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The Ettin Games RPG Expo 2016

Saturday, July 30 at 10 AM – 11:30 PM in CDT

If you are in the greater Houston area and would like to demo some D3 products, please stop by!

Ettin Games and Hobbies
241 FM 1960 Bypass Rd E, Humble, Texas 77338

Come celebrate role-playing games with a focus on local designers and games less traveled! Since FREE RPG Day fell on the same day as Comicpalooza this year, we feel that folks may have missed out. We therefore are going to host our own RPG Day which will focus on local designers, who will be in attendance, and games that get less regular attention than D&D 5th Edition and Pathfinder. In other words, we want to open you up to some new possibilities, let you have a good time, and win some great prizes in the process!

Learn more here:

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Comicpalooza – Play Pathfinder Tangent! Temple of the Titan Lord with Luke Cooley

Comicpalooza – Play Pathfinder Tangent! Temple of the Titan Lord with Luke Cooley

Want to play one of our Tangent! supplements before you buy it?  Will you be in Houston this weekend?  Stop by Ballroom B (rounds) Table 8 while at Comicpalooza! on Friday and check it out.  This Tangent! by Erik Brackett is a perfect introduction to this product line.  Tangent! non-system module

In the desolate wastes of the desert, a temple to a long forgotten titan has again become active. Now, the wealthy and noble are disappearing and all signs point to the temple. Can the heroes overcome the ancient god of vengeance? Will they help the oppressed or serve the powerful?

Also, be sure to check at our booth for other bonus materials.  We are on the 3rd floor of the convention hall, inside Tabletop Gaming (booth IGA4).  Be sure to say you saw this post.

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Comicpalooza bound – D3 Adventures!

Where: Comicpalooza
When: June 17th-19th
Find us: 3rd Floor of the convention hall, inside Tabletop Gaming (booth IGA4 on the map below)

Our GM’s will be running games throughout the convention and our booth staff will be willing to demo products at the booth itself.

Booth Staff: Joseph Davis and Anne Yarnell
Gamemasters: Tom Olson, Luke Cooley and Andy Solberg

You can find our GM’s schedules here:

Andy Solberg will only be running a single game which is a preview demo of his RPG called Science!. The event is adults only and by invite only. Invitations can be acquired at the D3 booth.

Copies of the original print run of Kamarathin: Kingdom of Tursh will be available (Jason will be more than happy to autograph copies should someone wish it).

You can download the Comicpalooza app from the Apple App store and Google Play. We are listed in the app as are our game schedules.


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Salt Lake Gaming Con (booth 2500)

If you are visiting Salt Lake Gaming Con this weekend, be sure to stop by and see our booth (we have bonus material).  Also, Curtis Baum, line developer and author for D3 Adventures will be running several roleplaying games.  You can see a schedule as well as many “pick-up” games happening frequently.







Interested in art?  Regan Shupe, one of our freelance artists, will be there with his portfolio.



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Art by Lena DeGregory at Wizard World Convention

We are pleased to spotlight Lena D Artistry (Lena DeGregory to us).  Lena will be at Wizard World May 13-15, 2016, at the Iowa Events Center.

Lena has been on board with D3 Adventures for awhile now, doing the art for several of our Campaign Toybox products.  You can learn more about Lena by viewing her fancy page at Wizard World, and purchase her D3 Adventures products at Drive Thru RPG.

From Lena’s own words:

Self taught pencil artist who discovered the ability to draw at the age of 40! Picked up my first pencil to draw in February of 2014.

Fluffy little Hedwig my daughter asked me to do. Still working on getting her spots and such into her feathers.
Fluffy little Hedwig my daughter asked me to do. Still working on getting her spots and such into her feathers.

After attempting a drawing or two on my own, I sought out the aid of internet instruction and videos. You tube became a solid source and with the likes of Mark Crilley and My Drawing Tutorials, I learned to refine my portrait skills.

At this point in time, I am still using reference photos and such on most of my art work so many of the pictures I draw are not my own concepts, simply my skills applied to them.

While pencil/graphite is my preferred medium, I have begun to explore watercolor, colored pencil and pastels to bring color into my drawings.

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Aethercon IV Writer’s Block Panel

Writer’s Block Panel at Aethercon

“Writers Block: Getting Started as a Writer in the Gaming Industry” with guests Paul Caughell of D3 Adventures and Michael O’Brien of Chaosium. The panel is moderated by Keith Ryan Kappel, a Freelancer working with Fantasy Flight Games.

If you are ready to being freelance work, please visit our page.

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Aethercon Wrapped Up

Conventions with gaming led to…Aethercon 2015
Gaming Convention.

Gaming Conventions led to…
Virtual Gaming Convention!

What is better than to attend a Gaming Convention from the safety and security of your own home? Well, maybe doing a fan-girl or fan-boy squee for your favorite in actor/artist/author…

But when AetherCon comes around, a Virtual Gaming Convention by gamers, about gamers, and focusing on gamers, it’s heaven for gamers!  Check out our own Paul Caughell and Curtis Baum talk to Walt about D3 Adventures.

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Aethercon IV: November 13-15

Aethercon 2015

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Free. At your home. In your comfort zone.

On November 13-15, come on out and be a part of the dice rolls heard ’round the world!  D3 Adventures is proud to participate in Aethercon, with a vendor booth, some panels, and an adventure.

On Friday, November 13 at Noon EST to 1:25 PM EST, D3 Adventures CCO, Paul Caughell, will talk on a panel: Writers Block: Getting Started as a Writer in the Gaming Industry, with other industry leaders, Jayson Elliot – TSR/Gygax Magazine and  Michael O’Brian – Chasosium

Saturday, November 14, at 2-3 pm join Paul Caughell, Jason Yarnell, and Curtis Baum, for a publisher question and answer in The Coin and Quill.  Learn more about the Universal Pool System and what D3 Adventures has in the works.

Our John Watson will be running the adventure, Fiends at Ft. Worth on Saturday  right after the publisher question and answer. Learn more about using the Universal Pool System first hand. As an option, you can download the Quickstart guide for free off of Drive Thru RPG.

Sign up now!

11/13 Noon EST Panel: Writer’s Block

11/14 2:00 pm EST Q&A with D3 Adventures

11/14 3:00 pm EST Fiends of Ft. Worth using the Universal Pool System.

Be sure to make a Warhorn account today so you can be part of the action of Aethercon, and be part of the dice rolls heard ’round the world!  Come join D3 Adventures for some tabletop gaming.




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Weekly Ramble: Comicpalooza Aftermath, New Product Lines, and John Watson

Hi Everybody!

D3 had a fantastic time at Comicpalooza over the weekend, and we showcased the Universal Pool System for a lot of interested people, including some luminaries of the RPG publishing industry (whom we’re really hoping to get feedback from). I’d like to thank our awesome team of GMs (Joseph Davis, Sheena Colbath, Tom Olson, and John Watson) for all their hard work this weekend. Keep reading to see some pictures of our team at the con.

In honor of our attendance at Comicpalooza, Joseph Davis created this little bit of pathfindery goodness:

Con Crud
Type disease, inhaled; Save Fortitude DC20
Onset 1 day; Frequency 1/day
Effect 2 Str damage and 2 Con damage, Exhaustion
Typically attributed to fatigue from long gatherings at educational or arcane conventions, the ‘Con Crud’ as it’s been referred to is the bane of the hard-working entertainer and enthusiast. Easy to catch, and terrible to have, getting rid of the Con Crud typically involves copious amounts of rest. Each day you have the crud after onset, the DC to get rid of it is reduced by 1, and if you rest the full day, you receive a special +4 Circumstance bonus on the Fortitude check to get rid of the disease. While you are afflicted with the Con Crud, you are exhausted, and no effect short of magic can remove it.

In other news: Over the weekend, we also hired a new Line Developer, Jim Cook. Jim is starting up our new Superheroes line, Quantum Collapse, which will be built on the Mutants and Masterminds v3 system. We’re really excited about his plans for the line and I’ll be talking about them more in other rambles.

Curtis Baum is also working hard on expanding his Adventures! line with some new products that you’re sure to enjoy.  More on those in later rambles as well.

This week’s Contributor Spotlight falls on the ever-humble John Watson:

John F. Watson has been involved in tabletop role-playing games since the mid-90s. From traditional fantasy to hard science fiction, he has played and run games from nearly every genre.

John was first published in 2015 by D3 Adventures, with  Tangents!: Fiends at Ft. Worth – a modern day fantasy adventure. He published other things the same year and is currently working on other projects that he hopes will be published soon.

A native Texan, he currently resides in Pennsylvania with his fiancée Erin, dog Ragnar, and three ferrets – Hope, Oscar and Sepia.

John really is selling himself short here. He’s working as a co-developer on a very big project with me, which we’re hoping we should be able to start talking about in a few months.

And now, it’s picture time!

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The Weekly Ramble: More Con News, Flash Sales, and Job Openings

Hi Everybody!

This is the last time I’m going to talk about Comicpalooza before the Con, I promise.  Our President, Jason Yarnell, is going to be there this weekend, along with a talented troupe of gamemasters to show off our products, including the upcoming Universal Pool System.

As I mentioned last week, we’re going to be running flash sales on D3 products in June.  The first sale will be on June 10th, and you will be able to purchase every product in the Kamarathin line for 50% off.  Kamarathin is D3’s award-winning Low-Fantasy setting for HERO System.  On June 24th, we’ll run a flash sale on the Tangents! line, marking Tangents! #1 through #5 down 50%. The Tangents! are great products for Gamemasters that need fresh ideas or just want something new to throw at their players with minimal preparation.

D3 Adventures is currently hiring Line Developers for multiple product lines.  A Line Developer controls the vision of the product line, and drives development from concept to product release, hiring contractors and coordinating them to create a coherent product.  If you are interested in this type of work, please contact me via email at

This week, we’re going to close with a spotlight on another Line Developer, Michael Surbrook, of Surbrook’s Stuff.

Michael Surbrook started gaming way back in 1977, playing in a number of short-lived ‘hack-and-slash’ Dungeons and Dragons games. Other systems followed—Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Rolemaster, Traveller, The Fantasy Trip… but nothing really stuck until he encountered Champions in 1985. Almost immediately taken with the “build what you want” concept behind the HERO System, he’s played it almost exclusively ever since. This enthusiasm eventually resulted in his first published work—Kazei 5, an anime-cyberpunk-style setting for 4th Edition HERO System.
Since then, he’s written the 5th Edition version of Ninja Hero, The Asian Bestiary Volumes 1 & 2, and Fantasy Hero Complete for Hero Games. Kazei 5 2nd Edition,Ghosts, Ghouls, and Golems, and Larger Than Life for BlackWyrm Games. He has contributed material to Fantasy Flight Games’ Dark Heresy and Rogue Traderproduct lines, and has written Here Be Dragons, Empty Rooms and Vacant Windows, “Oh No, There Goes Tokyo”, and The Grand Melee for D3 Adventures.