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JD Wiker

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JD Wiker
JD Wiker

Indianapolis, IN

JD Wiker is an Indianapolis native who has been professionally designing games since 1995. He joined the game industry in 1994 as a Customer Service representative for Wizards of the Coast, where he acted as Wizards' official company netrep on America Online. At the same time, JD designed material for the Ars Magica Roleplaying Game and Vampire: Dark Ages. His experience led to a change in jobs in 1998, when, after Wizards of the Coast had acquired TSR, Inc., the roleplaying game team at Wizards hired JD to write for the fledgling Alternity line, including the Dark*Matter Campaign Setting.1

In late 1999, JD began work on Wizards of the Coast's Star Wars Roleplaying Game, and he became the primary Star Wars RPG designer until he left Wizards of the Coast in 2002, collaborating on Secrets of Naboo, Secrets of Tatooine, The Dark Side Sourcebook, The New Jedi Order Sourcebook, and The Power of the Jedi Sourcebook.2

In 2008, Wiker married Keri Reynolds (sister of Sean K Reynolds). He now lives in the Seattle area. Wiker continues to freelance in the tabletop industry while working for video game design company En Masse Entertainment.

Pathfinder credits

Adventure credits

Title Date Notes
Bestiary 10"Bestiary" #10 0807 July 2008 A History of Ashes, 80.
Bestiary 12"Bestiary" 12 0808 August 2008 Crown of Fangs, 80.
Bestiary 16"Bestiary" #16 0812 December 2008 Endless Night, 78.
Memory of Darkness, AA Memory of Darkness 0901 January 2009 Second Darkness #5
See also: Category:Works by JD Wiker

Sourcebook credits

Title Date Notes
Campaign Setting 0808 August 2008
Dwarves of Golarion 0912 December 2009
Adventurer's Armory 1004 April 2010
Sargava, The Lost Colony 1006 June 2010
Inner Sea World Guide, TheThe Inner Sea World Guide 1103 March 2011
See also: Category:Works by JD Wiker


  1. The Game Mechanics, Inc.. (2002). JD Wiker, The Game Mechanics.
  2. Wizards of the Coast. (2002). JD Wiker, Star Wars Roleplaying Game.