April 1, 2020

Wizards in Detention

You're a wizard. You're in high school. And you're in detention. Work with your friends to invent new spells to make it to the biggest event of the year!

March 30, 2020

Spells from Songs

Notes from the Nails: I hope casting these brings you as much joy as creating them brought me. Also I make no apologies for being out of touch with popular music. Get one of the other digits to do a follow-up post or something...

Spells from Songs

It's funny how inspiration works sometimes. I got the idea to turn song lyrics into spells because I happened to be checking the wording of the 'investiture' spells in Xanathar's Guide when my media player's shuffle decided to play Andrew Bird's Masterswarm. The line "investments of translucent alabaster" sounded so similar to the spells, it gave me an idea. A quick skim through my library gave me "did they get you to trade... hot ashes for trees" (Wish You Were Here, Pink Floyd) and "she seems to have an invisible touch, yeah // she reaches in, and grabs right hold of your heart" (Invisible Touch, Genesis), and the plan was cemented in my mind.

March 24, 2020

Curiosities from Dante’s Inferno

Magic Items
Comments from the Finger: I'm still waiting for the next episode of Hero Club's new season Paid Back in Spades: A Hank Blackstone Mystery, but that didn't stop me from writing some magic items. 

The dusty antiques lining the walls of Dante’s Inferno, Home of Magic and Mystery include worthless trinkets, perplexing curiosities, and a few genuine magic items. The only person with a complete catalogue is the shop’s late owner, Dante LaPorta, who won’t be sharing his secrets anytime soon. Here are a few of the items from Dante’s which might catch a visitor’s eye.

March 13, 2020

Hope Domain

Divine Domain
Comments from the Finger: It's important to remember that dark moments in history are just moments. What's important is that we be good to each other and stay hopeful, even when things get dark. 

Hope Domain

When times grow dire and the evening din seems impenetrable, clerics of the Hope Domain do their resolute work. These clerics of righteous deities don’t stand for a particular cause or solution, but as a reminder that the gods are still watching their flock, that evil is always driven back, and that kindness and mercy, even in the face of calamity is something we should all aspire to.

March 12, 2020

Pods and Cons

Quick updates on exciting stuff!

Heeeerooooo Cluuuub!

Oh my gosh, it's that time of the year! Hero Club has a new season! And, because we know you demand only the best in Dungeons and Dragons podcasts, this season has an all-star cast, featuring literally NOLAN NORTH. It's season 2 of Hank Blackstone Mysteries, so if you dig it, you ought to be interested in our Complete Investigator class as well.

Go listen today!

Virtual Cons for a Virtual Age

As you might know, due to a certain virus (which will remain nameless), many gaming conventions have closed up tight. Thankfully, we have the internet, and it has never been a better time to be an internet shut-in. We partnered with Level Up Dice and tons of other great companies to be part of a Virtual Show Floor -- all the fun of wandering a convention, with none of the risk of the aforementioned viral contagion.

Check it out here, and get 15% off your entire order on the Mage Hand Press store until Monday!

March 10, 2020

Dark Matter Character Sheet

A bit of Dark Matter news, to go with your new character sheet:

As of this month, you should be able to walk into your Friendly Local Gaming Store and ask them to order a copy of Dark Matter by Mage Hand Press! Doing so helps us get into more gaming stores, in front of more people, and maybe into your local normal bookstore.

We're in the Diamond catalog (your FLGS person should know what that is) which means we'll be available in many international stores as well, but you have to ask for them now!

If your FLGS doesn't use our distributor, don't forget you can still order Dark Matter online.


Here's a form-fillable character sheet, to make starting your next campaign a bit easier: