Tom Chilton (game developer)

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Tom Chilton
Occupation Video game designer
Employer Blizzard Entertainment
Known for World of Warcraft

Tom "Kalgan" Chilton is a lead game designer for Blizzard Entertainment, and is currently the Game Director for the MMORPG World of Warcraft.[1] He has been referred to as "Blizzard's PvP guru."[2] Chilton, along with Rob Pardo and Jeffrey Kaplan, were the three Lead Designers for World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade;[3] he was one of six Game Designers.[4]

Chilton was on the developer panels at BlizzCon 2005 in October 2005[5] and BlizzCon 2007 in August 2007.[6] At BlizzCon 2005, he was on the developer panels for discussions about character classes, dungeon creation, raids, and battlegrounds.[5] At BlizzCon 2007, he was on the developer panels for discussions about classes, PvP, user interface and mods, and professions and items.[6] He also appeared on panels during BlizzCon 2009, BlizzCon 2011, BlizzCon 2013, BlizzCon 2014, and BlizzCon 2015.

He previously worked for Origin Systems and was Lead Designer for Ultima Online: Age of Shadows.[7]

Chilton attended the University of Arizona, and is a fan of the webcomic PvP.[7]


  1. ^ "GameSpot Video: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Interview 2". GameSpot. 2006-08-11. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  2. ^ Allen 'Delsyn' Rausch (2005-05-19). "Tom Chilton on PvP in World of Warcraft". Gamespy. Retrieved 2008-03-25. 
  3. ^ "WoW -> Info -> Burning Crusade Credits". Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  4. ^ "WoW -> Info -> Classic Credits". Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  5. ^ a b "BlizzCon (2005)". Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  6. ^ a b "BlizzCon - Developer Panel Information (2007)". Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  7. ^ a b "Tom Chilton interview for Age of Shadows". Archived from the original on 2008-03-26. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 

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