Monte James Cook

Over his 30-year career, Monte Cook has written hundreds of roleplaying game products, along with numerous short stories, novels, nonfiction titles, and comic books. He has worked full-time at Iron Crown Enterprises, TSR, Wizards of the Coast and his own design studio, Malhavoc Press, and is probably best known for his work on such notable titles as Planescape, Ptolus, the 3rd Edition of Dungeons & Dragons (which he codesigned with Jonathan Tweet and Skip Williams), Arcana Evolved, and of course Numenera, the Cypher System, and Invisible Sun. He also designed the acclaimed miniatures game HeroClix.

Monte attended the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Workshop, the NASA-sponsored Launchpad Workshop, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Adventure Gaming Arts and Design. He currently works as Creative Director of Monte Cook Games.