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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.

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tomb of Annihilation comes alive with Jungle Treks!

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

November 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Using Cinematic Montages in RPGs

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

September 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

Aliens in Your Own World: WondLa Campaign Part 2

What is more alien than being surrounded by strange plants, creatures, and cities… and finding out you might be the real alien?

December 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

Talent vs Experience

Many artists take umbrage at the idea of raw natural talent, as opposed to effort. How does this play into being a DM or authoring?

December 21, 2015 · 3 Comments