Therapist Turns Game-Creation Hobby Into Full-Time Business

Sep 19, 2023

Arcadia game with dragon and warrior engaged in battle

By Alison Laurio

Jessica Marcrum, MSW, LSW, a clinical social worker focusing on individual therapy and cases of trauma, PTSD, domestic abuse and sexual abuse, has put her private practice in Pittsburgh on hold for a while as she focuses on building her tabletop game-design hobby into a business.

The ENNIE award-winning writer, director and game designer is co-founder of Unseelie Studios and Threeflings stream-play game shows. The ENNIE Awards are an annual fan-based, role-play tabletop game people’s choice awards. The public recognizes game designers, writers and artists through online voting.

Marcrum also created the Buddy System and is part of Magpie’s Curated Play program. The buddysystemgames.com website covers all things games, including new games, top gaming and trends.

Read the full article in NASW Social Work Advocates magazine.

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