D&D, RPG, Workshops

Factions of Iyastera: The Shabaka

It's time for another Iyastera lore post!! This one details a criminal network within Tashkil-- perfect goes for those cunning and resourceful party Rogues (or College of Whispers Bards) who like to have connections across the kingdoms. The Shabaka is a network of thieves and information brokers in Tashkil, are used by politicians and nobles… Continue reading Factions of Iyastera: The Shabaka

D&D, RPG, Treasures, Workshops

D&D for Kids: Game to Grow

On Monday, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Adam J. from Game to Grow, a Seattle-based organization devoted to helping children develop healthy inter- and intrapersonal skills through therapeutic RPGs! Adam and co-founder Adam (yes, they're both named Adam) embarked on this journey back in 2013 when they decided to combine their experiences in… Continue reading D&D for Kids: Game to Grow

D&D, RPG, Story, Writing

Worldbuilding: “By the Gods!”

I've always loved studying different myths and folktales from around the world, and learning how these beliefs in the supernatural, magical, and divine help to shape our understanding of the world around us. Games like D&D offer a unique opportunity to explore these different perspectives within worlds where gods and powerful beings can reach out… Continue reading Worldbuilding: “By the Gods!”

D&D, RPG, Story, Writing

Worldbuilding: Culture and Language

During our last Worldbuilding post, we explored some of the things that impact the development of a community's sense of culture and identity, like geography, how they transfer knowledge, and how they feel about other cultures. Today, let's look at the way different cultural norms and values are reflected in the language-- I don't just… Continue reading Worldbuilding: Culture and Language

D&D, RPG, Story

D&D for Kids: Opening the Doors to Multigenerational Storytelling

This article was written as a guest post for my friend Draconick! If you haven't seen his blog yet, check it out here for some more fantastic D&D content! The art of oral storytelling has been part of our collective consciousness since the very beginning. It’s how we communicate our histories, beliefs, fears, and dreams…and… Continue reading D&D for Kids: Opening the Doors to Multigenerational Storytelling