Turning Play Into Work

(First Time in Decades, part Two) When I started out running a D&D-based game for friends a few months ago, I was thinking about converting the adventure into something I could publish. I talked about that game back in March, in this blog post: http://billbodden.com/2019/02/11/first-time-in-decades-part-one/ Since then, several things have transpired. First, the game came […]

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New Book Out!

I’ve been working on getting more material together for the community content programs of various tabletop RPG publishers. While it rarely causes a vast sum to fall into my hands, it does involve a steady — if modest — stream of income to roll my way. The newest project is an adventure for Dungeons & […]

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Triumphant Return!

Sunday I got back home from Midwinter Gaming Convention https://www.facebook.com/midwintergamingconvention/ which has become an annual, can’t miss event for me. In the past, I’ve gone as booth monkey for Onyx Path, but this year they didn’t need my help at the show, so I volunteered to run three sessions of my convention one-shot, set in […]

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Another Opening of Another Show!

As you read this, I’ll be on the road to the PAX Unplugged gaming convention, taking pace at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia from November 30 through December 2. I’ll be driving a van full of Onyx Path books and booth supplies to the show and back again next week, and it’s an […]

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The Road to Montana (part one)

Last year I was invited to be the Gaming Guest of Honor for 2018 at Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous in Great Falls, Montana. I accepted, and ever since had been planning my trip. I’d never been to Montana before (or the Dakotas for that matter) so there were things I surely needed to experience along […]

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Too Much Media!

I was looking over the list of things I wanted to experience: films, books, TV series — all of it. It turns out that there’s more I want to see, read, and do than the time that exists to do it in! I can’t keep up with all the films I want to see. We […]

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Post-Con Zombieness

I just got back from GenCon on Monday evening, hence this post on Wednesday instead of Monday. Traveling to and from cons can be fun, but the conventions themselves can also be exhausting, particularly if you’re working a booth, as I was most of GenCon weekend. I have to admit, I’m getting too old to […]

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Juggling Rules

As most of my readers know, I’m a freelance writer. Most of my work has been done in the tabletop gaming field, where I’ve written for companies from Games Workshop to Third Eye Games, and many in between. When writing for such a diverse selection of games, it’s important to be familiar with a lot […]

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