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In Which We Talk About… Adventures & Mad Mages & Stuff!

It’s that time again – let’s jibber-jabber about D&D Adventurers League things! I’m here at Gamehole Con and there’s a pretty awesome aura in the D&D room. We’ve got people traveling in from all over the country to check out the brand-new Epic, DDEP08-01 Chaos in the City of Splendors, a number of Waterdeep premiere adventures, a plethora of Author Only content, and a literal ton of Border...

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In Which We Talk About DM Rewards & Quests
Aug26

In Which We Talk About DM Rewards & Quests

HOLY. CATS.   Man, it’s been crazy these last couple weeks. Thanks for bearing with us while we sorted through the massive pile of player, DM, store, event organizer, and general community feedback. People are super passionate about Dungeons & Dragons, and we’re appreciative of every comment that came through – and although some could have been better stated, nearly all of them contained at least a nugget of...

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In Which We Talk About… Factions
Aug10

In Which We Talk About… Factions

The factions – Emerald Enclave, Harpers, Lords’ Alliance, Order of the Gauntlet, and the Zhentarim – have been a part of Forgotten Realms lore and the Adventurers League since basically the beginning. These organizations play a part in the world’s functions, but often as supportive elements; rarely are they on the forefront of global events en masse. Sure, there are incidents that the Harpers have guided (lookin’ at you, Elminster)...

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Some Season 8 Previews

Origins is a WRAP! Many awesome games were played, many excellent gamers met other excellent gamers, and a few tasty morsels of the season 8 preview came out during the convention. Sure, we already know that it’s gonna be in Waterdeep thanks to the recent Dragon Heist and Dungeon of the Mad Mage announcements, but did you catch our own Chris Lindsay on the D&D Beyond podcast on Saturday? No? Well, check this out! I’ve...

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Leveling Up: The Invaluable Benefits of DM Practice and Preparation

Whenever you play a character, whether in AL, a homebrew campaign, or a store-run event, as your character grows and improves, your skill and knowledge as a player grows along with it. The same thing applies to being a Dungeon Master. Though the role of a DM is challenging, it can also be the most rewarding once you learn the ins and outs, and can eventually become even more fun than being a player. As you run games, you’ll notice...

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Gen Con and Goblins and Death Curses, oh my!

Dateline: Indianapolis Gen Con 50 is in full swing: the city if full of dice-carrying gamers, the park behind the JW Marriott has a Green Day concert going on (we can hear it in our rooms!), and Lost Tales of Myth Drannor has been placed in the very eager hands of our plethora of Dungeon Masters. But… what if you’re not a Dungeon Master and you’re attending Gen Con? How do you get a copy? EASY! Make sure that you are...

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