Why We’ll Probably Never Do a Kickstarter

Fyre Festival. Tanacon. Knights of the Dinner Table: Live Action Series. Robotech RPG Tactics. Chaosium. Hell, throw TSR on the list if you want to reach back through the sanes of time. I could go on and on, because the world is littered with projects that went horribly awry. All things that seemed like good ideas at the…

Worldbuilding Power: Designer’s Notes

Worldbuilding Power: Designer’s Notes One of my favorite things back in the day were the “ecology” articles in Dragon Magazine. They would pick a monster and go into detail about how it lived, what it ate, the impact it had on the surrounding environment, and so on. It was all worldbuilding. There were no new…

Story Structure: Now Available on Amazon

Use time-tested story structures to create better adventures! All great stories need a beginning, a middle, and an end. On that basic structure writers and storytellers throughout the ages have woven variations and created masterpieces. We keep coming back to the same foundations today for one very good reason: those structures are versatile and continue…