Kat Kruger

Narrative Game Designer & Author

Steampunk Unicorn Studio is run by Chief Wordsmith Kat Kruger. With over fifteen years’ experience writing in the entertainment and gaming industries, she offers a wide gamut of narrative game design and storytelling services.

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Where Words Meet Play.Below is a partial list of game design and publishing work done by Kat Kruger, Chief Wordsmith at Steampunk Unicorn Studio.




Kat Kruger is a freelance game designer and author at her owner-operated company, Steampunk Unicorn Studio. Having worked for clients such as Hasbro, Wizards of the Coast, MCDM, Hit Point Press, and Larian Studios, her game credits include: Blood in Baldur's Gate, Betrayal at House on the Hill 3E, HeroQuest, and Divinity Original Sin the Board Game. In the TTRPG sphere she has most notably contributed to the D&D NERDS collaboration and was also the Dungeon Master on the family-friendly, actual-play podcast d20 Dames.Her latest book, Dungeons & Dragons: How to Be More D&D (Running Press Books), is an officially licensed publication through Wizards of the Coast. She was also a Creative Laureate with the Storytelling Collective in 2022. When she’s not designing games, she’s raising a geeky toddler with her partner and their dachshund in Seattle.


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