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Karpyshyn, Drew

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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(1971-    ) Canadian Games designer, including work for Wizards of the Coast, and scenario and dialogue for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, a Role Playing Game set very early in the Star Wars universe, later writing two connected Ties: Star Wars: Darth Bane: Path of Destruction: A Novel of the Old Republic (2006) and Star Wars: Darth Bane: Rule of Two: A Novel of the Old Republic (2007). His Ties for Forgotten Realms are fantasy.

Of sf interest are two novels Tied to Mass Effect, a Computer Role Playing Game sequence for whose first two releases he was the lead writer. His book contributions focus a central story-arc in the Mass Effect universe: ancient Technologies strewn across the galaxy by a Forerunner species, seemingly to inspire Uplift in younger races. Mass Effect: Revelation (2007) and Mass Effect: Ascension (2008) are positioned as prequel and sequel to the first game, while Mass Effect: Retribution (2010) is a sequel to Mass Effect 2. [JC/DRL]

Drew Karpyshyn

born Edmonton, Alberta: 28 July 1971



Forgotten Realms

Star Wars: Old Republic

Mass Effect

Chaos Born



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