The Kids & Monsters TTRPG
An original and self-published release, Animon Story is a TTRPG inspired by classic video games and anime such as Pokémon and Digimon, featuring Kids and their amazing Monster companions.
I designed, wrote, and produced Animon Story independantly.
Tails of Equestria
The Official My Little Pony Storytelling Game
Since 2016 I have written for Alessio Cavatore's
Tails of Equestria as the line's
lead contributing writer. I was also assistant producer from 2017 until I returned to freelance writing in 2019.
Praise for my writing:
[The book] is packed with an air of real joy that's hard to ignore.
— on The Official Movie Sourcebook
His Melody of the Waves adventure is, in my opinion, the best one in the range
— on The Melody of the Waves
BELL OF LOST SOULS
[The book] really shows off what you can do with the mechanics of the game
— on The Curse of the Statuettes
ToE Starter Set, author
ToE: The Official Movie Sourcebook, author
The Curse of the Statuettes Adventure, author
The Festival of Lights, author
Melody of the Waves, author
ToE: Ogres & Oubliettes, author
The Curious Case of the Malfunctioning PRANCER,
The Haunting of Equestria Adventure, editor/producer
Judge Not by the Cover Adventure, editor/producer
Filly Sized Follies Adventure, editor/producer
Tails of Equestria is a wonderful roleplaying game based on the well-known My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cartoon, designed especially to be accessible to a young audience. The books are mostly written assuming the reader is an older sibling, parent, or guardian.
Delivering information to be read and then delivered by the reader to a younger audience is a unique and rewarding challenge. For ToE my writing is aligned with the target demographic and also with the requirements that come from Hasbro, the licensor.
This has given me a huge amount of experience both in children's writing, and with writing for licensed products.
The Adventure Game
I am a contributing writer on the 2019 RPG based on Jim Henson's Labyrinth, a movie which I grew up with! The game and my contribution,
The Sapling Nursery, have both been received well by critics and fans alike.
MICHEAL BARNES — THERE WILL BE GAMES
[Playing the scenario] was one of those perfect gaming moments, a rare instance where everything lines up and is pitch-perfect, capturing the setting, tone, and narrative exactly right. Moreso because it was a moment that felt absolutely true to the Jim Henson classic.
It's one of the best [scenarios] in a book full of great ones...my kids are still talking about it!
— on The Sapling Nursery, a scenario in Labyrinth The Adventure Game
The Dark Crystal
Following the success of Labyrinth The Adventure Game, I wrote 9 separate scenes for The Dark Crystal Adventure Game.
As a fan of The Dark Crystal, particularly Age of Resistance, I was inspired by the evocative fairy tale feel of the world of Thra.
Pacific Rim: Extinction
The Miniatures Game
I provided a range of writing contributions to Pacific Rim: Extinction, the successful 2018 Kickstarter-backed tie-in game for the Pacific Rim movies. These contributions included several articles on game mechanics, narrative, and production. I also wrote for the Kickstarter page and updates, as well as narrative prose for each Jeager and Kaiju character, licenced by Legendary.
UK Games Expo
I have written articles for tabletop gaming event magazines and showguides, including a featured full-page spread article for the UK Games Expo show magazine about writing and running tabletop rpgs for children and families.