Author: Tomcollective

About The Author

The Tom Collective is a Sage Mega Brain of massive ambition and moderate indolence, fueled largely by his preoccupation with games and bourbon (his preferred pickling agent). His minions produce mildly informative crafting videos on youtube, and he has entrusted one in particular with the production of a stage play centered around the hobby. Should his plans be realized, and they will, he shall take over the world by way of gaming dominance in no less than several decades. Or thereabouts. He also likes cats.

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The 8 Steps to Adventure Design

I noticed something. There are zillions of articles talking about *running* an adventure. There are volumes of information on campaign design. There is a lot of writing dedicated to campaign and world building. But there is comparatively little written about creating adventures and story arcs. The 5th Edition Dungeon...

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Game Pieces from Garbage: Crafting Basics

Crafting is one of the easiest and cheapest hobbies to get into. Most of the prolific youtubers who have way more talent than me make a point of using found materials and dollar store supplies. The most I’ve spent on crafting for anything was about $10. That was for...

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The Big Impact of Little (Crappy) Crafts

Today’s guest post is by Tomcollectice, and talks about how game crafting doesn’t have to be phenomenal artistry to be effective at the table. – Steady Hands John Every Sunday before I game I find myself loading my car with this: And a backpack full of books and notes...

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