I am deeply proud to announce that I wrote for @Wizards_DnD in Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft! 

It feels incredible to be seen. To be the first Indian to write Indian-inspired setting & character material in the 47 years of D&D's epic history! #DesiDnD #DnD #TTRPG
If you follow my work with @ShantiBhavan or have seen me on @netflix, you may not know that I also write fiction & games.

D&D was my first rpg. D&D has been a constant through the hardest and happiest times. I have so much gratitude for contributing to something so many love.
I felt such joy, and genuine (self-applied) pressure, to do right by the work. And so while I can't talk specifics yet, I'll give you a peek at a small sample of the research I poured through in writing my pieces for Ravenloft.
I want to give a huge thank you to our design lead @FWesSchneider. I leaned on him heavily throughout the process, and his support guided me through the challenges. He had the right balance of direction and empathy I needed. I am grateful for his leadership.
And much appreciation for @BillBenham2, our fearless producer. Producers keep the ship sailing through choppy waters. It was great to finally get a chance to work with Bill on this special book.
I also want to give a big shoutout to @JeremyECrawford. Jeremy and I have talked a lot about both my work for Ravenloft, as well as other [redacted] D&D work. Those conversations have been enormously enlightening and his care has been tremendously important to me.
It's very clear to me that Jeremy has both a deep understanding of D&D's roots and simultaneously a powerful vision for what its future can be. I appreciate his respect for the past while innovating new frontiers for the future.
It's enormously challenging to balance the origins of a long-running IP like D&D while fearlessly expanding where the game can go. Jeremy does it with grace and intelligence, beholden to no orthodoxy except serving its current and future community.
That's been my experience with everyone I've talked to on the D&D Design Team. And while I've had fewer conversations with @ChrisPerkinsDnD or @aquelajames, I've been struck by their thoughtfulness about the direction of D&D.
The same holds true of @stepscot, D&D's Design Manager who I know is helping structure the future of the game. And while I've only met @WinningerR in passing, he's the man behind the scenes leading the team forward. Excited to talk more soon!
The whole D&D Design team has such a positive ethos, and a fantastic vision about where the game is going and that reflects in the quality of 5E. I've played every edition since the start, and 5E is my absolute favorite. It is the version of the game where I feel the most seen.
Many of you have been asking me about Indian-inspired setting material for games. You're going to see some of it here!

I'll be writing more about my work on Ravenloft when it drops, sharing thoughts and design notes under the hashtag #DesiDnD.
I'm honored to be share space in Ravenloft with @the_strix, @JStav_, @Delafina777, @bananachangames, @Renee_in_Mich, @tinytempest, @kiraserpentine, @amandahamon, @GoblinPrincete, @writejessr, @casskhaw, @MollyOstertag, & others!

I got to read some of their stuff--sooo good!!!
By the way, you know how I said I'd been talking a lot to Jeremy about D&D work? That's because Ravenloft isn't the only thing I'm working on. You're going to see some more AMAZING stuff in 2022!!! Be prepared to lose it when you see what's around the corner. ;)
Oh, and this announcement gives away the main Domain of Dread I created: Kalakeri.

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