17 Sep

The Plural of Hiatus

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My constant internal conflict with writing is that time spent promoting isn’t time spent writing. But you need both of them to be successful. I’ve had a successful run over the past few years writing Dungeons & Dragons material for D&D Insider. Any given morning during that time, when faced with the choice of writing an article for D&D Insider or writing a blog post, the decision was not a difficult one. Continue reading

4 Mar

GM Day Discounts at DriveThruRPG

This week, DriveThruRPG.com and its sister site RPGNow.com are celebrating GM Day. It’s the one day (week, really) that you can suck up to your game master and give him or her some swag in the hopes that you’ll be allowed to reroll that failed saving throw. There are discounts all over the site.

The Blacksmith's Burden (4th Edition D&D)My own products are no exception. You can save on The Blacksmith’s Burden, a low-level adventure available for both Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. You can also pick up The Eternal Rest, an inn set with dozens of haunted hooks suitable for any fantasy roleplaying game.

Did the party just get TPK’d? Your GM might be trying to tell you something. Buying something as a GM Day bribe might be a way to start the new campaign off on the right foot. I’m not saying you have to or anything, but don’t act surprised when your GM makes you roll your stats 3d6 “down the line” and then tells you that she always believed the Hopeless Character rule was “too generous.”

D&D Vikings Sourcebook
That’s right. I just dropped the old “green” sourcebooks. (Kittens with battleaxes sold separately.)

And, if you are starting a new campaign, why not bust out one of the classic 2E campaign setting sourcebooks like the Vikings or the Glory of Rome? Any of these is an easy GM Day way to score a +2 circumstance bonus for your Diplomacy check to determine whether or not Fraz-Urb’luu really broke your vorpal swords or just kinda broke them… Either way, you’re probably not going to be adventuring under Castle Greyhawk again.

SPOILER: The Prince of Lies did really break your swords. Next time don’t trust every bas relief carving you meet. The sword, and soul, you save might be your own.

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6 Dec

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 4

Fraz-urb'luuMy article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appeared in Dungeon #208 last month. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 before proceeding. And, if you think your DM might be running these events for you, there are spoilers ahead. Fraz-Urb’luu might appreciate a cheater, but nobody else does. Continue reading

3 Dec

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 3

Fraz-urb'luu

My article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appeared in Dungeon #208 last month. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1 and Part 2 before proceeding. And, if you think your DM might be running these events for you, there are spoilers ahead. Fraz-Urb’luu might appreciate a cheater, but nobody else does. Continue reading

30 Nov

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 2

Fraz-urb'luu
“I eat vorpal swords for breakfast.” True story.

This month sees my article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appear in Dungeon #208. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

If you haven’t already, make sure to read Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1 before proceeding. And, if you think your DM might be running these events for you, there are spoilers ahead. Fraz-Urb’luu might appreciate a cheater, but nobody else does.

Continue reading

28 Nov

Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, Part 1

Fraz-urb'luu
“I eat vorpal swords for breakfast.”
True story.

This month sees my article, Demonomicon of Iggwilv: Fraz-Urb’luu, the Prince of Deception, appear in Dungeon #208. To go along with it, I’m adding some supplemental information here about the least popular demon prince of the Abyss, Fraz-Urb’luu. Obviously, this additional material is not official Wizards of the Coast canon. This “bonus content” is essentially fan material that just happens to be written by the guy who wrote the article about Fraz-Urb’luu.

With that in mind I also want to point out that I stood on the shoulders of giants to create what I did about the demon prince that was born of Gary Gygax’s personal campaign world and refined over the years. Fraz-Urb’luu is a piece of Dungeons & Dragons history and I was honored to add my own thoughts to what came before. As I’ve said previously, I have a soft spot for villains and the demons (and devils) of Dungeons & Dragons are no exception. Continue reading