Amanda Hamon has left Kobold Press where she was Editorial Director to join Wizards of the Coast as a Senior Designer on Dungeons and Dragons.
Kobold Press appointed Hamon to the role of Editorial Director, back in July 2020, a role which gave her responsibility for the Kickstarters and Warlock Lair publications.
In a blog post on Kobold Press, Amanda notes;
I’m so very sad to leave the warrens. From Warlock and Warlock Lairs to Tome of Beasts 2 to Scarlet Citadel to Southlands and far beyond, I’ve enjoyed every moment of this careening mining-tunnel cart-ride. All of my fellow kobolds make such beautiful, screechy music together, and all of you, my scalies, have always joined in our fun.
However, as I polish up my scales and stride into that vaunted hall of wizards, I can see and hear so much more fun ahead. I’m so excited for this new ride and for all the wonderful new spells I might learn in those halls. What a fantastic opportunity this is, and I’m so grateful it came my way.
As for the kobolds, I know they’ll continue to cook up wild and wondrous gaming material for all gamers everywhere, and I know that I leave the warrens in good hands. And with wizards and kobolds such natural friends, nothing but excellence can spring from here!
Previously, Amanda was the Managing Developer for Starfinder at Pazio, a role she had for nearly 5 and a half years before joining Kobold.
It is not yet known which projects Hamon will join, but there’s every chance she’ll be working for Chris Perkins who is the Story Design and Development Manager for D&D.
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