Due to the lockdown and my strong desire to play Dungeons and Dragons with my group I first developed my VTT chops on Roll20 but got frustrated and fell in love with an up-and-coming VTT platform Shard tabletop. They took a more intuitive approach to VTT play and soon found myself backing their fantastic team when it came to Kickstarter if you want to check them out at the link below.
I like how Shard Tabletop organizes things for the dungeon master and have been so inspired by the VTT and the great support of the team I have packaged and published my first package of maps, a desert-themed encounter map pack, and my first one-shot adventure for sale on their marketplace.
Granted it has not made me rich but I have got to say I cut my teeth now as a creator. I soon had a group of cool creators from Dungeon Forge reach out to me and asked me to make a map for their Kickstarter “Tortles of the River Valley” the kickstart successfully funded and hit a couple of stretch goals resulting in some really cool 3D printed miniatures and a published adventure booklet featuring my map and digital versions available for download for VTT play.
I am pleased to say that I am still working with the Dungeon Forge team on an upcoming Kickstarter I will write about in a later blog.
My adventures as a Dungeon Master, mapmaker, and creator continue to expand I have started some commission work with Another game creator Trolllord games, and have done my First YouTube interview with a fellow creator AKA: Wizthrift that interview is linked below if you care to check it out.
All in all my journey into retirement and doing things I love has not made me rich but kept me busy and happy. They have made me see that becoming a creator for something I love is in fact doable. One would say I may not be blessed by the RPG gaming gods but they are starting to notice. Until a later post do what you love and Happy Gaming…