4]

The Beta version of the Pathfinder RPG received the gold ENnie award for "best free product or web enhancement" in 2008.[5] He has also written or contributed to Pathfinder books such as Carnival of Tears,[6] as well as Dragon and Dungeon articles and books such as Secrets of Xen'drik, Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk,[7] Dungeonscape, and Elder Evils.

His RPG design credits include the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, Bestiary, Ultimate Guides, the Advanced Player's Guide, the Beginner Box, and 2013's Mythic Adventures. His work has earned one Origins Award and numerous ENnie Awards, including Best Game and Product of the Year for that past three years in a row.

He is the publisher of Minotaur Games, a company dedicated to creating products compatible with the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game as well as card and board games.


  1. ^ September 5, 2008 blog at RPGamer's "The Saving Throw". Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  2. ^ Jason Bulmahn at LinkedIn. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  3. ^ a b Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 
  4. ^ "Pathfinder RPG Advanced Players Guide Opening for Playtest". Purple Pawn. November 11, 2009. 
  5. ^ Pathfinder Roleplaying Game (2008 Paizo Publishing edition) at RPGnet's RPG game index. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  6. ^ Jason Bulmahn at the Pen & Paper RPG database. Retrieved on November 25, 2008.
  7. ^ Martin Drury. "RPGamer review". Retrieved 2008-11-26. 

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