Hey Scribblers! Just a quick update to tell you about the new D&D for Kids Resources page!! We now have a consolidated location for the Scriv's Scribbler's Character Sheets and the brand-new guide for the D&D Storytelling Workshop that started it all! Follow the link in The Library, or check it out here! In other… Continue reading Update Time: D&D for Kids Resources!
Gran was waiting outside, cloak drawn tight against the wind, with their two horses saddled and looking quite glum and wet. Deryn peered towards the sky…the rain had slowed somewhat, but the clouds were still dark and low in the sky. She put the food in the saddlebag of her stallion, Breck, who snorted his… Continue reading Fantasy Fridays: Child of the Serpent (Pt III)
It's no secret (or surprise) that D&D is bigger now than it has ever been, reaching wider and more diverse audiences than ever before. Each week it seems as though I'm getting a new message from families who want to start playing this much loved pastime as a way to rekindle the joys of older… Continue reading D&D Workshops: Activities for Young Players
Go here to read the first part of the story! “Deryn! Are you awake?” Her grandmother’s voice came floating from downstairs. Now that Lissa was gone, Gran was her only living family. Her mother died when she was young, and her father left before Deryn’s birth, not the type to stick around. The only lasting… Continue reading Fantasy Fridays: Child of the Serpent (Pt II)
Ah yes, the One-Shot. The timed adventure that can so easily spiral into a second, third, sometimes even fourth session...or a new campaign all together! Now, my aversion to Railroading in D&D is pretty obvious, but even I must admit that there are times where you do want a bit more structure in your gameplay.… Continue reading Off the Tracks: Preserving Player Agency in a Timed Adventure
This is the first in my Fantasy Fridays series...in which I share ongoing snippets of stories I've written. Child of the Serpent began years ago, when I was but a young Scribbler, and has been given new life within realm of Iyastera. I hope you enjoy it! Deryn was running, her dark hair streaming behind… Continue reading Fantasy Fridays: Child of the Serpent
To introduce this topic, I'd like to first share the overview for Dungeons and Dragons from the Wizards of the Coast website: "The first Dungeons & Dragons game was played back when Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson chose to personalize the massive battles of their fantasy wargames with the exploits of individual heroes. This inspiration became the… Continue reading More than Fantasy: Going Beyond Genres
Ever see a bird outside your window and get the feeling that it's trying to tell you something? Well, perhaps it is! Stories from mythology and folklore are full of animal characters and symbolism, as they are representatives of the knowledge, strength, and magic of the natural world we share with them. Many cultures around… Continue reading Animals in Mythology: Guides, Guardians, and Tricksters
Hey Scribblers! Have you met my good friend Foot yet? No?!? Then you need to check out his stuff right now! He creates fantastic RPG maps, magic items (his latest enchanted creation is something called a Bloodhound Ring, which I plan on introducing to the Heroes of Iyastera campaigns), NPCs, and more! To celebrate his first 1000… Continue reading Foot of the Mountain Hits 1000!
Welcome to Iyastera. These lands were once lush and prosperous, inundated with a natural magic that graced fields, forests, and seas with an abundance that sustained its people for generations. As civilizations and kingdoms grew, treaties and political alliances became strained, eventually reaching a boiling point and erupting into a war now known as The Severing. Centuries have… Continue reading Welcome to Iyastera