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Solving the Problem of Heroes Leaving Their Home Behind

Leaving home can lessen the emotional ties heroes have, and undermine their motivations. Let’s explore alternate approaches to correct this!

October 18, 2021 · 1 Comment

Why Do Heroes Leave Their Home Base Behind?

Why do heroes leave their home base behind, and what are the consequences of this design?

October 14, 2021 · 2 Comments

Reviewing Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft for Players and DMs: A Mastering Dungeons Index

We provide an index to our podcast coverage of the book Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft.

July 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Learn to Play the New Dune RPG with this Mini-Series!

Want to learn how to play the new Dune RPG by Modiphius Entertainment? Of course you do! And your time to do that starts today, June 6th, at 5:30 PM Pacific (8:30 PM Eastern)!

July 6, 2021 · 4 Comments

Collaborative Campaign Creation on the Dragon Talk Podcast

Hear me on the official D&D podcast, discussing collaborative campaign building. Then get my free guide walking you through the process!

May 19, 2021 · Leave a comment

For a Great Campaign, Ask the PCs What Happens 10 to 100 Years After It Ends

This technique is a great way to end a campaign – but it is also how we can begin the design for a great campaign.

February 24, 2021 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Transformation in Numenera: WondLa Campaign Session 4

In the final session of our Numenera WondLa campaign, the very essence of each character affects the exciting outcome!

February 19, 2016 · 5 Comments

Death and Rebirth in Numenera: WondLa, part 3

The penultimate session of our WondLa Numenera campaign! Ancient human ruins may provide the secrets to humanity’s fate and the reason for they were raised in a hidden sanctuary.

February 17, 2016 · 1 Comment

Aliens in Your Own World: WondLa Campaign Part 2

What is more alien than being surrounded by strange plants, creatures, and cities… and finding out you might be the real alien?

December 29, 2015 · 2 Comments