Candlekeep Mysteries features D&D’s biggest ever cast of writers and designers

The next book released for Dungeons & Dragons will consist of the work of 19 various co-authors, more than any consisted of in the fifth edition of the initial role-playing video games. Entitled Candlekeep Mysteries, the collection of one-shot experiences highlights the variety of the developers working within the market today. The book doesn’t come out till March 16, however you can experience those authors’ back brochures today. You’ll discover locations like the Dungeon Master’s Guild and have plenty of fresh brand-new material for your house video games.

Polygon connected to the whole group to learn more on their previous RPG work. Consider this your intro to some tabletop’s finest independent voices, and a guide to where to discover their work online.

Alison Huang is an Australian author understood for her contributions to the Uncaged Anthology and the RPG Author Workshop from Storytelling Collective, both which won her ENnie awards in 2020. Her style viewpoint focuses on making content queer and/or subversive.

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Jennifer Kretchmer
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Jennifer Kretchmer is a manufacturer, author, banner, and entertainer who appears on D&D Beyond’s livestreamed tabletop program Silver and Steel; she’s the developer and executive manufacturer of Monsters & Fables, and she has actually likewise operated in front of or behind the electronic camera on more than a thousand episodes of tv. An enthusiastic supporter for ease of access for the handicapped and increased addition in media, Jen is presently adjusting pop artist Lights’ graphic book Skin&Earth for tv.

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Daniel Kwan

Daniel Kwan is the manufacturer and co-host of the Gold ENnie Acclaimed Asians Represent podcast — house of Dungeons & Da Asians, The Conclude, and the continuous Asians Read series. Aside from Candlekeep Mysteries, Daniel just recently released Ross Rifles, a Powered by the Armageddon hack about the trench violence and drama of the First World War.

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Graeme Barber

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Sarah Madsen

Graeme Barber is a military veteran with a background in archaeology and business diving. He got his start in the market doing crucial analysis of video games and their world-building. Ever since he’s broadened into video game style, consultancy, and freelance writing.

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Sarah Madsen is a sci-fi and dream author and tabletop role-playing video game designer who has actually composed for business like Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, and Cubicle 7. Her cyberpunky city dream book, Weaver’s Recklessness, is out with Falstaff Books in February 2021.

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Michael Polkinghorn

Michael Polkinghorn began playing D&D and other role-playing video games back in 1979 and has actually been active on and off since. Most just recently he has actually been the author and Dungeon Master for the Antique of the Past podcast.


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Kienna Shaw

Kienna Shaw is a tabletop role-playing video game designer, banner, and writer. She has independent credits in numerous indie video game items and a brochure of self-published video games, co-produces Salty Sugary food Games (a channel for both TTRPGs and computer game), and co-curated the TTRPG Security Toolkit.

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Brandes Stoddard is an independent author and a stay-at-home papa. He’s formerly worked for Wizards of the Coast, Pegasus Spiele, Atomic Overmind, Tribality Publishing, Blue Devil Games (for the ENnie-nominated Dawning Star line), and other publishers.

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Hannah Rose

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Amy Vorpahl

Hannah Rose is a freelance editor, author, and video game designer who enjoys all sort of dream storytelling. She resides in Seattle with her partner James and their 2 feline familiars. She is a co-author and developmental editor on Candlekeep Mysteries.

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Amy Vorpahl is a funny star, author, player and host. You can discover her on programs like The Newsroom and The Mindy Task and online with Nerdist, College Humor, and The Guild. Prior to working with Wizards she released 2 other experiences and completed a whole YouTube channel.

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Derek Ruiz
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Derek Ruiz is a Mexican experience designer and cartography illustrator. He takes pleasure in producing wonderful locations and complex plots for his video games, and has actually been a long time Dungeon Master.


Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.