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Ambitious (Dark Sun) Adventure Design

My favorite adventures are bold and innovative. We look at how to take risks, using an Ashes of Athas adventure as an example.

October 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

HeroQuest Returns! (and I’m a $3M stretch goal?!!)

Dreams do come true! I’m a guest designer on the relaunched HeroQuest boardgame!

September 25, 2020 · 2 Comments

Potential Energy: Making Random Encounters Consistently Awesome

Harness the power of potential energy to create compelling random encounters!

August 5, 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

Why Eberron’s Oracle of War Was the Best Organized Play Program at Winter Fantasy 2020

Eberron’s Oracle of War excited and pleased players and DMs. Here is how the organized play campaign achieved excellence.

March 5, 2020 · 3 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 · 3 Comments

How to Deal With Feeling Down in the Golden Era of RPGs

It’s a golden era, but many people feel left out. Why is it happening? What do we do about it?

May 17, 2019 · 17 Comments