Friday, June 24, 2011

News: Bill Slavicsek, Michele Carter and Stephen Schubert laid off by Wizards of the Coast

It has been confirmed that Bill Slavicsek, Michelle Carter and Stephen Schubert have departed from Wizards of the Coast.

Slavicsek announced his departure from Wizards of the Coast in his last Ampersand column, as Dungeons and Dragons Director of R&D since he joined the company when TSR was bought over in 1997.

Slavicsek first got involved with the Dungeons and Dragons brand in 1993 when he joined TSR where he worked on the Dark Sun, Ravenloft and Planescape settings. He was also made the lead designer for the Alternity Science Fiction Roleplaying Game, which he worked on together with Rich Baker as co-designer and Kim Mohan as editor.

When TSR was bought over by Wizards of the Coast, Slavicsek moved to the new headquarters in Seattle where he was promoted as Director of R&D. During his tenure in Wizards, Slavicsek was involved in creating the 3rd Edition and 4th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons, D20 Modern, the Eberron setting, launching of the D&D pre-painted miniatures and the line of D&D board games.

Michele Carter has been an editor for Dungeons & Dragons since she joined TSR in 1992 and was promoted to become senior editor and Dungeons and Dragons Lead Editor when she joined Wizards of the Coast. Her name can be seen on every D&D product that were released during her time there, with a few mentions in D20 Modern and Star Wars.

Steven Schubert leaves the company as the D&D Lead Developer and Development Manager. His work is seen in products from the 4th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons and Gamma World.

1 comment:

  1. Just a note, it's "Michele" Carter rather than "Michelle."

    Both Bill and Michele made quite an impact on the Planescape line. They'll be missed.