Chance J. Feldstein (they/them) is a queer, autistic narrative artist, working primarily in the media of game design, fiction writing, and transformative roleplay. They are a lifelong student of psychology, mythology, religion, and the occult, as well as a DC comics and musical theater geek. While they remain culturally Jewish, they have practiced eclectic paganism and witchcraft since 2003, and have enjoyed writing occasional games about it. Chance is currently working on a romantic modern fantasy / mystery novel with a close friend, and usually has at least one new game in the pipeline. They live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with their two cats, plus a third they are watching temporarily for a friend. They have worked in technical support for over 25 years, and are currently (2023) studying Transformative Game Design in Uppsala University’s new graduate certificate program.
They have co-written eight tabletop game books as a freelance writer, mainly for Vampire: the Masquerade and Mind’s Eye Theatre. Their most recent professional work was a short, somewhat political section on the enslavement of the djinn for the Mage: the Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition book Gods & Monsters. (Some of Chance’s previous writing appears under the names “Chance J. Kallisti”, “Jason Louis Feldstein” or “Travis-Jason Feldstein”.)
Lately, their focus is more on writing freeform larps and fiction. Their freeform game “Garden of Pathos” received an Honorable Mention in 2019’s Golden Cobra Challenge, and they continue to strive to improve and refine their games.
Chance’s personal blog is Specularium. A link to their older Livejournal will be provided (to some people) upon request.
Their old articles for the now-defunct news / counterculture website Disinfo can be found here.
To reach Chance with questions, comments, suggestions, concerns, requests, or attempts to inspire or conspire, please send an email.