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PORTLAND: Role Playing on the Stage

A few months ago I backed a Kickstarter campaign for the Cleveland High School PTA. The Portland-area school was getting ready to put on an original play that was a prequel to Paizo Publishing’s current Pathfinder Adventure Path—Hell’s Rebels.  Let that sink in a moment . . . a high school putting on an original […]

RPGs: Call of Bundlethulhu—90% Off Sale

A few years back, when I was still part of Super Genius Games, I led an effort to publish a line of Call of Cthulhu products. When all was said and done, we’d put out six products that I brought with me when I joined Rogue Genius Games. With October and Halloween quickly approaching, we’ve […]

RPG: Grande Temple of Jing

  Look what arrived this week . . . my contributor’s copy of The Grande Temple of Jing, a Pathfinder compatible mega-ultra-dungeon crawl for characters of ANY level published by Hammerdog Games. This book describes the temple home of the trickster god Jing—a magical labyrinth filled with challenges and treasures suitable for every type of adventurer […]

Map Order Advice for Non-Cartographers

As many of you may be aware, Paizo Publishing is in the midst of its annual RPG Superstar competition. Last night at midnight was the deadline for contestants to submit their entries for Round 2—Create An Encounter Map. Now, because I have close ties to Paizo (and even closer ties to the host of this year’s […]

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 […]

Teach Your Kids to Game Week

Given how often I’m over at the OneBookshelf sites, I don’t know how this slipped my attention previously, but it turns out that through Dec. 7th they are doing a promotion called Teach Your Kids To Game Week. The idea basically is . . . ummm . . . to teach your kids to game. […]

I’m Still A Genius!

Yesterday, in talking about my current contract job at Wizards of the Coast, I noted that one of the advantages was that it let me stay connected to Super Genius Games. Of course, those of you who pay attention to such things may have thought otherwise based on the fact that my name is appearing […]

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 […]

Gen Con Loot

Yesterday I talked about my general Gen Con experience, but today I’m going to get to the MEAT of the matter-I’m going to talk about all the cool STUFF I brought back with me from the show! Gen Con is a gamer’s candy store … no matter what you want, the chances are there are […]

Convention Weekend

This weekend I’m going to be a guest at two conventions … SIMULTANEOUSLY! Neat trick … if I’m able to pull it off. To begin with, on Friday and Saturday I’ll be at Norwescon doing a whole series of seminars. In case you’re going to be there and you want to know where to find […]