Jean Chandler is a historical researcher, fencing instructor, and game designer from New Orleans.


Jean has taught historical fencing at SDA NOLA since 2004, and has competed in multiple fencing tournaments, winning a Bronze medal at the 2012 Houston Longsword open (“Fechtschule America”) in 2012. He has given lectures on medieval history. at the Higgins Armoury in Worcester, Ma, at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and at the Université de Bourgogne in Dijon France. Jean has published peer reviewed articles in the academic journal Acta Periodica Duelletorum, for an academic blog out of University of Bern, Switzerland, and for the Historical Fencing blog HROARR out of Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2008 he released the Codex Guide to the Medieval Baltic, a historical atlas for 15th Century Northern Europe.

Game Design

Jean designed Codex Martialis, a historical combat system for the OGL in 2002. He wrote books for The Riddle of Steel in 2004 and 2006, and wrote books and articles for the Dying Earth RPG of Pelgrane Press from 2004-2007. Since 2008 he has released 11 historical gaming sourcebooks as part of the Codex Integrum series.