Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer


Fifty Years of Dungeons & Dragons: Reflections on the OGL – An Interview with Ryan Dancey

Fifty Years of Dungeons & Dragons is out today! The book collects dozens of essays that explore and celebrate the game’s legacy and its tremendous impact on gaming and popular culture, and features work by Jon Peterson, Amanda Cote, Aaron Trammell, and many other talented TTRPG scholars. In my chapter, “Reflections on the OGL: An Interview with Ryan Dancey,” I discuss the...

Mammoth Island Adventure Club Released

Today, Mammoth Island Games debuts its Adventure Club! Each season of the Club offers a bevy of postcard-sized, system neutral, TTRPG adventures. The current season theme is Islands and features five entries. After Hearth & Blade and The Elephant in the Room, my brother and I shifted our focus toward smaller TTRPG projects. This is for three reasons. First, scoped-down TTRPGs allow us to...

Michael Iantorno PhD Candidate, Game Designer, and Writer