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I Am A (Temporary) Wizard Again!

One of the truest statements about life as a freelancer/creative-for-hire is that the general situation of your working life shifts around on a regular basis. Your creative process and the ebb and flow of your days will change significantly based on who your client is, what type of project(s) you’ve currently got on your desk, and […]

COMICS: Weirdworld (TPB)

Yesterday I made a post giving the background for Marvel Comics’s fantasy title Weirdworld and talking a fair bit about my personal interactions with the title and its influence on me (particularly as a game designer). Today, I want to look at the recently published Weirdworld: Warriors of the Shadow Realm trade paperback. The publication […]

COMICS: Weirdworld

In recent years, Marvel Comics has dived deep into its pool of back-issues and defunct titles to pull together trade paperback collections and modern re-boots of titles one might easily have thought were lost to the mists of time. Recently, they’ve done BOTH these things for one of my favorite obscure properties from my early days […]

D&D: Standing on the Shoulders of Past Success

The Boston Globe recently ran a cool article about D&D’s resurgence with the launch of 5E. My one nitpick, though, is this quote “the game, which experienced strong growth throughout the 1970s and ’80s, began a slump in the 2000s.” Which is the narrative that the current team would LIKE to push … but the […]

Wednesday Toon: Seeing Is Believing

It’s Wednesday, and that means a new comic over at This week we see that there isn’t any ploy too cheap for a hungry dungeon denizen.

Wednesday Toon: Ramming Speed

It’s Wednesday, and that means a new comic over at This week it’s a naval Typo of Doom contributed by none other than Bruce Heard (who just completed a successful Kickstarter drive for his World of Calidar campaign setting).

Edition Wars

With the announcement from Wizards of the Coast about the upcoming new iteration of Dungeons & Dragons, there’s been the expected buzz in the fan community debating the merits of the current and all of the past versions of the game. Actually, “debate” is a pretty tame word for what is more often referred to […]

I’m A Temporary Wizard!

I guess the biggest bit of news in recent months is that I have a job. A temporary job, but a paycheck-every-two-weeks, medical-and-dental-insurance, get-up-and-go-to-the-office-every-day job … and, in a surprise I certainly didn’t see coming, the job is at Wizards of the Coast as a D&D Producer. You’ll note that I did NOT say that […]

Wrap It Up!

It’s finally official! After a hectic few weeks of trying to put everything in place, I got confirmation today that the top secret, holiday themed project I’ve been working on IS going forward and IS going to be available at Gen Con. So without further ado may I introduce … Stan! Paper— Yes, that is […]

D&D Monster Man

Ever wonder what various D&D monsters sound like? Well, this guy has obviously given the matter WAY too much thought! Thanks to Heather for the link!