Write, Design, Program
Rodney Sloan is a game designer, writer, and editor with a background in multimedia development and programming. He has done work for Paizo, J-List, D20PFSRD.com Publishing, Fat Goblin Games, and a host of others. He runs Rising Phoenix Games and has contributed to several best-selling titles on the Dungeon Masters Guild.
In 2020 Rodney won gold in Roll for Combat's RPG Superstar contest, placing him in the top 17 out of 101 entries in the competition. Two more of his monsters placed in 2021.
References from Industry Professionals:
"I was impressed with [Rodney's] turnaround and the quality of [his] work..." — Adam Daigle, Director of Game Development at Paizo Inc.
"Communicative and very professional. His monster and item ideas were original and cool. He nailed PF2's intricate item styles and knows the game's rules. Highly recommended." — Patrick Renie, Paizo Developer
"[Rodney] does an outstanding job to ensure that posts are the highest of quality. His writing and research skills are truly phenomenal. He has a great sense of leadership and management." — Swaps4, Editor at J-List
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Publication: Rising Phoenix Games
No Dice — RPG Blog Carnival, Dec 2022
Posted 30 November 2022
It’s time for us to host the RPG Blog Carnival again, and this month the topic is “No Dice”. Read on to stimulate your brain with new ideas and fresh takes from the TTRPG blogosphere. If you’re a reader, here’s how it work: RPG bloggers from around the globe will drop links into the comments … Continue reading No Dice — RPG Blog Carnival, Dec 2022
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The State of the Phoenix – 2022
Posted 29 November 2022
Every year we learn and adapt. In 2022 we returned to our grassroots and applied those lessons to great effect. Here’s what Rising Phoenix Games got up to in 2022. Early in the year, I finished developing TTRPGs for d20pfsrd.com Publishing with the release of the Pathfinder Second Edition version of the Eldryn character supplement … Continue reading The State of the Phoenix – 2022
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#ShowYourRPGShelf and Win an RPG!
Posted 1 November 2022
Show us your RPG shelf and win a print copy of Nightscape: Red Terrors for your collection by entering the #ShowYourRPGShelf RPG contest. How to Enter 1) Follow us on Twitter and Facebook (and grow the party!) 2) Reply to one of the posts below with a picture of you, holding your favorite character sheet, … Continue reading #ShowYourRPGShelf and Win an RPG!
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Journeys in Yomi
Posted 10 October 2022
Last week we journeyed to Yomi, the Japanese land of the dead mentioned in the ancient myths and legends of Japan. Let’s explore further so that you can use Yomi to inspire your own campaign setting, or as a campaign setting all on its own. Journeys in Yomi There are two ways to enter Yomi. … Continue reading Journeys in Yomi
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DALL-E and Anime. Will the Machines Destroy Anime?
Posted 14 June 2022
The inventions imagined by Science Fiction are coming at us, in real life, hard and fast. Imagine asking a computer to build a waifu for you, and it gives you nine perfectly rendered, original options to choose from. That’s exactly what DALL-E Mini can do. Why not give it a try? It’s an interesting time […]
Cowboy Bebop Roleplaying Game Draws its Guns
Posted 3 June 2022
Let’s take a peek under the hood of the forthcoming Cowboy Bebop Roleplaying Game and see if it rocks. Or is it junk, drifting in the cold emptiness of space? Yes folks, it’s another episode of the super serious, tabletop game inquisitional series, The Pickle and Daweeb Show. Here we dress in suits and calibrate […]
Chandra and Jace MtG Nendoroids Coming to J-List
Posted 12 May 2022
Two of Magic: the Gathering’s most iconic Planeswalkers, Chandra Nalaar and Jace Beleren, are coming to J-List as cute, posable Nendoroid action figures! Welcome to The Pickle and Daweeb Show, where we roll dice, tap cards, and photocopy proxies in the name of anime and manga! Besides the exciting pair of MtG Nendoroids, we have […]