I like D&D. I don’t get to play as much as I used to, but I enjoy the game, like many of the novels that Wizards of the Coast (WotC) puts out, and make an effort to keep up with what’s new. I like fantasy fiction and roleplaying games, but I also find the business of RPGs interesting as well, perhaps because I used to own a (very) small press comic book company and did many of the projects for my MBA on pop-culture-type topics. It’s a tough world out there, but the RPG crowd is an intelligent and welcoming group, and geek culture has lately taken over the world. Watching this develop has been fun as a fan, but as an expert in business and finance, it’s been fascinating.

In the world of pop culture, D&D is a legendary sea monster. Yes, it’s often hidden below the surface, but it’s much, much bigger than you’d think, and it’s the basis of many of the stories that are told around campfires even to this day.

It’s that big. If anything, it’s even bigger than that.

Most of this is for D&D's 5th Edition or for the playtest material that was written during the run-up to 5e's release. The blog also has a tab for Wanderhaven, my homebrew campaign setting, and another for the single-player campaign I wrote for 4e several years ago called "The Sellswords of Luskan: Winter Ambush".  According to blogger, more than nine thousand people have played through "Winter Ambush" and another four thousand have been through "The Mystery of Malvern Manor"!

If every one of those folks would also buy my book, I'd be a happy, happy man.

Questions or comments? Drop ‘em below!

Articles & Homebrew Design

Reimagining the Dungeons & Dragons Cartoon
D&D with Kids: “The Sunless Citadel” Play Report
D&D Feedback: Revised Maneuvers for the Cavalier
The Bard College of Ballet
Anatomy of a Sea Story
8 Spelljammer Story Ideas
13 Things I’d like to see from 5e (Part 1)
13 Things I’d like to see from 5e (Part 2)
Fan Mail
D&D Adventure System Homebrew: Sneax the Warlock
Campaign and Story Structure via the Lost Mine of Phandelver
Monomyth Structure & Campaign Design
D&D Homebrew (5e): The Swordmage
Wanderhaven Sourcebook: The Fire-Breathing Elephant
Wanderhaven Sourcebook: The Priestess of Artemis and Background: Temple Orphan
Wanderhaven Sourcebook: Priests of Chaos
Dungeons & Dragons Homebrew: The Sapper (Rogue Subclass)
The State of D&D
D&D Homebrew: Cavalry Subclasses
D&D Next Homebrew: Path of the Combat Engineer (Fighter Subclass)
Designing the Engineer Class: A D&D Next Experiment (Part 1)
Designing the Engineer Class: A D&D Next Experiment (Part 2)
Playing D&D with Kids: Managing Information Flow
Imagining My Family as a Party of D&D Characters
Adapting the Infernal Captain's Pact
The Shadow Pact & the Poisoned Blade
Dhampyr Homebrew (Part 1)
Dhampyr Homebrew (Part 2)
Priests of Misfortune (with link to EN5ider article)
Demon-Binders & the Circle of the Pit

Thirteen Things I’d Like to See from D&D Next

Support this Blog

I write these adventures because I like gaming but also as a way to attract interest in this blog and in my writing in general.  My book, Sneakatara Boatman & the Priest of Loki, is out for the Kindle App and on Patreon.  The follow-up, Sneakatara Boatman & the Crown of Pluto, is out as of November 29, 2015.  Both are D&D-style fantasy adventures; they use the same WTF-style plotting that I use in my RPG content.  If you liked any of my RPG stuff, you will probably like my fiction, too.
I’m not asking you to buy anything right now.  However, if you’re looking for something to read on the beach this summer, and you have a tablet, please at least consider checking out some of the Sneax stories.  There are several free ones up on my Patreon page.  If you like those, and you want to support this blog, then buy my book(s).  That is by far the best way to support my writing.
Thanks in advance.


  1. Great site! Thanks for the solo adventure!!

    Excellent job with it! More please :)

    Take Care,

    1. Thanks. Those take forever to write, though, so while I'd like to do another one eventually, don't be looking for it anytime soon. Also, the next one will certainly be using the D&D Next rules.

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