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Mastering Dungeons Goes Indie

Big changes and improvements for the Mastering Dungeons podcast!

November 3, 2022 · 2 Comments

An RPG Designer’s Personal Budget

How do we know if we can afford to work as a freelancer? We need a budget!

October 10, 2022 · Leave a comment

What Can a Freelancer Earn?

How much can a freelancer earn in a year? What is a good word rate? How many PHBs would I need to write to afford a decent living? Episode 3 of Success in RPGs has the answers!

September 29, 2022 · 4 Comments

How to DM a Spelljammer Campaign

How can a DM make the most of the Spelljammer D&D campaign setting? I discuss key elements such as ship combat and exploration on the Dragon Talk podcast!

September 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Announcing: Success in RPGs!

Announcing the launch of a new show: Success in RPGs! Watch the intro video and learn all about this show helping you achieve success in the RPG industry.

May 16, 2022 · Leave a comment

Dragon Talk: The Game Master’s Guide to Evolving Magic Items

How do we make magic items awesome? I answer this on the Dragon Talk official D&D podcast and in my new supplement The Game Master’s Guide to Evolving Magic Items!

January 14, 2022 · 6 Comments

How DMs can make the Most of Patron-Driven Dungeons & Dragons Campaigns

Make the most of D&D’s patron rules, creating a more interesting and engaging campaign where players are united by common goals.

December 23, 2021 · 2 Comments

Dragon Talk: Give Your D&D Campaigns Purpose with Group Patrons

Want an awesome D&D campaign? Make the most of 5E’s rules for a Group Patron – an organization or entity that oversees the party, often acting as employer, financier, or mentor.

December 15, 2021 · 1 Comment

GameHole Con Streams

Catch the D&D and Aliens livestreams I played in at the amazing GameHole Con!

November 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

Streaming Dragons and Arguing Canon

What does the future of D&D hold for dragons? And, what should D&D’s approach to canon be for 5E?

August 1, 2021 · 1 Comment

Learn to Play the New Dune RPG with this Mini-Series!

Want to learn how to play the new Dune RPG by Modiphius Entertainment? Of course you do! And your time to do that starts today, June 6th, at 5:30 PM Pacific (8:30 PM Eastern)!

July 6, 2021 · 4 Comments

Collaborative Campaign Creation on the Dragon Talk Podcast

Hear me on the official D&D podcast, discussing collaborative campaign building. Then get my free guide walking you through the process!

May 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

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