At the moment, I don't really have much to blog about on the subject of D&D.
Nothing positive, at the very least.
D&D Encounter Episodes won't be continuing through Beyond The Crystal Cave. It's just not in the budget or schedule at the moment. Much as I'd like to do it, I simply don't have the time or resources to commit to it in any meaningful way. To fans of the series, I'm sorry.
That said, I will be doing an alternate podcast of the complete season at some point, with some veterans of the YouTube series.
Lair Assault is still something I'm tentatively excited about (who knew), but we've yet to give it a try.
That, and I really don't have a home campaign to turn to in order to really observe the game in any meaningful way. The best way to learn more about D&D and games in general is to, y'know, play a lot of D&D and games. I don't have the luxury of doing so at the moment.
So rather than posting nothing, here's something kinda fun about hanging tags.
The following little scraps of paper are ones I'd used to represent both heroes, monsters, NPCs, and villains throughout two seasons of D&D Encounters, as well as a few home games. The art is crude and cartoony, but it conveys the proper character information and feeling most of the time. I never claimed to be an artist. I'm just a doodler who never learned how to quit.
The heroes of Dark Legacy of Evard
The heroes of Lost Crown of Neverwinter
Some notable NPCs and villains
I imagine there will be many more hanging tags in my D&D future. Every dungeon master I know seems to have some tell-tale quirk or specific mannerism that makes them stand out. Given how new I am at the role, I'm thinking hanging tags are mine at the moment.
That, or my tendency to make affable NPCs and speak in "bad DM" accents.