Notes of the Wandering Alchemist is a blog dedicated to sharing a passion of Dungeons & Dragons, Savage Worlds, and table-top role playing games in general. The blog began as a way to share the ideas of John Crowley, aka: the Wandering Alchemist, with the RPG community. This started in the summer of 2015 and quickly became something more. By 2016 the blog expanded and began to include the podcast that became Untamed Dice. As of March 2017 Notes of the Wandering Alchemist has its own domain and hosting and no plan of stopping. Here you can find an ever-growing set of posts and articles concerning RPGs with the goal of sharing our passion and experience with the rest of the community.
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John Crowley aka “The Wandering Alchemist” – Notes of the Wandering Alchemist began as a bit of a pet project of mine. My goal was simple: create a place from which I could write out my ideas and thoughts about playing games like Dungeons & Dragons. Quickly that turned into so much more though and the blog took off. I’ve been playing in the world of D&D for most of my life. From stories like the Brothers Dhum and Baron No-Nose from my father to diving into Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale on the PC, fantasy role-playing games have always devoured my attention. I have moved from edition to edition, learning and changing with them. My education has focused on science and technology, but my passion continues to drive me forward in table top gaming. Today my goal is to become more of a part of the community, one that grows every day and includes some amazing people. Anyone we help with RPGs, inspire to make their own things, or expose to a game they didn’t know about is a success for Notes of the Wandering Alchemist and Untamed Dice. At the moment I live on Cape Cod in Massachusetts, buried under a pile of ideas and doing my best to see them to fruition while running home brew games that maybe involve things like D&D characters becoming Starfleet officers.
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