I’m a wife and a mother. I’m Canadian. I’m a student of anthropology who put her studies on hold to have a family. I love to read. Occasionally to write. I used to draw, but haven’t had time for that in years. I spend my days surrounded by young children–both mine and my brother’s. I love games of all kinds: board games, video games, card games. I play Magic: the Gathering with my husband and brother. I play Pokemon with my kids. I’m a long-time player and GM of d20 games. I’ve played Dungeons and Dragons, Starfinder, Pathfinder, Tails of Equestria, Traveller, and BESM, although Pathfinder’s my game of choice. I play in person with my family, at local organized play conventions, and online through play-by-post. I’m proud to be a freelance RPG writer.
I love the stories and the characters d20 games bring out in us. I love the collaboration it requires. The creativity. The shared triumph. I love sharing the games with my family. My siblings, my husband, and now my children. I love watching them roll their dice in their little hands, bouncing in excitement at the table. I love watching them count on their fingers, or write tallies on the table to figure out if they hit the sneaky goblin with their sword or their spell. I love when instead of telling me what they do, they show me. They leap out of their chairs and act out their turns, hopping around in excitement. I love the joy in their eyes when they manage to befriend yet another animal to add to their menagerie–even though the last thing I want is another pet to help them control.
I love d20 games. I love how they bring us together, and how they inspire us to create, and imagine, and cooperate.
My name is Jessica.