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Once Upon a Time Writer's Handbook [digital]

Once Upon a Time Writer's Handbook [digital]


Writer's Handbook at a Glance Use the tools provided by the Once Upon a Time game to fuel your own fiction writing. Requires a copy of Once Upon a Time to use. Spin a Yarn: More about the Writer's Handbook In Once Upon a Time, players work together to tell a tale based on the information on the cards in their hand. Use this game to jumpstart your...   [click here for more]
Atlas Games  $2.95

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Description Cards - Storytellers Deck - ENVIRONMENTS CARDS excerpt - (Creative Inspiration for Writers, Storytellers and GMs).: Contains 12 Cards from the "Description Cards - Storytellers Deck"

Description Cards - Storytellers Deck - ENVIRONMENTS CARDS excerpt - (Creative Inspiration for Writers, Storytellers and GMs).: Contains 12 Cards from the "Description Cards - Storytellers Deck"


How to best describe Landscapes? It’s important to give your audience (readers or fellow gamers) a sense of place. That is, a landscape they can identify with and/or visualize.The difficulty here is placing a feature, a moment or a mark on the landscape that's memorable and (more importantly) indigenous to the landscape. This is exactly what these...   [click here for more]
Conflict Games, LLC  $0.99

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Role Playing Game Rating Sheet

Role Playing Game Rating Sheet


The purpose of this rating system is to allow players to gather and share information about what sort of game they prefer, allowing them to beter match themselves with like minded gamers. This will make the chances of having fun much more likely, and after all, the real point of any game is to have fun. It is not intended to evaluate or judge others, or to suggest that one style of play is better...   [click here for more]
Critical Hit Publishing   FREE 

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Big List of RPG Plots

Big List of RPG Plots


Over the last two decades, The Big List of RPG Plots has been cited, quoted, thanked and excerpted in articles for computer-game design, a book on Hollywood screenwriting, and more than a few pen-and-paper RPGs. I wrote it in 1993 as an article submission for Pyramid magazine (they rejected it). I later tried to shop it to Dragon and Shadis and others...   [click here for more]
Cumberland Games & Diversions   FREE 

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Medieval Civilization Generator

Medieval Civilization Generator


Tired of samey and tropey medieval civilizations and societies in your realistic or fantasy RPGs? With this generator, based on actual theories of political development, you can generate entirely unique, detailed societal structures, governments, and conflicts which are entirely realistic, but may have never occurred in the real world. You may create civilizations appropriate to your world’s equivalent...   [click here for more]
Currentpattern  Pay What You Want

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Super Powers: 100 random generic characters

Super Powers: 100 random generic characters


Super powers 100 RANDOM CHARACTERS   Super powers: 100 RANDOM CHARACTERS contains 100 characters with superpowers. Sometimes you have to create a character "on the fly". Whether it's an NPC that your players are about to meet or a random grunt, this book will help you create scenarios, all you need is a spark of lightning to stimulate your imagination. Each result consists of:...   [click here for more]
Doppelgänger Publishing  $1.25 $1.00

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Super Powers: 100 random generic characters vol.2

Super Powers: 100 random generic characters vol.2


Super powers 100 RANDOM CHARACTERS vol. 2   Super powers: 100 RANDOM CHARACTERS  vol. 2 contains 100 characters with superpowers. Sometimes you have to create a character "on the fly". Whether it's an NPC that your players are about to meet or a random grunt, this book will help you create scenarios, all you need is a spark of lightning to stimulate your imagination....   [click here for more]
Doppelgänger Publishing  $1.25 $1.00

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RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started

RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started


Please note, this version has been updated to match the full up-to-date version. The RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started is a system-free, color guide to playing tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs). It contains key information from the complete RPG Handbook. This concentrates on information for those interested in finding out more about playing RPGs. That includes content for new players and families who...   [click here for more]
Dragonfly  $2.99

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The RPG Handbook

The RPG Handbook


The RPG Handbook is a system-free guide to playing tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs). The RPG Handbook looks at: Inviting new players to try out tabletop RPGs. Getting kids involved in trying out imaginative games. Emphasizing deeper character development. Making it easy to run and vary solo and team RPG gameplay. Turning players into GMs - and GMs into games designers. Offering GMs the means to rapidly...   [click here for more]
Dragonfly  $9.99 $3.99

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La Bible du Meneur de Jeu

La Bible du Meneur de Jeu


Tous les conseils pour améliorer vos parties de jeu de rôle ! La Bible du Meneur de Jeu est un guide complet de 200 pages illustrées en couleurs qui rassemble en un seul ouvrage tous les conseils pour des parties plus intenses et plus fun.  Vous y trouverez notamment des conseils pour : -       gagner du temps lors de la préparation et l’écriture de vos scénarios...   [click here for more]
Footbridge  $39.05 $13.58

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Conventions for the Aspiring Game Professional

Conventions for the Aspiring Game Professional


Want to write for games? Think your art is ready for professional publication? Not sure how to get your foot in the door? Freelance writer/editor/game creator Jess Hartley shares her secrets for using conventions as an entry into the game industry. This was originally a series of articles presented on Jess' website to offer her experiences and advice to potential freelancers looking to make the...   [click here for more]
FR Press  $0.99

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Instant Aliens

Instant Aliens


Finally! An alien life creator that builds plausible ecosystems from microbes up to plant, animal, and sapient species. Alien encounters are some of the most exciting aspects of science fiction. In many cases, though, the beings depicted are only slight variations of our own species, often with barely a thought given to the other creatures that populate the native...   [click here for more]
Galactic Baroque Publishing  $10.00

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Instant Universe

Instant Universe


Exploring strange new worlds and alien civilizations is one of the most exciting aspects of science fiction. In many cases, though, these worlds are only slight variations of our own, with cultures and technology not much further advanced. =GALACTIC BAROQUE= INSTANT UNIVERSE will vastly expand your horizons. Not merely a rulebook for random solar system creation, this guide generates...   [click here for more]
Galactic Baroque Publishing  $5.00

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Backstory Cards: Techniques Guide

Backstory Cards: Techniques Guide


The Backstory Cards Technique Guide is your one-stop source for unlocking the potential of Backstory Cards. This free 10-page PDF includes: The instructions on one page, so you don't have to just refer to the three cards in the core deck Essential tips for players and GMs Plenty of advice on creating and using an effective setting grid, including genre-based...   [click here for more]
Galileo Games   FREE 

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Meeples Together: How and Why Cooperative Board Games Work

Meeples Together: How and Why Cooperative Board Games Work


"This is the single most valuable resource to date for the design of cooperative games." — Raph Koster, author of A Theory of Fun "Meeples Together is a must read for any emerging game designer, and an interesting read for all hobby gamers." — Richard Launius, designer of Arkham Horror “Required reading for game designers of any kind, bursting at...   [click here for more]
Gameplaywright  $9.95

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Worldcrafting

Worldcrafting


An average gamer is sitting at his desk, scribbling "My setting" on the first page of his notepad. He has prepared in advance: in his mind, he has a plan for the setting, its history, inklings of geography and names. He’s read some guides to creating fantasy worlds as well. He knows a lot of PnP and video game settings, has browsed the websites of complex alternate worlds, and by...   [click here for more]
GRAmel  $9.99 $5.99

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How to Improve Your Hobby Skills

How to Improve Your Hobby Skills


This eBook will help guide you on the different topics to improve your hobby skills from building miniatures, painting them to a level you are happy, and how to showcase them online. While I focus on gothic sci-fi miniatures, you can use the tips in this book for figures for wargaming, tabletop games, RPG, scale models, or really any other plastic miniature. This is the first book in the Beginner...   [click here for more]
Joe Baird  Pay What You Want

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Questions Without Answers

Questions Without Answers


What can change a person's very nature? How can the broken be made whole? What does it mean to be a hero? In a world where most people still dismiss genre fiction as ‘trash’ or ‘pulp,' it should be no surprise that role playing games don’t have a reputation for literary value. And, to be fair, I can understand why: most adventures are just...   [click here for more]
Larcenous Designs, LLC  Pay What You Want

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The GameMaster's Apprentice: Adventure Guide Pack

The GameMaster's Apprentice: Adventure Guide Pack


Adventure-Building Support for The GameMaster's Apprentice! Minimal Layout, Maximum Content!* Note: Each of these Adventure Guides is included with their respective genre deck of GameMaster's Apprentice cards (save the Fantasy guide, which is bundled with the Base Deck); if you purchase or plan to purchase all the decks, you do not need to purchase this separately! This pack...   [click here for more]
Larcenous Designs, LLC  $0.99

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Solo Roleplaying - A brief introduction

Solo Roleplaying - A brief introduction


Solo Roleplaying - A brief introduction This is a guide to the barest essentials of solo roleplaying. If you are unfamiliar with how playing RPGs by yourself works at its core, this guide will help you get started. Reasons to play by yourself The most common reason tends to be not being able to find a suitable group to play with. While it’s true there are numerous online platforms...   [click here for more]
Little Dreamer  $2.00 $1.25

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Character Names

Character Names


Mazith RPG and many other games encourage the creative use of sentient creature races by both players and Realm Masters. Many a meaningful encounter and diverse dialogue can occur when cultures and personalities meet. This reference document is one of many meant to serve the players and RMs of the vast world of gaming, providing not only a collection of names to use in your games but some history and...   [click here for more]
Manabu Games  $2.00 $1.00

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A Little Guide on Town Creation

A Little Guide on Town Creation


Have you ever got stuck without ideas when creating towns, cities, etc.  for your RPG adventures? Are you tired of creating dull one-dimensional towns? Do you want to add a little extra depth to the towns where your adventures are taking place? Then this little guide is for you! A town is not just a place where a bunch NPCs live and wait for the...   [click here for more]
Mist Bard Press  $2.50

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Worldbuilding For Writers, Gamers and Other Creators Volume One: Star, Planet, Moon

Worldbuilding For Writers, Gamers and Other Creators Volume One: Star, Planet, Moon


This concise first volume of Worldbuilding For Writers, Gamers and Other Creators provides straightforward guidance on how to model the astronomical elements of an Earth-like planet for your storyworld setting. Author and storyworld creator Matthew Wayne Selznick ("Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era") explains the science and helps you through the (basic) math required to: Select...   [click here for more]
MWS Media  $2.99

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Attorney Hiring Tips

Attorney Hiring Tips


This guide is to help purchasers of my Intellectual Property for RPG Designers guide in finding their own attorney. Think of it as my I AM NOT YOUR ATTORNEY love letter on how to find one of your own. This product provides a GENERAL OVERVIEW on how to hire an IP attorney, with an emphasis on RPG designer clients. Viewing this product DOES NOT CREATE AN...   [click here for more]
Omnichromatic Pirate Unicorn Games   FREE 

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Intellectual Property in RPGs

Intellectual Property in RPGs


This guide covers the very basics of the USA's intellectual property law, as applied to roleplaying games. The guide covers copyrights, trademarks, patents, and how they apply in the RPG world. The guide then goes over a few types of pre-existing material that creators can leverage in their own creations without incurring legal liability, such as stock characters and publicly-licensed content. It's...   [click here for more]
Omnichromatic Pirate Unicorn Games  Pay What You Want

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The Orphanage Issue 001 Push Mechanics

The Orphanage Issue 001 Push Mechanics


The Orphanage, is an irregularlly published blog published by the Game Designers of Orphans of the Storm, LLC. The article focuses on mechanics and design elements that were eventually abandoned, as unuseful in a particular project, but may have a general use for other designers. The elements are written in as complete a form as they may be at the time of abandonment, and are offered up as open game...   [click here for more]
Orphans of the Storm, LLC  $1.00

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Minieuro v0.5

Minieuro v0.5


Make your own minieuro to play PaperTown or everything you want! Print the pages of this pdf in black and white on paper of different colors. You can use some different material and size washers to represent the 1 and 2 euro coins, as you can see from the picture. In this case...   [click here for more]
PaperTown  $1.13

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Demon Font - TTF Font File with Lifetime Commercial License

Demon Font - TTF Font File with Lifetime Commercial License


DEMON FONT - TTF FONT FILE This is a DEMON TTF font file for any horror, Cthulhu or other similar roleplaying documents, with a Necronomicon look - perfect for enchantments and scary letters! Included in the package is the TTF font file, a JPG preview and a PDF with a Lifetime Commerical License. No need for any credit - just reuse this font file in ANY project -...   [click here for more]
PenguinComics  $1.50

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Demon Font II - TTF Font File with Lifetime Commercial License

Demon Font II - TTF Font File with Lifetime Commercial License


DEMON FONT II - TTF FONT FILE A NEW FRESH DEMON TTF font file for any horror, Cthulhu or other similar roleplaying documents, with a Necronomicon look - perfect for enchantments and scary letters! Summon a demon or have a werewolf fall in love with you, using this font! (Not guaranteed to work.) Vampires love it! Wizards and worlocks (especially from mountains heavy...   [click here for more]
PenguinComics  $1.50

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Fantasy Font - TTF Font File with Lifetime Commercial License

Fantasy Font - TTF Font File with Lifetime Commercial License


FANTASY FONT - TTF FONT FILE This is a FANTASY TTF font file for any roleplaying game or gamebook author that need a few generic silhouette/black-and-white fantasy illustrations for a project! The font includes 36 hand drawn illustrations - everything from chests to keys, the occassional monster, swords and even a scary tentacle (it's really scary!). Included in the package is...   [click here for more]
PenguinComics  $2.00

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Generic Adventure Magazine #1, May 2018

Generic Adventure Magazine #1, May 2018


GENERIC ADVENTURE MAGAZINE, #1, 2018. In this issue: Speed writing an adventure! In a few steps, I lay out a simple path on how to speed write an adventure to any role playing game. It doesn't matter if what you're going to play is horror, sci-fi, fantasy or anything else - you can use these techniques and ideas to any game and genre. Four simple steps to create the base - and then six simple...   [click here for more]
PenguinComics  $2.00

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Generic Adventure Magazine #2, February 2019

Generic Adventure Magazine #2, February 2019


GENERIC ADVENTURE MAGAZINE, #2, 2019. In this issue: Backwards gaming! Remember Memento? Ever seen Irréversible? Both are amazing movies. And both are made using the same story telling technique: telling the story “backwards”. In this magazine, I will explain how to use this technique in a role playing adventure! Backwards game play isn't easy – but it can be pretty...   [click here for more]
PenguinComics  $2.00

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RPG Design from Start to Finish - Video Course

RPG Design from Start to Finish - Video Course


Twenty videos with a runtime of around four hours, covering every common aspect of creating your own RPG game from your brainstorming of concepts all the way through to selling it. This work is accompanied by a series of worksheets that you can reference as your project unfolds. Game design Genre choices Marketing Sales points All this, and more, are covered. ...   [click here for more]
Postmortem Studios  $19.99

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Be Awesome At Designing NPCs

Be Awesome At Designing NPCs


Your PCs have final emerged from the dungeon laden with loot prised from the clutches of their slain foes. Heroically returning to civilisation, they find a tavern, divide up their loot and relax. Then they ask “So what are the people like here, anyway?” At this point, the GM likely panics and either replies “nothing special” or improvises a series of similar, one-dimensional...   [click here for more]
Raging Swan Press  $5.99 $4.49

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Be Awesome At Dungeon Design

Be Awesome At Dungeon Design


Any GM can design a basic dungeon. A dedicated GM takes the extra time to craft exciting, logical and challenging dungeons that are so much more than a series of rooms stuffed full of monsters and treasure. Be Awesome At Dungeon Design comprises eight dungeon design essays by ENnie Award winning designer Creighton Broadhurst.  Handling such subjects as a dungeon’s purpose, design, ecology, dressing...   [click here for more]
Raging Swan Press   FREE 

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Be Awesome At Dungeon Design (Augmented Edition)

Be Awesome At Dungeon Design (Augmented Edition)


Any GM can design a basic dungeon. A dedicated GM takes the extra time to craft exciting, logical and challenging dungeons that are so much more than a series of rooms stuffed full of monsters and treasure. Be Awesome At Dungeon Design comprises over 200 pages of dungeon design advice from ENnie Award winning designer Creighton Broadhurst. Handling such subjects as a dungeon’s purpose,...   [click here for more]
Raging Swan Press  $5.95 $4.46

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Be Awesome At Freelance Game Design

Be Awesome At Freelance Game Design


Want to break into freelance game design, but don’t know where to start? Have you already had a crack at pitching a project and failed? If so, this is the book for you! Inside, Creighton Broadhurst publisher at Raging Swan Press and an ENnie Award winning game designer reveals his hints, tips and strategies for a successful career in freelance game design. This book covers such subjects as:...   [click here for more]
Raging Swan Press  $4.99 $3.74

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Be Awesome At Village Design

Be Awesome At Village Design


Any GM can design a basic village. A dedicated GM, however, takes the extra time to craft exciting, logical and flavoursome villages that are so much more than a general store, village inn and some dreary peasant huts. Be Awesome at Village Design comprises village design essays by ENnie Award winning designer Creighton Broadhurst and a suite of tables designed to help the busy GM quickly and easily...   [click here for more]
Raging Swan Press  $3.99 $2.99

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Probability 101

Probability 101


If you have a really hard time learning random numbers & chances (probability) in math, then you should get help! This little book will amke learning probability easier for you. This is also great for learning how to develop games, case scenarios, & obviously assumptions. Probability is everywhere! Percentages, fractions, rouleetes, dice of all shapes sizes & kinds, playing cards,...   [click here for more]
RLS777  $1.00

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Zine Making 101

Zine Making 101


Zine Making, a wikibook on how to make your zines, by contributes Mcld and Thenub314, is licensed under the Creative Commons-Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 imported license, and here is the URL Address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ You wanna make a zine? Now's your chance to make your very own zine! This very Wiki Book will guide you in the process of making the zine you have always...   [click here for more]
RLS777  $2.00 $1.00

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Guide to Naked Geomorphs

Guide to Naked Geomorphs


The Guide to Naked Geomorphs provides tips, suggestions and examples of how to use the Naked Geomorph products. It includes two free full products: Cavern Basic Set D (C1-15D) and Cavern-Tunnel Passage Set C (M1-12C) so you can try out actual product content before buying anything. Additionally, it includes an archive of supplementary textures for digital editing of the map tiles, and an archive...   [click here for more]
Safatti Games   FREE 

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20 Min Prep Time Method

20 Min Prep Time Method


Are you tired of having to memorize pages and pages of tedious information just to run a small dungeon? Or maybe tired of writing down names for a zillion NPCs just to get your players through a market area? Yeah, me too.  I hate memorizing stuff, and I hate prep work that's too long, so in the course of 25 years, I've learned a thing or two on how to prep, what to prep, and what to leave to the...   [click here for more]
Steampop Games  Pay What You Want

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Prepara tus sesiones en 20min!

Prepara tus sesiones en 20min!


¿Cansado de tener que memorizar páginas y páginas de información tediosa solo para dirigir una pequeña mazmorra? ¿O tal vez estás cansado de escribir nombres para un trillón de NPC solo para que tus jugadores pasen por un área de mercado? Sí, yo también. Odio memorizar cosas, y odio el trabajo de preparación que se torna demasiado largo, así que en el transcurso de 25 años, he aprendido...   [click here for more]
Steampop Games  Pay What You Want

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Dice Tales: Essays on Roleplaying Games and Storytelling

Dice Tales: Essays on Roleplaying Games and Storytelling


Some people play roleplaying-games for the challenge; others play them for the story. Award-winning fantasy author and freelance game writer Marie Brennan is unabashedly in the latter camp. In these essays she looks at tabletop and live-action RPGs from a narrative perspective, exploring the ways the framework of a game can generate and support (or undermine) your tale. Whether you are a player or...   [click here for more]
Swan Tower  $2.99

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Literary RPG Structure

Literary RPG Structure


In this booklet we’ll be approaching role-playing games like an exercise in collaborative storytelling. The GM and players are authors in more-or-less equal measure, though the GM bears perhaps a little more responsibility than the others in terms of keeping everything organized. These tips are based on the author’s career experience as a screenwriter and author of genre fiction. ...   [click here for more]
Taoscordian Games  $4.99

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Quick Stories

Quick Stories


This is a one page guide on how to organize an one-shot story in an easy structure so anyone can easily come up with great ideas for Tabletop Roleplaying Games (TTRPG) without much effort. Note that the stories that come from this structure are very limited, superficial and not focused on any specific genre, this is merely to break the idea of being the Game Master (GM) as something hard for just a...   [click here for more]
Target Role  Pay What You Want

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Quick Worlds

Quick Worlds


Quick Worldbuilding is a one page guide on how to create a world and scenario for you to set your story for a one-shot or small campaign in Tabletops Roleplaying Games (TTRPG). This file contains one page filled with specific questions which answers will be the details of your world, and a second page which is a fillable sheet for you to take proper note of these questions. To use this guide it is...   [click here for more]
Target Role  Pay What You Want

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Abracadabra: A Guide to being a Magical GM

Abracadabra: A Guide to being a Magical GM


Awarded a Judges Spotlight ENnie in 2021 This is filled with great fantasy art which is used to showcase and highlight the quick to read, bite-sized prompts that are presented. The pictures are also used as creative prompts with thought-provoking questions referencing the illustrations. This is an art book that educates. Something to flick through for inspiration,...   [click here for more]
The Grinning Frog  $46.70 $42.70

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Adventure Design in Practice

Adventure Design in Practice


Adventure Design in Practice is a structured analysis on my upcoming next adventure that will hit the gaming table with my regular group in three days from the time of writing this. It is my personal preparation work in a documented format with designer notes in a classic game master guide style. I analyze collaborative storytelling and how it can be fused with more linear story design....   [click here for more]
ThinkDifferent  Pay What You Want

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Elegant Encounter Design

Elegant Encounter Design


Encounters are the motor of your storytelling. The way they are structured contributes the most to your table top experience. I've compiled a collection of design principles for encounters using my business consultancy skillset. It's been refeshing to deploy those practices to role playing domain and I feel it has given me a new angle to the subject in general. Key highlights and learning include:...   [click here for more]
ThinkDifferent  Pay What You Want

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