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About Cassi Mothwin

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Cassi Mothwin (she/any) is a multi-award-winning tabletop RPG designer, writer, and illustrator active since late 2021. Her indie works include The Sticker Game, Tangled Blessings, Carved by the Garden, What Crooked Roots, and Clean Spirit. She and her work have been featured in Dicebreaker, Gizmodo, Polygon, Ars Technica, Forbes, and numerous other indie tabletop RPG blogs, videos, and podcasts.

When she’s not working on her own projects, she’s usually reviewing or exploring other indie tabletop games developed by her incredible peers. You can find some examples of this on her YouTube and TikTok channels. She enjoys video editing, video games, and reading a lot of genre fiction. I guess she enjoys tabletop roleplaying games too.

She lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her two cats and spouse. If you’re in the area, you should visit the zoo. But do not ask her for restaurant recommendations.

PO Box 2611, St. Louis, MO 63116


And recognitions

  • 2022 – Designer of the Year

    Winner of the Designer of the Year as part of “the*gamehers” awards.

  • 2023 – Most Innovative Game

    The Sticker Game won the “Most Innovative” award by the Indie Game Developer network.

  • 2023 – Best Actual Play Video from Minnesota Webfest

    Awarded for my live AP of The Wretched. It’s called Alone and Hunted in Space. Find it on my YouTube channel.

  • 2023 – Best Family Podcast for The Sticker Game from Minnesota Webfest

    The Sticker Game was also nominated for several awards in other webfests.

  • 2023 – St. Louis Comics Expo Special Guest

    I gave a lecture on solo games and a live-play of The Sticker Game as part of this.

  • 2023 – Rising Star Designer

    Organized by Dicebreaker, I was named Rising Star Designer as part of the 2023 Tabletop Awards

  • 2024 – Recognized by Polygon as a Top AP Moment

    My AP of The Wretched was recognized once again, this time by Polygon as a top actual play moment of 2023.

Writing Credits

  • The Wassailing of Claus Manor: Bonus Zine Scenario (Forthcoming – I think this is still being published)
  • Triangle Agency: Adventure Writer for The Vault (Forthcoming)
  • She is the Ancient
    The Amber Brick Road: A Guide to Foreshadowing the Amber Temple in Dreams

Links and Interviews

  • A 2024 interview I did with a local photographer talking about my origins and current thoughts.
  • 2023 coverage from Ars Technica.
  • Tangled Blessings featured in Forbes for solo games.
  • Goofing with my pal Paul of Table Cat Games in 2023.
  • A 2021 interview I did very early in my tabletop roleplaying career with Nathan of Reckless attack.
  • An interview that came out right after I released What Crooked Roots in 2021.

There are more, but I am too tired to track them all down.

Cassi’s Creative Timeline

Is this breakout necessary? No. But so many people ask me how I got my start, so here ya go!

  • August 2021

    Announced on Twitter she was working on a folk horror work for D&D fifth edition. Much to her surprise, this post gained a bit of traction.

  • November 2021

    Released What Crooked Roots as a pay-what-you-want product.

  • January 2022

    What Crooked Roots hits copper on DriveThruRPG, and becomes a $10 digital product.

  • May 2022

    Cassi plays The Wretched, a solo horror game, live on Twitch.

  • July 2022

    Cassi released Clean Spirit, a tabletop RPG built on her first unique system.

  • November 2022

    Cassi released The Sticker Game.

  • February 2023

    Cassi launched her first crowdfunding campaign for Tangled Blessings.

  • May 2023

    Cassi released Tangled Blessings

  • July 2023

    Cassi launches the Carved by the Garden Kickstarter

  • August 2023

    Cassi released the Winter Break expansion for Tangled Blessings.

  • September 2023

    Cassi released the physical edition of The Sticker Game.

  • November 2023

    Cassi released Carved by the Garden.

  • March 2024

    Cassi released Twisted Endings, a Tangled Blessings expansion.

Browse my games

they are better than learning about me