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Death and Rebirth in Numenera: WondLa, part 3

The penultimate session of our WondLa Numenera campaign! Ancient human ruins may provide the secrets to humanity’s fate and the reason for they were raised in a hidden sanctuary.

February 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

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?

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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

5 Questions for Character Creation

5 Questions is a supplement designed to help you create robust and interesting characters. It works well as both a DM and player tool.

January 30, 2016 · 3 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 · Leave a comment

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

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

Waking in an Unknown World: WondLa Campaign Part 1

It can be hard in a sci-fi RPG to figure out how the players should react to the setting. What wondrous elements should be commonplace, and which should evoke wonder? Tony DiTerlizzi’s The Search for WondLa has a great answer.

December 18, 2015 · 3 Comments

The Search for Wondla: A Numenera Campaign

My daughter reads Tony DiTerlizzi’s WondLa novels and they become the basis for a Numenera campaign.

December 5, 2015 · 4 Comments