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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

Reviewing the Rage of Demons D&D Miniatures

Here is why this set is great for the average gamer and terrible for collectors!

December 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Cooperative Dungeon! and Young Gamer Parents: Hang In There

Want to play the Dungeon! board game cooperatively? Are you a new sleep-deprived and overworked parent wondering if life will ever get better? It will!

November 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Making Confrontation at Candlekeep Interactive

Previous public play events inspired Candlekeep, but its interactive design faced some daunting design constraints.

November 6, 2015 · 4 Comments

Writing Confrontation at Candlekeep

Vault of the Dracolich was a big influence, but in writing Confrontation at Candlekeep we also had our own unique vision and goals.

November 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

How Vault Influenced Confrontation at Candlekeep

Confrontation at Candlekeep was a success as a convention event, but it owes much to the lessons learned from Vault of the Dracolich.

November 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Magic of Items

Does a certain number of magic items per PC make D&D Next better? There are better and more important questions to ask.

October 20, 2015