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Hooks: Tomb of Horrors

      “Durnan cannot possibly be human. He’s owned the Yawning Portal for more years than most of us can remember, and he’s always the only one behind the bar. Between the trying-too-hard bards and the brawling barbarians and the clerics that come in on a mission to save us from ourselves, I don’t know how he does it.” I winked and waved the two good fingers on my left hand at the old coot,...

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Hooks: Against the Giants
Sep01

Hooks: Against the Giants

        I limped away from the cloud of dust and debris that had formerly been a Thayan stronghold, and for what felt like the millionth time I assured myself that I would never again interfere in the affairs of the dread Red Wizards. Their Doomvault was gone and yet somehow I knew that no amount of therapy (short of, perhaps, a potent remove curse spell from a friendly wizard) would ever erase those memories from...

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Hooks: Dead in Thay
Aug07

Hooks: Dead in Thay

        This world is full of dangers and treasures, stories that are just waiting to be told and legends that want to be created. There are days where the Yawning Portal is home to all of these, and then there are days like this one. Today, a bald and robed man entered the tavern just prior to lunch time. His face was a mass of scars and his mouth was little more than an angry slash across his face, but his coin...

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What’s this about only using 4-hour adventures?!
Jul20

What’s this about only using 4-hour adventures?!

As some of you may have heard recently, the D&D Adventurers League admin team recently decided to do away with 8 hour adventures. Kaput. Buh-bye. Why? Well, because we’ve listened to the feedback as generated by our gaming public. The players and Dungeon Masters out there in the world have spoken, and our ears were open. Ever since season 1 (Tyranny of Dragons), convention organizers and DMs have often spoken about how...

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SPOTLIGHT: N&N ADVENTURING COMPANY
Feb05

SPOTLIGHT: N&N ADVENTURING COMPANY

A Different Take On Your Friendly Local Gaming Store A friend of mine, Anthony Nigito, wanted to build a membership-fee based D&D social club years , but after building the space for it, he was unable to open it. When the Gambit closed, he asked me to come to the space and run D&D for the Gambit’s RPG community so it would have a new home. Given the chance to start fresh, we decided to do things a little differently. The...

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Inviting League Admins and D&D Team Members to Conventions and Events
Feb03

Inviting League Admins and D&D Team Members to Conventions and Events

This article expands upon a subject mentioned in The D&D Adventurers League Convention Organizer’s Survival Guide Part 2: Convention Activities. The D&D Adventurers League has a number of Admins and Wizards of the Coast D&D team member swho can offer special content or events to augment your convention, game day, or special event. Two common offerings are the DDAO “Author Only” adventures, and Fai Chen’s Fantastical Faire...

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