Alex Roberts

Writer and Game Designer

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

I love helping people become more in tune with their playful selves.

Read on, and get in touch, to find out how I can bring my design expertise, community experience, and soft skills to whatever exciting project you're cooking up!


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.


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!


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.

Star Crossed

The two-player roleplaying game of forbidden love that earned over $60k on Kickstarter is now available to the public! Find out how complicated relationships can fuel the fun at your table.

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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! Tell a captivating story one card at a time. No prep, no pressure.

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This dreamy, silent game about an online community of balloon lovers will take you back to your earliest memories of the Internet. Share messages, open up, and float in anonymity.

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Hero Dog Saves Town

You and your friends are pitching an episode of a formulaic TV drama about a heroic dog. The director and star of the show, who is a dog, is in the writer's room and he is about to fire one of you.

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For over three years, I conducted biweekly 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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