Got Questions About RPG Design? Wolfgang Baur, Monte Cook, Ed Greenwood, Michael Stackpole, and other industry veterans have the answers you asked for...and the advice you need!
Get ready to create great new adventures, monsters and magic for your RPG campaign! The Complete Kobold Guide to Game Design offers 240 pages of in-depth essays on what makes RPGs tick. Get... [click here for more]
Gamemastering. No other task is as unpopular in a roleplaying group. Very often, it is the gamemaster who ends up doing all the work so everyone can enjoy the game. But the job of gamemaster is at least as exciting and unpredictable as taking on the role of a player character.
When comparing gamemasters, it becomes obvious that some are better at their task than others--which is why rumors that one... [click here for more]
Pull up a chair and see how the world's top game designers roll.
You want your games to be many things: Creative. Innovative. Playable. Fun. If you're a designer, add "published" to that list. The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design gives you an insider's view on how to make a game that people will want to play again and again. Author Mike Selinker (Betrayal at House... [click here for more]
Open Game Table, The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs aims to bridge the gap between the RPG blogging community and the broader table-top gaming fan base by showcasing the best talent in the RPG blogosphere. Within these pages are nearly fifty blog posts from dozens of top-quality RPG blogs chosen by the fans who read them. An expert panel of RPG bloggers, editors, and game designers judged the... [click here for more]
Foreword by Justin AchilliEdited by Jonathan Jacobs, Kameron Franklin, Berin Kinsmen, Tony Law, Ben McFarland
Inside you will find timeless interviews with Dave Arneson on the roots of roleplaying games, Robin D. Laws on RPG theory and game play, and Jonathan Roberts on his career as a master cartographer. Open Game Table, Volume 2 features in all 65 articles from across the blogosphere... [click here for more]
The Game Master is a book about roleplaying games. It is intended for game masters from the aspiring novice trying to figure out how to launch their first campaign to the veteran who wants to discover how to consistently produce games that work and avoid train-wreck campaigns. It aims to foster a deeper appreciation of the unique nature of RPGs as both a dynamic literary form and a type of... [click here for more]
UPDATE - A full colour version has just been added on 30/4/13 :)
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... [click here for more]
"Yaruki Zero" is Japanese for "Zero Motivation." It’s also the name of Ewen Cluney’s blog about games. Ewen (which is pronounced like "Aaron" for reasons his parents have never fully explained) is the translator of Maid: The Role-Playing Game, and the designer of Channel A, Magical Burst, and entirely too many weird things that mix anime and tabletop role-playing... [click here for more]