Adventure-a-Week Archive

  • After over a year of dedicated  revision, organizing the creation of scores of beautifully illustrated artworks, playtesting brand new material to accompany the tome and dozens of other uplifting duties, Rise of the Drow is heading out of AdventureAWeek.com’s hands and on the way to the printers! Looking ahead to the future, Adventureaweek.com is ready to hit the ground running once last year’s enormously successful Kickstarter reaches fruition. The video is prepared, the images are in, and the numbers have all been run—SNOW WHITE is the next big thing on AdventureAWeek.com’s plate! Get ready to hear more about what’s in store for this next premium hardcover book across the week before the Kickstarter launches on Friday, March 14th (and get onto the Facebook page to stay ahead […]

    SNOW WHITE – AdventureAWeek.com’s new Kickstarter!

    After over a year of dedicated  revision, organizing the creation of scores of beautifully illustrated artworks, playtesting brand new material to accompany the tome and dozens of other uplifting duties, Rise of the Drow is heading out of AdventureAWeek.com’s hands and on the way to the printers! Looking ahead to the future, Adventureaweek.com is ready to hit the ground running once last year’s enormously successful Kickstarter reaches fruition. The video is prepared, the images are in, and the numbers have all been run—SNOW WHITE is the next big thing on AdventureAWeek.com’s plate! Get ready to hear more about what’s in store for this next premium hardcover book across the week before the Kickstarter launches on Friday, March 14th (and get onto the Facebook page to stay ahead […]

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  • This year Adventureaweek.com launched the first annual PATHMASTER Adventure Writing Contest™.  Over a hundred budding game designers submitted their pitches to be considered by top Paizo reviewers Endzeitgeist and KTfish7.   Out of these pitches just five adventure concepts were chosen and thus, five brave new souls began their first foray into the RPG writing and publishing world! 2013 PATHMASTER finalists include Michael Allen, Jacob Michaels, Scott Janke, Luis Loza, and Michael Holland. Now, almost a year later, these five finalists have the pleasure of seeing their adventures released by Adventureaweek.com! The winner will be determined by public voting and reviews, so please support grassroots independent game designers and check out these great new adventures available now on Adventureaweek.com, Drive-Thru RPG, and Paizo.com. You can get $2 […]

    PATHMASTER ADVENTURES RELEASED

    This year Adventureaweek.com launched the first annual PATHMASTER Adventure Writing Contest™.  Over a hundred budding game designers submitted their pitches to be considered by top Paizo reviewers Endzeitgeist and KTfish7.   Out of these pitches just five adventure concepts were chosen and thus, five brave new souls began their first foray into the RPG writing and publishing world! 2013 PATHMASTER finalists include Michael Allen, Jacob Michaels, Scott Janke, Luis Loza, and Michael Holland. Now, almost a year later, these five finalists have the pleasure of seeing their adventures released by Adventureaweek.com! The winner will be determined by public voting and reviews, so please support grassroots independent game designers and check out these great new adventures available now on Adventureaweek.com, Drive-Thru RPG, and Paizo.com. You can get $2 […]

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  • The Rise of the Drow Kickstarter by Adventureaweek.com is ending very soon with just hours to go.  Jonathan G. Nelson, co-author of the Rise of the Drow trilogy and founder of Adventure-A-Week is here to tell us why you should get on board this Kickstarter before the doors close for good! New Cover Art! With your help we have crushed numerous stretch goals (with more to go), but the most gorgeous of these unlocked stretch goals is the cover art. This art by Kerem Beyit will be gracing the exclusive Kickstarter version of the Rise of the Drow Trilogy hardbound book. Kerem’s art has appeared in numerous RPG products including Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, and WotC’s Magic: The Gathering, […]

    The Rise of the Drow Kickstarter project: Why you should get on board before it ends

    The Rise of the Drow Kickstarter by Adventureaweek.com is ending very soon with just hours to go.  Jonathan G. Nelson, co-author of the Rise of the Drow trilogy and founder of Adventure-A-Week is here to tell us why you should get on board this Kickstarter before the doors close for good! New Cover Art! With your help we have crushed numerous stretch goals (with more to go), but the most gorgeous of these unlocked stretch goals is the cover art. This art by Kerem Beyit will be gracing the exclusive Kickstarter version of the Rise of the Drow Trilogy hardbound book. Kerem’s art has appeared in numerous RPG products including Paizo’s Pathfinder RPG, Blizzard’s World of Warcraft, and WotC’s Magic: The Gathering, […]

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  • RISE OF THE DROW: KICKSTARTER INTERVIEW BY ENDZEITGEIST   Ezg: Hello everybody! I’m conducting this interview with Jonathan Nelson and Stephen Yeardley, commanders-in-chief of Adventureaweek.com and the minds that brought you the Rise of the Drow-trilogy, which should be considered to be one of the finer examples of adventure-writing featuring subterranean explorations. First, Jonathan, would you give us a brief run-down of what the trilogy is all about? Jonathan Nelson: Good morning EZG!  I hope you don’t mind but Joshua Gullion and Will Myers from Adventureaweek will also be joining us for this interview. To answer your question, this trilogy ultimately boils down to a very determined drow matron named Maelora Gullion, whose thirst for power throws the entire balance […]

    Rise of the Drow Kickstarter Interview with EZG

    RISE OF THE DROW: KICKSTARTER INTERVIEW BY ENDZEITGEIST   Ezg: Hello everybody! I’m conducting this interview with Jonathan Nelson and Stephen Yeardley, commanders-in-chief of Adventureaweek.com and the minds that brought you the Rise of the Drow-trilogy, which should be considered to be one of the finer examples of adventure-writing featuring subterranean explorations. First, Jonathan, would you give us a brief run-down of what the trilogy is all about? Jonathan Nelson: Good morning EZG!  I hope you don’t mind but Joshua Gullion and Will Myers from Adventureaweek will also be joining us for this interview. To answer your question, this trilogy ultimately boils down to a very determined drow matron named Maelora Gullion, whose thirst for power throws the entire balance […]

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  •   Today I’m taking a look at Michael McCarthy’s second module of AaW’s B-series,   It All Falls Down   This module is 31 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion!   Still here? All right! In the tunnels under the city of Silverlight Hollow, madness reigns – the estate of the Iroth family (depicted with a  full family tree in a side-box) was wrecked by explosions, the vault emptied to the underworld and their priceless Saatman Emerald stolen. Luckily, they managed to capture and […]

    It all Falls Down

      Today I’m taking a look at Michael McCarthy’s second module of AaW’s B-series,   It All Falls Down   This module is 31 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 28 pages of content, so let’s check this out!   This being an adventure-module, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players may wish to jump to the conclusion!   Still here? All right! In the tunnels under the city of Silverlight Hollow, madness reigns – the estate of the Iroth family (depicted with a  full family tree in a side-box) was wrecked by explosions, the vault emptied to the underworld and their priceless Saatman Emerald stolen. Luckily, they managed to capture and […]

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  •   There was a point in the history of the RPG industry where games were strictly handled with a pencil, a handful of dice, and some paper.  Fortunately this industry is nothing if not fluid and flexible, adapting and growing with the technologies of the times.  I remember when PDFs became a common thing as an RPG standard allowing smaller publishers to enter the market.  For me that was truly the first step toward the evolution of role-playing games.  Following the curve of today’s gamers, and embracing the technologies at our fingertips, are Jonathan G. Nelson and Todd Gamble.  Two friends who saw a void in the market, and decided to pool their talent and experience to open a subscription […]

    AaW: the Evolution of Tabletop RPGs

      There was a point in the history of the RPG industry where games were strictly handled with a pencil, a handful of dice, and some paper.  Fortunately this industry is nothing if not fluid and flexible, adapting and growing with the technologies of the times.  I remember when PDFs became a common thing as an RPG standard allowing smaller publishers to enter the market.  For me that was truly the first step toward the evolution of role-playing games.  Following the curve of today’s gamers, and embracing the technologies at our fingertips, are Jonathan G. Nelson and Todd Gamble.  Two friends who saw a void in the market, and decided to pool their talent and experience to open a subscription […]

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  • Have you heard about this new website Adventureaweek.com?  If you’re a RPG fanatic and miss Wizards “Map-a-Week” or Dungeon Magazine you’re in for a treat!  World famous cartographer and illustrator Todd Gamble (D&D 3.5, Forgotten Realms, 3x ENnie Award, Origin Award) and Lead Game Developer Jonathan Nelson have started a new website featuring a new original adventure module every week! The best part is that you can run the adventures right off their website and everything is hyperlinked to the SRD for both 3.5 OGL game systems and the Pathfinder RPG.  Yes, that picture to the right is me running a Pathfinder sesssion entirely off my iPad!  I didn’t even need a GM screen!!!  😛  It doesn’t get much better […]

    WANT THIS LOOT? RPG Contest!

    Have you heard about this new website Adventureaweek.com?  If you’re a RPG fanatic and miss Wizards “Map-a-Week” or Dungeon Magazine you’re in for a treat!  World famous cartographer and illustrator Todd Gamble (D&D 3.5, Forgotten Realms, 3x ENnie Award, Origin Award) and Lead Game Developer Jonathan Nelson have started a new website featuring a new original adventure module every week! The best part is that you can run the adventures right off their website and everything is hyperlinked to the SRD for both 3.5 OGL game systems and the Pathfinder RPG.  Yes, that picture to the right is me running a Pathfinder sesssion entirely off my iPad!  I didn’t even need a GM screen!!!  😛  It doesn’t get much better […]

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