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.
I hope you’ll find this site helpful, and I encourage you to spread the word via the usual channels. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please use the contact form below.
- I tweet @UnpossibleJ
- You can also find me at the Role-playing Games Stack Exchange.
- I very occasionally write about non-gaming topics on Medium and keep my bookmarks at Pinboard. By profession I’m a product manager with a varied past — you can see all the details at LinkedIn.
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 2013-2019, Erik Schmidt. Images of game books are under copyright of their respective owners, and are used for purposes of commentary and education.
- The photo at the top of the page is an edited version of DSC_0428 by Roger Murmann under CC-BY-2.0 license.
- Elric of Melniboné
- The Art of War (Griffith)
- The Clash
- 3-14 INF
- The Princess Bride
- Apocalypse World
- The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
- MiG Pilot: The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko
- UC Davis
- The Polar Bear Book
- Battlestar Galactica
- The Autobiography of Malcolm X
- Design is a Job
- The Forgotten War: America in Korea 1950-1953
- Flip Ya Lid
- Getting to Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
- Play Unsafe
- Dave Casper
- The Million Man March
- Sentence Diagramming
- Behind the Urals: An American Worker in Russia’s City of Steel
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t
- Blade Runner
- The Corporation for National & Community Service
- Riddley Walker
- Guns, Germs & Steel
- The Handmaid’s Tale
- RuneQuest 2ed
- Dogtown & Z-Boys
- SCU Law
- The Lessons Of Modern War: Volume III: The Afghan And Falklands Conflicts
- Ghost in the Machine
- Macintosh 512k
- The Guns of August
- The Gulag Archipelago
- Thieves’ World
- The Selecter
- Burning Chrome
- A Bright Shining Lie
- FM 7-8 Infantry Rifle Platoon and Squad
- No More Heroes