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Wolfgang Baur

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Wolfgang Baur
Wolfgang Baur

February 28
Seattle, WA

Wolfgang Baur has been a staple in the world of tabletop gaming for over two decades, beginning his career for TSR as assistant editor of Dragon Magazine in the early 1980s. He worked his way to the position of editor of Dragon and had been involved with freelance design and editing for Planescape, Al-Qadim, and almost every other setting of the early- to mid-90s role-playing scene.1

In 1995, Wolfgang left TSR, moved from Lake Geneva to Seattle, and began a short-lived career at Wizards of the Coast, where he designed a number of computer, card, and tabletop games, as well as the popular Dark*Matter campaign setting. In 1998, Baur moved away from the corporate gaming world and has since had a successful career as a freelance writer and designer for publishers including Green Ronin Publishing, Malhavoc Press, Paizo Publishing, and Wizards of the Coast.1

In 2006, Baur founded Open Design in the spirit of creating a community of gamers, artists, and designers to discuss how to have more fun with adventures and how to write better ones.2 He continues to write freelance magazine articles, adventures and other gaming content while publishing Kobold Quarterly, an RPG periodical that he created in the summer of 2007.

Due to his experience creating the Al-Qadim campaign setting, Paizo tapped Baur to write the inside-cover text for their Legacy of Fire adventure path in spring 2009. These illuminated pages evoke the 1,001 Arabian Nights and he was given credit for them in the introduction for The Jackal's Price since he received no official credit on any of the books' tables of contents.

Pathfinder credits

Adventure credits

Title Date Notes
History of Thassilon, The"The History of Thassilon" 0708 August 2007 Burnt Offerings, 72.
Fortress of the Stone Giants 0712 December 2007
Crucible of Chaos 0802 February 2008
Land of Black Blood, The"The Land of Black Blood" 0902 February 2009 Descent into Midnight, 48.
Tales and Truths of Genies"Tales and Truths of Genies" 0905 May 2009 The Jackal's Price, 48.
Seals of Sulesh the Great, The"The Seals of Sulesh the Great" 0906 June 2009 The End of Eternity, 48.
City of Brass, The"The City of Brass" 0907 July 2009 The Impossible Eye, 54.
Wishcraft"Wishcraft" 0908 August 2009 The Final Wish, 56.
Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth 1401 January 2014
Tomb of Yarrix, The"The Tomb of Yarrix" 1406 June 2014 The Emerald Spire Superdungeon, 103.
See also: Category:Works by Wolfgang Baur

Sourcebook credits

Title Date Notes
Classic Monsters Revisited 0804 April 2008
Campaign Setting 0808 August 2008
GameMastery Guide 1006 June 2010
Bestiary 2 1012 December 2010
Inner Sea World Guide, TheThe Inner Sea World Guide 1103 March 2011
Lost Kingdoms 1206 June 2012
Strategy Guide 1503 March 2015
See also: Category:Works by Wolfgang Baur


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pen & (2005). Wolfgang Baur, Pen & Paper RPG Database.
  2. Wolfgang Baur. (2007). About Wolfgang, The Free City.

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