Clark has been playing, GMing and designing RPGs for two and a half decades.
In 2001, he wrote his first paid freelance RPG piece, a convention module for D&D's Living Greyhawk titled, “Winter Tears.” Over the next several years, he published a feature article in Dragon Magazine and wrote a few adventures for the RPGA. In 2009, he began doing more freelancing, racking up over thirty freelance credits for Dungeons & Dragons, Gamma World, Pathfinder, and Iron Kingdoms.
A few years back, he ramped down his freelancing to start work on his own game, Murders & Acquisitions. M&A went to Kickstarter in May of 2016 and was successfully funded. Murders & Acquisitions went up for sale at DriveThruRPG.com in December of 2016.
Now, Craig is working on the next RPG from NerdBurger Games. CAPERS is a super-powered game of 1920s gangsters. It's set in the 1920s Prohibition era of the United States. The game is complete and was Kickstarted to great success in March of 2018. It's now published and also available on DriveThruRPG.com.
When not designing RPGs (or playtesting or planning or blogging or…you get the picture), Craig works as an architect, watching all manner of fantasy, sci-fi, and horror TV and movies, reading satirical non-fiction, playing RPGs and board/card games with his friends, and co-hosting a weekly podcast.
Craig Campbell has been a guest on 4 episodes.
Episode 326: Good Strong Hands
Episode | September 25th, 2020 | Season 3 | 1 hr 12 mins
characters, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp
Craig Campbell from NerdBurger Games came by to tell the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend about his new game, Good Strong Hands. Carie, Jason and Ryan learn about this fun new game based loosely on The Neverending Story!
Episode 321: Craig Campbell and Nerdburger Con Online
Episode | August 5th, 2020 | Season 3 | 1 hr 2 mins
capers, characters, die laughing, dungeons and dragons, experience points, game design, games, geeks, larp, mush, nerdburger games, pathfinder, podcast, roleplaying, rpg, tabletop, world of darkness, xp
Nerdburger Games' Craig Campbell. creator of Capers and Die Laughing, stops by to tell the Favorite, the Curmudgeon and the Legend all about Nerdburger Con Online, coming Aug. 14-16, 2020. He also tells Carie, Jason and Ryan about his upcoming game, Good Strong Hands, and how to run an online con!
Episode 127: Craig Campbell on Indie Game Designing
Episode | October 30th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 3 mins
craig campbell, development, die laughing, geeks, independent games, indie games, kickstarter, nerdburger games, podcast, roleplaying games, rpg, tabletop
Having played Die Laughing at HLG Con, the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite invite indie game designer Craig Campbell back to the show to talk about the game. Ryan, Carie and Jason then spend time with Craig diving into the world of indie game development and the Kickstarter process.
Episode 126: ACTUAL PLAY: Die Laughing
Episode | October 18th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 43 mins
actual play, die laughing, geeks, hlg con, nerdburger games, roleplaying games, rpg, tabletop
Driving across the United States to Atlantic City for HLG Con was tiring, so the Curmudgeon, the Legend and the Favorite made it their mission to have as much fun there as they could. Ryan, Carie and Jason wrangled Craig Campbell of Nerdburger Games and convinced him to run a session of his latest game, Die Laughing. Here's an actual play recording of the game.