Jonathan Tweet is a game designer who has been involved in the development of the role-playing games Ars Magica, Everway, Over the Edge, Talislanta and the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons, as well as the Collectible Miniatures Game Dreamblade.
Jonathan Tweet started playing D&D in the 1970s, when his father gave him his first Dungeons & Dragons game. He briefly played with a group of college students, although he says, "but the DM killed me off... because he didn't want a twelve-year-old in his group". Tweet then formed his own gaming group by recruiting classmates.
In 1987, Tweet designed the game Ars Magica, a game centered around wizards in the Middle Ages. In 1992 he designed the game Over the Edge, which involved free-form rules and a subjective approach.
Tweet was lead designer on the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons. Tweet, Monte Cook, and Skip Williams all contributed to the 3rd edition Players Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual, and then each designer wrote one of the books based on those contributions. On December 2, 2008 he was one of the lay offs from Wizards of the Coast.
In 2007, he was inducted into the Origins Hall of Fame.
- Kenson, Stephen (August 2000). "ProFiles: Jonathan Tweet". Dragon (Renton, Washington: Wizards of the Coast) (#274): 10, 12, 14.
- "Wizards of the Coast: Player’s Handbook Exclusive Preview!".
- "Profiles: Monte Cook". Dragon (Renton, Washington: Wizards of the Coast) (#275): 10, 12, 14. September 2000.
- Jonathan Tweet speaks of his lay off on ENWorld.org
- Jonathan Tweet speaks of his severance package on Wizards of the Coast forums
- Jonathan Tweet leaves the Wizards of the Coast forums
- 2006 Origins Award Winners on Velvet Dice Bag.
- Hell and Sunday School
- Religion Hub and Figments Hub
- Catholic Doublespeak
- Jonathan Tweet's personal homepage
- My First Gen Con: Jonathan Tweet
- Is Amazon going to challenge Zynga in social games?
- Wizards: Peter on the Cusp, Part Ten.
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