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Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is an on-staff  developer for Paizo, the Freeport and Pathfinder developer for Green Ronin Publishing, and the owner and publisher of Rogue Genius Games (with stores on DriveThruRPG, Open Gaming Store, Paizo.com, and Tabletop Library).

Born in 1970 in Norman, Oklahoma Owen was introduced to gaming by his uncle in 1979 and was instantly hooked. His first professional efforts were all accepted by publishers that went bankrupt before his work could be published. Perseverance eventually paid off, and now he has written for projects such as Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition, Black Company RPG, Wheel of Time RPG, Thieves’ World RPG, Dungeons & Dragons (four editions and counting!), The Guide to Absalom and other Pathfinder RPG books.

In 2010 in addition to his freelance career, he became the Lead Developer for Super Genius Games. In this role he wrote or oversaw the release of a new product a week, every week, for four years without a break. In 2013 Owen left Super Genius Games to start his own game company, Rogue Genius Games (with the official permission of SGG to use such a similar name). RGG began as a system for Owen to sell the hundreds of products he’d written for SGG, but has also become an ongoing business publishing both established freelancers and newcomers to the rpg design field. Later in 2013 Owen became the Pathfinder Developer for Green Ronin, which began with overseeing producing of a new Pathfinder-compatible version of Freeport, as well as an updated version of the popular Advanced Bestiary.
In early 2014, Owen accepted a job offer to become the an on-staff developer for Paizo, creators of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. In April of 2014 Owen and his wife moved from Norman, Oklahoma to the Seattle area. He currently works full time for Paizo, while maintaining his role at Green Ronin and acting as the Lead Genius of Rogue Genius Games.

  1. I don’t know how else to reach you Mr Stephens so I’m trying here and hopefully not in vain. I have a question about the Magister that I hope you can answer, “I’d like to ask the author about the Mystic Accuracy ability, can the magister select himself as a target to be excluded if the Spell in question is a Emanation spell that emanates from him?

    Example: Can a Magister use this ability with Antimagic Field to make himself able to cast magic while under the effect of his own Antimagic Field?”

    This is my question?

  2. Hi Owen!

    I just saw your video this morning over at Kotaku that recounted your Star Wars Demo for the “Lieutenant, the Lady and the Two Teens.” I’ve probably rewatched it a half-dozen times so far today, gleefully giggling as I’m showing it to friends and co-workers.

    I just wanted to say thank you for sharing.

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