Rob Hobart

Author, Game Designer

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Robert Hobart

Rob Hobart is a lifelong fan of science-fiction, fantasy, role-playing games, Japanese pop culture, and military history. He is the author of the ongoing Empire of the Sun and Moon epic fantasy series. Before writing novels, he worked for eight years in the role-playing game industry, serving as Line Editor, co-designer/co-writer, and eventually Lead Design for the Legend of the Five Rings RPG (3rd and 4th Edition), as well as running the L5R Living Rokugan/Heroes of Rokugan organized-play campaign from 2000 to 2010.

Rob may... or may not... be the immortal 4th Earl of Buckinghamshire. He lives in rural Missouri with his wife and daughter.


Welcome to my new website! This will primarily be a place for people to learn more about my novels and other writing, as well as to get updates on the status of upcoming projects. I am also using this site to host older completed projects, including the Heroes of Rokugan campaign and my RPG design work. Look around and see what you can find!

Writing Update03/22/2019

Writing is underway on Book 3 of the Empire of the Sun and Moon series!

Masks of Dakkurru02/18/2019

The Masks of Dakkuru, the second book in the Empire of the Sun and Moon series is now available! Find out more about it here.