Author Archive | Bryan

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Truly great feedback!

I asked readers for feedback earlier this month. We get very little feedback of any substance and its great for the &PG team, our authors, and our artists to hear about how the materials we publish are used by our readers. We received the following email (published with the author’s permission):   Hello there, You […]

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AD&D 2E Monstrous Manual Online

Andrew (of the &PG team) has repeatedly mentioned the site lomion. It’s a 2nd Edition AD&D site from which he pulls things from for his AD&D game — it appears to have the entire 2E Monstrous Manual online. Last night I finally checked out the site. He suggested a monster to me for use in […]

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9 Ways to Balance Encounters

I’m following a Facebook thread in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons group (this is a closed group, you must apply for admittance). A DM asks for advice regarding learning to produce better balanced encounters. This is an interesting thread, but like most Facebook threads, it quickly got too complicated to follow (more on that later). […]

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Using & Magazine Materials

Since issue #1 of & Magazine, the & Publishing Group has published dozens of monsters, hundreds of spells, and many hundreds of magic items. As I look through our 13 published issues (plus several modules and several supplements) I’m actually astounded by the sheer volume of material we have published. It is staggering. We get […]

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& Magazine Issue 14 is on the way!

& Magazine Issue # 14 — Animal Companions — is on the way! We targeted publication for December, but the holidays make for less time to devote to hobbies. But all is not lost! Issue 14 is in layout and we expect to publish by the end of January. Stay tuned for articles that include: […]

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G+ Group: Free OSR RPG Shit

I was recently introduced to a G+ group: Free OSR RPG Shit. Note: This is a public group, but you must apply for membership. The public can view the group, but anyone who wants to post must be a member. This group is owned by Matthew Schmeer, who also runs the Rended Press blog. [More […]

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Inkwell Ideas Staff & Patron Generator for Taverns

I’ve been a user of Hexographer (produced by Inkwell Ideas) and other products for years, and am part of the kickstarter for the upcoming Worldographer upgrade. [This is the first kickstarter I’ve invested in.] In the current newsletter they mentioned their Staff & Patron Generator for Taverns. I love generators. Why? Because I can’t think […]

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Castle Triskelion — Inner Ward Second Floor — is published!

Another segment of the Castle Triskelion mega-dungeon is now available: the Inner Ward, Second Floor! This module features 78 new encounter areas. No new monsters are introduced in this segment, but you’ll need to download the free New Materials Volume II, which features 30+ new monsters, new magic items, new mundane items, and new information […]

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Dorks of Yore

I had some free time this morning and was poking through various & Publishing Group accounts (we have pages/sites on Facebook, G+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and more). I spotted that Ron had reposted a link to a video of an interview with Tim Kask. For those who don’t know, Tim Kask was TSR employee #1 and […]

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