Candlekeep Mysteries options D&D’s greatest ever solid of writers and designers

Candlekeep Mysteries features D&D’s biggest ever cast of writers and designers

The subsequent guide revealed for Dungeons & Dragons will embrace the work of 19 totally different co-authors, greater than any included within the fifth version of the unique role-playing video games. Titled Candlekeep Mysteries, the gathering of one-shot adventures highlights the range of the creators working inside the business at present. The guide doesn’t come out till March 16, however you may expertise these authors’ again catalogs at present. You’ll discover locations just like the Dungeon Master’s Guild and are stuffed with recent new content material in your residence video games.

Polygon reached out to your complete crew for extra info on their earlier RPG work. Consider this your introduction to some tabletop’s finest unbiased voices, and a information to the place to seek out their work on-line.

Alison Huang is an Australian author recognized for her contributions to the Uncaged Anthology and the RPG Writer Workshop from Storytelling Collective, each which gained her ENnie awards in 2020. Her design philosophy revolves round making content material queer and/or subversive.

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Jennifer Kretchmer
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Jennifer Kretchmer is a producer, author, streamer, and performer who seems on D&D Beyond’s livestreamed tabletop present Silver and Steel; she’s the creator and government producer of Monsters & Fables, and she or he has additionally labored in entrance of or behind the digicam on greater than a thousand episodes of tv. A passionate advocate for accessibility for the disabled and elevated inclusion in media, Jen is presently adapting pop musician Lights’ graphic novel Skin&Earth for tv.

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Daniel Kwan

Daniel Kwan is the producer and co-host of the Gold ENnie Award-winning Asians Represent podcast — residence of Dungeons & Da Asians, The Wrap Up, and the continued Asians Read sequence. Aside from Candlekeep Mysteries, Daniel lately revealed Ross Rifles, a Powered by the Apocalypse hack concerning the trench violence and drama of the First World War.

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Graeme Barber

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Sarah Madsen

Graeme Barber is a army veteran with a background in archaeology and business diving. He acquired his begin within the business doing vital evaluation of video games and their world-building. Since then he’s expanded into sport design, consultancy, and freelance writing.

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Sarah Madsen is a science fiction and fantasy writer and tabletop role-playing sport designer who has written for corporations like Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, and Cubicle 7. Her cyberpunky city fantasy novel, Weaver’s Folly, is out with Falstaff Books in February 2021.

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Michael Polkinghorn

Michael Polkinghorn began enjoying D&D and different role-playing video games again in 1979 and has been energetic on and off ever since. Most lately he has been the author and Dungeon Master for the Relic of the Past podcast.


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Kienna Shaw

Kienna Shaw is a tabletop role-playing sport designer, streamer, and storyteller. She has freelance credit in numerous indie sport merchandise and a catalog of self-published video games, co-produces Salty Sweet Games (a channel for each TTRPGs and video video games), and co-curated the TTRPG Safety Toolkit.

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Brandes Stoddard is a contract author and a stay-at-home dad. He’s beforehand labored for Wizards of the Coast, Pegasus Spiele, Atomic Overmind, Tribality Publishing, Blue Devil Games (for the ENnie-nominated Dawning Star line), and different publishers.

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Hannah Rose

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Amy Vorpahl

Hannah Rose is a contract editor, author, and sport designer who loves every kind of fantasy storytelling. She lives in Seattle together with her companion James and their two feline familiars. She is a co-author and developmental editor on Candlekeep Mysteries.

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Amy Vorpahl is a comedy actor, author, gamer and host. You can discover her on reveals like The Newsroom and The Mindy Project and on-line with Nerdist, College Humor, and The Guild. Prior to working with Wizards she revealed two different adventures and stuffed out a whole YouTube channel.

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Derek Ruiz
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Derek Ruiz is a Mexican journey designer and cartography illustrator. He enjoys creating unbelievable locations and complicated plots for his video games, and has been a longtime Dungeon Master.


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