• Dungeons & Dragons,  Raiders of the Serpent Sea

    Thank you, Raiders!

    The Kickstarter for my 5e D&D campaign, Raiders of the Serpent Sea, wrapped up on the weekend. I very much appreciate the support from all of you! For those that backed I am hoping to get an update out today or tomorrow on Kickstarter with some clearer ideas of timelines. And other than that I am busily building a final project plan and restarting those art pipelines that have been on pause while we waited on the new funding. Then it is back to writing & designing. This is my first Kickstarter and though I leaned heavily on the lessons that others learned (thanks, Stonemaier Games, Enworld & all the…

  • Dungeons & Dragons,  Raiders of the Serpent Sea

    Don’t Eat the Burger

    I’ve mentioned the trip I took to Iceland a few times in the past. It was just me and my kids and we had a very fun trip, though I wish we had spent two weeks there instead of just the one. . We did all the standard tourist things, though I did go out of my way to make sure I ended up on a very special street.. So all in all it was a very fun trip and it helped launch me towards Raiders of the Serpent Sea. I was surrounded by all of this natural beauty and history and it was all very inspiring. And 90% of…

  • Dungeons & Dragons,  Raiders of the Serpent Sea

    Raiders of the Serpent Sea has Funded!

    Sorry this is coming in several days late but since we funded, I’ve been very busy updating stretch goals and connecting with people wanting to talk to me! But I did not want to forget to post here and THANK ALL OF YOU! We have reached our funding and have just slid past the $215k mark, with several stretch goals unlocked already!!! And we’ve almost reached our second Community Stretch Goal — unlocking the Beastborn player race and reducing the costs of all other stretch goals. (Only 3 more people need to become Jarls to make this happen). So exciting to have passed that funding mark on Raiders of the…

  • Dungeons & Dragons,  Raiders of the Serpent Sea

    95% Funded – Thank you!

    Hello all, I’ve been busy over on the Raiders of the Serpent Sea Kickstarter but I thought I would do a small update here as well. The Kickstarter is going well and we are closing in on securing the funding required to cover the art and printing costs for the book — meaning it looks like it is going ahead. Yay! (And again, thank you all for pledging your support). I was fiddling around with some story content for Raiders of the Serpent Sea and I’ll eventually post this to the Kickstarter site as well, but thought I’d share it here first. Athils and her brother live in the Whar…

  • Dungeons & Dragons,  Kickstarter,  Raiders of the Serpent Sea

    The Adventure Begins!

    Raiders of the Serpent Sea has launched on Kickstarter and will run for 30 days. I am hoping you will follow along with us on this journey. Your reward? Another high quality hardcover campaign guide and new player’s rules to bring glory to your tabletop campaigns! Please support the Kickstarter now. Thank you. The Grimtroll requests your support! A Bit About Funding & Stretch GoalsThe intent behind this Kickstarter is to pay for the art that has been produced and to purchase the remainder of the required art, as well to pay for the physical copies to be printed, stored, and transported. I’ve kept the Stretch Goals pretty simple, to…

  • Dungeons & Dragons,  Raiders of the Serpent Sea

    Artists of the Serpent Sea

    I am very pleased by the largely positive (and entirely constructive) reception to the Raiders of the Serpent Sea player’s guide to this point. Thanks for all the kinds words and your suggestions. As we roll into the Kickstarter to fund the remainder of this project — and beyond — we’ll be taking a close look at all of the comments you’ve been making in regards to balancing, flavor and interest. Please head over to our Kickstarter page and ask to be notified when it launches! With that said, knowing how busy I’m about to be with the Kickstarter, I wanted to take the time to thank all of the…

  • Dungeons & Dragons,  Raiders of the Serpent Sea

    The Raiders Campaign

    A question I’ve been asked a few times about Raiders of the Serpent Sea is: “What sort of campaign is this. Is it like Odyssey of the Dragonlords?” The short answer is, of course, it is like Odyssey! But… what does that really mean? I really enjoy game mastering Odyssey and Raiders borrows significantly from the framework/structure developed for that campaign. And where I think I can improve delivery, I have. Here’s a bit more about it… This is a Campaign — Not Just a Setting I want Raiders to be usable by other game masters — a practical sourcebook that is fun to read in between sessions and useful…

  • Dungeons & Dragons,  Raiders of the Serpent Sea

    Player’s Guide Now Available!

    So, here we are! The preview edition of the player’s guide for Raiders of the Serpent Sea is now available. You can download it from Modiphius.net, Modiphius.us, or DriveThruRPG.com. In the pages of this free pdf you will find two new races and three class archetypes as well as background about the world and a preview of the naval rules we will be developing. I really appreciate the hard work of the artists, and Michal E. Cross who did a fantastic job with the layout and the brilliant page design. I hope you’ll agree that this book stands up, quality-wise, to Odyssey of the Dragonlords! What To Expect? We intend…

  • Dungeons & Dragons,  Raiders of the Serpent Sea

    My First Kickstarter!

    The Kickstarter landing page for Raiders of the Serpent Sea is now live. This is my first time running a Kickstarter but the fine folks over at Arcanum Worlds and Modiphius Entertainment are providing me with lots of support. We are going to wait a bit before actually pressing that exciting Launch button. Please head over there and ask to be notified when we do launch. Between then and now expect the player’s guide to be available to download soon! I will let all of you know once it is available. And if you don’t want to wait for new content, check out the map preview. You have the power…

  • Dungeons & Dragons,  Raiders of the Serpent Sea

    Hrolf, a Raider Hero

    Raiders of the Serpent Sea, like its predecessor Odyssey of the Dragonlords, features quotes from remarkable NPCs in the campaign and player books. I figured I’d sneak in an extra post this week to delve a bit more into one of these NPCs whose quotes you will see in the preview player’s book coming soon. Hrolf belongs to the Hallharn raiding clan but his exploits have been such that he is well respected by most of the other raiders. He is good natured, a capable warrior, and a natural leader. Over his long career sailing the Serpent Sea he has collected numerous stories so a journey across land and water…