Play Fearless

This newsletter is about how I play tabletop roleplaying games, how I tweak and hack games to enable a good experience, and how I design them. It examines games I've played in real life, what I think about the play experiences, and how to game with our kids, partners, and other groups.

I'll talk about how we make time for gaming when our calendars are full. How do we game with partners and children? Does life continue after gaming? plus other easy and hard topics.

I hope to enable good play experiences and design good games for others.

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Who’s Mad Jay?

I’m the author of By Aecer’s Light, The Clockwinders for Fate, Cortex’s Prime Supers, and a contributing author on Pathfinder’s Mwangi Expanse, Trophy Gold, Hit the Streets, Defend the Block and the upcoming Lifted: Indomitable RPG. A Supers game about everyday folks with extraordinary powers in a tech-aggressive world.

I’m the host of the Diceology podcast and a streamer with the crew on Twitch/ActualPlay.

I love games and stories about outsiders and underdogs overcoming challenges. I do game with my kids —I’m still working on my mom.

Play Fearlessly!


Mad Jay
Host of the Diceology podcast, freelance game designer/writer. Works include Pathfinder, Cortex Prime, Fate, and a couple of Kickstarter zines. He likes games and stories about outsiders and underdogs kicking ass and chewing bubble gum.