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Interview with Assassin NPC
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Interview with Assassin NPC

Duncan Thomson
I realized, "Hey, if I relocate the time I’m spending building fantasy D&D business systems in my games into building a D&D business in the real world, I might actually be able to help a lot more people."

Hearing some words from Assassin NPC (from over on instagram)

Q&A With Assassin NPC

How did you get started with creating rpg content?

A couple years ago I was playing D&D four days a week on average with different friend groups, and I was spending countless hours designing business systems WITHIN my D&D games.

But then I realized, “Hey, if I relocate the time I’m spending building fantasy D&D business systems in my games into building a D&D business in the real world, I might actually be able to help a lot more people.”

And thus my instagram account was born!

What random tables are you most proud of creating and why?

This may sound weird, and a little “film flam,” but I don’t really take pride in my work.

Like, I know a lot of artists put their heart and soul into their work, but I try my best to put the heart and soul of my community into my work instead. I don’t create for me, I create for them, so I guess whenever it serves them well, I’m happy :)

What is the most fun thing about creating random tables?


For me, it’s asking everyone for roll table content suggestions, and reading through their answers on my stories! Some of the answers from our community surveys make me BURST out loud laughing, they’re so hilarious!

What are the most biggest challenges of creating rpg content?

The biggest roadblock I’ve found as a creator is learning, “How can I communicate to my audience that I want to hear from them what they want me to make so that I can make them the content they want to see?”

Half the time I feel like a detective trying to determine what people need for their games!

How do you use random tables and tools yourself?

Sadly I don’t play much anymore, so I don’t get to use random tables. A little secret about me, I didn’t even know what dice roll tables were until just a few years ago when I started this account!

What is the most interesting generator or tool you've seen?

The “Fantasy Name Generator,” hands down!

You’ve probably heard of it - I’ve been using it pretty much since it came out ten years ago! I believe there’s 1400 different name generators on there now, or something crazy like that.

What are your next big projects (tables or otherwise) that you can talk about?

I want to inspire DM’s!

So next up on my list of “things to do” is to write and publish my new book, “ROLL ME A TAVERN!” A continuation in my series of books that will give your players a campaign they’ll never forget!

Where can people find you on social media?


I built one of my metaphorical homes on the digital kingdom of Instagram under the address of: @assassin_npc

[There is also a patreon for Assassin NPC]

Is there anything else you would like to talk about?

If you’re reading this, and you’re thinking about starting a D&D instagram account, drop me a message, I’d be happy to share with you my secrets!

We grow faster together, and I’m where I am today because someone else helped me out :) So reach out!

More Interviews

There are more Creator Interviews. Including a more recent one from Emily of Fantasy Names Generators and an older one.