Category Archives: D&D Guides

Talking Wizards & Spells With Nerdophiles

I spoke to Sam Wildman at Nerdophiles all about latest D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, WIZARDS & SPELLS! Check out the interview for details on how we developed the series and explain the worlds of magic available to characters in Dungeons & Dragons.

Talking Wizards & Spells with

I spoke to Christian Hoffer at all about Wizards & Spells, the latest D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide. Click on through to find out how our team introduces the magical side of Dungeons & Dragons to new players!

Young Adventurer’s Guides Overview

Matthew Perkins put together a wonderful video overview of the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides and some of the ways we focused on story over stats.

“These Young Adventurer’s Guides activate that long dormant piece of my brain that I haven’t used since childhood, that wondrous imagination. I love thinking this way.”

Talking Wizards & Spells With the Vintage RPG Podcast

I spoke to Stu and John from the Vintage RPG podcast all about Wizards & Spells, the newest D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, arriving in bookshops everywhere tomorrow! Give it a listen.

Syfy Wire Interview All About Wizards & Spells

Josh Weiss at SyFy Wire interviewed me about the latest D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide – Wizards & Spells! We talk about magic in the worlds of D&D and encouraging new players to use their imaginations, along with an exclusive peek at pages from the book. Check it out!

Wizards & Spells arrives in bookstores on March 10th.

Nerdist Previews Wizards & Spells

Nerdist has an exclusive preview of the fourth D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide – Wizards & Spells!
Click on through to check out a sneak peek at magic-wielding character classes, spell profiles, and magic items!

Wizards & Spells arrives in stores on March 10th!

CBC q Radio Interview

I spoke to Laurie Brown from CBC’s q radio program all about the effect Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop role-playing games have had on my life and creative career and the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides I helped work on. Give it a listen!

Dungeons & Tombs Reviews

Bell of Lost Souls: “You can’t help but want to start playing, as you read through these books. They do such a wonderful job of hooking you in. And I think a huge part of that is, they’re not bound by having to make way for rules.”

Bleeding Cool: “This is the series of books I wish Scholastic had when I was growing up. They’re great ways to learn the game from the start, or grasp concepts of the game without having to go buy the Player’s Handbook and deep-dive.”

CFT RPG: “They’re well written, the layout is fantastic and nothing is re-hashed from the existing 5e line. I can’t praise it enough.”

d20 Diaries: “These are cool, exciting places to adventure and imagine, that showcase a wide variety of environments, locations, and play styles. The information included in the monster entries is absolutely wonderful.”

Fanbase Press: “Dungeons & Tombs is a strong addition to the Young Adventurer’s Guide series. The book stands on its own as an introduction to dungeon crafting, but its greatest value will be as part of a set. Collectively, these books make for a beautiful introduction to the world of fantasy gaming and would make an effective tool even for older audiences who were less than familiar with the tropes and ideas of tabletop fantasy.”

Geek Tyrant: “These are good tips for everyone to keep in mind as they create their adventures and this is what makes the book such a standout addition to the series.”

Noticias RTV (Spanish): “this particular book guides them through some of the potential scenarios, villains and monsters, as well as a set Ingenious of guidelines to keep in mind when creating your own dungeon.”

D&D Young Adventurers Guide: Wizards & Spells – Preview!

Wizards & Spells, the fourth D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, arrives in bookstores on March 10th.

In this guide you’ll find:
• Profiles for six magic-wielding character classes.
• Six magic-wielding legendary heroes.
• 40 spell spotlight listings.
• 40 magic item spotlight listings.
• 70 brand new illustrations!

Here are preview pages to show you some of the great content inside, perfect for new players or young readers:

Magic-Wielding Character Classes:


Types of Magic:

First Level Spells – Cure Wounds and Disguise Self:

Legendary Item – Wand of Wonder:

More information on the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides can be found right HERE.

D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide 4
Wizards & Spells

This illustrated guide transports new players to the magical world of Dungeons & Dragons and presents a one-of-a-kind course on the wizards, sorcerers, and other magic-makers for which the game is known. Featuring easy-to-follow and entertaining explanations of how spells are created and used in the game, along with original illustrations of the game’s essential magical characters, this book shines a spotlight on the mystical side of D&D.
Barnes & Noble
Hudson Books

SyFy Wire Preview of Dungeons & Tombs

Josh Weiss spoke to Stacy and I about Dungeons & Tombs, the third D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide, arriving in bookstores everywhere on November 26th. Check it out!