Jim Butler, long-time veteran of TSR and Wizards of the Coast, is leaving the company after this Friday. As part of a corporate reorganization, his position was supposed to be eliminated in December of last year, but Jim had so much to do, his departure was slightly delayed. Butler’s next project will be head of Bastion Press, a new RPG company he’s founded.
On a related note, Monte Cook is also leaving Wizards. Cook, who helmed the D&D 3 Dungeon Master’s Guide, will be leaving April 6, but will continue to design D&D products as a freelancer. Once the dust settles, you can keep an eye on Monte’s projects at his new site.