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D&D Fantasy Draft on the Heroes World Podcast

I was one of the guests on the Heroes World Podcast, participating in a unique episode – a D&D Fantasy Draft where we picked an imaginary gaming group from a list of 50 celebrities who have spoken about their love of Dungeons & Dragons.

Who ends up on each team?
Who will be the Dungeon Master?
What edition and setting do we play?

Watch and you’ll find out!

Free Writing Seminar for Be Our Heroes Canada

As part of the Be Our Heroes Canada event that ran over the weekend, I did a free comic writing lecture, going through the process I used to develop the story and script for Conan the Barbarian #13. Check it out to get an extensive look at the comic writing process.

Talking With ComicPOP!

Sal Crivelli from ComicPOP and I had a wonderful conversation about comics, conventions, storytelling and working on books like Avengers and Conan the Barbarian. It was a really fun chat and I hope you check it out. Lots of fun anecdotes in there.

True North Nerds: Talking About RPGs

Brent Chittenden, Fearless Fred, and I got together online to chat about our favorite tabletop RPGs of old on the True North Nerds podcast. It’s a fun episode full of nostalgia around one of my favorite hobbies. Give it a listen!

Jasper’s Game Week Live Session

I had a blast raising money for suicide prevention & awareness as part of Jasper’s Game Week and you can watch the whole session here.

Here was our cast:
Satine Phoenix – Dungeon Master
David Blue – Zoriel the Aasimar Paladin
Fenway Jones – Cellaa the Aarakocra Monk
Jason Charles Miller – Hortense the Tortle Druid
Jim Zub – Bethri the Human Bard

One On One Shots – Vampire: the Masquerade Seassion with B. Dave Walters

B. Dave Walters (writer of Dungeons & Dragons: a Darkened Wish) and I met up online to play a special one-shot Vampire: The Masquerade session and talk about our experiences in comics and gaming.

We toggle between an interview chat and the game session, but if you want to jump straight to the gameplay, you can click HERE.

Random Worlds Q&A

I did a Q&A steam on the Random Worlds IRC channel last night and you can read the full transcript for it right HERE.

Idle Champions Stream Interview

I spoke to Dylan Wilks at Codename Entertainment on the D&D Twitch stream all about gaming, comics, and the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides. It’s a fun time covering a bunch of topics. Check it out!

Glitterbomb Makes the List

Glitterbomb made Book Riot’s list of “25 of the Best Comics About Social Justice for Every Reader” alongside a slew of prestigious and award-winning books. So nice to see our book make the grade here.

Krydle Joins Idle Champions

Exciting news: KRYDLE joins Idle Champions next week!

Make your Baldur’s Gate party complete (Delina, Minsc, Shandie, Nerys and now Krydle) or add some extra rogue-ish charm to your current line-up!

Krydle is one of the original characters Max Dunbar and I created for the LEGENDS OF BALDUR’S GATE comic series back when Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition launched.

Here’s how I described him in the original design document:
“Krydle is the half-elf son of Coran (from Baldur’s Gate 1+2), famous patriar of Baldur’s Gate. Estranged from his father, Krydle loathes politics and the schism between the Upper and Lower cities. Beneath his seemingly shallow veneer is a desire for loyal friends and his adventuring comrades may end up becoming a surrogate family in time.”

Krydle is named after a D&D 2nd edition Human Bard I played with my brother Joe when I was a teenager. The name stuck with me over the years and when I finally had a chance to write an official D&D story I knew it was the right fit. Now, 27 years later, Krydle is a canon D&D character who has appeared in five comic mini-series, the Dungeon Mayhem card game expansion and now an official D&D video game.

So amazing.