Robert J. Kuntz (born September 23 1955) is a game designer and author of role-playing game publications. He is most famous for his contributions to various Dungeons & Dragons-related materials. He has authored or co-authored several iconic D&D publications, including the Maze of Zayene series, Gods, Demi-Gods & Heroes, the first edition of Deities & Demigods, and Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure.
As a D&D player, Kuntz developed the famous (or perhaps infamous) character of Robilar, the first character to successfully complete Tomb of Horrors, among other exploits. Because of Kuntz' imaginative play of this character, Gary Gygax awarded him co-Dungeon Master status for Gygax's original Greyhawk home campaign.
As Gygax's friend and co-DM, Kuntz influenced the development of the Greyhawk milieu. For example, Gygax adapted Kuntz' dark god "Tharzduun" into the entity known today as Tharizdun. Kuntz also contributed two of the adventures published in Fate of Istus.
Kuntz originally hails from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
- "A Partial, Annotated Bibliography of the Works of Robert J. Kuntz" from Grodog's Greyhawk Website
- Pen & Paper listing for Robert J Kuntz
- "Rob Kuntz's company, Pied Piper Publishing" Revealing Rob's current projects and products of his that are for sale