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About Us

Being a DM is HARD.


It's so rewarding but it can also take a ton of work. We believe in making the GM's life as easy as possible and making game night more fun for everyone. Sitting around a table, rolling dice with your friends, and being part of an epic Dungeons & Dragons story is just about the most fun you can have with a group of people. For many people (ourselves included), Game Night is the best part of every week. If we can make your Game Night just a little bit better, than we've done our jobs.

Our Values

  • Everything we do, we want to simplify the GMs life

  • Make tabletop games and fifth edition supplements with diverse characters for a diverse audience 

  • We love games of exploration and try to make products that capture a sense of discovery and curiosity in players

Who We Are

     Located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains, Headless Hydra Press was founded by Shane Collins in July 2020. We are a collection of writers, editors, and artists - many of whom met at the Stonecoast graduate creative writing program.

Shane Collins - Owner & Lead Creator

     Shane has been a writer and RPG lover for over two decades. Prior to founding Headless Hydra Press, he's worked as a medical imaging assistant, an English tutor, a beer brewery tour guide, a foodbank coordinator, and as a regional manager for a non-profit. He lives in Vermont with his wife, their two kids, and an assortment of animals.

Joseph Carro - Community Manager

     Joe graduated from the Stonecoast creative writing program and is the co-author of the horror anthology Little Coffee Shop of Horrors. He's been a forever DM since the 80s.

Ash Monogue - Content Editor

     Ash is an instructional designer and trainer in the network and cybersecurity field. His love for adventure began long ago on a rainy day when he encountered a fabled red box. A lore bard when he is not adventuring, his passions include blacksmithing, mead making, and spreadsheets.

Frank Ard - Copy Editor

     A fiction writer and poet hailing from the Alabama Gulf Coast, Frank is a graduate of the Clarion West Writers Workshop and the Stonecoast MFA program. His writing blurs many genres, from science fiction, fantasy, and mystery to magical realism and Southern gothic. Find him online at

Paweł Parol - Lead Illustrator

     Hailing from the distant land of Poland, Paweł has been creating digital art for a decade. You can find more of his work on DeviantArt and ArtStation.

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