About Unpossible Journeys
Welcome to Unpossible Journeys. I’m Erik Schmidt, and this is my site. I’ve played a wide variety of tabletop roleplaying games since getting my start with Dungeons & Dragons in 7th grade, all the way back in 1980. In 2013 I launched Learn Tabletop RPGs, the predecessor to this site, because I love tabletop RPGs and want to help make them accessible to as broad an audience as possible. In the fall of 2016 I overhauled the site considerably, and changed its name to Unpossible Journeys.
My only financial connection to any of the products or companies mentioned in the site is my use of Amazon and DriveThruRPG affiliate accounts. If you follow a link from this site to Amazon or DriveThruRPG and make a purchase there, a percentage of the purchase price will be credited to my affiliate account.
Note that UJ is now in archive mode, and I’m no longer producing new content for it.
Thanks to Steve Bean for your thoughtful review of an initial version of Learn Tabletop RPGs. Thanks also to Thomas Kristjansen for his thoughtful comments as I prepared the first major revision of the site and to Nate Keen for his thorough and helpful suggestions as I prepared v4 of Learn Tabletop RPGs. Thanks always to fabulously talented Friday Night Crew in all its incarnations — Emerson Murray, Matt Widener, Sean Cleveland, Spencer Lindsay, Forest Monson, Manny Zamora, and John Turner — for your friendship and all those nights rolling dice. Also to the folks at RPG Reddit for constructive feedback and suggestions, and to all the gamers who have shared their thoughts and ideas with me as I’ve built out this site — thank you.
Unless otherwise noted, all images are copyright 2013-2020, Erik Schmidt. Images of game books are under copyright of their respective owners, and are used for purposes of commentary and education.
The hero image at the top of the page was created by Christopher Reach as a commission for the first iteration of this site in 2014, when it was known as Learn Tabletop RPGs.