The Home of Writer and Game Designer Keith Baker


Text: Keith Baker        Tech: Ellen "Honeycakes" Baker     Art: Lee Moyer


Bossy Comics


Baker's Dozen


Dreaming Dark


Honeycakes Diaries


Email Keith




I've been interested in games since I first fell under the sinister influence of the Dungeons & Dragons boxed set, back in sixth grade. Over the last few decades I have managed to turn gaming from a hobby into a career. Here is a list of the highlights of my life as a game designer. If you have any questions, let me know!

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Computer Games

From 1994-2002, I fell into the computer games industry. My first job was with Magnet Interactive Studios, in Washington DC. Sadly, Magnet never managed to hit the big time as a game developer. I worked on a number of projects during my stay at Magnet; for a time I was lead designer on a game called BLUESTAR, a position that was held at other times by such roleplaying luminaries as Ken Rolston and Zeb Cook. However, the only work that ever saw the light of day was some level design on the abstract arcade game Icebreaker.

Magnet began a slow implosion in 1996, and along with a number of other people I went to work for a Colorado company called VR1. I started as lead designer on VR-1 Crossroads, a text-based MUD centered on warring conspiracies – The X-Files meets Illuminati, with a world of dreams thrown in for good measure. When VR1 decided to move away from text games, I started work on a graphical MMORPG based on the pulp serials. After a few twists and turns, the project ended up being known as Lost Continents. But early in 2002 I decided that I'd had enough of the computer games industry and left VR1 to focus on writing.  Then in June of 2002, Wizards of the Coast announced their Fantasy Setting Search, and I thought: What about pulp fantasy?  And the rest is history. . .

Eberron Sourcebooks and Adventures

Eberron Campaign Setting (Wizards of the Coast), (Lead Author)

Sharn: City of Towers (Wizards of the Coast), Co-Author

Races of Eberron (Wizards of the Coast), Co-Author

Shadows of the Last War  (Wizards of the Coast), (Author)

Eberron Fiction

The City of Towers Book One of The Dreaming Dark (Wizards of the Coast)

"Death at Whitehearth" Short story included in Shadows of the Last War (Wizards of the Coast)

Magazine Articles

"Deathnet" (Dungeon #105, Paizo Publishing)

"Steel Shadows" (Dungeon #115, Paizo Publishing)

"Fallen Angel" (Dungeon #117, Paizo Publishing)

"The Ring of Storms" (Dungeon #122, Paizo Publishing)

 "Living Nightmares" (Dragon #324, Paizo Publishing)

"Shapers of Shadow: The Umbragen" (Dragon # 330, Paizo Publishing)

"The Cults of the Dragon Below" (Dragon # 332, Paizo Publishing)

"Noble Born" (Dragon # 333, Paizo Publishing)

"Dying Earth D20" The Excellent Prismatic Spray #6, Pelgrane Press)

D20 Sourcebooks and Adventures

The Complete Guide to Beholders  (Goodman Games) (Co-Author)

The Complete Guide to Doppelgangers (Goodman Games) Author.

The Complete Guide to Wererats (Goodman Games), Author

Creatures of Freeport (Green Ronin Games), Co-Author

Crime & Punishment  (Atlas Games), (Author)

Denizens of Freeport (Green Ronin Games), Contributor

The Ebon Mirror (Atlas Games)  Author.

En Route (Atlas Games) Contributor "Burlap Children", "Dead Drunk", "The Glass House", and "The Hellcow"

En Route II (Atlas Games), (Contributor)   "Blood Vessel", "Figurehead", "Hellcows", "Message in a Bottle", "Sea of Stones"

En Route III (Atlas Games) Contributor "15 Rounds of Fame", "Hellcow3", "Whispers"

Occult Lore (Atlas Games) Contributor "Oneiromancy", "Spirit Cultivation", and "Sympathetic Magic"

The Penumbra Bestiary  (Atlas Games), (Contributor)

Touched by the Gods (Atlas Games)  Contributor "The Forge" and "The Reborn"

Mutants & Masterminds

Mutants and Masterminds Annual #1 (Green Ronin Games), Contributor "Street Justice"

Feng Shui

Friends of the Dragon (Atlas Games), Co-Author

Blood of the Valiant (Atlas Games), contributor

Over the Edge

At Your Service (Atlas Games) Contributor Coauthored 20 entries with Lee Moyer, including "The Rose Hotel" and "The Cali Dump"

Forgotten Lives (Atlas Games)  Contributor "Dreaming on the Verge of Strife"

Ars Magica

Living Lore (Atlas Games), Contributor

Card Games

Gloom (Atlas Games)