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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

Gen Con 2011 Report – New Products

Gen Con 2011 was filled with exciting D&D products.

October 11, 2015

In a Perfect World

The lack of support and broken promises for digital tools and organized play cause me to go on a (hopefully constructive) rant.

October 7, 2015

Mini-Reviews of New WotC Products: PAX 2010 Loot

Judging D&D at the PAX convention results in some amazing rewards and allows me a chance to review several 2010 products.

October 2, 2015

Another Age Begins

Gone for 14 years, the Dark Sun setting finally returns for 4E! I look back at what brought it back and defend the need for canon in campaign settings.

October 2, 2015

Classes and Themes in Athas

4E Dark Sun’s themes capture iconic Athasian setting elements and make them important to your PC. Here’s how to make the best of that.

October 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dark Sun’s Cast of Characters

Dark Sun takes common campaign elements and turns them upside down – including the playable races. Learn what makes them uniquely Athasian.

October 2, 2015

Warming up for Dark Sun

This post serves as an index to all of my Dark Sun posts.

October 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

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 · 2 Comments

DDXP 2010 Highlights

The DDXP convention featured the return of Dark Sun, the first Living Forgotten Realms battle interactive, a new program called Encounters, and many new products.

October 1, 2015

SPEC2-1 P2 Scout’s Honor – DM Add-Ons

A real-life trip to amazing Angkor Wat provides images for my adventure, Scout’s Honor.

October 1, 2015