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John Harford - Storyteller, Game Designer
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Game Designer

1 year on StartPlaying


6 games hosted


Highly rated for: Storytelling, Creativity, World Builder

About me

Creating worlds for players has been my lifelong passion. I've been playing TTRPGs most of my life and I can't wait to bring more hours of gaming to you! I spent many hours in the 80s years escaping into a world of wizards, rangers, orcs and dragons. It was a quintessential "Stranger Things" childhood. I play a variety of games and enjoy all types of characters and am flexible to run for all kinds of play styles. I spend a lot of time on individual and group prep to ensure a deep and immersive role-play experience. With professional training and practical experience in writing, performance, game design, public speaking and poetic/literary narration you can be assured it will be a memorable, rewarding and fun!

GM style

Well paced, action, atmospheric, narrative. PC-centric. Roleplay welcome! A DM/GM with over 35 years of experience writing and running games! … but embracing everything new and fresh about today’s gaming culture! A professional yet approachable and fun presentation style. Mostly custom content! Games about YOUR characters! Safe Space for All! Flexible content and play style adjustments. Exciting and paced narrative game style – even if you are exploring a dungeon! If you book a custom game/campaign with me you get entirely original content tailored to your group.


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