Successful Encounter Design

Successful Encounter Design What makes a good encounter? Memorable encounters are far more than a collection of stat blocks to be defeated and treasure to be looted (although great encounters often include both). Thousands of words have been written about the mechanical aspects of encounter design – how to create balanced and appropriate challenges and rewards – but such considerations...

Freelance Project Management

Freelance Project Management So you’ve got a freelance gig. You’re excited and you want to get cracking. I bet you’ve got some cool ideas and can’t wait to get started! Well I’m here to tell you that just diving in is the last thing you should do. Before you start designing, you need to understand some basic things about the project. Who are you designing the project...

Golden Rules of Freelancing

Golden Rules of Freelancing Freelancing is tough. Long hours, bad pay and design angst are just some of the trials you’ll face on the way to being a successful freelancer. That said, the rewards – particularly the satisfaction that people all over the world are playing your games – are pretty cool. If you follow the rules below, you’ll be well equipped to forge a successful freelance career. HIT...