Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens was born in 1970 in Norman, Oklahoma. He was introduced to gaming by his uncle in 1979 and was instantly hooked. His first professional efforts were all accepted by publishers that went bankrupt before his work could be published. Perseverance eventually paid off, and now he has written for projects such as Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition, Black Company RPG, Wheel of Time RPG, Thieves’ World RPG, Dungeons & Dragons (four editions and counting!), The Guide to Absalom and other Pathfinder RPG books. In addition to his freelance career, he is now also the Lead Developer for Super Genius Games.