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What a 5E Spelljammer Campaign Setting Might Look Like

Does the Baldur’s Gate III video game trailer mean Spelljammer is coming? Here is what 5E Spelljammer might look like!

February 28, 2020 · 5 Comments

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

Why Dark Sun Was 4E’s Most Successful Setting (Part 1)

Why did 4E have so few campaign settings? What happened in the past and what might D&D do in the future?

January 16, 2020 · 9 Comments

Falling Star Sailing Ship – Unboxing!

Let’s unbox the massive Falling Star Sailing Ship and see how amazing and useful this is!

March 1, 2019 · 1 Comment

Which Products to Buy During a DMs Guild Sale!

A huge sale on the DMs Guild? Here are the products I think should be a part of every gamer’s collection!

January 24, 2018 · Leave a comment

What is an Adventure Worth? (Part 2)

How highly do we value the benefits an adventure provides? We look at adventures such as Jungle Treks and Tomb of Annihilation to examine what they are worth to us, and what it takes to achieve financial success as an adventure author.

November 21, 2017 · 13 Comments

Critical Role and Bringing Emotional Investment to Campaigns

Critical Role, the acclaimed and influential livestream series, showcases how a campaign can create emotional invested players. Find out how to create emotionally rich play in your campaign.

November 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tomb of Annihilation comes alive with Jungle Treks!

We wrote six short adventures to supplement jungle exploration in Tomb of Annihilation or similar wilderness campaigns. Find out why this is so critical for Tomb of Annihilation!

November 2, 2017 · 5 Comments

Using Cinematic Montages in RPGs

Cinematic montages bring blockbuster action to your adventures. Learn when and how to bring the camera into your game!

September 27, 2017 · 4 Comments

Creating a Player-Focused Tomb of Annihilation Campaign

Published 5E D&D campaigns, including the new Tomb of Annihilation, provide the players and DM with a ton of possible content to use. This technique allows us to find out what our players want and create a memorable campaign before the first die is rolled!

September 13, 2017 · 4 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