Lawrence Schick

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Lawrence Schick
United States
Alma materKent State University
OccupationGame designer, writer,

Lawrence Schick is a game designer[1] and writer associated with role-playing games.

Early life and education[edit]

Schick attended Kent State University in Ohio.[2]


Schick, as head of design and development at TSR, brought aboard Tom Moldvay and David Cook and many others as TSR continued to grow in the early 1980s.[3]:11 Schick created White Plume Mountain in 1979, an adventure module for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, published by TSR in 1979; the adventure was incorporated into the Greyhawk setting after the publication of the World of Greyhawk Fantasy Game Setting (1980).[3]:24 White Plume Mountain was ranked the 9th greatest Dungeons & Dragons adventure of all time by Dungeon magazine in 2004; one judge, commenting on the ingenuity required to complete the adventure, described it as "the puzzle dungeon to end all puzzle dungeons."[4]

Lawrence Schick wrote the book Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games, which was published in 1991.[5]

Schick has written many other games during his career. Schick is a former executive with America Online.[1] In May 2009, Schick joined ZeniMax Online Studios as the lead content designer for The Elder Scrolls Online.[citation needed] In 2010, he was promoted to lead writer,[citation needed] and he became lead loremaster in 2011.[citation needed] He left ZeniMax Online in 2019.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Lawrence Schick". Moby Games. 2013. Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2019.
  2. ^ Maliszewski, James (May 16, 2009). "An Interview with Lawrence Schick". Grognardia Games. Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.
  4. ^ Mona, Erik; Jacobs, James; Dungeon Design Panel (November 2004). "The 30 Greatest D&D Adventures of All Time". Dungeon. Paizo Publishing (116): 77.
  5. ^ Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.
  6. ^ Ford, Suzie (February 6, 2019). "Elder Scrolls Online Loremaster Lawrence Schick Leaving ZeniMax for 'His Next Great Adventure'". Retrieved March 15, 2019.

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