Category Archives: D&D Guides

Dragon Talk – Talking Stranger Things, D&D, and More!

Jody Houser (Black Widow, Doctor Who) and I chatted with Shelly Mazzanoble and Greg Tito from Dragon Talk all about Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons, the 4-issue mini-series starting in November that delves into the 80’s gaming glory that defines the friendships of the Stranger Things cast.

I also chat about Beasts & Behemoths, the fifth D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, and the 10th anniversary of Skullkickers! So much good stuff here. Check it out!

Wizards & Wordsmiths – Episode 3

Here’s Part 3 of Wizards & Wordsmiths! If you missed episode 1, you can check it out HERE and episode 2 HERE.

I Dungeon Mastered a special 3-part Dungeons & Dragons adventure for a group of YA authors.

Join me, Kevin Hearne (Ink & Sigil), Adib Khorram (Darius the Great Deserves Better), Andrea Robertson (Forged in Fire and Stars), Sherri L. Smith (The Blossom and the Firefly), and David Yoon (Frankly In Love) as we conclude our culinary and creepy adventure!

Wizards & Wordsmiths – Episode 2

Here’s Part 2 of Wizards & Wordsmiths! If you missed episode 1, you can check it out HERE.

I Dungeon Mastered a special 3-part Dungeons & Dragons adventure for a group of YA authors.

Join me, Kevin Hearne (Ink & Sigil), Adib Khorram (Darius the Great Deserves Better), Andrea Robertson (Forged in Fire and Stars), Sherri L. Smith (The Blossom and the Firefly), and David Yoon (Frankly In Love) as we continue our culinary and creepy adventure!

Beasts & Behemoths New Preview Pages

The fifth D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, Beasts & Behemoths, arrives in stores on October 20th, 2020. Here’s an exclusive look at four of the creatures from the book!

Cranium Rats:

Legendary Death Knight – Lord Soth:

Lycantropes – Weretigers:

Metallic Dragons – Bronze Dragons:

Study this guide and keep it close at hand–this manual of monsters might save your life! This immersive illustrated bestiary introduces you to memorable monsters in Dungeons & Dragons, from the smallest beasts to the most dangerous behemoths.

This illustrated guide transports new players to the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and presents a one-of-a-kind course on the unusual creatures, from the minuscule to the massive, that fill the fantastic world of the game. This guide features easy-to-follow and entertaining explanations of where to find each beast, their strange abilities and magical powers, and how to defeat them, along with amazing illustrations that will ignite your imagination. Organized by size from small to large, bigger and more dangerous monsters are introduced with every turn of the page.

Beasts & Behemoths is a perfect way for new players and young fantasy fans to learn about the monsters an adventuring party can meet, with profiles full of example encounters and storytelling tips that encourage creative problem-solving skills when battling beastly foes.

D&D Live 2020 Comic Showcase Panel

Yesterday on D&D Live we announced Stranger Things and Dungeons & Dragons, a new 4-issue mini-series! Here’s the comic showcase panel where we made the announcement along with artwork and insights into At the Spine of the World, the new D&D comic mini-series set in Icewind Dale. Check it out!

In-Depth Video Interview on the Bell of Lost Souls

I spoke at length with J.R. Zambrano from the Bell of Lost Souls all about Dungeons & Dragons and gaming, comics, sword & sorcery, and a whole lot more. It’s a fun in-depth interview, so check it out!

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!

Beasts & Behemoths Cover Revealed

The fifth D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, BEASTS & BEHEMOTHS, arrives in October 2020, but the incredible cover art by the Conceptopolis studio has just been unveiled. Check out this epic artwork of the gargantuan Tarrasque!

You can find out more information about the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides right HERE.


D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide 5
Beasts & Behemoths

This illustrated guide transports new players to the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and presents a one-of-a-kind course on the unusual creatures, from the minuscule to the massive, that fill the fantastic world of the game. This guide features easy-to-follow and entertaining explanations of where to find each beast, their strange abilities and magical powers, and how to defeat them, along with amazing illustrations that will ignite your imagination.
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Wizards & Spells Reviews

Bell of Lost Souls: “Each of these books features story prompts as well, so you can be sure you’ll find some excellent creative writing prompts for younger readers–a great feature especially if you’re a teacher looking for something to engage young readers with.”

Bleeding Cool: “The series as a whole is amazing as far as educating young players on the basics. Well worth your time to check it out and add it to their library.”

Fandom Post: “With this brilliant combination of picture and word, you are teleported into the adventure which is Dungeons & Dragons, allowing the reader to once again believe there may be a world just beyond the horizon, with creatures and adventures worthy of risking your brief life within this forbidden world.”

Fanbase Press: “If you’re looking to get someone into D&D but are worried they might find it daunting, try picking up one of these volumes; it may just be enough to get them hooked.”

Forbes: “What does the future hold for the series? Hopefully, whatever it is, big or small, it continues to illuminate the joys of playing Dungeons & Dragons.”

G33K HQ: “…a great way to introduce young, new players to the game and the world of D&D. Created by a team that’s intimately familiar with the game and its lore and backed up by excellent artwork, it provides a great jumping on or catching up point for the up-and-coming hero of the realms.”

Geek Tyrant: “…a great tool for new players and veterans alike. Simple isn’t always bad and this book is proof. The art is beautiful and really helps everything come alive as you read.”

Nerdist: “Whether you’re a 12-year-old reading about the game for the first time or a 42-year-old who only knows a little bit about D&D from listening to Actual Play podcasts, you’ll learn something new about the iconic role-playing game.”

Nerdy Girl Express: “This new addition to the series, is again an immersive and beautifully illustrated book that focuses on wizards, sorcerers, and other magic-makers from the D&D mythos.”

Want more info on the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series? Head on over HERE.