Berin Kinsman (born November 13, 1963) is an American writer and game designer. He has over 50 best selling titles on DriveThruRPG geared toward creative writing and story gaming. Berin is best known for the Lighthouse System, a tabletop roleplaying system featuring simple mechanics, description-based characters, and shared narration. He was a contributor to the Black Box Manifesto, a movement started by Daniel Perez of Highmoon Press to address barriers to entry into the roleplaying hobby for both players and creators. Since 2014 he has resided in Jyväskylä, Finland with his wife, the artist and education Katie Kinsman.