Janet Forbes

Janet Forbes

Published fantasy author, and lead author on the Dark Crystal RPG. Worked for (among others) Jim Henson Company, Kobold Press, Infinite Black. Co-founder of World Anvil worldbuilding and novel writing software, with over 1.5 million users.

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Janet Forbes (she/her) is a fantasy author, game developer and (secretly) velociraptor, and has been building worlds since she was knee-high to an orc. In 2017 she co-founded World Anvil (https://www.worldanvil.com), the worldbuilding, writing and tabletop RPG platform which boasts a community of 1.5 million users. As a writer, Janet publishes fantasy fiction under the pen name J.D. Blythe, and was the lead author of The Dark Crystal RPG (2021) with Riverhorse Games and the Henson Company. As a D&D performer she has played professionally for the likes of Wizards of the Coast, Modiphius and Wyrd Games. Janet is passionate about teaching, and has given seminars on writing and other topics for Exeter University, GenCon, Dragonmeet, the Circle of Worldbuilders and more. She holds a BA and MA in Early Music Performance, is an experienced archaeologist, and speaks 5 languages.

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