Jacky Leung


Death By Mage
Award-Winning TTRPG 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.


Fallout 2d20

Previously Lead Editor, Writer, and Designer for Modiphius Entertainment's Fallout: The Roleplaying Game.


Professional Freelance

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


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 (2022) - contributor, "Cursed Treasures"
- Fallout 2d20: Winter of Atom (2023) - game designer, mechanics & encounters
- Pathfinder Lost Omens: Tian Xia World Guide (2024, Upcoming) - contributor
- Pathfinder Lost Omens: Tian Xia Character Guide (2024, Upcoming) - contributor
- NDA (TBD) - contributor

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
- Monster of the Week: Codex of Worlds (2023) - proofreader
- Fallout 2d20: Winter of Atom (2023) - editor
- Fallout 2d20: Settler's Guide Book (2023) - editor
- Candela Obscura (2023) - proofreader
- Fate of Umdarr (Upcoming) - editor
- NDA (TBD)

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 2019)
- Dungeons & Dragons Anthology Spotlights Asian-Inspired Monsters & Adventures (ComicBook 2020)
- Studio Ghibli Meets Dungeons & Dragons in This Adventure Anthology (Nerdist 2020)
- 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 Con 2022)
- Studio Ghibli-inspired D&D supplement features cat kings and airships (Dicebreaker 2022)
- All Down the Line (Big Bad Con 2023)
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)