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Diversifying Our Gaming

Diversity makes our hobby stronger. It brings in new ideas, furthers the breadth of experiences offered, and draws more people to our hobby. Diversity is Vital I have wanted to write this blog … Continue reading

November 16, 2016 · 12 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

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

Addendum: DnD Next Monster Design and Organized Play

Organized play aims to create fun adventures DMs can run easily. Comparing organized play’s monster formats across the editions is an excellent lens by which to study monster design and identify a path for the future.

October 14, 2015

Gen Con Report Part 2: Why I Love Gen Con

Step back in time to the amazing events at Gen Con 2011 and the reasons why I come back every year.

October 11, 2015

Creating a Chaos “Change Deck”

Capture the effects of chaos or the Spellplague on your PCs with this Change Deck. Or, learn how to make your own decks with MSE.

October 2, 2015

Table Tents for PCs and Tracking Initiative

Table Tents and Initiative Tents can improve communication and speed play. Free downloads!

October 1, 2015