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James L. Sutter
James L. Sutter
Born March 1, 1984
Hometown Seattle, WA
Position Fiction Editor (2007–2012)
Senior Editor (2012–2016)
Creative Director (2016-2017)

James Lafond Sutter filled many positions at Paizo Inc. during his 13-year tenure at the company: webstore intern, customer service agent, Assistant Editor on Dragon, Fiction Editor (overseeing the Pathfinder Tales line from its inception until 2017), Senior Editor, and eventually Creative Director of the Starfinder brand, which launched in 2017. His Pathfinder Tales novels, Death's Heretic and The Redemption Engine are fan-favorites, and were both honored with critical accolades. In September 2017, Sutter left Paizo to pursue other writing endeavors including working on comics and author-owned fiction. In addition to the RPG products listed below, he is also the author of numerous short stories in such venues as Catastrophia (PS Publishing), Apex Magazine, and Black Gate, and the editor of the anthology Before They Were Giants: First Works From Science Fiction Greats released under Paizo's Planet Stories imprint. Aside from writing, he has toured modestly with several bands and musical projects, including the now-defunct hardcore metal band Shadow at Morning. For a complete list of his musical, literary, or gaming projects, please visit his website at

Pathfinder credits

Title Date Volume (Page)
Asylum Stone"The Asylum Stone" 1210October 2012 PF63 (6)
Belly of the Beast"Belly of the Beast" (The Compass Stone) 0712December 2007 PF5 (74)
Bestiary 5 1511November 2015
Bestiary 32"Bestiary" #32 1004April 2010 PF32 (78)
Bestiary 63"Bestiary" #63 1210October 2012 PF63 (82)
Bestiary 70"Bestiary" #70 1305May 2013 PF70 (82)
Blood Trails"Blood Trails" 1505May 2015 Pathfinder Origins 4
Boar and Rabbit"Boar and Rabbit" 1405May 2014
Campaign Setting 0808August 2008
City of Strangers 1007July 2010
Death at the Swaddled Otter"Death at the Swaddled Otter" (Prodigal Sons) 1003March 2010 PF31 (68)
Death's Heretic 1111November 2011
Distant Worlds 1202February 2012
End of the Road"End of the Road" (The Compass Stone) 0901January 2009 PF18 (72)
Faithful Servants"Faithful Servants" 1111November 2011
Faiths & Philosophies 1308August 2013
First World"The First World" 1007July 2010 PF36 (64)
First World RealmThe First World, Realm of the Fey 1612December 2016
Flail Snail"Flail Snail" 1011November 2010 Misfit Monsters Redeemed (28)
Fresh Meat"Fresh Meat" 1511November 2015 Hollow Mountain 1
Friend in Need"A Friend in Need" (The Compass Stone) 0807July 2008 PF11 (70)
GameMastery Guide 1006June 2010
Gangs of Kaer Maga"Gangs of Kaer Maga" 1210October 2012 PF63 (60)
Hand of the Handless"Hand of the Handless" (The Compass Stone) 0710October 2007 PF3 (72)
Hold of Belkzen"The Hold of Belkzen" 0807July 2008 PF11 (58)
Inner Sea Bestiary 1211November 2012 ISB
Inner Sea Gods 1404April 2014 ISG
Into the Black"Into the Black" 0810October 2008 PF14 (48)
Keeping the Keep"Keeping the Keep" 0710October 2007 PF3 (54)
King of the Goblins"King of the Goblins" 1707July 2017 Worldscape: King of the Goblins One-Shot
Legacy of Fire Player's Guide 0903March 2009
Lizardfolk"Lizardfolk" 0804April 2008 Classic Monsters Revisited (34)
Lost Treasures 1412December 2014
Magic Pig"Magic Pig" 1309September 2013 Goblins! 2
NPC Guide 1003March 2010 NPC
Oceans of Golarion"Oceans of Golarion" 1205May 2012 PF56 (58)
"Of Endings and Beginnings" (The Compass Stone) 0801January 2008 PF6 (70)
One Foot in the Grave"One Foot in the Grave" 1708August 2017 Runescars 4
Order and Chaos"Order and Chaos" 1406June 2014 The Emerald Spire Superdungeon (135)
People of the Stars 1408August 2014 PotS
Pink Like Me"Pink Like Me" (The Compass Stone) 0808August 2008 PF12 (74)
Planet of Dragons"Planet of Dragons" 1305May 2013 PF70 (64)
Prince of Wolves"Prince of Wolves" 1008August 2010 Kobold Quarterly 14 (12)
Rat Killers"Rat Killers" 1503March 2015 Pathfinder Origins 2
Rune Scarred"Rune Scarred" 1706June 2017 Runescars 2
Seekers of Secrets 0910October 2009 SoS
Seven Swords of Sin 0708August 2007 D2
Ular-Kel"Ular-Kel, The Caravan City" 1510October 2015 Distant Shores (54)
Ultimate Campaign 1305May 2013
Varisia"Varisia" 0710October 2007 PF3 (60)
Varisia, Birthplace of Legends 1208August 2012
Winner Take All"Winner Take All" 1604April 2016 Hollow Mountain 6
See also: Category:Works by James L. Sutter

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