Mod Osborne

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Mod Osborne was a Lead Designer for RuneScape at Jagex. Prior to this, he was an editor at Jagex, mainly filtering content for typos and grammar as well as writing QuestHelp entries and Postbags from the Hedge. His job included making sure that all content that is released to RuneScape was consistent with storylines and lore in the game, although he also designed various content.[1] After that, he became Senior Narrative Designer, largely in charge of the game's overall story, and he was the conceiver of the Sixth Age storyline. He was promoted to Lead Designer in February 2015, succeeding Mod Mark.[2] He was also the leader of The Guardians scrum team.

Mod Osborne left Jagex on 4 February 2022, moving to a role of Senior Designer at Square Enix.

Mod Osborne has appeared in many Behind the Scenes videos, RuneCast episodes, podcasts as well as the official (lore) livestreams and Q&As. As Senior Narrative Designer, he usually worked with Mod Mark when discussing matters relating to lore. Osborne was the main speaker in the Above the Lore episodes, and also usually participates in lore Q&As or so-called campfires on the forums.

Mod Osborne previously worked as Sports Editor at Chapters Sports, Diary Planner & Order Coordinator at Inca Interiors and Sales Assistant at Paperchase Products before joining Jagex. He graduated from the University of Kent in Britain before that.[source needed]

Most of the dialogue in Dimension of Disaster was written by him and he designed various significant updates, including The World Wakes and Prifddinas. He wrote and designed The Needle Skips quest with Mod Krista.

He is the author of the Lores and Histories:

Roles[edit | edit source]

Role Date
Web Content Editor June 2006 - June 2009
Audio Developer Unknown - Unknown
Web Content Editor Unknown - Unknown
Senior Content Editor Unknown - Unknown
Senior Narrative Designer June 2009 - February 2015
Lead Designer for RuneScape February 2015 - 4 February 2022
Predecessor Title Successor
Mark Ogilvie Lead Designer for RuneScape Mod Jack

Media appearances[edit | edit source]

MediaTypeDate
'Two' of a Kind Q&APodcast22 March 2014
19 Years of RuneScape - Anniversary Special (Jan 2020)Livestream7 January 2020
2016: RuneScape's Year in ReviewLivestream13 December 2016
Activity Pets, Mining & Smithing, Valentine's Day, etc - RuneScape Weekly Stream (Feb 2020)Livestream11 February 2020
All about Quests - Your Questions AnsweredPodcast2 April 2015
An Audience with Mod MarkPodcast6 September 2013
An Introduction to Elder God Wars: Azzanadra's Quest | RuneScape Weekly Stream (Feb 2021)Livestream16 February 2021
Araxxor Quest, Skilling Off-hands, Golden Clue Scrolls, etc - RuneScape Epic Jam Showcase (pt1)Livestream18 October 2019
Archaeology release, Ninja revival, Solak scaling - RuneScape Weekly Stream (Feb 20)Livestream27 February 2020
Archaeology, Ranch Out of Time, Farming & Herblore 120s, Elder GWD, etc - RuneFest Q&A (RuneScape)Livestream9 October 2019
Archaeology, War's Retreat, Year in Review - RuneScape Dev Q&A (Dec 19)Livestream19 December 2019
Armadyl Lore and MorePodcast31 March 2016
Bandos, Balance, Rules and Tools!Podcast14 April 2016
Bank Placeholders, Slayer Collection Log, RuneFest - RuneScape General Q&A (September 2019)Livestream24 September 2019
Bigging up the DwarvesPodcast4 July 2013
Blood Dyes - Ninja Team Developer Q&A - RuneScapeLivestream14 January 2016
Bringing Back ZamorakPodcast21 November 2013
Coming Up In RuneScape | 12th November. 5pm Game Time / 5pm GMTLivestream12 November 2021
Deities of Gielinor - Whom To Follow?Podcast16 August 2013
Desperate Measures, The Beach, Orthen, Elder GWD - RuneScape Update (July 2020)Livestream9 July 2020
Developer Q&A ft. High Level MobsLivestream28 October 2015
Dishonour among Thieves - A Retrospective with the DukesPodcast26 February 2015
Elf City Design, Part 1Podcast16 May 2014
Elf City Design, Part 2Podcast23 May 2014
Elf City Design, Pt5Podcast15 June 2014
Elf City Design, Pts 3 & 4Podcast6 June 2014
Elf City Part 2Podcast13 November 2014
Elf City Release FeedbackPodcast26 September 2014
Elf City, what's next?Podcast10 February 2014
Fate of the Gods!Podcast29 March 2014
Free Love And SheepPodcast17 May 2016
Future QuestPodcast12 March 2014
Future of Invention - RuneScape Developer Q&ALivestream6 February 2016
Future of NXT - RuneScape Developer Q&ALivestream23 April 2016
General Q&A Part 2 With Mod OsborneLivestream8 December 2021
Halloween 2020 Event – First look // RuneScape Weekly Stream (Oct 2020)Livestream24 October 2020
Herblore 120, Monetisation, Activity Pets, Java Client - RuneScape Dev Q&A (Nov 19)Livestream12 November 2019
Hungry for Data? RuneScape Stats & Analytics!Livestream31 August 2016
Invention - New RuneScape Elite Skill teaser!Livestream21 January 2016
Invention Developer Q&A - RuneScapeLivestream28 January 2016
Invention and Elite SkillsPodcast11 June 2015
J-Mods Q&A // RuneScape on Steam, first details on Orthen, Halloween event, and more (Sept 2020)Livestream30 September 2020
JMods talk about Combat, Content and more - General Q&A | RuneScape Weekly Stream (July 2021)Livestream7 July 2021
Leads Q&A | RuneScape Weekly Stream (May 2021)Livestream26 May 2021
Looking back at 2015Podcast11 December 2015
Lore Live Stream with Mods Mark and OsborneLivestream4 November 2012
May Skilling Update Reveal - April 27th 2021Livestream27 April 2021
Mining & Smithing changes, Archaeology, RSMobile iOS, QoL, etc - RuneScape General Q&A (Jan 20)Livestream28 January 2020
Missing Presumed Death (podcast)Podcast19 September 2013
Mod Osborne ExposedPodcast9 July 2015
Modcast Q&A - 5th OctLivestream5 October 2021
New God Books & Invention update - RuneScape Developer Q&ALivestream17 February 2016
Nex: Angel of Death and Passion Projects - Livestream Q&ALivestream24 January 2017
Nomad's Elegy - RuneScape Developer Q&ALivestream10 February 2016
Orthen Digsite: First Info, Release Date, Rewards // RuneScape Weekly Stream (Oct 2020)Livestream8 October 2020
Orthen, New Boss, Halloween, Activity Pets, upcoming content - RuneScape JMods Q&A (August 2020)Livestream27 August 2020
Ozan, Owen and ArianePodcast30 May 2013
Penguins D&D Rework Reveal - RuneScape Weekly Stream (Sept 2020)Livestream8 September 2020
Penguins, Pirates & SagasPodcast16 May 2013
Plague's End (podcast)Podcast14 August 2014
Rite of Passage (podcast)Podcast3 October 2013
RuneCast #2 - J-mod Q&AVideo14 June 2012
RuneFest 2013: Ask us AnythingVideo12 November 2013
RuneFest 2013: Celebrating StoryVideo11 November 2013
RuneFest 2013: Highlights!Video12 November 2013
RuneFest 2013: Ideas for the FutureVideo12 November 2013
RuneFest 2013: RuneScape 2014Video13 November 2013
RuneFest 2013: WelcomeLivestream11 November 2013
RuneFest 2014: Welcome to RuneFestLivestream14 October 2014
RuneFest 2017 - Reveals Q&ALivestream26 September 2017
RuneFest Podcast - A J Mod RetrospectivePodcast14 November 2013
RuneFest Recap - RuneScape Developer Q&ALivestream22 September 2016
RuneLabs (podcast)Podcast22 January 2015
RuneMetrics - Stats & Loot Tracker for RuneScapeLivestream21 February 2016
RuneScape - God Wars 2 Developer Q&A #1Livestream13 March 2016
RuneScape - NXT (New Game Client) Showcase, Christmas 2015Livestream24 December 2015
RuneScape - November Month Ahead Q&A (stream)Livestream1 November 2016
RuneScape - PKing 101 with Mods Osborne and Mod Manti!Livestream6 November 2015
RuneScape - RuneFest 2015 - Invention & Elite SkillsLivestream13 October 2015
RuneScape - Solak Q&A and Gameplay ShowcaseLivestream22 May 2018
RuneScape - The Big Questions (stream)Livestream8 November 2016
RuneScape - The Year Ahead Q&ALivestream9 January 2018
RuneScape - Unfinished BusinessLivestream12 September 2017
RuneScape 101: Introduction to the world of GielinorLivestream16 October 2020
RuneScape 20 Years of Lore // The Lore Council discusses the history of GielinorLivestream19 January 2021
RuneScape 2013 HighlightsVideo20 December 2013
RuneScape 2017 Content Survey results!Livestream11 October 2016
RuneScape 2018 Content Survey ResultsLivestream28 March 2018
RuneScape 3: Dawn of the 6th ageVideo26 June 2013
RuneScape 3: The Story So FarVideo5 June 2013
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #12 - Some Like it Cold!Video3 August 2012
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #19 - Two new quests, One new City!Video21 September 2012
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #31 - Christmas 2012Video14 December 2012
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #39 - Demon ContractsVideo8 February 2013
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #42 - The World WakesVideo1 March 2013
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #44 - Making The Origins of GielinorVideo15 March 2013
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #54 - God EmissariesVideo24 May 2013
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #56 - Triskellion TreasuresVideo7 June 2013
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #61 - The 6th Age: Part TwoVideo12 July 2013
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #65 - Death of ChivalryVideo9 August 2013
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #68 - Super SeptemberVideo30 August 2013
RuneScape Behind the Scenes #84 - Power to the PlayersVideo27 December 2013
RuneScape Big Questions Q&A - Voice of Seren, RS Mobile, Bank Rework, Player Support, etcLivestream27 March 2019
RuneScape Content Preview // The Effigy Incubator, a Monthly D&D in Kerapac's Secret Lab!Livestream8 September 2020
RuneScape Content Showcase - October 2017Livestream24 October 2017
RuneScape Content Showcase - Player-Owned FarmLivestream22 August 2018
RuneScape Dev Q&A - Clue Scroll Rework, Mining & Smithing, SolakLivestream7 February 2018
RuneScape Dev Q&A - Easter, Achievements, Spring FayreLivestream28 March 2017
RuneScape Dev Q&A - Line Firemaking, Safecracking and Rebuilding EdgevilleLivestream3 April 2018
RuneScape Dev Q&A - Skillcape Perks, 15 years Vet Cape, Game JamLivestream31 January 2017
RuneScape Dev Q&A - Unfinished BusinessLivestream1 August 2017
RuneScape Developer Q&A - 8th December - Ask us anything about 2016!Livestream9 December 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - Christmas Event 2015Livestream26 November 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - Combat CouncilLivestream18 November 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - Invention Special with Mods Osborne, Moltare, Timbo and OlloLivestream2 July 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - Invention Special!Livestream4 November 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - Stats special!Livestream23 September 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - The best of 2015!Livestream16 December 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - Unfinished Business live streamLivestream11 July 2017
RuneScape Developer Q&A - feat. Elf City Waterfall Fishing, Elite Mobs and Halloween teasers!Livestream9 September 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - ft. Balthazar's Big Raffle TeaserLivestream19 August 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A - ft. Mod OsborneLivestream28 July 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A Special: The New RS Leadership TeamLivestream3 June 2015
RuneScape Developer Q&A with Falador Graphical Rework and virtual levellingLivestream30 September 2015
RuneScape Developers Q&A - Elite Dungeons 2 & Summer Beach PartyLivestream4 July 2018
RuneScape Game Jam Summary - April 2018Livestream20 April 2018
RuneScape General Q&A (July 2019) - Land Out of Time, POF, Weapon Diversity, RS Mobile, etcLivestream31 July 2019
RuneScape Leads Q&A // Steam launch, upcoming updates, and more (Nov 2020)Livestream4 November 2020
RuneScape Leads Q&A // What updates will come in 2021?Livestream12 January 2021
RuneScape Lore Q&ALivestream14 December 2017
RuneScape Lore Special - Desperate Times, Comp Cape HighlightLivestream15 May 2019
RuneScape Month Ahead (July 2017) - Magister, Achievements, MenaphosLivestream27 June 2017
RuneScape Month Ahead Q&A (Aug 2018) - Dragonkin Laboratory, Master Skillcapes, Rune CapersLivestream10 August 2018
RuneScape Month Ahead Q&A (May 2019) - Song of Seren, Desperate Times, Hunter ModernisationLivestream8 May 2019
RuneScape NXT Developer Q&ALivestream20 January 2016
RuneScape Podcast - The Elder Gods, more music and the Macro Ban Initiative!Video31 May 2016
RuneScape RuneMetrics Developer Q&ALivestream3 February 2016
RuneScape Stories by the Fireside w/ Mods Raven, Jack, Timbo, Osborne and Mark | #20YearsOfRuneScapeLivestream6 January 2021
RuneScape Summer Summit - 28th May 2016 - 4pm UTCLivestream24 May 2016
RuneScape TV: Aquarium! #FishHype - 24/02/2015Livestream24 February 2015
RuneScape TV: Ports Expansion + 200th Quest Discussion - 20/01/2015Livestream21 January 2015
RuneScape Year Ahead (2017)Livestream10 January 2017
RuneScape in 2017 - Summer SummitLivestream2 June 2016
RuneScape's Big Questions - Vorago, Tuska, Bank ReworkLivestream5 December 2017
RuneScape's Night before ChristmasVideo24 December 2013
RuneScape's Q&A Live Stream -Timed HiScores and More - 22/08Livestream22 August 2017
RuneScape's Quizmas Presents!Livestream21 December 2012
RuneScape's Road to Menaphos stream #4 - Reputation and last-minute tipsLivestream30 May 2017
RuneScape: Idle Adventures - What is it?Livestream23 February 2016
RuneScape: QBD 101 with Mods Pi and Osborne!Livestream27 August 2015
Runescape Content Showcase - Elite Dungeons (Summer Update 2018)Livestream18 April 2018
Seren, a song & the Community HelpersPodcast29 January 2016
Slayer Log, Bank Placeholders, RuneFest, Annual Survey - RuneScape Month Ahead Q&A (September 2019)Livestream3 September 2019
Sliske (podcast)Podcast20 June 2013
Sliske, more music and Behind the Scenes of Customer SupportPodcast14 June 2016
Some Saradominist Lore, Mod Moltare’s favourite music and Player Support talks Account security!Podcast26 February 2016
Some Zamorak Lore, Mod Bond’s favourite music track and Player Support MonitoringPodcast10 March 2016
Story Exposed: Part 1Podcast12 April 2014
Story Exposed: Part 2Podcast19 April 2014
Summer Showcase - Player-Owned Farms, Mining & Smithing Armour SetLivestream18 April 2018
The A - Z of DivinationPodcast10 August 2013
The DragonKin, Mod Pi’s music and Scamming!Podcast19 July 2016
The Elder Gods, more music and the Macro Ban Initiative!Podcast31 May 2016
The Godless, Did You Know?Podcast3 August 2016
The Joy of ZarosPodcast16 October 2013
The Month Ahead and Gower Quest preview - RuneScape Q&ALivestream8 June 2016
The Road to Elf CityPodcast2 May 2014
The World EventPodcast26 July 2013
The World GatePodcast23 August 2013
The World Wakes & God EmissariesPodcast2 May 2013
The future of RuneScape, RS Mobile new UI & Weapon Diversity - RS General Q&A (Sept 2019)Livestream10 September 2019
This Summer in RuneScape - the Summer SummitLivestream31 May 2016
This Summer in RuneScape and Special Announcement!Livestream14 May 2016
War's Retreat, Archaeology, Ring of Shards, future updates - RuneScape General Q&A (Jan 2020)Livestream21 January 2020
Wilderness Improvements teaser - RuneScape Q&A - 3rd AugustLivestream4 August 2016
Zaros, some light music and the new Support CentrePodcast12 February 2016
[RS3] Developer Q&A - Multiple action bars teaserLivestream5 August 2015
[RS3] RuneScape Developer Q&A - RuneFest TeasersLivestream2 September 2015

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • For the behind the scenes video of A Stray In A Manger, Osborne was painted blue and acted as 'Mod Santa'.
  • Due to his work as editor, Mod Osborne has played each quest in RuneScape at least fifteen times.[3]
  • In The Road To Elf City mini-series, David Osborne went by the alias Mod Elfborne, his alleged cousin, before the release of Prifddinas. He also went to RuneFest 2014 as Mod Elfborne.
  • Osborne has several references in and related to Prifddinas; Mod Elfborne and Daffyd are both based on him, and a reference to him is included in the Tirannwn achievements.[4] Outside Prifddinas, the turkey Osborne and Ospawns are also based on Mod Osborne.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Story Exposed: Part 1 Mod Osborne RuneScape podcast, 12 April 2014.
  2. ^ Mod Pips. "RuneScape Team Changes." 29 May 2015. RuneScape News.
  3. ^ Jagex. Official lore livestream with Mod Osborne Official lore livestream, 2 August 2013.
  4. ^ Jagex. Elf City Part 2 Mod Osborne RuneScape podcast, 13 November 2014.