Dungeon23 – Flooded Caverns of the Fish-Folk

For Week 5 of Dungeon23, we’ve reached the bottom of the well (Room 11) and arrived in a series of flooded caverns occupied by google-eyed fish-folk and something sinister with tentacles. As Creighton Broadhurst says, everything is better with tentacles. For next week, I’m thinking about drawing some rooms that connect up with the sewers weContinue reading “Dungeon23 – Flooded Caverns of the Fish-Folk”

Dungeon23 – Domain of the Dark Naga

For Week 4 of Dungeon23, we’ve descended the stairs from Room 20 in the Caverns of the Heart Eaters to a series of ancient rooms and passageways dating back to the founding of Dhak Janjua, now home to Bhadravai, a dark naga. As I write this, I’m pondering whether to continue going down to the flooded caverns belowContinue reading “Dungeon23 – Domain of the Dark Naga”

Dungeon23 – Caverns of the Heart Eaters

For Week 3 of Dungeon23, we’ve descended part-way down the well in Room 11 in the Catacombs of the Monkey God to a dank series of caverns inhabited by horrific monsters that feed on the hearts of living creatures. Will the stairs down revealed on this week’s map lead somewhere near the bottom of the well orContinue reading “Dungeon23 – Caverns of the Heart Eaters”

Dungeon23 – Catacombs of the Monkey God

For Week 2 of Dungeon23, I decided to head downstairs from Room 6 to the Catacombs of the Monkey God, the secret refuge of the priests of Hanuman hiding from the forces of Dhak Janjua’s evil rajah. As I write this, I’m still pondering whether to continue adding descriptions to the map below or toContinue reading “Dungeon23 – Catacombs of the Monkey God”

Dungeon23 – Return to Parsantium

Like quite a few other people, I’ve decided to take part in #Dungeon23, creating a megadungeon by completing a room each day during 2023. I’ve been thinking for a while that I wanted to write some new material for Parsantium and this seemed like the perfect way to do it. The dungeon I am buildingContinue reading “Dungeon23 – Return to Parsantium”

2022: My Year in TTRPG Gaming

This year has been a busy one in terms of both game design projects and playing RPGs, so I thought it would be good to write about a few of my highlights. Back in January, the Tome of Beasts 3 Kickstarter launched and went on to raise an amazing $767,501 from 9,438 backers. I contributedContinue reading “2022: My Year in TTRPG Gaming”

Tome of Beasts 3 and More Game Design News

Three projects I’ve worked on in the past year or so have been released in the past week, and I’m thrilled at how they’ve turned out. I hope you enjoy using these books in your game as much as I enjoyed writing them. First, Tome of Beasts 3 is available to buy in PDF fromContinue reading “Tome of Beasts 3 and More Game Design News”

Winter is Coming – Grandfather Frost

Ten years ago today, my friend Symatt and I took part in a winter-themed 4th Edition D&D blog carnival. This was our contribution, featuring a villain from the far north of the Lands of Parsantium. Enjoy! Grandfather Frost aka Ded Moroz Leaping effortlessly from tree to tree is a bizarre human-like figure – a creepy-lookingContinue reading “Winter is Coming – Grandfather Frost”

Expedition to the Wastes of Chaos and Other News

I know it’s been a while but I’ve got a few exciting bits of game design news to share with you! Wastes of Chaos Kickstarter This launched today and is already funded. I worked on Wastes of Chaos over the summer after I finished writing my sections for Campaign Builder: Cities & Towns and hadContinue reading “Expedition to the Wastes of Chaos and Other News”

The Slumbering Titan Awakens and Other News

I’ve got a couple of bits of exciting game design news to share with you! New Southlands Lair After a long hiatus while I’ve been working on other projects, I’m delighted that I have a new Warlock Lair out. The Slumbering Titan has been released to Kobold Press Patreon supporters and is available to buyContinue reading “The Slumbering Titan Awakens and Other News”