Kiennas


Kienna Shaw (she/they)
TTRPG creator, storyteller, explorer, illuminator
Available for TTRPG design work Q1 2022


Indie Games

Kienna self-publishes games and TTRPG supplements that focus around themes of self-introspection, relationships, change, humanity and transhumanism, and discovery. Each of them aims to create thoughtful and fun experiences of connection with other people, the game, or yourself.

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design freelance

On top of self-publishing games, Kienna has contributed to a wide variety of TTRPG projects as a freelance designer, mostly focusing on adventure/scenario and setting writing.
They are open for new projects in Q1 of 2022 (contact via email).


TTRPG Safety Toolkit

Kienna is the co-curator (with Lauren Bryant-Monk) of the gold ENnie winning TTRPG Safety Toolkit, a free and living resource compiling a variety of safety/support tools created by people from around the TTRPG space.

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Streaming

Kienna has been a TTRPG streamer since 2017, both being on the front-end as a cast member player/GM and on the production side doing admin and organization for channels. She is currently the co-founder and co-producer of Salty Sweet Games with Lauren Erwin.


Academic work

During the fourth year of their Bachelor of Knowledge Integration, Kienna created the Dungeons & Dragons and Livestreaming thesis project, which examined the impact of audience on storytelling in TTRPG streams.

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Freelance Portfolio

  • Bleak Spirit (2019) - scenario contributor, "The Forgotten Garden"

  • Harper's Tale (2019) - adventure contributor, "Where Flowers Bloom"

  • Darkhold: Secrets of the Zhentarim (2020) - safety/support section contributor

  • The Ultimate Micro-RPG Book (2020) - game contributor, "With Sword Heavy in Hand"

  • Hearts of Wulin (2021) - setting writer, "Silk and Steam"

  • Jiangshi: Blood in the Banquet Hall (2021) - setting writer and scenario designer, "Chaos at the Cooking Club"

  • Sea of Legends (2021) - lead adventure writer

  • Candlekeep Mysteries (2021) - adventure writer, "The Curious Tale of Wisteria Vale"

Testimonials

  • TBA