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Talking with Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb

July 9, 2021 by


I had the opportunity to speak with legendary D&D authors Ed Greenwood and Jeff Grubb on the debut episode of my new webshow, The NewbieDM Show. It was an interview I’ve wanted to do for a long time, as I am a big fan of their work. Jeff Grubb is one of those D&D designers […]

Critical effects on 20/20 rolls with Advantage

September 5, 2014 by


Back in the old days, we played D&D with the Loremaster Critical Hit/Fumble charts. They added some nasty effects to the game, making it really deadly. Like, sever someone’s spine and leave them paralyzed for the rest of their lives deadly… I thought that it would be cool to introduce something similar to my game and […]

Forgotten idea from my Google Wave: “Fragility”

March 20, 2012 by


Google sent out an email this morning reminding folks that their Wave service was disappearing  at the end of April.  While I didn’t find much use for Wave, I did see its potential for being a neat way to brainstorm ideas with other people.  I logged on to my account for the first time since […]

On August 1st, buy something at a bookstore

July 14, 2011 by


I grew up around books.  Shelves and shelves of them.  My dad is an avid reader, so is my brother.  I have to admit that as a kid, I read a lot less than them, but books were always a part of the scenery.  My wife has a masters degree in reading education, and when […]

Winner of the signed copy of “The Ghost King”

November 12, 2009 by


The winner of the book is Matt, with this artistic rendition of Drizzt: Congrats, Matt!  And a signed copy of The Ghost King is on the way!  

Visiting a medieval town

February 27, 2009 by


I had the beautiful experience of visiting Chester, England today.  It borders Wales, on the River Dee.   It dates back to the Roman Era, with some businesses even having Roman baths under them, and Roman ruins on display at parts of the city.  It also boasts a city wall in excellent condition, the best in England I […]

Keep on the Shadowfell fun

October 20, 2008 by


I’ve been running the Keep on the Shadowfell for my group and we’ve all been having a blast.  4th Ed. makes it so easy to adjust encounters, that I’ve had no problem adapting the encounters for a 7-man party.  Also, using my custom made Dungeon Tiles on the table, has really helped the game move faster.  […]

Favorite characters you’ve played…

October 14, 2008 by


The only thing I don’t like about DMíng is the fact that I am not playing a character anymore.  I’ve always loved playing my Dwarf:  Barundar, Son of Dorn.  There’s been so many versions of him through the years that it’s been hard to not include him in the campaign I’m running.  I didn’t because […]

Great article at Wizards’ that I missed

October 6, 2008 by


This is an article that Wizards posted in August, about a panel that they ran at Gencon.  it deals with the 4th edition philosophy, why things are, what’s coming up, etc…  I found it really interesting, especially because it completely validated one of my paragon tier ideas for my campaign world… There it is.

Why we play

September 12, 2008 by


So I’ve been thinking about RPG’s, and what keeps drawing me back to them, and I think it has got something to do with me always being interested in acting and writing.  It is a hell of a creative outlet, whether you are in front of the screen or behind it. I’ve been playing the same character […]