I am a freelance writer and editor, with a focus on game design. Email me if you are interested in working together.


I have published several pieces for use with the 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons.

Click the selected covers below to check them out, or click the button for the full list.



A no-prep, pick-up-and-play RPG where you play parents from our world flung into a fantastical land on a quest to rescue your lost kids.

A hack of John Harper's Lasers & Feelings, inspired by Dungeons and Daddies: Not a BDSM Podcast.

Licensed under CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0.

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You can find all my other published games on my Itch storefront. Click the button to go there. Below is a small selection.

Image of two ghosts, one with angry eyes and eyelashes, the other with hearts for eyes. Text at the top reads: "Hearts & Haunts". Text at the bottom reads: "A game about friendly phantoms and spooky spectres."

Hearts & Haunts is a no-prep, pick-up-and-play RPG where you play restless spirits of the dead who must either befriend or frighten away intruders in your haunting. A hack of John Harper's Lasers & Feelings I wrote after developing the concept with my partner, Kat. Licensed CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0.


Deep State Dogs is a pick-up-and-play tabletop RPG about intelligent dogs at the nation's capitol complex. They must use their cunning, special skill, canine wiles, and government connections to save the nation from some dastardly (and strangely cute) threat!


Ye Who Abandon Hope, Please Sign Here is a one-page RPG about dealing with the devil. You play demonologists who must race against the clock to complete the project you contracted a devil to help you with and get out of the deal. Hurry – the devil is coming to collect your souls!


I have a blog where I reflect on the philosophy of games, how philosophy can improve your games, and how games can do philosophy. Updates monthly, with PDFs of each post available on my Itch store.

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