Shawn Merwin is an RPG writer and editor. He began his career as an administrator and contributor to countless organized play programs (Living Greyhawk, Living Forgotten Realms, D&D Adventurers League, Xen'drik Expeditions, Ashes of Athas, etc.). He has worked as a freelancer for Wizards of the Coast on numerous books, magazine articles, and adventures. His early published credits include Designer in the WotC book Dungeon Delve and the co-designer (with Bruce Cordell) of P3: Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress. He also co-designed Halls of Undermountain with Matt Sernett. For 5e, he was recently credited in the D&D Acquisitions Incorporated hardcover, as well as Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. Shawn has worked on several seasons of D&D Encounters, and he has written many convention adventures for Wizards' in both 4e and 5e rules. He is currently the Resource Manager for the Eberron: Oracle of War Adventurers League campaign.
Shawn also designs and edits projects for Encoded Designs, which include the Dungeon World adventure Dangerous Space Jail and the Fate Core system Part-Time Gods of Fate. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has taught creative writing at the college and post-graduate level.