mikemearls282 points19 days ago
Chris Lindsay looks at material, primarily to recruit designers into the Adept Program. I’ve bought a fair number of products from the Guild, too.
It’s not often we have direct inspiration, usually because we’re working so far ahead of what’s currently available and we have very specific needs based on the annual story or product.
I do own a bunch of adventures from the Guild, and I really like how many creators are leaning toward shorter scenarios for an evening or so of play. Any of the compilations released by creators like MT Black and Chris Bissette are well worth looking at.
If I was starting with the Guild, I’d look at the top selling compilations or larger books and start there, then follow the authors whose work strikes me. Commentfrom discussion AMA: Mike Mearls, D&D Creative Director.