Wizards of the Coast

Working alongside D&D design heroes such as Christopher Perkins and Adam Lee, Lysa has contributed to fifth edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure books with her writing and story design.


Waterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad Mage

Writing four levels of this notorious mega-dungeon, including the mad wizard’s lair itself, Lysa collaborated with other Dungeons & Dragons designers to bring Undermountain to the latest edition of the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

In the city of Waterdeep rests a tavern called the Yawning Portal, named after the gaping pit in its common room. At the bottom of this crumbling shaft is a labyrinthine dungeon shunned by all but the most daring adventurers. Known as Undermountain, this dungeon is the domain of the mad wizard Halaster Blackcloak. Long has the Mad Mage dwelt in these forlorn depths, seeding his lair with monsters, traps, and mysteries—to what end is a constant source of speculation and concern.


Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus

Welcome to Baldur's Gate, a city of ambition and corruption. You’ve just started your adventuring career, but already find yourself embroiled in a plot that sprawls from the shadows of Baldur's Gate to the front lines of the planes-spanning Blood War! Do you have what it takes to turn infernal war machines and nefarious contracts against the archdevil Zariel and her diabolical hordes? And can you ever hope to find your way home safely when pitted against the infinite evils of the Nine Hells?

In this adventure where fates are forged in hellfire, Lysa contributed writing and story design, bringing to the table her focus on “redemption” as a theme amidst a world of corruption.


Dungeon Masters Guild Adept

Distinguished by Wizards of the Coast as one of the premiere Dungeon Masters Guild Adepts, Lysa collaborated with other Guild Adepts to create Platinum best-selling adventures, encounters, and rules that act as "DLC" for Dungeons & Dragons hardcover adventure books. The Guild Adept program spotlights some of Dungeons & Dragons most talented designers and creators.

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Ruins of Hisari

A Platinum-best-selling expansion adventure to Wizard of the Coast's Tomb of Annihilation, Lysa's Ruins of Hisari was written as part of the Dungeon Masters Guild Adept program. It reveals the secrets of Hisari, an ancient yuan-ti civilization that mysteriously crumbled and centers around one question: What happens when you have a creature that reproduces through dreams and subject it the most horrifying nightmares imaginable? What would you bring into the world?

Lysa collaborated with artist Jessica Thomas to create a distinct style of maps for this adventure. Overlaid on parchment, the cartography combines simplicity and ease of use with a gritty adventuring feel as if characters have mapped their surroundings themselves.

"This adventure will challenge any group of characters and may even alter the way they play them so be ready! The module reads as equal parts Chuck Palahniuk, Cthulu and old school dungeon crawl with a new jungle based twist." 


Rats of Waterdeep

Players solve a brutal crime on - and beneath! - the mean streets of Waterdeep in this madcap companion adventure for Xanathar's Guide to Everything. This Gold-best-selling adventure is a Guild Adept collaboration between Lysa and Tomb of Annihilation author Will Doyle.


Blades of Terror (DDAL-ELW07)

Part of the Embers of the Last War storyline, the Adventurers League’s premiere Eberron adventure path, Blades of Terror asks adventurers to perform a simple heist… at 30,000 feet. What could possibly go wrong?


Xanathar's Lost Notes to Everything Else

In this Platinum-best-selling sourcebook of new subclasses, races, magic items, rules, and more, Lysa contributed "The Chaos" patron for Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition warlocks. The subclass has been described as "kooky" with "potential to be the most fun subclass out there."


Encounters in Port Nyanzaru

This Platinum-best-selling Guild Adept supplement offers combat, danger, intrigue, and pulp! Lysa's encounter "Spa Day" invites characters to a relaxing day off, leaves their equipment in the locker rooms, and unleashes mayhem... and guava smoothies!


Encounters in the Jungles of Chult

This Platinum-best-selling Guild Adept collaboration adds new encounters, creatures, chase complications, and more perfect for any jungle setting. Lysa spotlights one of Tomb of Annihilation's new monsters - the chwinga - and makes litterbug adventurers pay for their negligence. 


Durnan’s Guide to Tavernkeeping

The famous proprietor of the Yawning Portal tavern has declared happy hour on his years of business knowledge! Durnan’s Guide to Tavernkeeping expands on the rules in the Dungeon Master’s Guide and chapter 2 of Waterdeep: Dragon Heist to provide gamers with everything they need to create and manage a fantasy tavern in the world of DUNGEONS & DRAGONS! 


Xanathar’s Enemies and Allies

Xanathar’s Enemies and Allies illustrates those differences to help DMs create more interesting stories and campaigns. This supplement provides stat blocks for all of the subclasses detailed in Xanathar’s Guide to Everything. You can now move beyond the simple knight stat block, using the Banite conqueror or cavalier charger instead. Tired of using the bandit captain yet again? How about presenting your players with a more unique challenge, like the Luskan swashbuckler or the shadow thief mastermind?

In addition to the 60 new stat blocks to challenge and delight your players, this product presents Forgotten Realms power groups and organizations for their characters to fight, join, or puzzle over.