Shannon Applecline | Designers & Dragons | Wandering DMs S02 E44
Dan & Paul speak with special guest Shannon Applecline — author of the 4-volume series (and counting!) Designers & Dragons, the most encyclopedic overview to date of RPG companies, products, and history across the decades. Plus he wrote all of the retrospective backgrounds for classic D&D products on the DM’s Guild, DriveThruRPG, and D&D Classics websites. We caught up with him on the numerous books he’s in the process of writing now: more updates and deep-dive to Designers & Dragons, the TSR Codex, a compendium on the works of Michael Moorcock (Elric and Stormbringer!), thoughts on publishing for TTRPGs today, and a whole lot more.
Designers & Dragons at DriveThruRPG
Advanced Designers & Dragons monthly column
Shannon’s Lost Histories Patreon
Wandering DMs Paul Siegel and Dan “Delta” Collins host thoughtful discussions on D&D and other TTRPGs every week. Comparing the pros and cons of every edition from the 1974 Original D&D little brown books to cutting-edge releases for 5E D&D today, we broadcast live on YouTube and Twitch so we can take viewer questions and comments on the topic of the day. Live every Sunday at 1 PM Eastern time.