Game Designer, Writer, Visual Artist
Hi! I’m Starshine!
I’m a queer creator who creates tabletop RPGs, board games, art, and original writing of all kinds!
I've always loved creating weird and wonderful things that challenge the norm and look at things from new or unusual angles.
This site acts as my portfolio!
I'm a big fan of Dungeons and Dragons, especially 5th edition!
I love creating things that give players fun new options to play with as well as resources that help DMs make their worlds feel more alive!
I make original ttrpgs and board games.
I'm a big fan of games that don't use dice, as well as games that have a strong social and improv aspect!
I've been a visual artist for many years.
Photography was my first love and I still love to capture the world with my camera.
I'm especially interested in photographing things that show the overlap between the human world and the natural world.
I’ve always been fascinated with nature and its complexity. While at first glance natural spaces may seem simple and monolithic, the more you look the more complex they become with each little detail being the result of many different interconnected processes.
I like to use unusual angles in my photography to encourage people to look at nature with fresh eyes and to display and catalog these small and often overlooked complexities that make up our natural world.
Urban design is always changing and often acts as a record of where we have come from as well as giving us a hint as to where we are going.
Many large urban centers seamlessly blend their past and present through their structures and I try and capture this in my pictures.
The natural and human worlds interact in many different ways. Sometimes these relationships are destructive and other times they are symbiotic
"Intersect" is a series of pictures where I explore small ways the natural and human worlds interlink.
From deliberate human management of nature to nature slowly encroaching on human
constructions, this series is designed to shine a light on places where the two worlds are visibly interlinked in ways that most people simply ignore.
Both me and my work often pop-up on various websites or podcasts.
This is a complete list on where my work has been featured or things I've appeared on as a guest.
DMs Of Vancouver (Episode 82) - I join the DMs of Vancouver to discuss indie ttrpgs.
Dice Fiends- Tammy Whammy's Pro-Skater 3 - The Dice Fiends play "You have one ability, the ability to fuck this up"
James & Lloyd Read Indie Rpg Blurbs So You Don't Have To - "You have one ability, the ability to fuck this up" is featured and talked about.
I make video and audio content. Most of this content is hosted on my youtube channel.
I also stream on Twitch.
The Most Impressive Public Toilets In The World? - Hull's Victoria Square is home to some of the most impressive public toilets in the world. Learn the history of these very unique convinces.
Vortigern and Rowena: A True Story Of A Real Fake - All about the fake Shakespeare play that very nearly fooled the nation.
The Forecast: A How-To-Play Tutorial - A guide that teaches you how to use "The Forecast"
I write articles and original fiction.
At the moment, most of my writing is hosted on Medium or on my personal blog.
Click the title of the work to be taken directly to it!
Another Turn Of The Wheel - A witch finds that her curses may be slightly outdated
Across The Corporation’s Galaxy - A star ship manager chats with one of his low-level employees about the nature of their job.
A Strange Night At The Dirty Duck - One night, Princess Delwyn visits the Dirty Duck, and she has a very unusual request.
A Star Crossed Kiss - Captain Amalie has a surprise for her lover, Da’Ria.
An Unfamiliar Familiar - A witch hunter encounters a strange girl in the forest.
Shonen Jump’s Best New Monster-Slaying Manga, Ranked - Shonen Jump's recent offerings focus a lot on monster-slaying. But which action-packed new series is the best?
Attack on Titan's Live-Action Movies Already Gave the Series a WILD Ending -With Attack On Titan coming to a close, many people are trying to predict the ending. Could it be as strange as the one the live-action films made?
Boruto's Shinobi Card Game Actually Exists - Boruto loves Extreme: Shinobi Picture Scrolls, but did you know that there are two different real Naruto card games?
Dragon's Dogma: What You Should Know About the Capcom Games Before the Anime - With Netflix's Dragon's Dogma anime coming out this week, here is all you need to know about the video game franchise.
Project X: A Tale of Cars, Convenience Stores and... Cup Noodles? - Ever wanted to read a manga about the creation of 7-Eleven? Or Cup Noodle? Then Project X might be just what you're looking for.
The Best Macross Anime That Will NEVER Come to America - Despite being a legendary series, legal issues have meant that most of Macross has gone unreleased in the West.
7 Professions That Deserve the Fire Force Treatment - Fire Force has made people look at firefighting in a whole new light. Here are some other important jobs that could benefit from the same treatment.
The Legend of Korra Proves Why Netflix Needs to Fix Its TV Content Warnings - The Legend Of Korra's well-meaning but ill-thought-out content warning shows that Netflix needs to change its practices.
Disney’s WEIRDEST Manga to Date Comes From... Lilo & Stitch?! - There has been a lot of Disney manga, but none are quite as bizarre as the Lilo and Stitch spin-off Tono and Stitch.
This Obscure Digimon Manga Is Inspiring the Reboot's Most Destructive Foes -Digimon Adventure's newest villains actually originate in an oft-forgotten Digimon manga, Digimon Next.
What Is the BEST Version of the Sailor Moon Manga? -The Sailor Moon manga has been re-released several times over the decades, but not every version is made equal.
Remembering Sailor Moon's Most Forgotten Adventures - While everyone knows about the anime and manga, there are many other Sailor Moon adventures you might not know about.
5 Amazing-Sounding Anime Movies That Were Never Actually Made -Anime history is full of great projects that, for various reasons, never get made. These are just five of the most interesting examples.
From Dragon Ball to Enslaved, the Best Retellings of Journey to the West - Wu Cheng'en's epic tale, Journey To The West, has been retold in many different ways. Here are five of the best reimaginings of the classic story.
Every Zoids Anime Ranked, From Worst to Best - Zoids: Wild is the latest entry in the long-running anime franchise. But which series is the best? We've ranked them all to find out.
Why the Best Isekai Series Is... Futurama - A normal guy travels to a strange new world and finds love and adventure. The new isekai series or Futurama?
5 Manga to Read After You've Beaten Ghost of Tsushima - 5 manga that perfectly capture the feeling of Ghost Of Tsushima.
6 Marvel Anime To Watch To Get Your Hero Fix -Now that Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has concluded, here are six Marvel anime you can watch to get your fill of superheroes.
The Oregon Alien Incident - A story about a strange UFO sighting, a mysterious hypnotist and a crooked sheriff.
A Look At "Strangers In Paradise" - The introduction of a New Wonder Woman was a major event in DC Comics. But how was this updated character worked into the DC Heroes system?
Enterprise Square: Capitalist Dreams And Surreal Spaces - What happens when you try to make a museum that gets kids interested in free-market capitalism? You get the mesmerizing failure of Enterprise Square.
Do You Smell What The GM Is Cooking? - Pro-Wrestling and TTRPG GMing have a lot in common. This article explores how looking at Pro-Wrestling storytelling can improve your GM'ing.
Mega Man Is a Treasure Trove for Manga Fans - While known as a video game icon, Mega Man has featured in a lot of manga. A lot of which was not released in the West.
Discotek's Next Lupin III Release Shows the Best Way to Handle Problematic Classics - Discussing how the publishers of a Lupin III re-release are handling the film's problematic content.
I'm a freelancer who is always looking for a new challenges and adventures!
If you wish to discuss hiring me, please send me an e-mail at [email protected] or tweet me at @starshinescrib!
Currently, I offer the following services:
Social Media Management