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1 year on StartPlaying


24 games hosted


Highly rated for: Creativity, Inclusive, Storytelling

About me

Hello, there! My name's Karen (they/them), but you can also call me “Kaleiyah” or “KP.” I've been playing fifth-edition Dungeons and Dragons since 2018. In addition to critting from either side of the DM/GM screen, I enjoy crafting fiction, cooking, cartomancy, composing music, and completing my video game collection. I run RP-heavy campaigns with a dash of fun and some occasional Rule of Cool. One thing that differentiates me from other DM/GMs is that I started out as DM/GM rather than as a Player. I've carried this same initiative, drive, and enthusiasm even into my former job as an Assistant Language Teacher in Japan and as an MFA graduate in Creative Writing. Something else you should know all proceeds from games will go towards the Captured Phantoms "Pay It Forward" Fund to help marginalized and underrepresented storytellers of BIPOC, LGBTQ+, speculative, and commercial fiction receive coaching, consultations, critiques, and editorial services from me for their written work. So, by rolling some dice and enjoying some storytelling with me, you're encouraging future storytelling for the great BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities. Dungeons and Dragons as well as other TTRPGs allow us to become more creative and empathetic in a world that says we have to give up childhood play once we blow out a certain number of candles on our birthday cake. To that, I say, “Nay!” and welcome you on what I hope to be a wonderful adventure for you and your next character.

GM style

I have a huge passion for storytelling and having fun. I run mostly RP-heavy campaigns with memorable NPCs and plot points, but I'm open to constructive criticism regarding how to run combat and incorporating more puzzles into dungeons. I also realize I have a habit of under-preparing that makes players feel like they're staring at a loading screen which I'm trying to work on, so thanks in advance for your patience. If this all sounds fine and dandy, I'd be happy to have you on board.


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