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Shawn Merwin
Technical writer and freelance game designer for Wizards of the Coast.
Technical writer and freelance game designer for Wizards of the Coast.

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Another big announcement from WotC: Xanathar's Guide to Everything is the "player crunch" book that people have been clamoring for. Set to release in mid-November!

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And so it begins! TOMB OF ANNIHILATION is the next D&D season. The hardcover adventure arrives at game stores in early September, with mass distribution starting 2 weeks later. A preview of the Season begins at Origins with the Adventurers League preview, and continues at Gen Con with more content. Also at Origins will be the D&D Open, which takes place in Chult and touches on some of the themes of the season.

More about the season will be revealed today on WotC's Stream of Annihilation, Day 2:

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If anyone is interested in new rules for wizards and other casters, I wrote a Deep Magic supplement for Kobold Press on Dragon Magic:

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Update from BMG

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Interesting update from the Midgard Kickstarter from Kobold Press:

If the Kickstarter hits 2000 backers, they are going to let people use the setting and content as an open world.

Just a quick reminder. Baldman Games has not 1, not 2, but 5 trilogies of adventures available for purchase on the DM's Guild, all legal for AL play. The 2 Core trilogies (6 adventures total) are for Tier 1, the Hulburg and Hillsfar trilogies are for Tier 2, and the Phlan trilogy covers Tier 3.

Another trilogy set in Elmwood will be coming to the DMs Guild soon (covering Tier 2), and Winter Fantasy will be premiering new trilogies continuing the stories in Hulburg and Phlan. Origins and Gen Con will see the release of more trilogies of adventures as well.

Merry Christmas and Happy Festivus to all the fine gamers in the Community. Here's to a good year of gaming gone by, and an even better one in 2017. If we at DwD&D or AtI can do anything to make you gaming year better, just let us know!

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In a fit of holiday cheer, I commissioned +Chris Jernigan to create the Fantasy Ground module for DDAL5-1 Treasure of the Broken Hoard. Merry Christmas, one and all.

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It was a pleasure to work with creative and talented people like +Monica Valentinelli and +Rich Lescouflair on this project!
I am thrilled to share that I'm one of three writers for In Volo's Wake, a Dungeons & Dragons adventure to celebrate the launch of Volo's Guide to Monsters, along with my developer, Shawn Merwin, and Rich Lescouflair. It's available to play through the Adventurer's League at a friendly local game store nearest you, and I'll share a link with you when the adventure goes live. I had a LOT of fun with this, and I hope you will, too. 

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Check out the papercraft done by +Randy Farmer for the Baldman Games AL adventure CORE1-1 A Scream in the Night. 
Here's the photo-blog post (SPOILERS) for my run of "Scream in the Dark" by +BaldMan Games on 9/3, hosted by +Games Of Berkeley for San Francisco Comic Con. [Thanks for the preview +Shawn Merwin!]

This great module is for sale now!

Dungeons & Dragons D&D Adventurer's League #papercraft #terrain #rpg
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