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RPG Superstar 2011 Top 8. RPG Superstar 6 Season Dedicated Voter, 7 Season Star Voter, 8 Season Dedicated Voter. Organized Play Member. 1,563 posts. 9 reviews. No lists. No wishlists.

Full Name

John Bennett


New Englander


Expert with skills focused in Office Management and Writing




Medium if dress shirts but I like my t-shirts Large






Cocheco Delta


Freelance Writing

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About John Benbo

My freelance career started with my participation in the 2011 RPG Superstar Contest hosted by Paizo. After a Top 8 finish and a desire to pursue game design, I landed my first gig with Raging Swan Press. Since then, I've written for a variety of 3rd party publishers as well as Paizo. When not writing, I enjoy reading gaming material, gaming history, and occasionally, an actual book. I also watch too much anime.

Additionally, on your left- I now have a website which hosts my current freelance resume. I do a variety of game design work but have done short fiction. I'm also seeking to branch out into design work for other RPGs. I'm available for Kickstarters as well as other projects, big or small.

Freelance design products:

Fat Goblin Games
Shadows over Vathak: Colonies - Player's Guide
Shadows over Vathak: Colonies- Game Master's Guide
Shadows over Vathak: Colonies- Silhouette of a Shadows
Shadows over Vathak: Ina'oth- Player's Guide
Fat Goblin Games Presents: Carnival of Sinners (Contributor)
Fat Goblin Games Presents: Silent Night, Darkest Night (Contributor)
Sidebar #3-Aptitudes
Campaign Kits: Mysteries of Hollowfield (Contributor)
Shadows over Vathak: Player's Guide to Vathak (Contributor)
Shadows over Vathak: Ina'oth- Game Master's Guide
Shadows over Vathak: Hauntlings- Enhanced Racial Guide

Frog God Games
Ten Cowards (short story- Northlands Saga Complete Player's Guide)

Jon Brazer Enterprises
Deadly Delves: Quests of the Sands (Contributor)

Legendary Games
Aethera Campaign Setting (Contributor)

Paizo Publishing
Occult Adventures (Contributor)
Bestiary 5 2016 Gold ENnie for Best Monster/Adversary book (Contributor)
Ultimate Intrigue (Contributor)
Horror Adventures(Contributor)
Ultimate Wilderness (Contributor)

Raging Swan
Bugbears of the Frozen Tears (Designer)
Duergar of the Obsidian Fortress (Designer)
Villainous Pirates (Designer)
Scions of Evil (Contributor)
Dungeon Dressing: Pools (Designer)
Village Backdrop: Denton's End (Designer)
Village Backdrop: Bossin (Designer)
Village Backdrop: Hosford (Designer)
Village Backdrop: Oakhurst (Designer)
Wilderness Dressing: Ruins (Designer)
Against the Cult of the Bat God (Designer)
Town Backdrop: Wolverton (Designer)
Village Backdrop: Star Run Falls
Ancient Empire of the Troglodytes
Village Backdrop: Kennutcat
Village Backdrop: Ossoka Draconsha
Campaign Backdrop: Forests & Woodlands(Contributor)
Campaign Backdrop: Hills & Mountains(Contributor)
Campaign Backdrop: Swamps & Marshes(Contributor)
Village Backdrop: Macrimei
#20 Ancient Things #6: Ancient Necropolis (Contributor)
#20 Things #8: Cultist's Lair (Contributor)
Town Backdrop: Dulwich
Town Backdrop: Dunstone
Village Backdrop: Needlebriar
Places of Power: Khla'Akear

Rite Publishing
#30 Cursed Treasures (Designer)
101 Legendary Curses (Contributor)

Zombie Sky
Tattlebox #2 (Contributor)
Tattlebox #3 (Contributor)
Tattlebox #4 (Contributor)
It Came From the Stars (Contributor)