Just Give Me A D6

I just posted several videos for cool Kickstarter projects, but I know most of you aren’t going to click through to each one. (You should, but I know that you won’t.) However, the folks at Saving Throw have really captured my attention, and so I had to share one more element of their project. No […]

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RPGs on Kickstarter that I’ve enjoyed

I’m a big fan of small, independent publishing ventures. We’ve gone that way with the Second Edition of our book (shameless plug: buy it now), and I’ve chosen that path for my next project, So Far Appalachia, a book funded by backers through Kickstarter. (A project I’m about 6 months behind starting because of D&D […]

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Love and the Time of RPGs

Thankfully I have a wife who values my life as a writer. She doesn’t mind when I lock myself in my office for hours (or days) writing about topics like role-playing games even when that falls on Valentine’s Day. While we’re a few days removed, here are some funny posts about D&D, Valentine’s Day, and […]

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Critical Hit!, a short film about role playing

I’ve become a bit obsessed with short films about role playing this week after watching the feature film The Knights of Badassdom. I’m still in my own post-production high from finishing our book Dungeons & Dreamers (which you can buy now!) so instead of working, I’ve spent this weekend watching and reading what others have created. […]

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Ultima Online Goes to Reddit

The downside to writing and promoting a book is this: It’s easy to forget the joyful part of what you were writing about. John and I chased down stories for so many years that even the idea of talking about Richard Garriott, the Ultima series, or computer games in general strained our relationship. (When you […]

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The Next, Next Gen

One of the ideas John and I discussed throughout the writing process was how to illustrate just how impactful Dungeons & Dragons has become. More than a few people have said the game, which once served as shorthand for “geek” in the popular culture, was an creative influence early in life. As geek culture moved […]

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D&D: The Book…an update

The last few days have been a flurry of activity related to the book, and I wanted to give everyone a quick update as to what’s happening. Production While John and I are lucky to have control over the production and distribution process this time, we’ve been even luckier to hire some talented to folks […]

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

In just 6 weeks, Dungeons & Dreamers will hit the bookstores. You can order a signed copy today (with an eBook), you can wait for the book to hit stores, or you can sign up for our giveaway at Goodreads. We’re giving away 10 copies of the book between February 1 and February 28. All […]

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