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D&D Celebration News and Puzzles

A quick look at the big news from D&D Celebration, and a walkthrough of the event’s cool puzzles!

September 27, 2021 · Leave a comment

How to Grow Old in Tabletop RPGs

An article on aging in the RPG industry. How to do it well, in a world of constant change.

August 27, 2021 · 4 Comments

Join My Tables at GameHole Con!

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

August 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

Streaming Dragons and Arguing Canon

What does the future of D&D hold for dragons? And, what should D&D’s approach to canon be for 5E?

August 1, 2021 · 1 Comment

Cautionary Tales: What We Can Learn From the Satanic Panic

We discuss the Satanic Panic with renowned author Tim Harford. Why have times changed so significantly for D&D?

April 22, 2021 · 2 Comments

Mastering Dungeons? Absolutely!

I join Shawn Merwin as the new co-host on my all-time favorite podcast!

July 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Code of Conduct for RPG Projects (Codigo de Conducta Para Projectos RPG)

Announcing a customizable Code of Conduct both project owners and contributors can use in RPG projects to create a safe and positive work environment.

June 2, 2020 · 5 Comments

Potential Energy: Creating Responsive Adventure Scenes

We continue to explore Potential Energy: how can adventures respond to characters, empowering and engaging players?

May 22, 2020 · 4 Comments

Potential Energy: How to Write Engaging Adventures

How do we write engaging adventures? We add potential energy in our scenes so the action and improvisation will follow!

May 14, 2020 · 2 Comments

How to Write an Adventure With Your Child or Teenager

It’s the perfect time to help someone young learn the joy of writing. Here’s how to make the project a success!

April 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Best and Worst of Adventure Formats at Winter Fantasy 2020

In the search for more open play, D&D has made changes to adventure format. At the Winter Fantasy convention we saw how it worked.

February 20, 2020 · 4 Comments

Why Dark Sun Was 4E’s Most Successful Setting (Part 2)

4th edition Dark Sun saw only three books, but felt like much more. Here’s how it became a huge success.

January 24, 2020 · 7 Comments