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About Jason

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Morningstar, Jason. Marginalia. Stealing Cthulhu. Graham Walmsley, 2011.

Boss, Emily Care, Jason Morningstar and Ivan Vaghi. “Beyond the Game Master.” States of Play: Nordic Larp Around the World. ed. Juhanna Pettersson. Helsinki: Pohjoismaisen roolipelaamisen seura, 2012.

Morningstar, Jason. “Good Play for Game Designers.” 2012 Wyrdcon Companion Book. 2012.

Morningstar, Jason. “Agreement, Endowment, and Knowing When to Shut Up”. In Unframed: The Art of Improvisation for Game Masters. 2014.

Morningstar, Jason. “Visual Design as Metaphor: The Evolution of A Character Sheet.” Analog Game Studies 1 issue V (2015).

Morningstar, Jason. Foreword. Focal Point: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Running Extraordinary Sessions. 2015.

Selected Conference Presentations

Morningstar, Jason. Quick and Dirty Games for Teaching and Learning in Medical Education. Presented at Innovation Learning Network Annual Meeting, 2009.

Morningstar, Jason. Iterative Games for Nursing Education. Presented at Kaiser-Permanente Nursing Summit, 2010. Morningstar, Jason. Introduction to GMless Play. Presented at Gen Con 2010.

Airaksinen, Aleksi, Emily Care Boss, Joonas Ilvonen, Jason Morningstar, Lizzie Stark, and Ville Takanen. Introduction to Nordic Larp. Presented at Gen Con 2012.

McDowall-Thomas, Dominic and Jason Morningstar. The International RPG Scene. Presented at Gen Con 2012.

Hite, Kenneth and Jason Morningstar. History, Panic, and History Panic. Presented at Metatopia 2012.

Ernest, James and Jason Morningstar. Volatility in Game Design. Presented at Metatopia 2012.

Ernest, James and Jason Morningstar. Making Independent Games. Presented at Metatopia 2012.

Morningstar, Jason. Visual Design as Metaphor: The Evolution of A Character Sheet. Presented at Metatopia 2015.

Morningstar, Jason. GMless Design and Play. Presented at Ropecon 2015.

Health Care Games

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing. Pediatric Oncology Orientation Game. Presented at the Innovation Learning Network Seattle Conference, 2011.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health. Distance MPH Capstone Project. 2011.

Kaiser-Permanente Health Care. Academic Nursing Summit Game. 2011.

Game Credits: Bully Pulpit Games

Bully Pulpit Games. JUGGERNAUT. 2015.

Bully Pulpit Games. Night Witches. 2014.

Bully Pulpit Games. Carolina Death Crawl. 2013.

Bully Pulpit Games. Run, Fools, Run!. 2013.

Bully Pulpit Games. The Climb. 2013.

Bully Pulpit Games. Out of Dodge. 2013.

Bully Pulpit Games. Durance. 2012.

Bully Pulpit Games. American Disasters. 2012.

Bully Pulpit Games. The Fiasco Companion. 2011.

Bully Pulpit Games. Fiasco. 2009. Winner, 2011 Diana Jones Award, Best Support, 2009 Indie Games Awards. ENnies Judge’s Spotlight Award. Published in English, Italian, French, Spanish, Russian, Portuguese, German, Korean, Chinese and Japanese.

Bully Pulpit Games. Grey Ranks. 2007. Co-Winner, Diana Jones Award. Winner, Indie Game of the Year. Winner, Most Innovative, Indie Game Awards.

Bully Pulpit Games. Drowning and Falling. 2006.

Bully Pulpit Games. The Shab al-Hiri Roach. 2006. Winner, Sui Generis Award, Kenneth Hite’s Out of the Box

Game Credits: Competition Entries

Golden Cobra Contest. RPCV. 2014.

RPG Geek Holiday Adventure Contest. Train, Hell, M1944. 2012.

Game Chef competition. Durance. 2011.

Game Chef competition. Danger Mountain. 2010.

Two Games, One Name Competition. The Plant. 2009. Winner, “Out of the Box” award.

Murderland Competition. Bodymore Murdaland. 2008.

Game Chef competition. Dulse. 2008. Runner-up.

Valentines Day Game Competition. Animal Rescue Vigilantes 2008.

Game Chef competition. Grover Cleveland. 2007. Runner-up.

Game Chef competition. Terra Nova. 2006.
Author, as “Robert Poppe”.

Ronnies competition. Xochitlcozamalatl. 2005.

Game Chef competition. The Governor’s Report Concerning the Doomed Assault on the Fire Moon. 2005.

24 Hour RPG competition. Dungeon Squad. 2005.

52 Pick-up column, President of the Galaxy. 2001.

Game Credits: Other Companies

Sagas of the Icelanders. Legal Appendix. 2013.

Hillfolk. Hollywoodland. 2013.

Fate Worlds, Volume One: Worlds On Fire. Fight Fire. 2013.

Don’t Walk In Winter Wood: The Strange Tale of Hart van Leer. 2012.

Cthulhu Dark: Sukakpak. 2011.

Trail of Cthulhu: Many Fires. 2011.

Trail of Cthulhu: The Black Drop.2010.

Netbook project. GURPS Historical Folks. 2003. Additional material.

Steve Jackson Games. GURPS Steam Tech. 2001. Additional material.

Steve Jackson Games. GURPS Low Tech. 2001. Additional material.

Tri-Tac Games. Incursion: High Adventure Across the Galaxy. 1992. Technical Advisor.

RPG Credits: Collaborations, Adventures, Hacks and Experiments

The Monsters. 2014.

Indie Mixtape Volume One: Darlin’ Corey. 2014.

Death School. 2012.

Khas Fara, Village of Fear. 2012.

Love in the Time of Seid (With Matthijs Holter). 2010.


Last Train Out of Warsaw. 2009.

Bloody Forks of the Ohio. 2009.

Roleplaying as Pedagogy demo. 2008.

The Fortress of Woe. 2007.

Fossils. 2004.

Cube Farm. 2004.