Category Archives: D&D Guides

Dragon Talk: Young Adventurer’s Guides, D&D Comics, and the Ultimate D&D Pop-Up Book!

I spoke to Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble at Dragon Talk all about my upcoming Dungeons & Dragons projects – new D&D comics, the sixth D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, and the Ultimate D&D Pop-Up Book!

The interview starts at the 25 minute mark of the podcast. Check it out!

If you want to check out my previous Dragon Talk interviews, here they are:

September 2018: Pat Rothfuss and Jim Zub Talk Rick and Morty VS D&D
March 2019: Talking the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides
November 2019: Talking the Rick and Morty VS D&D RPG box set
September 2020: Jody Houser and Jim Zub Talk Stranger Things and D&D

Dragons & Treasures Arrives This Fall!

Dungeons & Dragons Young Adventurer’s Guide Book 6:
DRAGONS & TREASURES

No creature is more fascinating and terrifying to an adventurer than a dragon! This illustrated guide takes a deeper look at the abilities, personalities, and treasure collections of every major dragon type in Dungeons & Dragons.

Dragons & Treasures transports new players to the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and presents a one-of-a-kind course on the unique characteristics, fabled treasures, and wondrous artifacts of the most legendary of creatures: dragons! The book profiles all main dragon classes, and features easy-to-follow and entertaining explanations of how to identify and interact with these legendary beasts during your adventures. Advice, encouragement, and storytelling tips provide strategies for dealing with dragon encounters, hoards of treasure, and draconic artifacts, along with action-packed illustrations that will ignite your imagination.

Dragons & Treasures is the perfect way for young fans to learn how to incorporate dragons into their stories, whether as foes, allies, or something in between.


Click HERE for more information and pre-order links!

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!

Want more information on the series? Click HERE.


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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Barnes & Noble
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Chapters-Indigo
Hudson Books
Indiebound
Powells
Target

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.