Working at DriveThruRPG

I started a new part-time job at DriveThruRPG/OneBookShelf at the beginning of January, as a Publisher Relations Specialist. It’s been a whirlwind of learning new things, getting myself integrated with my co-workers — many I already knew, of course, since I’ve been using DriveThruRPG as a publisher since 2004 — and meeting and interacting with […]

Running Your Own Store? What I’ve Learned (Part 1)

The Posthuman Studios (PS+) online store has been running for just over a year-and-a-half now, with fulfillment being divided between two locations: Atlas Games handles our fulfillment for large books and backstock books and I personally ship out many pre-order books, merchandise like t-shirts and enamel pins, special cases, etc. Currently there are renovations happening […]

Trust in Kickstarter Pledge Levels

I was discussing Kickstarter campaign stuff with some people yesterday, and encouraged one of them to add an introductory backer level with relevant core books as digital rewards, for those people who are discovering their setting from this Kickstarter. My suggestion was to fulfill digital rewards for those backer levels every 24-48 hours during the […]

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The Solo Stapler and the Case of the Backwards Covers

I’ve thought about a bunch of funny ways to start this post, but I don’t think there’s anything funnier than just saying it: I transposed the front and back cover on a book I just printed, Xenovore. TLDR: The problem is fixed now, and all Xenovore pre-orders have been shipped out. The printer I used […]

Learning to Publish on DriveThruRPG

When I started publishing on DriveThruRPG, this was how the Publisher Tools section worked: you emailed a zip file of your games to them and they did the work to put them online. I think there were about 40 publishers on DriveThruRPG when it launched, and by my rough math between 5 and 6% of total titles were ones that I personally uploaded!

Design & Publishing Bundle in GM’s Day Sale!

This week, as part of the GM’s Day Sale, DriveThru has put together a Design & Publishing Bundle! The bundle includes my Versatile InDesign Book Covers video tutorial and a bunch of other great stuff—Ray Vallese’s Writing With Style: An Editor’s Advice for RPG Writers, Monte Cook & Shanna Germain’s crowdfunding advice book, Kicking It, and […]

Tabletop Games Piracy in 2018

This article is funded on behalf of my generous Patreon Supporters. Please visit Patreon and support my work. There are varying reward tiers depending on your support level and the type of supporter you are (gamer, publisher, etc.) It felt for a few years like few people cared about piracy in tabletop games. Everyone had their […]

5ive on Friday: Kickstarter Warning Signs

Every Friday, a list of five things: 5ive on Friday. Quickly bashed out, designed to start not finish conversations. 95% of these will be inspired by the week’s social media conversations. Kickstarter Warning Signs None of these warning signs may be a dealbreaker by themselves, but if a project ticks off more than a couple, […]