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Full Name

Jason Owen Black




Historian 3/Game Designer 1







Special Abilities

Locate History. Analysis Paralysis. Kvetch.


Neutral Good


All Powerful Atheismo


Seattle, Washington


English, Social Theorish


writer; freelance game designer

Homepage URL

Strength 10
Dexterity 9
Constitution 9
Intelligence 16
Wisdom 14
Charisma 12

About owenstreetpress

I've been a role-player since like the 7th grade, although I never played as regularly as I'd like until I moved to Seattle. I've also been attempting to design games, off and on, since about 11th grade, but recently (like since early 2013) I've decided to make a more realistic go of it, and have been doing some freelancing and tinkering with board and card games since. I've worked on products for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, 5th Edition Fantasy, and the vs. M Engine, including my first original game, vs. Moon Men! Plus I post free RPG setting stuff on my website each week.

I did a Master's degree in American history and an interdisciplinary graduate certificate in gender studies at Michigan State University. My thesis is on comic book fanzines/fandom in the 1970s and 1980s, although I've also written about Dungeons & Dragons and the Satanic Panic (and presented about it at a regional conference!). Then I moved to Seattle because I want to make games and this seemed like the best place to do that.

My favorite character I ever played was a half-orc sorcerer/rogue (with poor Dexterity) named Jeed who was obsessed with dragons and whose best friend was the flying, talking skull of a four centuries dead apprentice necromancer named Roderick. Although Roderick didn't start out with the ability to fly; that would be absurd.

Member of Freelance Forge.

Editor for Wayfinder #16, #17, and #18.

Pathfinder Related Publications
Pathfinder Society Scenario #9-18: Scourge of the Farheavens (Paizo)
Alien Evolution: Vinyari (Fat Goblin Games)
Pathfinder Society Scenario #8-16: House of Harmonious Wisdom (Paizo)
"Processing Buried Data: An Archetype for Mediums" and "Enlightened Circuits: Android Philosophies" in Wayfinder #16
"Furnace Mother" in The Colossal Creatures Bestiary (Zenith Games)
“Amyra Issaq” in Arcane Focus: The Great Bazaar (Outland Entertainment)
Arcane Focus: The Wayfarer Magics of the Vagabond Mage (Outland Entertainment)
Broken Earth: Ludington, a Tale of the Great Lakes (Sneak Attack Press)
"Sons of the Tear" in Wayfinder #11 (digital edition)