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James Jacobs

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James Jacobs
James Jacobs
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Born
19721
Hometown
Point Arena, CA
Position
Dungeon Associate Editor (2003–2004)
Dungeon Managing Editor (2004–2006)
Dungeon Editor-in-Chief (2006–2007)
Pathfinder Editor-in-Chief (2007–2010)
Creative Director (2010–)
Company

James Jacobs began his career as a D&D game designer at the tender age of 14, when an adventure he wrote was published in Dungeon #12. After later working on the same magazine for Paizo, he is now Creative Director of Pathfinder. He likes Godzilla and dinosaurs and Lovecraft stuff. He has a pet cat. His favorite pizza topping is artichoke hearts, and his favorite movie is Alien. He wants to buy a lizard, too.

Jacobs has the distinction of the Paizo writer with the most author credits to their name.

Pathfinder credits

Adventure credits

Title Date Notes
Burnt Offerings 0708 August 2007 Rise of the Runelords #1. Also wrote "Sandpoint" and contributed to the Bestiary for this volume.
Seven Swords of Sin 0708 August 2007 Room design
Bestiary 2"Bestiary" #2 0710 October 2007 The Skinsaw Murders, 82.
Red Mantis, The"The Red Mantis" 0805 May 2008 Escape from Old Korvosa, 66.
Bestiary 17"Bestiary" #17 0901 January 2009 A Memory of Darkness, 80.
Demon Lords of Golarion"Demon Lords of Golarion" 0902 February 2009 Descent into Midnight, 54.
Bestiary 18"Bestiary" #18 0902 February 2009 Descent into Midnight, 80.
Bestiary 19"Bestiary" #19 0904 April 2009 Howl of the Carrion King, 76.
Bestiary 22"Bestiary" #22 0906 June 2009 The End of Eternity, 76.
Infernal Syndrome, TheThe Infernal Syndrome 1001 January 2010 Council of Thieves #4
Bestiary 29"Bestiary" #29 1002 February 2010 Mother of Flies, 76.
Twice-Damned Price, TheThe Twice-Damned Prince 1003 March 2010 Council of Thieves #6
Into the Wild"Into the Wild" 1003 March 2010 Stolen Land, 56.
Of Cities and Kings"Of Cities and Kings" 1004 April 2010 Rivers Run Red, 54.
Souls for Smuggler's Shiv 1008 August 2010 Serpent's Skull #1. Also wrote "Shipwrecked!" and contributed to the Bestiary for the volume.
City of Seven Spears 1011 November 2010 Serpent's Skull #3. Also cowrote "Expedition to Saventh-Yhi" for the volume.
Beyond Serpent's Skull"Beyond Serpent's Skull" 1102 February 2011 Sanctum of the Serpent God, 58.
Cults of the Dark Tapestry"Cults of the Dark Tapestry" 1106 June 2011 Wake of the Watcher, 60.
Bestiary 46"Bestiary" #46 1106 June 2011 Wake of the Watcher, 74.
Brinewall Legacy, TheThe Brinewall Legacy 1108 August 2011 Jade Regent #1. Also wrote "Sandpoint Hinterlands" and contributed to the bestiary for the volume.
Dawn of the Scarlet Sun 1206 June 2012 Free RPG Day
Fleet Battles"Fleet Battles" 1207 July 2012 The Price of Infamy, 62.
Enigma Vault, The"The Enigma Vault" 1210 October 2012 Thornkeep, Floor Three.
Before Sin"Before Sin" 1211 November 2012 Beyond the Doomsday Door, 62.
Bestiary 64"Bestiary" #64 1211 November 2012 Beyond the Doomsday Door, 80.
Bestiary 65"Bestiary" #65 1212 December 2012 Into the Nightmare Rift, 82.
Bestiary 73"Bestiary" #73 1308 August 2013 The Worldwound Incursion, 80.
Bestiary 75"Bestiary" #75 1310 October 2013 Demon's Heresy, 82.
Midnight Isles, TheThe Midnight Isles 1312 December 2013 Wrath of the Righteous #4. Also wrote "Alushinyrra: The Porphyry City" and contributed to the Bestiary for the volume.
Bestiary 77"Bestiary" #77 1401 January 2014 Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, 82.
Bestiary 78"Bestiary" #78 1402 February 2014 City of Locusts, 82.
Emerald Root, The"The Emerald Root" 1406 June 2014 The Emerald Spire Superdungeon, 143.
Continuing the Campaign 90"Continuing the Campaign" #90 1501 January 2015 The Divinity Drive, 62.
Song of Silver, AA Song of Silver 1512 December 2015 Hell's Rebels #4. Also wrote "Pathfinder Adventure Path Friends and Foes: Ayavah" and contributed to the Bestiary for the volume.
Continuing the Campaign 102"Continuing the Campaign" #102 1601 January 2016 Breaking the Bones of Hell, 64.
Elder Mythos, The"The Elder Mythos" 1608 August 2016 In Search of Sanity, 62.
Bestiary 109"Bestiary" #109 1608 August 2016 In Search of Sanity, 80.
Hastur, the King in Yellow"Hastur, the King in Yellow" 1609 September 2016 The Thrushmoor Terror, 68.
Bestiary 110"Bestiary" #110 1609 September 2016 The Thrushmoor Terror, 80.
Bestiary 111"Bestiary" #111 1611 November 2016 Dreams of the Yellow King, 80.
Bestiary 112"Bestiary" #112 1611 November 2016 The Whisper Out of Time, 80.
Xhamen-Dor, the Inmost Blot"Xhamen-Dor, the Inmost Blot" 1701 January 2017 What Grows Within, 62.
Bestiary 113"Bestiary" #113 1701 January 2017 What Grows Within, 80.
Continuing the Campaign #114"Continuing the Campaign" #114 1702 February 2017 Black Stars Beckon, 66.
Bestiary 114"Bestiary" #114 1702 February 2017 Black Stars Beckon, 82.
When the Stars Go Dark"When the Stars Go Dark" 1808 August 2018 Doomsday Dawn, 84. Pathfinder Playtest
Runelord Legacy, The"The Runelord Legacy" 1808 August 2018 Secrets of Roderic's Cove, 74.
Rituals of the Runelords"Rituals of the Runelords" 1811 November 2018 Temple of the Peacock Spirit, 74.
Cradle of Night 1812 December 2018
Beyond the Campaign 138"Beyond the Campaign" #138 1901 January 2019 Rise of New Thassilon, 78.
Developer Showcase: Nocticula"Developer Showcase: Nocticula" 1908 August 2019 Midwives to Death, 64.
Adventure Toolbox 145"Adventure Toolbox" #145 1908 August 2019 Hellknight Hill (adventure), 70.
Adventure Toolbox 146"Adventure Toolbox" #146 1908 August 2019 Cult of Cinders, 70.
Adventure Toolbox 150"Adventure Toolbox" #150 1912 December 2019 Broken Promises, 72.
Ruins of Gauntlight 2101 January 2021 Abomination Vaults #1. Also wrote "Otari Gazetteer" and the Adventure Toolbox for the volume.
Nhimbaloth"Nhimbaloth" 2104 April 2021 Eyes of Empty Death, 60.
Dinner at Lionlodge 2105 May 2021
Malevolence 2107 July 2021
Abomination Vaults 2205 May 2022 Reprising written content in the regular AP
Ghouls Hunger, TheThe Ghouls Hunger 2210 October 2022 Blood Lords #4
Dreamers of the Nameless Spires 2303 March 2023 Gatewalkers #3. Also wrote "Continuing the Campaign" and contributed to the Adventure Toolbox for the volume
Stolen Fate"Stolen Fate" 2304 April 2023 The Choosing, 2. Stolen Fate #1
Harrow Court, The"The Harrow Court" 2304 April 2023 The Choosing, 68. Stolen Fate #1
Adventure Toolbox 190"Adventure Toolbox" #190 2304 April 2023 The Choosing, 74. Stolen Fate #1
Adventure Toolbox 191"Adventure Toolbox" #191 2305 May 2023 The Destiny War, 70. Stolen Fate #2
Adventure Toolbox 192"Adventure Toolbox" #192 2306 June 2023 Worst of All Possible Worlds, 68. Stolen Fate #3
"Campaign Overview"Campaign Overview 2310 October 2023 The Summer That Never Was, 2. Season of Ghosts #1
Adventure Toolbox 197"Adventure Toolbox" #197 2311 November 2023 Let the Leaves Fall, 72. Season of Ghosts #2
Seven Dooms for Sandpoint 2403 March 2024
See also: Category:Works by James Jacobs

Sourcebook credits

Title Date Notes
Curse of the Crimson Throne Player's Guide 0803 March 2008
Guide to Korvosa 0803 March 2008
Classic Monsters Revisited 0804 April 2008
Guide to Darkmoon Vale 0807 July 2008
Second Darkness Player's Guide 0808 August 2008 Player's Guide
Campaign Setting 0808 August 2008
Into the Darklands 0811 November 2008 Cover credit
Legacy of Fire Player's Guide 0904 April 2009
Council of Thieves Player's Guide 0908 August 2009
Core Rulebook 0908 August 2009
Bestiary 0908 August 2009
Classic Horrors Revisited 1001 January 2010
NPC Guide 1003 March 2010
Kingmaker Player's Guide 1003 March 2010
GameMastery Guide 1006 June 2010
Serpent's Skull Player's Guide 1007 July 2010
Advanced Player's Guide 1007 July 2010
Lords of Chaos 1012 December 2010 Cover credit
Bestiary 2 1012 December 2010
Inner Sea World Guide, TheThe Inner Sea World Guide 1103 March 2011
Humans of Golarion 1106 June 2011
Jade Regent Player's Guide 1107 July 2011
Goblins of Golarion 1108 August 2011
Dragon Empires Gazetteer 1112 December 2011 Cover credit
Bestiary 3 1112 December 2011
Magnimar, City of Monuments 1207 July 2012 Cover credit
Pathfinder 1 1208 August 2012 Mechanical backmatter
Pathfinder 2 1210 October 2012 Mechanical backmatter
Inner Sea Bestiary 1211 November 2012
Pathfinder 3 1211 November 2012 Mechanical backmatter
Pathfinder 4 1301 January 2013 Mechanical backmatter
Pathfinder 5 1302 February 2013 Mechanical backmatter
Pathfinder 6 1304 April 2013 Mechanical backmatter
Ultimate Campaign 1305 May 2013
Dark Waters Rising 1305 May 2013 Mechanical backmatter
Pathfinder 7 1305 May 2013 Mechanical backmatter
The Worldwound 1307 July 2013
Pathfinder 8 1307 July 2013 Mechanical backmatter
Demons Revisited 1307 July 2013 Cover credit
Bestiary 4 1310 October 2013
Pathfinder 9 1310 October 2013 Mechanical backmatter
Pathfinder 10 1310 October 2013 Mechanical backmatter
Pathfinder 11 1311 November 2013 Mechanical backmatter
Pathfinder Special 2013 1311 November 2013 Mechanical backmatter
Pathfinder 12 1312 December 2013 Mechanical backmatter
Inner Sea Gods 1404 April 2014
Occult Mysteries 1405 May 2014
City of Secrets 1 1405 May 2014 Mechanical backmatter
Numeria, Land of Fallen Stars 1406 June 2014
People of the River 1407 July 2014
Technology Guide 1408 August 2014
Iron Gods Player's Guide 1408 August 2014
City of Secrets 1504 April 2015 Mechanical backmatter
Hell's Rebels Player's Guide 1508 August 2015
Of Tooth and Claw 1408 August 2014 Mechanical backmatter
Inner Sea Races 1509 September 2015
Occult Bestiary 1509 September 2015
Bestiary 5 1511 November 2015
Inner Sea Faiths 1603 March 2016
Horror Realms 1611 November 2016
Bestiary 6 1704 April 2017
Book of the Damned 1709 September 2017
Planar Adventures 1806 June 2018
Return of the Runelords Player's Guide 1809 September 2018
Sandpoint, Light of the Lost Coast 1810 October 2018
Age of Ashes Player's Guide 1907 July 2019 Cover credit
World Guide 1908 August 2019
Core Rulebook 1908 August 2019
Bestiary 1910 October 2019
Gods and MagicGods & Magic 2001 January 2020
Bestiary 2 2005 May 2020
Advanced Player's Guide 2007 July 2020
Jakalyn"Jakalyn" 2007 July 2020 Legends, 56.
Abomination Vaults Player's Guide 2101 January 2021
Bestiary 3 2103 March 2021
Absalom, City of Lost Omens 2112 December 2021
Kingmaker Player's Guide 2209 September 2022
Kingmaker Companion Guide 2210 October 2022
Stolen Fate Player's Guide 2304 April 2023 Cover credit
Season of Ghosts Player's Guide 2310 October 2023 Cover credit
Player Core 2311 November 2023
GM Core 2311 November 2023
Divine Mysteries String Module Error: String subset index out of rangeXX
See also: Category:Works by James Jacobs

Fiction credits

Title Date Notes
Merisiel"Merisiel" 0707 July 2007 Meet the Iconics.
Kyra"Kyra" 0707 July 2007 Meet the Iconics.
Ezren"Ezren" 0710 October 2007 Meet the Iconics.
Seelah"Seelah" 0712 December 2007 Meet the Iconics.
Lem"Lem" 0801 January 2008 Meet the Iconics.
Bloodworks Incident, The"The Bloodworks Incident" 0804 April 2008 Seven Days to the Grave, 72. The Compass Stone #8
Amiri"Amiri" 0805 May 2008 Meet the Iconics.
Jirelle"Jirelle" 1405 May 2014 Meet the Iconics.
Zova"Zova" 1710 October 2017 Meet the Iconics.
Beauty of Horrors, The"The Beauty of Horrors" 1910 October 2019 The Windsong Testaments.
On Family Bonds"On Family Bonds" 1910 October 2019 The Windsong Testaments.
Three Fears of Pharasma, The"The Three Fears of Pharasma" 1910 October 2019 The Windsong Testaments.
Acts of Iomedae, The"The Acts of Iomedae" 1911 November 2019 The Windsong Testaments.
Rage of Creation"Rage of Creation" 2001 January 2020 The Windsong Testaments.
Of Wasps and Whispers"Of Wasps and Whispers" 2006 June 2020 Iconic Encounters.
Trouble with Fishgold, The"The Trouble with Fishgold" 2007 July 2020 Iconic Encounters.
Adumbration"Adumbration" 2104 April 2021 Tales of Lost Omens.
See also: Category:Works by James Jacobs

Other Writings

Title Date Notes
Foreword 1"Foreword" #1 0708 August 2007 Burnt Offerings, 6. Rise of the Runelords #1
Foreword 2"Foreword" #2 0710 October 2007 The Skinsaw Murders, 4. Rise of the Runelords #2
Foreword 3"Foreword" #3 0711 November 2007 The Hook Mountain Massacre, 4. Rise of the Runelords #3
Foreword 4"Foreword" #4 0712 December 2007 Fortress of the Stone Giants, 4. Rise of the Runelords #4
Foreword 6"Foreword" #6 0802 February 2008 Spires of Xin-Shalast, 4. Rise of the Runelords #6
Foreword 7"Foreword" #7 0803 March 2008 Edge of Anarchy, 4. Curse of the Crimson Throne #1
Foreword 8"Foreword" #8 0804 April 2008 Seven Days to the Grave, 4. Curse of the Crimson Throne #2
Foreword 9"Foreword" #9 0805 May 2008 Escape from Old Korvosa, 4. Curse of the Crimson Throne #3
Foreword 10"Foreword" #10 0807 July 2008 A History of Ashes, 4. Curse of the Crimson Throne #4
Foreword 12"Foreword" #12 0808 August 2008 Crown of Fangs, 4. Curse of the Crimson Throne #6
Foreword 13"Foreword" #13 0808 August 2008 Shadow in the Sky, 4. Second Darkness #1
Foreword 14"Foreword" #14 0810 October 2008 Children of the Void, 4. Second Darkness #2
Foreword 15"Foreword" #15 0811 November 2008 The Armageddon Echo, 4. Second Darkness #3
Foreword 16"Foreword" #16 0812 December 2008 Endless Night, 4. Second Darkness #4
Foreword 18"Foreword" #18 0902 February 2009 Descent into Midnight, 4. Second Darkness #6
Foreword 19"Foreword" #19 0904 April 2009 Howl of the Carrion King, 4. Legacy of Fire #1
Foreword 20"Foreword" #20 0904 April 2009 House of the Beast, 4. Legacy of Fire #2
Foreword 21"Foreword" #21 0905 May 2009 The Jackal's Price, 4. Legacy of Fire #3
Foreword 22"Foreword" #22 0906 June 2009 The End of Eternity, 4. Legacy of Fire #4
Foreword 24"Foreword" #22 0906 June 2009 The End of Eternity, 4. Legacy of Fire #4
Foreword 27"Foreword" #27 0912 December 2009 What Lies in Dust, 4. Council of Thieves #3
Foreword 28"Foreword" #28 1001 January 2010 The Infernal Syndrome, 4. Council of Thieves #4
Foreword 31"Foreword" #31 1003 March 2010 Stolen Land, 4. Kingmaker #1
Foreword 32"Foreword" #32 1004 April 2010 Rivers Run Red, 4. Kingmaker #2
Foreword 33"Foreword" #33 1006 June 2010 The Varnhold Vanishing, 4. Kingmaker #3
Foreword 34"Foreword" #34 1006 June 2010 Blood for Blood, 4. Kingmaker #4
Foreword 35"Foreword" #35 1007 July 2010 War of the River Kings, 4. Kingmaker #5
Foreword 36"Foreword" #36 1008 August 2010 Sound of a Thousand Screams, 4. Kingmaker #6
Foreword 37"Foreword" #37 1008 August 2010 Souls for Smuggler's Shiv, 4. Serpent's Skull #1
Foreword 38"Foreword" #38 1009 September 2010 Racing to Ruin, 4. Serpent's Skull #2
Foreword 39"Foreword" #39 1011 November 2010 City of Seven Spears, 4. Serpent's Skull #3
Foreword 49"Foreword" #49 1108 August 2011 The Brinewall Legacy, 4. Jade Regent #1
Foreword 61"Foreword" #61 1208 August 2012 Shards of Sin, 4. Shattered Star #1
Foreword 62"Foreword" #62 1209 September 2012 Curse of the Lady's Light, 4. Shattered Star #2
Foreword 64"Foreword" #64 1211 November 2012 Beyond the Doomsday Door, 4. Shattered Star #4
Foreword 65"Foreword" #65 1212 December 2012 Into the Nightmare Rift, 4. Shattered Star #5
Foreword 66"Foreword" #66 1301 January 2013 The Dead Heart of Xin, 4. Shattered Star #6
Foreword 73"Foreword" #73 1308 August 2013 The Worldwound Incursion, 4. Wrath of the Righteous #1
Foreword 74"Foreword" #74 1309 September 2013 Sword of Valor, 4. Wrath of the Righteous #2
Foreword 75"Foreword" #75 1310 October 2013 Demon's Heresy, 4. Wrath of the Righteous #3
Foreword 76"Foreword" #76 1312 December 2013 The Midnight Isles, 4. Wrath of the Righteous #4
Foreword 77"Foreword" #77 1401 January 2014 Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, 4. Wrath of the Righteous #5
Foreword 78"Foreword" #78 1402 February 2014 City of Locusts, 4. Wrath of the Righteous #6
Foreword 85"Foreword" #85 1408 August 2014 Fires of Creation, 4. Iron Gods #1
Foreword 86"Foreword" #86 1410 October 2014 Lords of Rust, 4. Iron Gods #2
Foreword 87"Foreword" #87 1410 October 2014 The Choking Tower, 4. Iron Gods #3
Foreword 88"Foreword" #88 1411 November 2014 Valley of the Brain Collectors, 4. Iron Gods #4
Foreword 89"Foreword" #89 1412 December 2014 Palace of Fallen Stars, 4. Iron Gods #5
Foreword 90"Foreword" #90 1501 January 2015 The Divinity Drive, 4. Iron Gods #6
Foreword 97"Foreword" #97 1509 September 2015 In Hell's Bright Shadow, 2. Hell's Rebels #1
Foreword 98"Foreword" #98 1509 September 2015 Turn of the Torrent, 2. Hell's Rebels #2
Foreword 99"Foreword" #99 1510 October 2015 Dance of the Damned, 2. Hell's Rebels #3
Foreword 100"Foreword" #100 1512 December 2015 A Song of Silver, 2. Hell's Rebels #4
Foreword 101"Foreword" #101 1601 January 2016 The Kintargo Contract, 2. Hell's Rebels #5
Foreword 102"Foreword" #102 1601 January 2016 Breaking the Bones of Hell, 2. Hell's Rebels #6
Foreword 109"Foreword" #109 1608 August 2016 In Search of Sanity, 2. Strange Aeons #1
See also: Category:Works by James Jacobs

Art credits

Title Date Notes
Beginner Box 1110 October 2011 Cartography
See also: Category:Artwork by James Jacobs

External links

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