On the 40th Anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons

Our book comes out in mid-March (get your pre-order copies here), which is coincidentally the 40th anniversary of the release of Dungeons & Dragons. When I found out yesterday about the upcoming anniversary, I started reminiscing about the first time I played the game. I purchased the infamous Dungeons & Dragons red box Starter Set […]

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Special Pre-Orders for Dungeons + Dreamers

As of today, John and I have officially sent the Second Edition to our copy editor, which means we’ve entered the production phase of the publishing process. That also means we have a tentative publishing date set for mid-March. (Does it get more tentative than a non-specific time in March?) Pre-Order the Book The good […]

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ARGs and the Ending That Wasn’t

The best stories rarely make it into the final draft of a book. I’m convinced of this. In the First Edition, I wrote what I thought would be the epilogue. It was the story of  Richard Garriott’s mother as she spearheaded the creation of the Leonardo’s Children Museum in Enid, Oklahoma. This wasn’t just any […]

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Coming Soon…and a preview

After years of writing, we’re down to the last few edits. We have a (mostly) completed and re-written manuscript, we have a draft out to some amazingly kind readers, we have the printing process nailed down, we have the press materials ready, and now we have the front cover (tentatively) designed. Since you’ve been popping […]

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Mammoth Cave, the beginning

While returning from a trip this past weekend, I asked my wife if we could swing by Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Without hesitation, she said yes (and then I launched into an entirely unnecessary history of computer games.) I wanted to visit the place that helped inspire one of the first computer games: Colossal Cave Adventure, […]

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Live-streaming a D&D Game

There’s too much goodness here to explain. Please just watch the video and you can follow the Twitter stream as well. Other Links: ’80s favorite returns as app with old interactive magic, via the Chicago Tribune Dungeons & Dragons at the movies, via The Cine Family (if you happen to be in Los Angeles August […]

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Transmedia Games in the World of the PC

What Vin Diesel Can Teach You About Transmedia, via Transmedia Coalition Psych – The Hashtag Killer and The S#cial Sector, via Robots and Fountain Pens Without divulging too many of our trade secrets, John and I have been kicking around the idea of including transmedia games near the end of our book. We’re not quite […]

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