Alex Roberts

Writer and Game Designer

About


I make games. I play them. I think about them. I write about them.

You're probably here because you want to know more about my projects, or you're hoping we can work together on something. I love creative collaborations! I also love helping people become more in tune with their playful selves, and drawing cute animals. If you need someone with a soft heart and a sharp wit, get in touch!

I'm bringing meaningful experiences of play to the whole darn world.
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What I Do


Writing

I do more than cover events and dish out takes. I've published long form journalism, criticism, and more for clients that include Vice, ZEAL, Waypoint, Storycade, and Leaving Mundania.

Design

I've written setting material and developed interactive systems both independently and in some pretty awesome teams, like Bully Pulpit Games, Burning Wheel HQ, Thorny Games, and more!

Teaching

I love to share my passions. Through my presentations and workshops, I'll help you and your team make playful connections, open up creative possibilities, and probably burst out laughing.

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Games


Star Crossed

The two-player roleplaying game of forbidden love that earned over $60k on Kickstarter is now available to the public! Let it pull on your heartstrings and make your cheeks flush.

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For the Queen

Unsure if you've got the chops to tell an amazing story? Get nervous improvising dialogue? I built this game with YOU in mind because I believe in you! Tell a captivating story one card at a time. No prep, no pressure.

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Backstory




For over three years, I've been conducting weekly interviews with some of the most fascinating folks in roleplaying: artists, scholars, community organizers and more.

I've been called "The Terry Gross of RPGs" and I wear that badge with pride. 

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