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Amanda Hamon

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Amanda Hamon

Editorial Director
Paizo Inc. (2015–2020)
Kobold Press(2020–)
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Amanda Hamon, the author or co-author of dozens of Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Click this link to see if this article exists on PathfinderWiki. and other RPG titles, joined Paizo Inc. full-time as an assistant developer on April 1, 2015.1 She is currently working at Kobold Press as Editorial Director, after leaving Paizo in July 2020.2

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Work at Paizo

Amanda was promoted to developer less than a year later. In May 2017, Amanda was named Paizo's development coordinator, and in that role she worked on the development of Paizo's RPG products in addition to her management duties at the company.

In 2018, Amanda was named Managing Developer for the Starfinder RPG to manage the Starfinder Organized Play developer, Starfinder Adventure Path developers, Starfinder senior developer, and Starfinder lead designer, in addition to developing and creating content for the game. Amanda is a co-creator of the Starfinder RPG and was a member of its core design team.3

Freelance work

Amanda's freelance RPG design, development, and editing work for third-party publishers has netted her two ENnie Awards: for Deep Magic4 and the Southlands campaign setting,5 both published through Kobold Press and for which she served as lead developer and editor as well as a designer.

Leaving Paizo

On July 7, 2020, Paizo announced that Amanda was leaving Paizo to rejoin Kobold Press as Editorial Director. Adam Daigle led a long list of valedictory well-wishers from Paizo, which was published in the Paizo Blog.2


In addition to waxing nerdy about fantasy worldbuilding traditions and theory, Amanda has spoken extensively about intersectional feminism in relation to gaming.

Amanda has previously written, developed, and designed under the byline Amanda Hamon Kunz.

Starfinder Credits

Adventure Credits

Title Date Notes
Splintered Worlds 1712 December 2017 Dead Suns #3. Also wrote "Starship: Nebulor Outfitters Starhopper" and contributed to the Alien Archives for the volume.
Colossus Heist 1911 November 2019 SFS 02-12 SFS #02-12
See also: Category:Works by Amanda Hamon

Sourcebook Credits

Title Date Notes
Core Rulebook 1708 August 2017
Alien Archive 1710 October 2017
Pact Worlds (sourcebook) 1803 March 2018
Alien Archive 2 1810 October 2018
Beginner Box 1904 April 2019
Alien Archive 3 1908 August 2019
Character Operations Manual 1911 November 2019
Near Space (sourcebook) 2003 March 2020
Alien Archive 4 2012 December 2020
Tech Revolution 2109 September 2021
See also: Category:Works by Amanda Hamon

Fiction Credits

Title Date Notes
Navasi"Navasi" 1705 May 2017 Meet the Iconics. Link
Zemir"Zemir" 1910 October 2019 Meet the Iconics. Link
Reality Next Door, The"The Reality Next Door" 1910 October 2019 Iconic Encounters. Link
No Heroes Here"No Heroes Here" 2004 April 2020 Tales from the Drift. Link
See also: Category:Works by Amanda Hamon


  1. F. Wesley Schneider. (April 1, 2015). Welcome Amanda Hamon Kunz!, Paizo Blog.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Adam Daigle. (July 7, 2020). Farewell Amanda!, Paizo Blog.
  3. OrcaCon. (September 2017). Guests of Honor and Special Guests, OrcaCon.
  4. Tony Law. (July 14, 2014). Announcing the 2014 Judges' Spotlight Award Winners, ENnies.
  5. ENnie Awards. (July 20, 2016). 2016 ENnie Award Winners, ENnies.