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The Best and Worst of Adventure Formats at Winter Fantasy 2020

In the search for more open play, D&D has made changes to adventure format. At the Winter Fantasy convention we saw how it worked.

February 20, 2020 · 3 Comments

Why Dark Sun Was 4E’s Most Successful Setting (Part 2)

4th edition Dark Sun saw only three books, but felt like much more. Here’s how it became a huge success.

January 24, 2020 · 3 Comments

Why Dark Sun Was 4E’s Most Successful Setting (Part 1)

Why did 4E have so few campaign settings? What happened in the past and what might D&D do in the future?

January 16, 2020 · 8 Comments

How to Deal With Feeling Down in the Golden Era of RPGs

It’s a golden era, but many people feel left out. Why is it happening? What do we do about it?

May 17, 2019 · 17 Comments

DMs Guild Sale!

A huge sale on the DMs Guild? Here are the products I think should be a part of every gamer’s collection!

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

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.

November 21, 2017 · 13 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 · 12 Comments

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?

February 15, 2016 · 48 Comments

Adamantine Chef: Supreme Challenge!

My new adventure pairs action with humor. The menu includes high-flying martial arts action, wild animal hunts, shopping, haiku, and, of course, a food fight! Makes me hungry just typing this!

January 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Dungeon Masters Guild Launches!

An SRD? An online marketplace for anyone’s D&D creations? Adventurers League offering Expedition adventures for home play? Have our dreams come true?

January 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

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