Browsing Archive: January, 2016

The Emergency Settlement Collection is almost here!

Posted by Ron Lundeen on Sunday, January 24, 2016, In : Announcements 
As a quick update, I'm finishing layout today on the Emergency Settlement Collection, which I should be able to print proof and release in February. I've uploaded its cover picture as well--take a look!
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How to Write a Player's Companion

Posted by Ron Lundeen on Friday, January 22, 2016, In : Work with Other Publishers 
I've done plenty of writing for Paizo's Player Companion line: Magical Marketplace, Champions of Balance, Giant Hunter's Handbook, Melee Tactics Toolbox, Black Markets, and the soon-to-be-released Blood of Shadows. Although there is some world-specific flavor in these books, they're primarily aimed at giving new rules for players: new spells, feats, traits, equipment, magic items, and sometimes entirely new rules subsystems. They're very crunch-heavy.

In each case, the process (for me) goes a ...
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Over-writing is No Fun

Posted by Ron Lundeen on Thursday, January 14, 2016, In : Wizards of the Coast 
So I'm normally quite good at sticking to word counts. I keep a good, close eye on the targeted number of words. Normally, I shoot a little bit high and have to trim back on some words, which is fine because tighter editing improves the final product anyway. Sometimes I'm right on or just under my word count, and that makes me feel like I can't edit the words down as tightly as I otherwise would--but I'm consoled in the fact that I'm "on budget" for words, which developers really appreciate.

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The DMs Guild is Out!

Posted by Ron Lundeen on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, In : Announcements 
Well, this is all happening a bit sooner than I'd like, but it's great to see.

Wizards of the Coast, in conjunction with OneBookShelf (the engine behind DriveThruRPG and RPGNow) have produced their own storefront called "The Dungeon Master's Guild." This allows people to create and sell their own materials using all of the 5E rules, Forgotten Realms intellectual property, and even some basic art and maps that WotC has provided (although not maps of the Forgotten Realms world, unfortunately). 

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The New Year is Off and Running!

Posted by Ron Lundeen on Thursday, January 7, 2016, In : Work with Other Publishers 
The New Year is here, and I lost the first four days of it due to a sudden illness. This puts me a bit behind for the start of the year, as I have a fifth edition adventure due on the 15th and another quick turnaround project for Paizo due on the 18th. Neither is very large--the fifth edition adventure is one of the "two hour" Adventurers League adventures and is therefore only 5,000 words, and the Paizo product is only 3,400 words, and I'm making good progress on both.

I'm also working on ano...
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About Me

I'm Ron Lundeen, game designer for Wizards of the Coast. Before that, I worked as a development manager for Paizo, Inc. and as an RPG freelancer. I've recently had products in print for Paizo, Wizards of the Coast, Petersen Games, and Ulisses Spiele. My opinions here are my own and do not reflect those of Wizards of the Coast.

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