Jim Butler (game designer)

Jim Butler is a game designer who has worked primarily on role-playing games.

Jim Butler
OccupationGame designer


Butler was the brand manager of the Alternity role-playing game for Wizards of the Coast.[1] He was part of the Alternity team with Bill Slavicsek, Rich Baker, Kim Mohan, David Eckelberry, and rk post.[2] In 2000, Butler wrote an open letter announcing the cancellation of the Alternity and SAGA lines and explaining the reasons.[1]

His design work for D&D includes The Sword of the Dales (1995), The Secret of Spiderhaunt (1995), The Return of Randal Morn (1995), AD&D Dungeon Master Screen & Master Index (1995), Netheril: Empire of Magic (1996), and Cormanthyr: Empire of the Elves (1998).


  1. ^ a b Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. p. 285. ISBN 978-1-907702- 58-7.
  2. ^ Kenson, Stephen (September 1999). "ProFiles: Bill Slavicsek". Dragon. Renton, Washington: Wizards of the Coast (#263): 112.

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