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Do You Know Curtis Baum?

Do you know Curtis Baum? Come inside for an introduction.

Today we take a look at Curtis Baum. He is easily the most prolific writer among the D3 Adventurers and it has earned him the title of Senior Line Developer. He has the helm on four product lines (Adventure!, Extras!, Romp!,  and Tangent!) with a fifth (Rcane’s Guides that are Pathfinder compatible and 5th Edition) on the way.

Curtis has been playing various role-playing games since he was a child. Initially starting with Dungeons and Dragons (boxed set), he quickly diversified to several different game systems.

His first published work was an internet fan collection which dated back to at least 1996, The Gallery of Magical Blades, where he contributed a holy sword. Since then, he has been a contributing author, author, and editor on over a dozen projects, most within the last 5 years. His list of credits is rather extensive, even before he started with D3 Adventures.

Today, he works from home and teaches his two daughters the fine art of gaming. He games an average of twice per week, including online. He currently plays Pathfinder, Shadowrun, and Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. He organizes table-top gaming at Salt Lake Gaming Con, Salt Lake Fan X, and Salt Lake Comic Con in Utah, and attends several others.  He is always looking for a good game. His older daughter (Jean, and our next featured D3 Adventurer) is learning to drive, and going to community college full time. She is a GM in Pathfinder Society. His younger daughter just started learning to code HTML and CSS as a summer project. But she is really a ranger at heart with a great love for rabbits and cats.

Be sure to join us next Monday when we learn more about fledgling author; Jean Baum.

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Do You Know Christi Baum?

Do you know Christi Baum? Come inside for an introduction.

Christi has had a long journey into the game industry and nerd-dom in general. Her launching off point for tabletop games happened in 1992 when she was introduced by her future husband, one Curtis Baum, more about him later. The duo traveled together through the realms that had been Forgotten, the world of the Dragonlance as well as long sessions Everquesting together. Now Christi works alongside Curtis as editor and layout artist and when not fixing Curtis’ grammar, she’s maintaining this very website and spreading the gospel of D3 Adventures across the social media sphere and making sure that our releases are properly uploaded to the various online stores.

To say that she has become an invaluable asset to the team would be an understatement.

Christi’s editorial and layout work can be seen throughout the Adventure!, Tangent!, Extras!, and Romp! product lines. In addition, she is currently working on the layout for the upcoming release of the PoD version of Quantum Collapse.

Be sure to join us next Monday when we learn more about our Senior Line Developer; Curtis Baum.

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Do you Know Mark Adams?

Independant Publisher 10 Years Achievement Unlocked D3 AdventuresDo you know Mark Adams? Come inside for an introduction.Independant Publisher Freelance Author

Mark Adams is one of the newest members of the team of freelancers we call the D3 Adventurers. He was shangha…erm…recruited by Curtis Baum as an author for the Tangent! line of products, and more specifically Tangent #9: Trade Wars.  This particular title got its inspiration from Marks long running home campaign centered on a decaying port city.

When not writing for us, Mark can be found penning stories for Fat Goblin Games and their upcoming Steampunk Musha setting. In addition to writing excellent stories and adventures, Mark works for a charity called Carers Support, far across the Pond in the land of Monty Python.

Be sure to join us next Monday when we learn more about our web, layout, editing and marketing goddess; Christi Baum.

Tangent! Trade Wars by Mark Adams

 

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2016 Year in Review

Sometimes, when you are in the fields, you forget what the big picture looks like.

We were busy for a small, independent publisher!
Dealing with Dragons » No Problem Is Too Small
Campaign Toybox » Effortless Masterpieces
Extras! Cosmic Criminals (Mutants and Masterminds)
Extras! Elven Explorers (5E)
Extras! Heartbroken Heroes (Pathfinder)
Extras! Mythic Giants (Pathfinder)
Extras! Quantum Collapse #0 (Mutants and Masterminds)
Extras! Schoolgirl Sidekicks (Mutants and Masterminds)
Extras! Unusual Townfolk 5E
Quantum Collapse (Campaign Setting for Mutants and Masterminds)
Romp! Infested Sewers (Adventure Tiles)
Tangent! Nuclear Winter
Tangent! Temple of the Titan Lord
Tangent! The Grey Man of Chapel Weir

 

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50% off Bundles!

 

From D3 Adventures, we hope your Holiday Season is joyous and safe.  We recommend you stay inside and game with your friends and family.

Now, through this weekend, our new BUNDLES are 50% off.  Take advantage of this great deal for yourself or the Game Master in your life.

 

 

 

 

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Gaming session idea – The Depths of Zealotry

Tangent! The Depths of Zealotrytangent adventure 30 percent off sale

Eons ago, an ancient evil was trapped beneath the village of Farcaster. Now, however, dark forces are working in the shadows of the city. Cultists roam the streets. Villagers are disappearing. Messengers seeking assistance have vanished. The city needs heroes. Can the party restore the ancient wards are defeat the mighty Maranos?

 

Author: Zach Jernigan
Artists: David Mallon, Zach Jernigan
System: Any/None
Pages: 12

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Halloween Special – Tangent! The Grey Man of Chapel Weir

  1. Blessed town
  2. Dark history
  3. Human sacrifices

Are you ready to take the challenge to find the reasoning behind The Grey Man?  Get this 20 page Tangent! only during this Halloween promotion for 30% off.

System Agnostic game adventure

Each Tangent! is system-less, generic enough to fit in any genre-appropriate setting, and contains enough content for at least one night of gameplay.  $1.72 through November 1st 2016 only.

 

View our other horror genre products featured with the Halloween Special

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Guest post: Turning a Bat’leth Into a Demon

Turning a Bat’leth Into a Demon, by Chandra Reyer

A demon. A demon coming out of a portal was the assignment I got for a D3 Adventures supplement. I was being given a lot of freedom on this assignment, which is just amazing for an artist to get. I had so many ideas that went beyond the usual bat-winged, red skinned devilish demon most commonly depicted.

The title sounds like a magic trick, but for me as an illustrator and comic book artist, it’s just Wednesday. I’m not talking about drawing a bat’leth, that uniquely shaped weapon of the Klingons from Star Trek, and then turning that drawing into a demon. This was a real, metal bat’leth that had been used in stage fighting.

I had given the bat’leth to an actress friend of mine, who agreed that she would be a reference model for me in the future if I needed her. She didn’t specify for demonic purposes, but that’s what I needed. When I asked if she’d mind being a demon, she said yes immediately. Okay, maybe the affirmative was more enthusiastic and less PG than just “Yes”, but you get the idea.  Actors are great for models because they really get into the character. They do more than just pose in place. My demon had plans, ideas and an odd facial structure. My friend gave my demon intent, and some make-up which made her look less demonic, but like motion capture marking trackers would help me when it came time to make the face look less human.  What proceeded next was an hour of photography, improvisation, cardboard armor and what probably looked really insane to someone from the outside. That’s the best thing about being a fantasy artist, maybe an actor, too. The totally weird, un-glamorous things required to pull off something fantastic.

As an artist it’s important to never be a slave to any reference used. Yet, it’s equally important to use reference, because something an artist wouldn’t have thought of out of their head will come out of it. This painting became so much more than I had originally envisioned thanks to my friend.

All it had cost me was a Klingon weapon of destruction.

 

Qapla’!

 

Art covers coming soon from Chandra Reyer at Greystone Studios to D3 Adventures also include:

 

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Freelance Tangent! and Adventure! writers wanted

Become a D3 Adventurer –

JasonYarnellPaul Caughelljoseph-davis

Author Freelance module John Watson

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Are you ready to attain your goals and break into the gaming industry?

Do you have a module, adventure, or scenario, ready to go to editing?

D3 Adventures is looking to publish well written adventures to highlight the holiday rush.  Please visit our Contractors Wanted page and fill out the form.  One of our line developers will contact you if your presentation is what they are looking for.