Game Designer Fri Oct 12 00:00:00 CDT 2018 Renton, WA 512134400 7642 Wizards of the Coast 1 Employee <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><span style="color:#4b0082;"><strong>Bring your brain...We'll supply the dragons!</strong></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>WHAT IS THIS ROLE ALL ABOUT?</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Do you want to help inspire the next generation of novelists, comic book artists, game designers, actors, and directors? Would you like to draw upon 40 years of D&D mythology to create the next generation of great D&D games and RPG supplements? Would you like to help cultivate a positive, inclusive community of gamers and creators? If those challenges sound interesting, we would like you to consider joining the Dungeons & Dragons team as our new <strong>Game Designer</strong>.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">This position creates D&D products, such as a book updating a setting to 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons. It is responsible for leading one product at a time, while providing feedback on other products in production. The person in this role is responsible for the final product, and must oversee and coordinate the work of designers, writers, and editors to combine individual contributions into a cohesive whole. This position is also responsible for ensuring that the product is consistent with D&D game mechanics and that new game material is properly play-tested.</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES FOR THIS WIZARD</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Help create new product concepts and translate those ideas into actionable product outlines and specification documents.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Take part in writing groups, helping to brainstorm story details for new elements of D&D’s worlds and stories, such as heroes, villains, monsters, and worlds.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Oversee the production of new D&D products, coordinating work between writers, designers, and editors to create a cohesive manuscript.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Create art orders for products, provide input to art directors on art produced for a product to ensure it is consistent with a product’s contents.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Review game material to ensure it is consistent with D&D game mechanics and styles, coordinate playtest efforts and apply feedback, participate in postmortem exercises to provide feedback to team members and to improve work processes.</span></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Problem Solving</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Brainstorm interesting new ways to use and present classic D&D story elements in gaming products.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Tackle the people problems that arise in working on a group project, such as keeping someone motivated after delivering tough feedback.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Manage schedules to understand when a product slips and how to correct for that by identifying and focusing on the right issues. Determine the right questions to ask about a troubled project before taking action.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Find ways to express new ideas within existing game mechanics and without upsetting a game’s balance.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Identify the easiest, simplest way to express complex concepts.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Understand the D&D audience of creators (tabletop DMs and licensing partners) well enough to anticipate their needs and provide inspiring story material before they ask for it.</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>AM I QUALIFIED? (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)</strong><br /> Experience Creating and Casting these Spells:</span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Does the idea of building a D&D product outline, and then shepherding that outline into a finished product, excite you?</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Do you like to play games, analyze games, and think about how to make them better?</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Are you an awesome Dungeon Master who weaves stories that captivate your players?</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Do you like creating new content for your favorite games?</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Do you like to collaborate with others on creative products?</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Have you been involved in a community of gamers that was inclusive and welcoming?</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Would you say that you have an eye for detail?</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Does working on lots of details that must be coordinated across a product sound exciting?</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Were you excited about diving into the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style?</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Do you feel comfortable building spreadsheets to analyze the math behind a game system?</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Knowledge, Abilities and Characteristics of the Ideal Wizard:</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Knowledge of fantasy movies, novels, and other forms of entertainment necessary.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Knowledge of fantasy roleplaying games, both tabletop and video games, necessary.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Love of collaboration and teamwork, comfort having honest, open conversations with team members.</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><strong>Education and Training:</strong></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Experience playing and DMing D&D 5th edition required.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">At least three product credits (books, board games, video games, and the like) required, tabletop or digital RPGs preferred.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Experience refining someone else’s game design, writing, or both into publishable form required.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Experience using software/scripting (spreadsheets, GREP, and the like) to aid analysis and text modification required.</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Experience using Word, Excel, and text styles required</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style required</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Mastery of English grammar required</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Comfortability with algebra or higher math required</span></span></li> <li><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Experience with InDesign preferred</span></span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.</span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="font-family:Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">The above is intended to describe the general content of and the requirements for satisfactory performance in this position.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of the duties, responsibilities, or requirements of the position</span></span></p>

Game Designer

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Date: Oct 12, 2018

Requisition ID: 7642