A Style Guide with Style
Writing With Style: An Editor’s Advice for RPG Writers presents 45 pages of concise tips on simple ways to make your roleplaying game writing cleaner and clearer. This guide doesn’t show you how to structure adventures, build stat blocks, or create worlds. Instead, Ray Vallese looks at some of the most common and easily fixable grammar and style issues he’s... [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]