Lyla McBeath Fujiwara is a game designer and project manager living in Massachusetts. She's worked everywhere from rural Rwanda to Silicon Valley, leading teams to design and run an all-girls computer camp, produce online courses for over half a million students, and deliver Google News app features. As a creator, she writes games that focus on intricate stories, complex characters, and mechanics that drive the narrative.
She is a 2023 Storytelling Collective Creative Laureate and 2023 Big Bad Con POC scholar and has freelanced for Gamehole Con, Bob World Builder, and Jeff Stevens Games. As a project manager, she's led Encounters in the Radiant Citadel, a 10-person D&D 5e collaboration where she was the project lead and layout artist and Jukebox: The Karaoke Musical TTRPG, a karaoke-based storytelling TTRPG.
In addition to her creative work, she’s the author of Project Management for TTRPGs, a Substack series about project management and leadership for newcomers in the TTRPG space, and The TTRPG Collaboration Workbook, a 28-page workbook zine for project managers. In her off hours she can be found throwing lopsided ceramics and cooking feasts for her cooperative house.
Connect with Lyla at [email protected]