Chris Avellone is an American video game designer and comic book writer who started his journey as a teenager designing quests and campaigns for Dungeons & Dragons then went on to work for Interplay and Obsidian Entertainment. Chris is one of the most respected writers in the history of video games and has become something of industry lore.
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Chris started his career by freelancing for a number of Pen and Paper Role-Playing game companies in high school before Interplay hired him as a game designer in 1996. He worked on most if not all of Black Isle’s internally developed projects, including Planescape: Torment (Lead Designer), Fallout 2, the whole Icewind Dale series, and Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, and a number of canceled titles, including Baldur’s Gate 3 and Fallout 3. At Obsidian, Chris was the Lead Designer on Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, moved on to a Senior Design role on Neverwinter Nights 2 and Mask of the Betrayer, worked briefly as the Creative Lead of the Aliens RPG, then went on to lead design on Alpha Protocol, Obsidian's espionage RPG. He worked on Fallout: New Vegas as a Senior Designer, and went on to be Project Director of most of the Fallout New Vegas DLCs (Dead Money, Old World Blues, andLonesome Road). His more recent works include inXile’s Wasteland 2, the Legend of Grimrock movie treatment,the FTL: Advanced Edition, and Obsidian’s Kickstarter: Pillars of Eternity, and is currently working on inXile’s Torment: Tides of Numenera. He is reported to be friendly, non-toxic, and his mother still doesn’t understand what he does on a daily basis, but he loves her anyway.