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Improve Your Adventures and Campaigns by Focusing on Threats

The 5E Dungeon Master’s Guide narrowly defines a villain and their role in an adventure. By widening the definition and leaning into the concept of Threats, we can create better campaigns and adventures.

June 1, 2023 · 2 Comments

Wizards Redefines One D&D at the Creator Summit

My D&D Summit review ends with the 2024 core rules presentation. Here is how it redefines One D&D.

April 25, 2023 · 9 Comments

The Future of D&D Beyond at the Creator Summit

At the D&D Summit, Wizards of the Coast presented its vision for D&D Beyond and asked for feedback. Here is what we learned and asked for.

April 20, 2023 · 4 Comments

The Future of the D&D VTT at the Creator Summit

The D&D Summit allowed attendees a clearer picture of what the Wizards of the Coast Virtual Table Top aims to offer, and the obstacles to getting there.

April 13, 2023 · 8 Comments

The Community Rises at the D&D Creator Summit

Attendees of the D&D Creator Summit rose up to discuss issues critical to our hobby. I review the issues and actionable items.

April 7, 2023 · 15 Comments

Assessing the D&D Creator Summit

What took place at the D&D Creator Summit? This overview covers the main events, with an eye towards actionable improvements for future events.

April 6, 2023 · 12 Comments

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

What Compatibility Means for One D&D

Wizards says it will ensure One D&D is compatible with 5E and its SRD. Here’s the good and bad of what it takes to be compatible.

March 20, 2023 · 1 Comment

What to Expect From the WotC D&D Creative Summit

Wizards of the Coast has invited a few people to attend a “Content Creator Summit.” What might this mean for the community, for Wizards, and for One D&D?

March 9, 2023 · 2 Comments

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

Interview with Kyle Brink on the OGL and D&D Studio

I interview Kyle Brink to discuss the OGL, the DnD Studio, what WotC has learned, and much more.

February 8, 2023 · 3 Comments

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