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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!

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Your Guide to the D&D One Playtest – Origins

D&D will have a new version in 2024! Let’s take a look at the first playtest packet for character origins. And, how good is the survey at asking the right questions?

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Spelljamer’s Locations and NPCs – Roll20 Dispatch

The final Roll20 Spelljammer blog focuses on the locations and NPCs in 5E’s Spelljammer. 32 years later, Spelljammer is back!

August 15, 2022 · Leave a comment

Spelljammer’s Most Dangerous Creatures in 5E

Take a look at the deadliest creatures the new 5E D&D Spelljammer campaign setting has to offer… including creatures from Dark Sun!

August 13, 2022 · Leave a comment

Spelljammer’s Foes and Allies – Roll20 Dispatch

Learn all about the creatures of Dungeon & Dragon’s Spelljammer setting for 5E. From foes to allies, all on the Roll20 blog!

August 8, 2022 · Leave a comment

How Travel Works in 5E’s Spelljammer

The second of my Roll20 blogs is now up: Spelljammer Dispatch: Adventuring in the Astral Sea! This time, we look at the ways the 5E team chose to enable Spelljammers … Continue reading

July 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Spelljammer Dispatch – New Series on Roll20

All you need to prepare you for the upcoming 5E Spelljammer setting – a new blog series on Roll20!

July 20, 2022 · Leave a comment

Join My Tables at 2022 GameHole Con!

Come join me at GameHole Con for games, panels, and live games!

June 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Your Game’s Lore? Make it Actionable!

Lore is often encyclopedic, hard to use and even intimidating for Dungeon Masters. Here is how actionable lore can change your game.

June 2, 2022 · 3 Comments

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

The Bold New Future Hinted at by D&D Direct

Wizards of the Coast held D&D Direct, announcing a number of books and products, including classic campaign settings. Find out exactly what was announced… and what might be announced next.

May 6, 2022 · 2 Comments

What Should I Playtest at Gamehole?

I’m going to playtest an adventure at Gamehole Con, and supporters will determine which one.

April 29, 2022 · 1 Comment

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