Jenn Martin

Jenn Martin is mostly harmless.

Elfin form

Jenn (she/her) is a maker, editor, writer, game designer, and project manager. She has a metaphorical hat collection and wouldn’t have it any other way. 

She keeps her feet on the ground as as Production Manager for Bully Pulpit Games and her heart on her sleeve as the Larp Coordinator for Big Bad Con– where safety and care are central values. She keeps her head in the stars making games about space, curiosity and exploration.

You might know her from her time as a host on the Jank Cast or as a member of the leadership team of Indie+.

Contact me at Jenn@the.kinematic.cafe

Wheretofind.me/@jennmartin

In Progress

Production Manager for Bully Pulpit Games

LARP Coordinator for Big Bad Con 2019

Project Manager: War Birds – Rosenstrasse (Unruly Designs, funded via Kickstarter in March 2019)

Editor: Circles of Power (Genesis of Legend)

Project Manager: Fiasco (Bully Pulpit Games, funded on Kickstarter September 2019)

Contributor: The Ultimate Micro-RPG Book by James D’Amato, published by Simon & Schuster November 2020

Previous Work

Co-Host: Earth Empathy game jam with Kira Magrann for the Center for Biological Diversity

Co-Host: Big Bad game jam for Big Bad Con Scholarship Fund

Proofreader: Fate of Cthulhu (Evil Hat)

Proofreader: Band of Blades (Evil Hat)

Proofreader: For the Queen (Evil Hat)

User Recruitment for Prototype Thinking

Proofreader: Shadow of the Century (Evil Hat)

Contributor: Strange Adventures, vol. 2 (Renegade Game Studios & Hunters Entertainment) – Silver ENnie winner for Best Family Game / Product, 2020

Editor: The Sword, The Crown, and The Unspeakable Power (Wheel Tree Press) – Nominated for IGDN Indie Groundbreaker Awards Best Rules, 2019

Guest: Backstory Podcast

Guest: The Hard Move Podcast

Host: Jank Cast Podcast

Leadership Team Member: Indie+


My Games

Published

The Goose of Grillner Grove, a tabletop RPG for 3+ players for 15+ minutes. 

My Little Daemon, a tabletop RPG for 2 (Available in forthcoming Resistor vol. 3 zine)

Kids in Books, a supplement for the tabletop RPG Kids on Bikes (Available in Strange Adventures volume 2)

One Year, a LARP about growing a community (Golden Cobra 2017 winner – Game that Gives us the Most Hope)

Glass Ceiling, a LARP about witches at work (Golden Cobra 2016 Honorable Mention)

In Development

Per Aspera, a 2+ player game about a surveyor on Mars as they go about their work, having left Earth after a traumatic experience. An AI keeps them company.

Contretemps, a solo journaling game about being a retiring ballerina

Manic Pixie Dream Girls Anonymous, a LARP about a bullsh*t trope

Our Life in Space, a tabletop RPG inspired by Becky Chambers’ fiction series The Wayfinders 

Reunion, a card game Descended from the Queen about a close-knit group coming back together after a long time apart.