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James Wyatt is a game designer and a former United Methodist minister. He works for Wizards of the Coast, where he has designed several award-winning supplements and adventures for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game.

Wyatt received Origins Awards in 2003 for City of the Spider Queen (2002) and in 2005 for the Eberron Campaign Setting (2004), which he co-authored with Bill Slavicsek and Keith Baker. His other notable works include Oriental Adventures (3e) (2001) (for which he won an ENnie Award in 2002), Draconomicon (3e) (2003), and Magic of Incarnum (2005).

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Wyatt grew up in Ithaca, New York. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion, and received a M.Div. from Union Theological Seminary in 1993. He served as the pastor of two small churches in southeastern Ohio from 1994 to 1996. After leaving ministry, he lived in Wisconsin and California.

Prior to working as a game designer, he worked as a childcare worker, an ordained minister, a technical writer, and a web designer.[1]

Wizards of the Coast[]

In January 2000, Wyatt took a job at Wizards of the Coast.[1]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Defenders of the Faith, Web enhancement (2001).