Category Archives: D&D Guides

Rebuilding Pantheons on Dungeon Master’s Block

I was a returning guest on the Dungeon Master’s Block podcast and in this episode we talk about rebuilding pantheons in imaginary worlds. It’s a fun discussion about gaming and myth. Check it out!

D&D Celebration: Bringing Young Players Into Dungeons & Dragons

I hosted a panel as part of D&D Celebration 2021, an official Dungeons & Dragons online event that ran over the weekend. In My First Character: Bringing New Players Into D&D, we cover strategies and tips for running a game with new players – narrative, character, engagement, and ways to streamline rules and combat.

Our panelists Librarian Liz, Amy Dallen, Jennifer Kretchmer, and Daniel Kwan did a great job and the hour flew by. Check it out!

SyFy Wire Previews Beasts & Behemoths

Josh Weiss from SyFy Wire spoke to me about Beasts & Behemoths, the 5th D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, arriving in store on October 20th.

Click on through to find out more information on our new guide and see exclusive preview pages!

The D&D Young Adventurer’s Collection!

Just arrived at our place and available from your favorite bookstore or game retailer, the
D&D YOUNG ADVENTURER’S COLLECTION has our first four books in softcover with a spiffy slipcase.

Introduce new players to the magic of Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop roleplaying!

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The D&D Young Adventurer’s Collection
Books 1-4
(softcover)

Immerse yourself in the fantastic world of Dungeons & Dragons! This collection introduces young fans to some of the exciting characters, locations, creatures, and magical elements useful for creating your own epic, adventure-filled D&D tales.

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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!