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Jay Africa
DMs Guild Writer
Published Writer
Game Designer

1 year on StartPlaying

Highly rated for: Creativity, Inclusive, Storytelling

About me

Greetings, adventurers! I'm a Los Angeles-based RPG designer and Game Master, specializing in D&D 5th Edition. I've written numerous adventures for the D&D Adventurers League, a variety of third-party 5th Ed. products, and the Carbon Grey RPG. In addition to my design work, I run RPGs professionally with the D20 Cruise, Alamo Drafthouse, and as a Game Master for hire. You can watch me play on gaming streams such as the Saving Throw Show, Geek & Sundry’s Game the Game, and Happy Jack’s RPG Podcast. When I'm not running games, I enjoy visiting museums, exploring Los Angeles, and sharing life experiences with my two cool kids. Roll Initiative!

GM style

I’m a forever GM/DM who self-identifies as a “campfire GM”, treating my games like storytelling around a campfire. I have a theatre background and love incorporating voices into my games. Storytelling and compelling NPCs are only my side of the story, however! Giving players epic adventures, moments in the spotlight, meaningful choices, and fun experiences are what brings me to the table. Primarily a D&D player/DM, I enjoy heroic fantasy, whether casual one-shots or ongoing campaigns. I greatly enjoy running other game genres as well, however: contemporary or modern, sci fi, horror, etc. Let's roll some dice together!


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