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Meet Ben Sandfelder.

I'm an indie game developer with one foot in digital games, and the other in tabletop roleplaying game design. I've done freelance writing, level design, and system design.

In 2019, I organized a Kickstarter campaign to publish Lightning War, my own original tabletop RPG - a crash course in entrepreneurship and project management I'll never forget. The campaign was a success, and by leading a team of amazing freelancers, I took my game from a simple Word document to a published rulebook.

Since then, I've been working freelance, and self-publishing my own games.

My passion is for games as a storytelling medium. How can I use mechanics to reinforce the themes of a story? How can I use narrative to compliment the pace of gameplay?

If you want to see my answers, take a look at some of the projects I've worked on!

Published Work

Unofficial John Wick Tabletop RPG
Role: Solo Developer, Illustrator
Original Tabletop Roleplaying Game
Roles: Project Manager, Designer, Writer
OSR June Jam 2023 Submission
Role: Solo Developer, Illustrator
OSR June Jam 2022 Submission
Role: Solo Developer, Illustrator
Whimsical Settings for D&D 5E
Role: Writer
D&D Organized Play Adventure
Role: Writer

Digital Games

Unpublished Adventure Game
Platform: PC
Role: Writer
Arenas of Combat Contest Submission
Platform: PC
Role: Level Designer
D&D Dungeon Contest Submission
Platform: PC
Role: Combat Designer, Level Designer


Podcast by Craig Campbell and Jess Geyer
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SIEGE 2022 Presentation
SIEGE 2020 Presentation
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