Sarah Rowan

I am a game designer, writer, and programmer. I specialize in ludonarrative gameplay systems that bring the worlds which players inhabit to life.

Projects

The Watching Book

Set in the world of Soothsayer, The Watching Book provides a mystery-shrouded look at the history of The Singing Plain through the eyes of the oracles.

  • A playable setting compatible with modern TTRPG systems
  • Diegetic presentation can be handed directly to players
  • Mysteries and hooks allow GMs to lay their own plans

Soothsayer

Read the stars. Lay your prophecy. Reveal the secrets of the Wind as an oracle in Soothsayer, a medium-weight board game for 2 to 4 players.

  • Align constellations on the mirrored Star Board, finessing the future into reality
  • Create poetic prophecies, scoring extra favor for rhyming couplets
  • Tread the possible paths of your supplicants' future and past, laying out their lives before you

#LiminalLabyrinth

Liminal Labyrinth is a game about escaping the odd space-between-spaces in which you find yourself. It is a competitive card game for 2 to 5 players.

  • Conceived as an online event for GenCan't 2019, each card fits in the space of a single tweet
  • A combination of luck and strategy packs satisfying gameplay into a single card of rules

Additional Work

I have a variety of small games available on my itch page.
My professional work history can be found on my resume.

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Contact Me

I am currently available for work! If you have a full-time position or are looking to collaborate on a project, please contact me using the information below.