Jacky Leung


Death By Mage
Award-Winning TTRPG Freelance Writer & Editor
Occasional Blogger | Foodie | Wanderer


Dm's Guild

Bestselling exclusive works featured on the DMs Guild using the D&D 5e ruleset.


Unbreakable

An Asian #OwnVoices anthology series featuring Asian folklore and myths. Creative Lead Designer for Unbreakable Publishers.


Itch.io

Indie game designs featuring unique systems, exploratory storytelling, and nontraditional settings.


Professional Freelance

TTRPG Projects I contributed as a freelance designer, editor, writer & more. Plus, any appearances in news, media, & panels.


Streaming

A TTRPG Streamer, commonly seen as a cast member (or guest) player/GM on different Twitch streams & channels. Narrative director for actual-play RPG productions. One of several co-founders of All Nerds Here.

Freelance Portfolio

Writing

- Atlas Animalia Statbook 5e (2019) - contributor, "Rust Monster" & "Myconid"
- Pathfinder Lost Omens: Gods & Magic (2020) - lore & mechanics contributor, "Achaekek" & "Sivanah"
- Unlocked Troubles, a Drakar Expansion (2021) - contributor, "Oracle of the Vanir"
- Just Dessert (2021) - game designer & writer
- Eldritch Sands (2022) - lore & atmosphere writer
- Arcadia (Upcoming) - contributor
- More to come!

Editing

- Godkillers (2019) - credited editor
- Power Outage (2019) - credited editor
- Fate of Cthulhu: The Rise of Azathoth (2021) - proofreader
- Improv for Gamers 2E (2022) - editor
- Fate of Umdarr (Upcoming) - editor

Other

- Crusade of Thorns (2019) - narrative director & showrunner for three concurrent 12-episode shows for Vampire: the Masquerade 5th Edition
- RPG Writer Workshop (2020) - worldbuilding lesson contributor

Media Appearances

- DMsGuild Design Dash (2019)
- 'Dungeons & Dragons' Supplement Adds Slime as a Playable Race (ComicBook)
- Dungeons & Dragons Anthology Spotlights Asian-Inspired Monsters & Adventures (ComicBook)
- Studio Ghibli Meets Dungeons & Dragons in This Adventure Anthology (Nerdist)
- Fireside w/ Peter Adkinson: New Voices in D&D (GenCon 2020)
- DMsGuild Q&A (GenCon 2020)
- Nerdarchy Daily Live Chat (2021)
- Non-Western Traditions & Folklore (ArCONa 2021)
- Magic Systems in TTRPG (ArCONa 2021)
- Meet the More Digital, and More Diverse, Dungeons & Dragons (Atelier 2021)
- DMsGuild Community Jam - Feywild (2021)
- Dungeoncraft Spotlight (2021)
- How to Be a D&D Designer (Gen Con 2021)
- GMS Magazine Interview (2021)
- Dragon Magazine, Issue 40 (2021)
- So You Want to Hire an Editor (Big Bad Online 2022)
ASIAN REPRESENTS PODCAST
- The Unbreakable Anthology ft. Jacky Leung & Collete Quach (2020)
- Asians Read: AD&D Kara-Tur (2020-2021)
- The Wrap Up: "Bleed in RPGs" (2021)
- The Wrap Up: "Magic the Gathering & Asian Representation" (2021)