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Show, Don’t Tell: Prose in Roleplaying Games

Stepping onto the staircase you hear the floorboards begin to creak and groan. As you ascend, a few spiders skitter across their webs. Finally, after a few minutes of climbing, you reach the top of the winding stairwell and are met by a sturdy wooden door with an iron handle. We’ve all encountered descriptions similar…
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Player Personas: A Guide To Understanding Your Players

The History of Player Personas To first understand player personas we first need to be back to the year, 1990. In 1990, a game designer named Richard Bartle wrote an essay about player types in Multi-User Dungeon games. In his essay, Bartle, discusses four distinct players types, how these players usually play games, phrases the…
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Improve Your DMs Guild Content – 8 Simple Solutions

Days and nights passed as you tirelessly created your first piece of content for the DMs Guild. It’s an exciting feeling, you’ve built something you love for a game you love even more. But what do you do now? Many authors will start working on their next piece of content, but I believe this is to be…
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Brainstorming an Adventure

Brainstorming an adventure is the most crucial and most forgotten piece of the writing process. It’s far too common for authors to start building a vast world or focus on a villain’s encounter without even taking five minutes to ponder their overall plot. Don’t be that person. Brainstorming an adventure helps you take small, incremental steps towards…
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Weak enemies. Can they be challenging?

The world of Dungeons and Dragons is truly massive. Adventurers spend years traveling the continents, saving townsfolk, and dreaming of epic battles with dragons. Epic enemies are great, but why can’t we challenge players with weak enemies? Today we’re going to learn how to challenge your players with frogs, giant fire beetles, and goats! Wait, don’t…
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RPG Author joins KC Incubator, BetaBlox

If you followed our previous beta post update we referenced a “Top Secret Update”. Honestly, it wasn’t that top secret, but I thought that might a be “humorous” way to phrase it. I’m still trying to learn humor in blog posts … Humor aside, RPG Author is joining the KC incubator, BetaBlox. Why are we joining BetaBlox? RPG Author…
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Beta Update #2: October Reflection and November Roadmap

October has come and gone, and with it, our first month of the RPG Author beta. We’ve had roughly 40 issues and feedback logged to our github page from the application. I’ve also had the pleasure to meet with a number of you in person and over skype/hangout sessions. It’s been amazing to see how to get…
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We’ll be at Midwest GameFest 2017

A bit late notice here on our part due to some scheduling conflicts (sorry), but we will be attending Midwest GameFest this year as an exhibitor. We’re excited to meet with you at the conference. We’ll be showing off the application, demoing new features, our new feature roadmap and plans for the future. Our Conference Schedule Due…
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Beta Update #1 — Storyboard improvements, encounters, and a design makeover

October has been one heck of a busy month for us. We have been eagerly watching you create some great content with RPG Author. Yes, maybe it was a bit creepy, but our heart is in the right place! We’re so glad that the tool is useful for you even in its infancy. So far…
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Introducing RPG Author (Beta) — The easiest way to create, organize, and export beautiful role-playing adventures

Role-playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons are an amazing way to bring fantasy worlds to life. You and your closest friends sit around a table, and for a few hours a week are transported to realm of magic and adventure. Then you try to write your own adventure. and it’s a bit more complicated than you…
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