Month: December 2021

  • Well, That Took a Long Time

    I honestly did not expect writing my latest book to eat the entire year. My bad.

    I’m happy to report, however, that it’s now finally done, and I’ll have more to say about it soon. Quite a bit more.

    In the meantime, MOAR! Monsters Know What They’re Doing is just a week away from release—huzzah!—and I’ll return to blog writing in the new year, picking up where I left off. Wizards of the Coast has kindly provided us with several new books for me to look at monsters from, including Van Richten’s Ezmerelda’s Guide to Ravenloft (she did the work, Racist Uncle stole the credit—that’s my headcanon, and I’m sticking to it), Fizban’s Treasury of Dragons and Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos. I’ve got my work cut out for me in 2022 (and probably 2023 as well)!

    See you all after the odometer rollover.

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Praise for The Monsters Know What They’re Doing: Combat Tactics for Dungeon Masters

“I’ve always said, the Dungeon Master is the whole world except for his players, and as a result, I spend countless hours prepping for my home group. What Keith gets is that the monsters are the DM’s characters, and his work has been super helpful in adding logic, flavor, and fun in my quest to slaughter my players’ characters and laugh out the window as they cry in their cars afterward.” —Joe Manganiello

“The best movie villains are the ones you fall in love with. Keith’s book grounds villains in specificity, motivation, and tactics—so much so that players will love to hate ’em. This book will enrich your game immeasurably!” —Matthew Lillard

“This book almost instantly made me a better Dungeon Master. If you’re running games, it is a must-have enhancement. I gave copies to the two others in our group who share in the Dungeon Mastering, and both of them came back the next time grinning rather slyly. Keith is a diabolical genius, and I say that with the utmost respect!” —R.A. Salvatore

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