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Category Archives: Organized Play

Ashes of Athas: Where to Begin

Find out how Ashes of Athas designed its first adventure, and the start of its campaign, with a bang!
Use these techniques for your campaign!

October 20, 2015

Ashes of Athas – Looking Back on the Dark Sun Organized Play Campaign

The secrets of Ashes of Athas, the Dark Sun organized play campaign, are shared with Mike Shea and with the Misdirected Mark podcast. Find out how Chad Brown, Derek Guder, and I lost so much sleep.

October 20, 2015

Addendum: DnD Next Monster Design and Organized Play

Organized play aims to create fun adventures DMs can run easily. Comparing organized play’s monster formats across the editions is an excellent lens by which to study monster design and identify a path for the future.

October 14, 2015

A Few Tips for DDI Article Submissions

How to make a great pitch for a freelance opportunity with Dungeons & Dragons.

October 11, 2015

Gen Con Report Part 2: Why I Love Gen Con

Step back in time to the amazing events at Gen Con 2011 and the reasons why I come back every year.

October 11, 2015

Gen Con 2011 Report – New Products

Gen Con 2011 was filled with exciting D&D products.

October 11, 2015

In a Perfect World

The lack of support and broken promises for digital tools and organized play cause me to go on a (hopefully constructive) rant.

October 7, 2015

Mini-Reviews of New WotC Products: PAX 2010 Loot

Judging D&D at the PAX convention results in some amazing rewards and allows me a chance to review several 2010 products.

October 2, 2015

Another Age Begins

Gone for 14 years, the Dark Sun setting finally returns for 4E! I look back at what brought it back and defend the need for canon in campaign settings.

October 2, 2015

Classes and Themes in Athas

4E Dark Sun’s themes capture iconic Athasian setting elements and make them important to your PC. Here’s how to make the best of that.

October 2, 2015