Entries by John Arcadian


My Dungeons and Dragons Ted Talk

Back in February, I was lucky enough to get to go on stage at TEDx Ohio State University and talk about one of my big passions, tabletop roleplaying games like Dungeons and Dragons. These sorts of games have had an incredible impact on my life, helping me practice putting on different personalities and refining my […]


The Book of the Tarrasque

My latest book, the Book of the Tarrasque is out now at Drive Thru RPG! Are You Ready For The World Ender? The Tarrasque, the unkillable challenge of Dungeons and Dragons. Do you have what it takes to fight the monster? Do you have what it takes to run the tarrasque? How do you begin […]

Window Coverings For A Private Zen Room

Window Coverings For A Private Zen Room Our house is quite close to another house and my reading room/meditation space (work in progress) looks right into their windows. To fix that, I made some DIY window coverings from: Fabric I used to use as diffusion in my light kit Corn Starch Syrup (2 TBSP corn […]


Custom Sonic Screwdriver

Custom Sonic Screwdriver I’m an unabashed fan of Dr. Who, both the old and the new series. So, when my maker itch was needing a little scratching one day, I decided to see what I could do about creating some custom Sonic Screwdrivers for myself and friends. The most complicated part of this project was […]

A Madison Avenue Fiasco Playset

Fiasco is a great game to use to introduce people to tabletop gaming. After running a game of Fiasco for some friends, the subject of doing a Fiasco playset themed off of Mad Men came up. I went looking for one, but couldn’t find one that quite fit that feeling we wanted. So, in the […]