It’s been one month since my last letter, but it feels like much longer! For those of you that are new, my name is David. I created dScryb with my brother-in-law, Ben, and I’ll tend to be the one keeping all of you updated with what we’ve been working on and what’s to come.
dScryb Releases a Module for Foundry Virtual Tabletop!
Today, we also launch the dScryb module for Foundry VTT! For those who don’t know it, Foundry VTT is a rapidly growing virtual tabletop roleplaying platform. It’s beloved for being developer-friendly, standalone, feature-rich, and self-hosted. The dScryb module is developed by an experienced Foundry VTT developer, Iron Moose Development, and takes everything you love about dScryb and delivers it conveniently and completely within the virtual tabletop application. The module also works in conjunction with the new Cartography Collection by offering Foundry VTT-ready maps and illustrations with walls and lighting set up!
Enter the Giveaway!
To kick off the launch of this module, dScryb is giving away a lifetime license to Foundry VTT, a year of game hosting over at The Forge, and a dScryb Hero membership! It’s free to enter: dScryb Giveaway!
dScryb Releases the Cartographer’s Collection!
dScryb has published over 1,800 scenes—that’s 300 more since my last letter! But that’s not what excites us the most. Today, dScryb is launching the Cartographer’s Collection.
There’s no easy way to describe this feature, you’ve got to see it for yourself. There are two free maps and four additional maps for Hero members. The maps and illustrations are the work of talented artists, and they’re brought to life with specially crafted dScryb boxed text. dScryb will expand this collection regularly: there are more amazing works to come!
dScryb Welcomes New Editors!
In the past four weeks, two editors joined the team: Nicola and Davy. They’ve been hard at work keeping up with the amazing writers and are warmly welcomed.
The enthusiasm and support that we’ve received from the community has been a tremendous motivation! For example, Jorphdan has been using dScryb boxed text to introduce his amazing lore videos, and Hero members have been enjoying the Scene and Character request features: Søren writes, “Thank YOU GUYS! This scene is truly amazing, and exactly what I was looking for. Cheers to all and well done!”
The past four months have been such a joy for us, and we’re humbled that so many of you have been using dScryb to help enrich your adventures. We hope you enjoy these new releases, and we can’t wait to hear feedback from you about them, or anything else. You can always email me via firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions, suggestions, or concerns, and I’ll get back to you.
Thanks again for your support! Be safe, and may your adventures be interesting!
It’s my pleasure to welcome so many new members since my last letter! My name is David. I created dScryb with my partner, Ben, and I’ll be at the helm of our newsletters, providing regular updates of what we’ve been up to and where we’re going.
Over the weekend, dScryb welcomed a new editor, Dwayne Stange. He’s already been hard at work helping us play catch up with the amazing writing team. So, welcome Dwayne!
dScryb now has over 1,500 scenes published! I anticipate that the number of Character scenes will grow the fastest, and the collection will be released within six weeks. Of course, Hero members will have early access to those scenes, and any others, as they leave the editors’ desk.
Since the last letter, dScryb has released a new feature for Hero members: Character Request. In a nutshell, you tell us about a character, such as a character in the campaign that you DM, or your own, and dScryb’s writers and editors will distill the information into an evocative short description! We’ve received a bunch of great requests already. If I had to choose one to highlight, it might be His Lordship Sir Dale of the Dale Lands.
I’ve been extremely touched by the incredible enthusiasm and support that we’ve received from members of the community, both individuals and organizations, some of whom we’ve listed on a new Friends page. We’re honored and humbled whenever we’re recommended by one DM to another, no matter the platform or the audience. For example, on Friday, MrRhexx announced that he will be using dScryb boxed text to introduce his future lore videos!
In the past three months we’ve had the joy and privilege of providing boxed text to over 1,200 new dScryb members and over 10,000 guests. The experience has been almost as rewarding as when we first discovered the game. So, thank you, be safe, and may your adventures be interesting!
This is a brief update of what we’ve been up to and where we’re going.
Since dScryb’s launch on January 1, 2021, the team has been joined by a new editor, Michael, and a new writer, Puja. Michael and Puja are both amazing, and by now you’ve likely read scenes that they’ve worked on.
Hundreds of new scenes have been published, as well as some new ways to find them, including:
In addition to new scenes, dScryb has released a new collection: The Spells Collection. Items was going to come next, but we’ve heard loud and clear from podcast host DMs that Characters (NPCs and Commoners) absolutely must come next—and so it will. The team is not rushing it, but it’s currently the top priority.
Another matter that was rather unexpected has been the incredible enthusiasm and support that we’ve received from members of the community, both individuals and organizations, some of whom we’ve listed on a new Friends page. We’re honored and humbled whenever we’re recommended by one DM to another, no matter the platform or the audience. If we had to choose one endorsement to highlight, it might be Tyler’s from RPBGBOT.net, a resource that some of us have been using for years:
I’m really impressed by dScryb. They have tons of content already and everything I’ve seen is spectacular. They even take custom scene requests. Here’s one I requested: Dark Casting of Cure Wounds. Seriously, look at this and tell me that it doesn’t make you want to drop what you’re doing and play some games.
I promised myself that I’d keep this short, so I’ll end here: In the past 37 days we’ve had the joy and privilege of providing boxed text to over 300 new dScryb members and thousands of guests. The experience has been almost as rewarding as when we first discovered the game. So, for that: Thank you, be safe, and may your adventures be interesting!
Following our launch on January 1, 2021, we received tons of helpful feedback as well as hundreds of new members from this community. We are absolutely thrilled! The purpose of this post is to say THANK YOU and to provide an update.
In the past three weeks, we’ve implemented the following:
Site load times cut in half
Improved responsiveness on mobile
A New scenes page
An Updates page
We’ve also published 183 new scenes and welcomed a new editor.
The Spells Collection is about 60% complete and will be ready in 2-4 weeks (Hero members already have early access to those that are done). After that, we’ll begin prioritizing the Items Collection, while continuing to expand the existing collections.
I’ve extended the coupon codes from my New Year’s Day post, so feel free to use them.
I’ll be back in 2-4 weeks with another update.
Until then, happy adventuring!
TLDR: If you’ve ever found yourself behind the DM screen but at a loss for words, three professional fantasy writers have written a large collection of boxed text for your campaigns, and it’s all searchable. Enjoy!