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D&D Beyond Launches Community Stream with Forge of Foes

Wizards of the Coast continues to make changes in the aftermath of the OGL fiasco. This week, D&D Beyond launched a Community Stream, highlighting a third-party creator. They chose the Forge of Foes!

March 26, 2023 · Leave a comment

Enhancing Monsters with Monster Powers

Monster Powers can transform your game, and here’s how! Monster Powers come from the Forge of Foes, live on Kickstarter!

March 6, 2023 · Leave a comment

Back the Forge of Foes!

Mike Shea, Scott Fitzgerald Gray, and I have just launched the Kickstarter for the Lazy DM’s Forge of Foes! Learn about this awesome monster project!

March 1, 2023 · 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

HeroQuest Returns! (and I’m a $3M stretch goal?!!)

Dreams do come true! I’m a guest designer on the relaunched HeroQuest boardgame!

September 25, 2020 · 3 Comments

Adamantine Chef Live Play!

The voice-acted comedy podcast Have Spellbook, Will Travel has done a live-play of my adventure Adamantine Chef: Supreme Challenge! Come listen!

September 5, 2017 · 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 · 2 Comments

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 · 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 · 4 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

Last Stand at Camp Starfall – May of the Dead

Every DM needs a campy fun horror adventure in their arsenal! This free adventure is perfect for October and combines horror, sci-fi, and fun monsters.

October 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

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