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Diversifying Our Gaming

Diversity makes our hobby stronger. It brings in new ideas, furthers the breadth of experiences offered, and draws more people to our hobby. Diversity is Vital I have wanted to write this blog … Continue reading

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It’s the End of the World as We Know it, and I Feel Fine (part 2)

Focused on the impending doom of the apocalypse, these two recent RPGs innovate our genre. Here is why you should play “Phoenix: Dawn Command,” and how to bring some of its epic aspects into your current RPG.

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It’s the End of the World as We Know It, and I Feel Fine (part 1)

Focused on the impending doom of the apocalypse, these two recent RPGs innovate our genre. Here is why you should play “Shadow of the Demon Lord” and and how to bring some of its coolest features into your current RPG.

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What is an Adventure Worth?

How have Adamantine Chef and Howling Void sold? Is the Guild working for me? How do we gamers value the work involved in creating great RPG products?

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Breathing (Extra) Life into Characters

Extra-Life is an opportunity to help children’s hospitals, and to explore how to create a memorable character based on a few initial parameters. Exciting developments are coming soon due to donors’ efforts, and the week is stuffed full of podcasts!

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Acquisitions Inc: Fathom!

A D&D first: the PAX live-play event is broadcast in 300 movie theaters. If you go, you receive an adventure I wrote!

August 13, 2016 · 3 Comments

Origins and Gen Con 2016 Bring Big News

Origins becomes the big D&D Convention, but Gen Con and PAX still bring excitement. I am fortunate to have a trio of projects released during this convention season!

May 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Transformation in Numenera: WondLa Campaign Session 4

In the final session of our Numenera WondLa campaign, the very essence of each character affects the exciting outcome!

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Death and Rebirth in Numenera: WondLa, part 3

The penultimate session of our WondLa Numenera campaign! Ancient human ruins may provide the secrets to humanity’s fate and the reason for they were raised in a hidden sanctuary.

February 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Managing Player Types

Creating archetypes of common player types can make us more capable DMs, enabling us with tools to appeal to a variety of players.

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment