Professional Educator - Museum Professional - Digital Storyteller.

Gaming Services

GAMING SERVICES

WRITING & DEVELOPMENTAL EDITING

I love helping game designers of all experience levels take their products to the next level. My sensitivity reading and developmental editing services emphasize the identification of problematic characterizations in text and art direction, structural errors in game design, and providing general edits of your developing manuscript. Bearing in mind your target audience, I will provide open, honest, and supportive critical feedback of you work in relation to professional industry standards and expectations.

Developmental Editing/Sensitivity Reading

  • (2019) Aphrodite on Deck by Brie Sheldon (Developmental Editor)

  • (2019) Lawless Heaven by Fraser Ronald (Developmental Editor)

  • (2019) Dino Wrangers by Rachelle Dube (Developmental Editor)

  • (2019) Honour by Dom Parry (Developmental Editor)

  • (2019) Koryo Hall of Adventures by Aurélien Lainé (Developmental Editor)

Writing/Editorial

  • (2018) Zany Zoo by Dundas West Games (Lead Author/Designer)

  • (2018) Level Up Your Classroom with Tabletop RPGS (GnomeStew.com Editorial)

  • (2018) My Favourite Visual Aid for TTRPGs: The Index Card RPG (GnomeStew.com Editorial)

  • (2019) How Writing a TTRPG Strengthened my Chinese-Canadian Identity (GnomeStew.com Editorial)

  • (2019) Skill Points zine by Sam Hotchkiss (Writer - Contribution)

  • (2019) Daniel Kwan's Guide to being a Professional GM (GnomeStew.com Editorial)

  • (2019) Assuming Positive Intent When Met with Ignorance at Conventions (GnomeStew.com Editorial)

  • (2019) Wolf of the South by Dundas West Games (Lead Author)

  • (2019) Never Trust an Adventurer in Flip Tales by Ryan Flomer (Writer - Contribution):

  • (2019) Yellow King Bestiary by Robin Laws (Writer - Contribution): RELEASE TBD

 

GAME MASTER FOR HIRE

Game On!

As the Co-Founder of Level Up Gaming, Lead Designer at Dundas West Games, and Instructor of the Royal Ontario Museum’s highly successful Dungeons & Dragons program (2011-2019), I have over a decade of experience teaching players of all ages the ins-and-outs of role playing games. Through my GM for Hire service, I offer short and long-term in-person tabletop gaming experiences for families and schools throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Gaming sessions with me are inclusive, entertaining, and educational at their core.

If you'd like to try integrating tabletop role playing games into your classroom or host a workshop/gaming session in your home, get in contact with me! Experience and play are at the heart of using tabletop games in educational contexts. The seemingly insignificant practice of gathering around a gaming table can have huge impacts on learning outcomes – where participants are provided with a safe and reflexive space to explore their identities, their strengths and weaknesses, and to take risks. 

**Pricing**

Sessions are generally scheduled for 3 hours and are priced at $30 per participant (with a minimum group cost of $120). Groups can be up to 6 people. Larger parties can be accommodated by an extra GM provided by me. Timing is flexible and all materials are provided. No experience necessary!

Pick A Game!

**Fantasy Games**

Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Symbaroum, Dungeon World, Shadow of the Demon Lord, Pugmire, My Little Pony: Tales of Equestria, Epyllion, Blades in the Dark, Urban Shadows, & The Watch

**Science Fiction Games**

Starfinder, D20 Modern, Mutant Year Zero, Mechatron, Scum & Villainy, Microscope, Durance, Masks: A New Generation, Star Wars: Age of Rebellion, Star Wars: Edge of the Empire, Star Wars: Force & Destiny, The Veil, Coriolis, & Tales from the Loop

**Horror Games**

The End of the World: Zombie Apocalypse (and other variations), Nights Black Agents, Ten Candles, Dread, & Delta Green

**Other Games**

The Warren, World Wide Wrestling, Night Witches, Ross Rifles, & Zany Zoo

Testimonials

Thank you for keeping kids motivated to learn, imagine, and have fun! Skills for life!

"J is so engaged in the game and he is always talking about the characters and campaigns with great enthusiasm. I really appreciate how you have helped him so much. He continues to thrive at school as a result of the positive influence that you and your team have on him."

Thank you for being such a great role model for M and nurturing his nerdy interests!