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Rise of the Drow PDF is on sale now!

Rise of the Drow PDF demoLadies and gentlemen, subterranean and surface elves, traditionalist and radical dwarves—the Rise of the Drow PDF is now available!

This enormous tome brings the fantastic trilogy of adventures detailing the dubious doings of the drow of Aventyr’s Underworld above the surface and into your game!

Within the Rise of the Drow PDF you’ll find a multitude of veteran industry designers like Brian Berg and Christina Stiles, inimitable illustrations by the likes of Jen Page and Jacob Blackmon, and more content than you can shake a +5 greatclub at. The beautifully rendered artwork and carefully crafted prose in Rise of the Drow creates an innovative and original subterranean setting for both the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 rule set AND Pathfinder, filled with numerous new creatures, equipment, magic items, spells, feats and interesting NPCs that breathe life into the world beneath the surface! Never before has such an amazing book brought together this kind of celebrity-studded cast of artists, cartographers and designers!

Grab your copy today and terrorize players with the bestial blood-sucking ahool, instill wonder with the fantastic Fungi Forest, and pique their interests with the intrigues of the diabolical drow of Holoth!

You can read more about what’s in store here, but if you aren’t interested yet, how do you feel about…

  • A dozen drow houses, some at the height of their power and others that lurk in the darkness, waiting for their moment to strike!
  • The brand new Mushroom domain, filled with a retinue of fun new spells guaranteed to garner the interest of any nature-minded spellcaster!
  • Several incredible dungeons and locales—including the cavernous expanses of Jorumgard (designed by Owen K.C. Stephens of Green Ronin and Rogue Genius Games)—perfect from dropping beneath the surface of any campaign setting!
  • Hosts of carefully constructed NPCs suitable for appearances both on the world above and beneath!
  • Countless new cleverly designed mechanics and mini-games sure to ensconce your players in the Rise of the Drow!

Have you collected rations?
Sharpened your steel?
Filled your components pouch?

Then grab your copy of the Rise of the Drow PDF now and delve into the depths of Aventyr’s Underworld without delay—who knows how much longer the machinations of the dark elves will be contained beneath the surface!

Rise of the Drow - The Ambush



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Jonathan G. Nelson talks Adventure-A-Week on Gamer Lifestyle!

Want to know what it’s like to run

Check out this episode of Gamer Lifestyle, where the inimitable Jonathan Nelson breaks it down for Johnn Four (of Gamer-Lifestyle) and Brian “Fitz” Fitzpatrick (of Moebius Adventures)!

jonathan crew picJonathan tells all – the struggle to get started, the Do’s and Don’t’s of publishing, what programs and services are the best value for what provides, how to get started in the gaming industry, the pressures of publishing the hardcover monster that is Rise of the Drow – it’s all inside this interview.

If you just want the really good stuff, where he plugs me, check out the last 5 minutes.  ; ) -Mike

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We are re-opening Adventure Submissions!

RotD-sidebar-widgetRise of the Drow is on its way out of the house and into the printers [Spoke a little too soon on that – it’s now in layout and heads to the printers in Octoberish – MM]. We here at are taking a huge sigh of relief and are happy to announce that this highly anticipated tome will be making it to backers (thanks again!) in March of 2014 and everyone lucky enough to grab one of the (limited) copies in the pre-sale (arrival in April 2014)!

What’s the best part about all of this? Aside from the staff getting to eat and sleep with some kind of regularity for a week or two?

We are re-opening Adventure Submissions!

Timeless Fort - coverDo you have a chilling tale of suspense? A mysterious dungeon crawl? Perhaps there’s a vile story of civil intrigue on the tips of your fingers? An adventure to stop a truly dastardly arch villain and a mob of minions prepared to take a humble but marvelous town?


Send your (400 word – anything longer is automatically disqualified) pitches to submit (at)

Cutting Silver Pass coverYour pitch must:

  • be submitted as a doc, docx, or rtf attachment.
  • have Adventure Pitch [insert adventure title] in the email’s subject line.
  • include your full name and contact information in the body of the email (not in your attachment)
  • be designed for both D&D 3.5 and the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game.
  • NOT include any references to any settings not published by, LLP. Please note that AaW does not have a license to print adventures using settings published by other companies. Any such entries will be immediately disqualified. You may refer to locations from the AaW Campaign Setting.

ACT COVERPreperation for the next stage: If your pitch is well received you should be prepared to provide an Adventure Background, Synopsis, and Hook(s).  Please download and read the Adventure Composition Tutorial & Map Request Tutorial.  If you need additional help or tips on how to write a successful adventure submission click here.


Please bear the following in mind before sending anything our way:

1. Anyone may submit a pitch.

2. The pitch must be your own work, which has not been published previously, is not being considered for publication by any other publisher, and is original and does not infringe upon any copyrighted material.

Ironwall Gap Must Hold cover3. By submitting your pitch, you authorize the use of your

4. All decisions of, LLP are and likeness without additional compensation for promotion and advertising purposes in all media.