Waffling around hasn't put your work into anyone's hands. It hasn't made anyone notice you OR your great ideas.
Let's guide you from "I'm making something" to being an actual published author. Finally.
You're drowning in ideas, but do not understand how to turn them into a written adventure.
You see others publishing supplements, running their games at conventions, or funding Kickstarters. You're frustrated by your own lack of progress.
Somehow you both don't know what to do but are also drowning in all the ways to do it. You're overwhelmed.
You've purchased content to help you learn how to "write" adventures, only to discover it's actually yet another resource teaching game masters how to keep their players engaged at the table...
You'd like to see your own name in print or sign your own NDA with a writing company! But...you know you need a portfolio first.
With Over 40 ADHD-Friendly Video Lessons + Handouts & Templates to Guide You
Enjoy the Brand-New TTRPG University Discord Community With Private Course Chats
Input From A Team of Professional Game Designers, Editors, & Graphic Artists
Even if you're new to TTRPG writing, we can take you from a confused beginner to a published creator. Plus, a portfolio to show for it.
Enrollment begins before the course goes live. The cart will be open for just a few days.
Once you grab your spot, you’ll get an email with information about how to create your TTRPG University course account.
While the course isn’t live yet, you can create your classroom account and visit the welcome page for a hello from Beth!
Beth the Bard is a feminist game designer and best-selling author of She is the Ancient, A Genderbent Curse of Strahd guidebook. She applies more than four years (and 1,000 sessions!) of professional therapeutic GMing and well over a decade of experience as an educator, blogger, and graphic designer.
She collaborates closely with her partner, Jayden King, a proud Black game designer and business developer. He's a professional game master and writer that works with companies such as Modiphius and Wizards of the Coast. He applies over a decade of working as a corporate trainer for best business practices, team bonding, and organizational development coaching RPG designers.
Together, they focus their effort on providing opportunities for Women and BIPOC creators, which recently included their successful Kickstarter campaign for Daughter of Frankenstein, an Operatic Adventure for 5E Dungeons & Dragons.
This DIY variation of the course does not provide the weekly coaching calls that our Live Cohorts do. You will, however, be welcome to join the Discord for chatting and can join whatever community calls we might schedule! If you’re interested in the Live Cohort option, click here.
Nope! We’ll take you from beginner to published. All you need is a will to succeed and the discipline to follow through.
While our six-week live intensive might make this difficult, this is our DIY course, and you can create your adventure on your own timeline, whatever that may be!
While 5E is often referenced for a broader range of relatability in the community, this course is not 5E-specific. We will actually discuss the styles of various TTRPG systems, and you’re encouraged to write in your preferred system.
Yes! The OGL still exists for D&D 5e for those that wish to operate within DM’s Guild. For those that wish to publish outside of DM’s Guild, the SRD allows individuals to use the OGL or Creative Commons for making 5e compatibility.
Yes! All the content is immediately available and yours to keep forever, along with updates.
Excellent, we’re super excited to work with you! Once registered, check your email for instructions on creating your TTRPG University courses account. You’ll see your course dashboard once you do this and log in. Even though the content won’t be available until our start day, you can click on the course and visit the welcome page inside the classroom.
There are no meetings in this DIY variation of the writing course.
You definitely don’t need to. I have recommendations for premium resources but none of them are necessary.
Once you’ve completed the course content and created your adventure, send it to us at Admin@TTRPGUniversity.com, and we’ll email your certificate.
This page includes art or map work by Perplexing Ruins, Yorsey Hernandez, and Fernando Salvaterra. None of their files will be included in this course. You must source their content from them if you’d like your own copy for personal or commercial use. Their work will simply be shown in lesson samples.
In Six Weeks, You'll Finally Be a Published TTRPG Author