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RPG Superstar 2014 Top 32. RPG Superstar 7 Season Star Voter. Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path Subscriber. Organized Play Member. 40 posts. No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 4 Organized Play characters.

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Brian Duckwitz




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Blue Mounds, Wisconsin


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About Brian Duckwitz

I've been gaming since 5th grade, near the tail end of AD&D. Most of high school and college were spent playing, and eventually running, 2nd Edition. I played 3E briefly, dabbled in Torg (anyone else?), West End Games' Star Wars RPG, Rifts, lots of Battletech/Mechwarrior, played MtG for a bit, and dropped d20 gaming entirely for several years once I was introduced to the versatile (and highly crunchy) HERO System in graduate school.

I didn't get back into d20 again until Gen Con 2012 when I was wrangled into joining a group of my friends to play The Race for the Runecarved Key together. They all had their own PFS characters, but I was stuck with a Kyra pregen. The excitement of the big room and the competition, however, was pretty intense, and I had a better time than I expected I would. Our group advanced to the second round where the outstanding Chris Mortika was our GM, and we managed to escape the dungeon just before time ran out. A few minutes later, we found out we had won our subtier and boons to create goblin characters. I was hooked on Pathfinder.

Since then I've been buying books, listening to Pathfinder podcasts, and running adventures. I currently GM Extinction Curse, Kingmaker, Abomination Vaults, and a Delta Green Impossible Landscapes campaign. I'm astounded not just by the sheer amount, but also the high quality of the material this fan community has produced, and don't know how I'd find the time to run a good game without it.

I made the top 32 of RPG Superstar 2014. That, along with a quest submission to the PFS Open Call, has lead to the following design work:

Pathfinder 1st Edition
Player Companion: Cohorts & Companions
PFS Quests: Phantom Phenomena
PFS 7-24: Dead Man's Debt
PFS 8-22: Wrath of the Fleshwarped Queen
PFS 9-09: Beyond the Halflight Path (one of the evergreens)
Pathfinder Adventure Path 128: Songbird, Scion, Saboteur (a creature in the backmatter)
Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Construct Handbook
PFS 10-98: Siege of Gallowspire

Pathfinder Playtest
Free RPG Day Module: We Be Heroes?

Pathfinder 2nd Edition
Pathfinder Bestiary 2
Pathfinder Bestiary 3
PFS 1-07 Flooded King's Court
Pathfinder Adventure Path 185: A Taste of Ashes
Pathfinder Adventure: The Enmity Cycle

Starfinder Alien Archive 2
SFS 1-20 Duskire Accord 9

I'm definitely proud to be one of the few people who has gotten to write for all editions of Pathfinder! Oh, if you see a guy at Gen Con with a plush goblin dressed as an alchemist, that's me...