Who We Are

We are a small team dedicated to making delightfully dark, unique, and (most importantly) fun content for your favorite tabletop RPGs. Our primary focus is on Schwalb Entertainment’s Shadow of the Demon Lord but we also create for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition and other games as well. Our team is comprised of folks who work in the tech field by day, and have a penchant for rolling dice and delving dungeons by night. When we’re not working on game material we’re lurking somewhere on the Internet, mining for precious memes or playing video games together.

  • Jerry is a seasoned freelance writer who has worked for Wizards of the Coast, Schwalb Entertainment, Kobold Press, and others. He loves just about anything with a skull on it.
  • Ben has been running and playing games for most of his life, crafting custom worlds and stories for his players. He loves sci-fi and post-apocalyptic worlds. Also, he rarely wears pants.
  • Angela is a lifelong gamer and helps the team reign in their words and procrastination levels. She loves high fantasy and horror, is rarely disorganized, and almost always cold.

What We Believe

Black Candle strives to create adventures and supplements for your games that not are not only evocative and unique, but are also accessible and quick to use. We’re all about that low-prep life, because running games and being an adult is hard. We also aim to make an impact by leaving your mind alight with new ideas about where to take your players next after reading one of our adventures. Check our full Mission Statment to see what makes us tick.