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Creating a Player-Focused Tomb of Annihilation Campaign

Published 5E D&D campaigns, including the new Tomb of Annihilation, provide the players and DM with a ton of possible content to use. This technique allows us to find out what our players want and create a memorable campaign before the first die is rolled!

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Adamantine Chef Live Play!

The voice-acted comedy podcast Have Spellbook, Will Travel has done a live-play of my adventure Adamantine Chef: Supreme Challenge! Come listen!

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Authoring Dwarven Forge’s Dungeon of Doom!

Just announced: I’m working with Dwarven Forge to write adventures supporting the awesome encounter rooms in their Dungeon of Doom Kickstarter!

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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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The Tarrasque and Halaster’s Maze of Madness: Encoded Designs Delivers

Hear the cheers and lamentations of your players with new adventures and sourcebooks from Encoded Designs!

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Solving Crimes and Defeating Foes With the Dresden Files Cooperative Card Game!

This game is all about the looming endgame, and how your team coordinates under pressure to solve cases and eliminate foes. A fun option-rich 30-minute cooperative card game set in the Dresdenverse!

February 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

D&D Minis Return with Monster Menagerie II

The 6th set of minis under WizKids provides a few truly exceptional must-see minis and is a strong set overall.

February 23, 2017 · 2 Comments

Return of the Classics

Which adventures are considered D&D classics? How is it that 3E and 4E produced so few, if any, classics? And, let’s reveal how 5E is bringing back the classics!

January 4, 2017 · 7 Comments

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

November 16, 2016 · 12 Comments

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.

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

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.

September 28, 2016 · 1 Comment