Please welcome Nuke-Con 2018 Guest of Honor: Shawn Merwin!

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Shawn is a Guild Adept with Wizards of the Coast’s DM’s Guild, a Living Campaign Coordinator for Star Trek Adventures, Content Manager for Baldman Games, and Lead Editor for Encoded Designs, a western New York game design and publishing company.

Shawn has an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts, an his professional design, development, and editing work in the roleplaying game industry has spanned almost 20 years and over 4 million words of content. His Dungeons & Dragons work has ranged from 3rd to 5th edition, appearing in sourcebooks, adventures, articles, and Organized Play campaigns. For Wizards of the Coast, he has written Dungeon Delve, Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress, and Halls of Undermountain, as well as War of Everlasting Darkness and Against the Cult of Chaos for the D&D Encounters seasons. He has also co-written the D&D Open since its revival in 2016. Shawn has written material for Kobold Press, Pelgrane Press, Modiphius Entertainment, and Kenzer & Co., among others.

Shawn is also the passionate host of the weekly D&D podcast: Down with D&D.

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