D&D, Workshops

Heroes of Iyastera: Group Two Introductions

Introducing the second half of the Heroes of Iyastera! While both adventuring parties began in the same village of Garran, they have already begun to explore different timelines and find a story all their own! You've met Group One, now here are the adventurers of Group Two! Bernard, the Tiefling Sorcerer: One of the few party… Continue reading Heroes of Iyastera: Group Two Introductions

D&D, RPG, Workshops, Writing

Creating Diverse NPCs

One of my favorite things about writing a D&D adventure is the opportunity to create a plethora of NPCs for my players to interact with. They are the primary conduit for helping the party learn about the world around them and communicate vital story elements. NPCs are also a fantastic tool for introducing players (young… Continue reading Creating Diverse NPCs

D&D, RPG, Story, Workshops

Heroes of Iyastera: Group One Introductions

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.” J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring A couple of months ago, two parties gathered to embark on a new adventure: children and their… Continue reading Heroes of Iyastera: Group One Introductions

D&D, RPG, Treasures

Behind The Screen: Getting to know Alizarinessence!

Welcome to our first "Behind the Screen" interview, featuring the Scribbler behind The Dirigible of Dreams, Alice Platander (@alizarinessence)!   What first inspired you to play DnD or other RPGs? Actually, I'm not sure of when or where I heard about DnD, but I actually got into it about a year and a half ago… Continue reading Behind The Screen: Getting to know Alizarinessence!

D&D, RPG, Treasures, Workshops

All Rolled Up UK

DISCLAIMER: I am not partnered with or sponsored by All Rolled Up. This is just a shout out to the people who make some awesome products! I've never been the type to drool over jewelry or most fashion accessories (RPG, video game, and Studio Ghibli merch don't count, right??). No, the things that really grab… Continue reading All Rolled Up UK

Story, Writing

“Welcome to the Himalayas!”: Discovering the Abominable Snowman

"Abominable! Can you believe that? Do I look abominable to you? Why can't they call me the Adorable Snowman or...or the Agreeable Snowman, for crying out loud? I'm a nice guy!" ~ The Yeti, Monsters Inc. Historically thought to be fearsome, dangerous, and well...abominable, the Yeti is one of the more misinterpreted creatures of folklore.… Continue reading “Welcome to the Himalayas!”: Discovering the Abominable Snowman

D&D, RPG, Story, Treasures, Workshops

Update Time: Holiday Edition!

Hey Scribblers! Time for another Update Post-- Holiday Edition! It's been quite an exciting year, full of new opportunities, new friends and long-time companions, and always thrilling adventures! It's that time of year to reflect upon the months past and think ahead for the future...so here are some things to look forward to for the… Continue reading Update Time: Holiday Edition!

D&D, RPG, Story, Workshops, Writing

5 Things To Remember When Crafting RPG Story Hooks

You've done your worldbuilding, whipped up the perfect antagonist, and helped your players through their backstory elements...now you're a week away from your session and you have to determine what is, to some, the most crucial part of any D&D game: The Story Hook! Having compelling Story Hooks is key for campaigns and one-shots alike.… Continue reading 5 Things To Remember When Crafting RPG Story Hooks

D&D, Workshops, Writing

Workshop Notes: Theater of the Mind

Combat is, for many D&D players, the most exciting aspect of the game. It is where the adventurers can test the limits of their curated abilities and become heroes of renown. Capturing these heroics while sitting around a table can be a challenge. There are several tools available to us-- grids and miniatures, tokens and… Continue reading Workshop Notes: Theater of the Mind

Story, Writing

Eternal Guardians: Nature Spirits

Long ago, our ancestors fostered a close connection to the natural world, honoring the spirits of nature as guardians and stewards of the earth that sustained them. Although this practice has dwindled over the years, remnants of the spirits remain and can be found all over the world, continuing to anchor local communities to the… Continue reading Eternal Guardians: Nature Spirits