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Troy E. Taylor
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Fun conversations going related to this GS post about tracking spotlight time in your RPGs.
One way to ensure spotlight time for the players around your table is to write it into the adventure. This encounter favors a cleric, this one a rogue, this one a fighter, et cetera, et cetera. All…
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Getting into the mindset of the trapper. Who is setting all these traps and what are their goals. Some real-world inspiration along those lines.
I had the occasion recently to spend the day at a Boy Scout winter encampment. This is where Scouts test out what they’ve learned in a fairly harsh environment. (Not hostile, mind you, just harsh, …
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This morning, the first DM's Kit, On the Trail of Tyranny, was listed as an electrum level seller at the DM's Guild. Thank you for supporting my first self-published gaming product.
DM's Kit: On the Trail of Tyranny - Are you a Dungeon Master embarking on a Tyranny of Dragons campaign using the published adventures, Hoard of the Dragon
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Cool, congrats!
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This morning, the first DM's Kit, On the Trail of Tyranny, was listed as an electrum level seller at the DM's Guild. Thank you for supporting my first self-published gaming product.
DM's Kit: On the Trail of Tyranny - Are you a Dungeon Master embarking on a Tyranny of Dragons campaign using the published adventures, Hoard of the Dragon
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My first adventure is up at DM's Guild. This one has been a long time in development. Enjoy.
DM's Kit: Palace of the Red Pasha - DM’s Kit: PALACE OF THE RED PASHA There is little time to celebrate the victory at the Well of Dragons. The Lord&
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My first adventure for the DM's Guild. It is a sequel to Rise of Tiamat.
DM's Kit: Palace of the Red Pasha - DM’s Kit: PALACE OF THE RED PASHA There is little time to celebrate the victory at the Well of Dragons. The Lord&
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Having trouble tracking whether everyone at the table has gotten some spotlight time? Raid your Trivial Pursuit box.
One way to ensure spotlight time for the players around your table is to write it into the adventure. This encounter favors a cleric, this one a rogue, this one a fighter, et cetera, et cetera. All…
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I can start breathing again ... just finished submitting DM's Kit: On the Trail of Tyranny to the ENnies for consideration.

Gee +Martin Ralya, was it like this for you? Heart-Palpitating and sweats? 
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Congratulations!

I used to get nervous and think a lot about it and agonize over whether small things I did would have an impact.

Until one year I didn't do any of that, and it went just fine. Now I just submit and don't think about it.
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This morning, the first DM's Kit, On the Trail of Tyranny, was listed as an electrum level seller at the DM's Guild. Thank you for supporting my first self-published gaming product.
DM's Kit: On the Trail of Tyranny - Are you a Dungeon Master embarking on a Tyranny of Dragons campaign using the published adventures, Hoard of the Dragon
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This morning, the first DM's Kit, On the Trail of Tyranny, was listed as an electrum level seller at the DM's Guild. Thank you for supporting my first self-published gaming product.
DM's Kit: On the Trail of Tyranny - Are you a Dungeon Master embarking on a Tyranny of Dragons campaign using the published adventures, Hoard of the Dragon
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Tyranny of Dragons is close to the heart of Kobold Press fans. It's not Midgard, but my first adventure for the DM's Guild is a sequel to the KP produced Rise of Tiamat. Put those 16th level characters to work. :) 
DM's Kit: Palace of the Red Pasha - DM’s Kit: PALACE OF THE RED PASHA There is little time to celebrate the victory at the Well of Dragons. The Lord&
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I can see it as a 1st level adventure, but the players had better step carefully.
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My first adventure for the DM's Guild. It's a sequel to Rise of Tiamat. Hope you enjoy.
DM's Kit: Palace of the Red Pasha - DM’s Kit: PALACE OF THE RED PASHA There is little time to celebrate the victory at the Well of Dragons. The Lord&
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  • Putnam County High School
  • Illinois Valley Community College
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
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Copy editor, freelancer, tabletop rgp gamer, and master of my own kettle grill.
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I'm a central Illinois copy editor for a daily newspaper. I also blog for Gnome Stew and have contributed to Eureka Publishing.
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I don't live in my parents' basement -- but am in the process of owning it.
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Daily newspaper copy editor.
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  • Peoria Journal Star
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  • Mexico Ledger
    Sports Writer
  • Kerville Daily Times
    Sports Editor
  • Cordele Dispatch
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  • Florence Morning News
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