Ulrich Kiesow (June 3, 1949 - January 30, 1997) was the creator of the role-playing game Das Schwarze Auge, also known as The Dark Eye, and its universe. In 1983, he co-founded Fantasy Productions with Werner Fuchs and Hans-Joachim Alpers. He was also a translator of the first German language editions for both Tunnels & Trolls and Dungeons & Dragons.
Many in Germany think of him as the most influental person in the RPG community there. He used the alias "Andreas Blumenkamp" for satirical articles in the Wunderwelten magazine. He died in 1997 after suffering a severe heart attack in August 1995.