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What is an Adventure Worth? (Part 2)

How highly do we value the benefits an adventure provides? We look at adventures such as Jungle Treks and Tomb of Annihilation to examine what they are worth to us, and what it takes to achieve financial success as an adventure author.

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Critical Role and Bringing Emotional Investment to Campaigns

Critical Role, the acclaimed and influential livestream series, showcases how a campaign can create emotional invested players. Find out how to create emotionally rich play in your campaign.

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Tomb of Annihilation comes alive with Jungle Treks!

We wrote six short adventures to supplement jungle exploration in Tomb of Annihilation or similar wilderness campaigns. Find out why this is so critical for Tomb of Annihilation!

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Using Cinematic Montages in RPGs

Cinematic montages bring blockbuster action to your adventures. Learn when and how to bring the camera into your game!

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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!

September 13, 2017 · 3 Comments

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!

September 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

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!

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

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!

July 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

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