Rae Nedjadi (he/they) is the creative force behind Sword Queen Games and they believe in the power and magic of creative play. His game BALIKBAYAN: Returning Home was nominated for the IGDN Indie Groundbreaker Award for best setting. Rae is also a co-host of The Gauntlet podcast, a community podcast that focuses on play and indie TTRPGs.
Rae is Filipino, queer, non-binary, and disabled. They believe that marginalized creators are the future of TTRPGs and all creative spaces. Please consider supporting Sword Queen Games as a patron!
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New to Sword Queen games? Here are some games to check out:
APOCALYPSE KEYS - The End is Nigh, and monsters will save us all! Inspired by Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. comics, this PbtA investigative game of mystery and impending doom elevates the rule of cool! Emotions and relationships always come first. Be a monster that fights monsters, hold back the apocalypse, fall in love, and hold on to found family even as your doom inches closer.
BALIKBAYAN: Returning Home - In this Cyberpunk-Supernatural game, you are Elementals on the run from the CORP. You have returned home to a city that's fallen apart: can you bring about the rebirth of Machine-Magic before your masters catch up with you? In this daring game that based on the innovative Belonging Outside Belonging system, create an amazing story based on Filipino folklore, myth, and legend.
OATHBREAKERS - A game that embodies the mood and theme or gritty urban fantasy comics from the 90s, play as Arcanists who have been betrayed by a sinister Conspiracy. You must gather enough clues while navigating a complex and treacherous world of intrigue and magic. Oathbreakers uses the Belonging Outside Belonging system, but with a twist: players draw tarot cards and line up strong moves based on which cards are in their hands. Can you break the Conspiracy before it breaks you?