Friends, I am so pleased to announce I’m writing for SIRENS: Battle of the Bards, a Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition campaign setting, featuring a stellar team of authors. I’ve been having so much fun I handed in my drafts a month ahead of schedule!
Do you love art? Satine Phoenix? Music? INTRIGUE? REBELLION? Then, the city of Salvata has something for you! I warmly invite you to check out SIRENS: Battle of the Bards on Kickstarter (which has already funded) and join Apotheosis Studios to celebrate this gorgeous game setting with fantastic art, music, prose — and so much more. Huzzah!
Did you know the elements of campaign planning are rooted in narrative design? In this workshop, gaming veteran Monica Valentinelli introduces her “Spiderweb Method” for campaign planning and walks you through how to use it for longer story arcs. Also included is a list of tips and tricks to help manage your players to avoid railroading, give them what they want, but keep your story on track.
This workshop is appropriate for first-time or veteran GMs. Fans of Monica’s work will be familiar with the concept introduced in the Kobold Guide to Game Mastering.
Classes through the Rambo Academy for Wayward Writers are taught online and require a reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required.
Date: Next class date is Saturday, December 12, 2020, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time.
Cost: $99 ($79 for returning students and Patreon supporters, which includes classes/workshops with the Cat Rambo Academy in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions).
To sign up for this class, visit: Planning Your Tabletop RPG Campaign with Monica Valentinelli. Your email will be sent to the class administrator, Cat Rambo.
On Saturday, November 7th I’ll be raising money for sick kids by playing Dungeons and Dragons with a stellar group of players that includes Wesley Chu, Brent Weeks, Kevin Hearne, and myself during virtual GameHole Con. Join DM Amy Vorpahl as she runs our group through an amazing three-hour adventure! You can watch our game on Twitch. Just visit: twitch.tv/GameHoleCon at 7:00 p.m. CST on Saturday, November 7th.
If you’re stressed and worried about chipping in, please know there will be a LOT of silliness in our game and opportunities to donate. Here’s my page on ExtraLife if you haven’t already checked it out, too. If you can’t—that’s okay! I hope our game brings you a little joy.
Hope to see you virtually on Saturday!
Back in November 2018, I had played in Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition game that was live-streamed to benefit the Extra Life for Kids charity. A. Happy “Hap” Gnome is a silly multi-class (4th Level Rogue, 1st Level Bard) character created for an Extra Life Live Stream charity event during Gamehole Con 2018. The game, which was run by Mike Mearls, included John “JinJur” Kovalic, Lysa “Oooh, I’m an angry fish!” Chen, Pat “Pala-Dad” Kilbane, and Rob “Correllon” Wieland.
Now, I’m pleased to announce you can download Hap’s character, his sordid backstory, and a new Bard College called the “School of Bard Knocks” on DMsGuild.com. A. Happy Gnome was illustrated by John Kovalic. A portion of the proceeds will automatically be donated to Extra life.
I’ll be a guest at GameHoleCon which takes place Thursday, November 8th through Sunday, November 11th. During the show, I’ll be playing Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition to raise funds that’ll help sick kids get the healthcare they need! The charity drive is called “Extra Life” and will help cover expensive hospital costs.
Since this is the first year I’m participating in the event, I set an initial goal of $250. There’s a list of donation incentive rewards you can choose from, and these will help build and customize my character for the game. If I reach my fundraising goal, I’ll up the limit and sweeten the reward pot!
Hope you can help me participate. Every little bit helps!
Here’s a link to my Extra Life participant page.