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the team


Dillon Olney

Team Lead, Writer, Creative Director, Editor, Formatter

Dillon has been playing Dungeons and Dragons for 18 years and is the "forever DM." He runs the Critical Crafting Patreon as its lead writer and Creative Director, putting his art degree to good use, and has written and edited professional third-party 5e content for Arcane Minis, Torchlight Press, Mage Hand Press, Titan Forge, The Lost Adventures Co., Cast N' Play, Bloody Sword Miniatures, EC3D Design, Moonlight Minis,  Grinning God, Void Realms, Tomb Guardian Miniatures, Axolote Gaming, RM Printable Terrain, Here be Taverns, Kelfecil's Tales, John Sideriadis's Astromythos, and more! 

Dillon is the author and/or Creative Director for the following books: 
The Lost Dragons, The Lost Adventures Encounter Compendium, Oblieg's Gallery of Grave Goods, and Uncharted Lands. He is currently working on the 4-book Curse of the Usurper campaign setting. 

Dillon's resume can be found here. 


Cameron DeFord

Writer, Marketing Director, Community Manager

Cameron has been playing in the hobby for 4 years, and DM'ing for 3 of them. He started doing freelance work writing third-party content for some other content creators on patreon, before breaking into the professional third party market with The Lost Adventure's Co. You can also find him as the host of the Table Talk podcast, a spin-off of the Critical Crafting network.

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Connor DeFord

Additional Writer, Creative Consultant

Connor has been playing D&D for the past 5 years, and DM'ing for 3 of them. A lifelong nerd of all manners, Connor can often be found playing and/or running for one of his numerous D&D groups, playing ultimate frisbee, or playing video games.

Connor has created various types of homebrew content for his different campaigns - everything from player races and subclasses, magic items and spells, and encounters and maps - and found himself pitching us ideas for various themes. It was only a matter of time before Connor officially joined the team, and the rest is now history!

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Sean Walsh

Additional Writer, Sensitivity and Creative Consultant

Sean has been DMing for over a year and a half after being a player since the late 2000's. He lives in Florida with his husband, his four cats, and as many sourcebooks as he can get his hands on. If you've ever met him in person, you already know at least one ridiculous happening from his campaign. 

Sean originally joined as a patron and quickly started brainstorming ideas inside the Critical Crafting Discord community, wanting to get involved in whatever capacity he could. Sean has become a vital part of the team. Aside from writing and contributing ideas for the releases, Sean also acts as our Sensitivity Consultant, helping us review the content and make certain it is friendly and welcoming to people from all walks of life.


Sarah Olney

Editor, Formatter

Sarah was introduced to the hobby through Dillon, and it has become a fantastic outlet for her mad administrative and editing skills. She is in charge of keeping everything running smoothly for Critical Crafting LLC as well as editing and formatting the exciting content Dillon and Cameron come up with.

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