DON’T F*CK WITH 5E’S FUNDAMENTALS

After yet another thread on Facebook’s big 5e group, I found myself writing the same thing for the umpteenth time, so I’m going to set it out here as an essay for you, dear readers (and so I can just post a link next time I have to say the same goddamned thing). Here’s the …

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I Love Collaborations…

…so much that I keep doing them. We just released another one, in fact: Halaster’s Hoard! More than 120 pages of stuff for your Undermountain campaign—or any other campaign, really. It’s a huge collection of powerful magic items, challenging monsters, and devious traps to tempt and terrorize the most jaded veteran adventurers. Included in this weighty tome are: 96 magic items 65 monsters …

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5-star Review for a new title!

Well, kind of new. How To Play Good is an amalgamation of my best-selling ebooks You Can Try – Tips on Becoming a Better DM and I Want To Try – Tips on Becoming a Better Player. I revised and expanded both titles and jammed them together with (I think) a cool OSR-feel layout and …

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BIG collaboration goes up on the Guild!

So this just went live on the DMs Guild this morning, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it. I had the good fortune to coordinate a crack team of best-selling Guild creators to make MLN, which brings you: 140+ spells 16 eldritch invocations 100+ magic items Vistani lore …and tons of jottings direct from …

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It’s been a long time.

Wow. I haven’t posted in…like…a long time. Truth is I’ve been fantastically busy. Writing, editing, doing voice work. I’ve been so busy I actually worked myself into an illness I’m even now getting over. There’ll be more to come. I’ve got a lot to tell you about!

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A new adventure!

It’s been a long time since I’ve released an adventure. That’s because I like my adventures to be absolutely perfect, and I think this one is as close as I’ve ever gotten to my design ideal. For your adventuring delectation, I present “Ransom at Falcon’s Crest” — an adventure in the Kingdom of Impiltur on …

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Guild-Only Editing Rates

I get asked a lot about my rates for editing projects destined for the DM’s Guild. In the interest of having them out there and available, here they are: Provided you send me a Word file, I use “Track Changes” to cover the following: Spelling Punctuation Grammar Spacing Capitalization Syntax (sentence structure & readability) Style …

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Hit Points – Abstraction?

It happens every couple of weeks, it seems. Someone posts somewhere lamenting about hit points in D&D and how they don’t make sense. An argument ensues about what hit points really mean. These arguments are almost always as poorly informed and poorly thought through as they are passionate. Here are my thoughts on it, collated …

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Massive new compilation released!

I’m very, very happy to be a part of “A Fistful of Coppers” – a compilation of more than 800 pages of best-selling D&D content from some of the best-known independent gaming writers. There’s adventures, character options, DM’s tools, you name it! Literally dozens of hours of entertainment are in this compilation, each and every …

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Just released! A guide to being a good player!

I just released a new thing: “I Want To Try! Tips on becoming a better player” is live now and shipping on the Guild.   There is tons of helpful information out there about how to be a better DM. Books, websites, blogs, Youtube video series, you name it. I’ve noticed, however, that there is …

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