Welcome

    I'm James Wyatt. You might know me as the author of several novels and many more Dungeons & Dragons products published over the last 14 years or so.

    This site is a sort of directory to my presence all over the internet. Here's where you can find out more about me:

    My blog (blog.aquela.com): I rarely use this, in this age of tweets and micro-blogging, but I occasionally post bits of writing there.

    My author site (jameswyatt.aquela.com): Focused on the Draconic Prophecies, my trilogy set in the world of Eberron.

    Twitter (@aquelajames): I tweet almost entirely about D&D stuff, and usually while I'm actually playing D&D.

    Facebook: I accept friend requests from fans (unless the request comes from someone who is obviously not real or obviously not using a real name). However, unless you know me personally, you'll get the exact same results from following me on Facebook or on Twitter. 

    The Draconic Prophecies trilogy also has a page on Facebook, but I don't post there any more.

    Tumblr (characterconcepts.aquela.com): I use tumblr as a place to store ideas for characters I might play some day, which might be interesting to you if you're a D&D player.

    My roleplaying site (roleplaying.aquela.com): This is information about the major campaigns I am running or have run in the past.

    Don't know who I am? 
    James Wyatt is the Dungeons & Dragons Design Manager at Wizards of the Coast. He is an award-winning game designer and one of the designers of the Eberron® Campaign Setting. His first Eberron novel, In the Claws of the Tiger, was published in 2006. He also wrote City of the Spider Queen™ and Oriental Adventures™, and co-authored many other game products, including Magic of Incarnum™, Sharn: City of Towers™, Draconomicon™: The Book of Dragons, and Book of Exalted Deeds™.

    James grew up in Ithaca, New York, and graduated from Oberlin College and Union Theological Seminary. After a gradual migration across the United States, with stops in Ohio, Wisconsin, and California, he now lives in Washington State with his wife and daughter.

    What's Aquela?
    Aquela is the name of the world I created as a setting for my D&D games when I was a teenager. I keep going back to it, reinventing it, in many more campaigns, and the name has become my online tag, as it were.

    Why am I wearing a tuxedo in that picture?
    I sing with the Illumni Men's Chorale, a fantastic group of singers that performs several times a year around the Seattle area. And it so happens that much better photographers take pictures of Illumni than those who take pictures of me anywhere else. Or else I just look better in a tux than I look anywhere else. As I'm fond of saying, when you walk into a room wearing a tux, suddenly everyone else is under-dressed.