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The Key Issues for OGL 2.0

A checklist by which we can assess whether any future OGL 2.0 for Dungeons & Dragons meets the needs of creators, the hobby, and WotC.

January 15, 2023 · 6 Comments

A Vision for the D&D OGL – Part 3: WotC

Wizards of the Coast is revising the OGL for Dungeons & Dragons. What does WotC want? What should it want?

January 3, 2023 · 8 Comments

A Vision for the D&D OGL – Part 2: What We Want

Wizards of the Coast is revising the D&D OGL. The OGL has been great for Dungeons & Dragons and for creators. What do we want the OGL to be for One D&D?

January 3, 2023 · 5 Comments

A Vision for the D&D OGL – Part 1: Reasons

Wizards of the Coast is revising the OGL. What do we want the OGL to be for One D&D? And what does WotC want? What should it want?

January 3, 2023 · 7 Comments

Success with Social Media and NDAs

Two new Success in RPG videos, a Podcast vote, and much more heading our way in 2023!

January 3, 2023 · Leave a comment

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!

September 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

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?

September 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

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