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Amanda Hamon

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Amanda Hamon

Assistant Developer (Paizo, 2015-2016)
Developer (Paizo, 2016-2017)
Development Coordinator (Paizo, 2017-2018)
Managing Developer (Paizo, 2018-2020)
Editorial Director (Kobold Press, 2020)
Paizo Inc. (2015–2020)
Kobold Press (2020)
Wizards of the Coast (2020-present)
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Amanda Hamon, the author or co-author of dozens of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and other RPG titles, joined Paizo Inc. full-time as an assistant developer on April 1, 2015.1 She left Paizo in July of 2020 to work for Kobold Press as Editorial Director.2

Work at Paizo

Amanda was promoted to developer less than a year later. In May 2017, Amanda was named Paizo's development coordinator, and in that role she worked on the development of Paizo's RPG products in addition to her management duties at the company.

In 2018, Amanda was named Managing Developer for the Starfinder RPG to manage the Starfinder Organized Play developer, Starfinder Adventure Path developers, Starfinder senior developer, and Starfinder lead designer, in addition to developing and creating content for the game. Amanda is a co-creator of the Starfinder RPG and was a member of its core design team.3

Freelance work

Amanda's freelance RPG design, development, and editing work for third-party publishers has netted her two ENnie Awards: for Deep Magic4 and the Southlands campaign setting,5 both published through Kobold Press and for which she served as lead developer and editor as well as a designer.

Leaving Paizo

On July 7, 2020, Paizo announced that Amanda was leaving Paizo to rejoin Kobold Press as Editorial Director. Adam Daigle led a long list of valedictory well-wishers from Paizo, which was published in the Paizo Blog.2


In addition to waxing nerdy about fantasy worldbuilding traditions and theory, Amanda has spoken extensively about intersectional feminism in relation to gaming.

Amanda has previously written, developed, and designed under the byline Amanda Hamon Kunz.

Pathfinder credits

Adventure Credits

Title Date Notes
Bestiary 60"Bestiary" #60 1208 August 2012 From Hell's Heart, 76.
Bestiary 61"Bestiary" #61 1208 August 2012 Shards of Sin, 76.
Fortress of the Nail 1302 February 2013 PFS 1e #04-13
Bestiary 70"Bestiary" #70 1305 May 2013 The Frozen Stars, 82.
Ecology of the Worm That Walks"Ecology of the Worm That Walks" 1310 October 2013 Demon's Heresy, 70.
Bestiary 76"Bestiary" #76 1312 December 2013 The Midnight Isles, 82.
Ecology of the Demodand"Ecology of the Demodand" 1401 January 2014 Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, 64.
Bestiary 77"Bestiary" #77 1401 January 2014 Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, 82.
All the Gods Beyond 1606 June 2016 PFS 1e #07-26
Prisoners of the Blight 1706 June 2017 Ironfang Invasion #5. Also contributed to the Bestiary for this volume.
Heroes for Highdelve 1708 August 2017
County of Merat"County of Merat" 1803 March 2018 Songbird, Scion, Saboteur, 64.
Affair at Sombrefell Hall"Affair at Sombrefell Hall" 1808 August 2018 Doomsday Dawn, 34.
The City Outside of Time 1812 December 2018 Return of the Runelords #5. Also contributed to the Bestiary for this volume.
Hellknight Hill 1908 August 2019 Age of Ashes #1. Also wrote "Breechill, Outpost of Secrets" and contributed to the Adventure Toolbox for this volume.
See also: Category:Works by Amanda Hamon

Sourcebook Credits

Title Date Notes
Animal Archive 1302 February 2013
Dungeoneer's Handbook 1303 March 2013
Fey Revisited 1305 May 2013
Dragons Unleashed 1306 June 2013
Quests and CampaignsQuests & Campaigns 1306 June 2013
Mythic Realms 1309 September 2013
Osirion, Legacy of Pharaohs 1401 January 2014
Inner Sea Gods 1404 April 2014
Ships of the Inner Sea 1410 October 2014
Inner Sea Races 1509 September 2015
Distant Shores 1510 October 2015
Bestiary 5 1511 November 2015
Cheliax, The Infernal Empire 1512 December 2015
Ultimate Intrigue 1603 March 2016
Heaven Unleashed 1604 April 2016
Villain Codex 1611 November 2016
Book of the Damned 1709 September 2017
Distant Realms 1806 June 2018
Age of Ashes Player's Guide 1907 July 2019
Character Guide 1910 October 2019
Mwangi Expanse, TheThe Mwangi Expanse 2106 June 2021
See also: Category:Works by Amanda Hamon

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Credits

Title Date Notes
Wrathworks' Churning Heart 1606 June 2016 PACGS #02-04
Bastion of the Waking Rune 1608 August 2016 PACGS #02-05
Shattered Blades of Alaznist, TheThe Shattered Blades of Alaznist 1608 August 2016 PACGS #02-06
Sepulcher Soars Anew, TheThe Sepulcher Soars Anew 1703 March 2017 PACGS #03-05
Destruction Descending 1704 April 2017 PACGS #03-06
Tide of the Unholy First 1707 July 2017 PACGS #03-P
Blood Lord's Lament 1807 July 2018 PACGS #04-06
Yeleth of the First Blood 1808 August 2018 PACGS #04-07
All for Immortality 1908 August 2019 PACGS #06-00O, based in part on All the Gods Beyond
See also: Category:Works by Amanda Hamon


  1. F. Wesley Schneider. (April 1, 2015). Welcome Amanda Hamon Kunz!, Paizo Blog.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adam Daigle. (July 7, 2020). Farewell Amanda!, Paizo Blog.
  3. OrcaCon. (September 2017). Guests of Honor and Special Guests, OrcaCon.
  4. Tony Law. (July 14, 2014). Announcing the 2014 Judges' Spotlight Award Winners, ENnies.
  5. ENnie Awards. (July 20, 2016). 2016 ENnie Award Winners, ENnies.