I drew a picture of Darby today just for fun.
I got inspired surfing some artwork on "the tumblers" and it made me want to draw a Darby. Just for fun. So I did, and I was pleased with the result. Then I went into my dropbox folder and took a look at the very first picture of Darby I ever drew. I lined the up next to each other so we could compare. Take a look.
It's crazy how much Darby has evolved and developed in just under a year. From that very first sketch. I remember where I was when I drew it. I was sitting in the lobby of a lakeside lodge, sipping a coffee and freaking out that I had a new comic strip launching in six…Read more
The thrilling conclusion to the Mines of Madness podcast has been posted. What final fate awaits our adventuring party? Who lives? Who dies? Find out now.
Wait, what? You have no idea what I'm talking about? Okay, so the Mines of Madness is a pretty crazy D&D Next adventure that I co-wrote with Chris (DM to the stars) Perkins. It's a little bit Tomb of Horrors, a little bit Abbot and Costello. Last month, some friends of mine and I ran through a play test of the adventure and we recorded the whole thing as a podcast.
Sound fun? It totally was. And guess what? You can play it yourself. That's right, you can tormet your gaming…Read more
Our descent into the Mines of Madness continues in part four of our amazing playtest podcast. The latest episode can be found here.
In this installment, we manage to kill our goblin companion twice, plus a fight with rust monsters and a room with a very tempting gem. Hoo-boy. No matter how you slice it, it's packed with peanuts. And by peanuts I mean death.
Mines of Madness is a Very Special D&D Adventure written for PAX East 2013 and designed for four 3rd-level characters using the rules in the D&D Next playtest package (available for free at dndnext.com).
Previous Epsiodes of the MOM podcast:
- Mines of Madness Part 1Read more
Got an interesting question on twitter today:
"I DM for people who want a focus on story.Any suggestions for resources on creating campaigns beyond dungeons and treasure?"
Well, Zed, a lot of new Dungeon Masters have a hard time with story ideas. And of course, you can always turn to a wealth of pre-written material that's available for purchase along with your rule books. There are several campaign settings, and pre-written adventures for all level ranges. That being said, there is also a ton of free resources for coming up with your own campaign settings: namely, every story you've already read in a book or watched on the big…Read more
Last month, on my birthday, I got to visit the Wizards of the Coast offices to playtest the Mines of Mandess module with my friends Kris Straub, Molly Lewis and Stephen Toulouse. Pretty awesome birthday I have to say. We had a blast. but you don't have to take my word for it. You can listen yourself.
You see, they recorded our gaming session and turned it into a series of podcasts. Part one is available here. Part two can be downloaded here. Subsequent episodes are going to be going up on April 12, 19, and 26th. If you enjoy listening to the podcast, and want to take your group through the mines yourself (and you should), you're…Read more