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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

Using Cinematic Montages in RPGs

Cinematic montages bring blockbuster action to your adventures. Learn when and how to bring the camera into your game!

September 27, 2017 · 3 Comments

It’s the End of the World as We Know it, and I Feel Fine (part 2)

Focused on the impending doom of the apocalypse, these two recent RPGs innovate our genre. Here is why you should play “Phoenix: Dawn Command,” and how to bring some of its epic aspects into your current RPG.

October 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Acquisitions Inc: Fathom!

A D&D first: the PAX live-play event is broadcast in 300 movie theaters. If you go, you receive an adventure I wrote!

August 13, 2016 · 6 Comments

Origins and Gen Con 2016 Bring Big News

Origins becomes the big D&D Convention, but Gen Con and PAX still bring excitement. I am fortunate to have a trio of projects released during this convention season!

May 29, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

Making Confrontation at Candlekeep Interactive

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

November 6, 2015 · 5 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 · 3 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 · 4 Comments

Journey to Candlekeep

Learn the lore and geography behind the fantastic site of the Gen Con 2013 adventure Confrontation at Candlekeep!

October 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

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