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Things We Think About Games

Things We Think About Games


"An unholy mixture of helpful guidebook and jabbing provocation, [Things We Think About Games] will earn its right to rattle around your brain. It is essential reading for designer, critic, and straight-up rank 'n' file gamer alike." —Robin D. Laws, creator of HeroQuest and Feng Shui   Will Hindmarch and Jeff Tidball think a lot about...   [click here for more]
Gameplaywright  $8.00

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Ken Writes About Stuff: Vol. 1

Ken Writes About Stuff: Vol. 1


Ken Writes About Stuff Vol. 1 KWAS Vol. 1 is a collection of 13 supplements written by master Lovecraftian writer and GUMSHOE guru Kenneth Hite. Discover hideous creatures, uncover an occult Nazi bell or join the men in black with this baker’s dozen of fear and fun! In the ENnie-award winning Ken Writes About Stuff series, Kenneth Hite turns his considerable writing talents and encyclopedic...   [click here for more]
Pelgrane Press  $24.95

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Ken Writes About Stuff: Vol. 2

Ken Writes About Stuff: Vol. 2


Ken Writes About Stuff Vol. 2 KWAS Vol. 2 is a collection of supplements written by master Lovecraftian writer and GUMSHOE guru Kenneth Hite. Discover hideous creatures, survive a Weird West horror campaign frame, or learn to command the powerful loa of voodoo in this collection of fear and fun! In the ENnie-award winning Ken Writes About Stuff series, Kenneth Hite turns his considerable writing...   [click here for more]
Pelgrane Press  $24.95

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Push: New Thinking About Roleplaying

Push: New Thinking About Roleplaying


Push: New Thinking About Roleplaying, Volume 1 (July 2006) was the first and only published volume of what was originally intended to be an annual journal of analysis and experimental games. It was published just before GenCon 2006, which was the first time I met the folks from The Forge in person, though I had interacted online with that design community since 2002. To...   [click here for more]
Corvid Sun   FREE 

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Ken Writes About Stuff: Vol. 3

Ken Writes About Stuff: Vol. 3


Ken Writes About Stuff Vol. 3 KWAS Vol. 3 is a collection of supplements written by master Lovecraftian writer and GUMSHOE guru Kenneth Hite. Discover hideous creatures, manage the global war against aliens in a campaign frame, or learn to command the alchemical elements in this collection of fear and fun! In the ENnie-award winning Ken Writes About Stuff series, Kenneth Hite turns his considerable...   [click here for more]
Pelgrane Press  $24.95

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All about the voodollars

All about the voodollars


All about the voodoo combines new rules and new currency for the Witch Girls Adventures Voodollar experience system with information, traits, monsters and more dealing with the world of witch finance into a new comprehensive source book. All about the voodoo requires the Witch Girls Adventure rule book but brings its on fun and flavor to a world of magic and mischief. ...   [click here for more]
Channel M Publishing  $6.99 $2.00

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carry. a game about war. revised edition

carry. a game about war. revised edition


Narrative roleplaying in our memory of Vietnam.   "...in all cases the engine [of the game] drives the story, not the other way around. But it drives it directly, interestingly, and well from a base of recognizable, genuine human concerns" - Kenneth Hite, Out of the Box review   "There is a tendency in RPGs to address serious issues...   [click here for more]
ndp design  $10.00

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Eldritch High: A Little Game about Wizards, Witches and Warlocks

Eldritch High: A Little Game about Wizards, Witches and Warlocks


Congratulations, student!   Your acceptance at Alexander Circe's Academy for the Study of the Esoteric and Eldritch Arts ushers you into an elite fraternity of wizards and witches who protect mankind against creatures from the Shadowrealm. You will learn skills you thought were only available in faerie tales. But you will also learn the responsibility of those arts is more than...   [click here for more]
John Wick Presents  $5.00 $2.99

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All About th' Booty

All About th' Booty


A Role Playin' Game o' Piratin'! Ahoy ye scallywags. So ye wants t' be doin' sum piratin' ay? Well ye come t' tha right place me hearties. All About Th' Booty be a rules lite role playin' game where ye get t' be a blood thirsty pirate 'n doin' all those thin's a bloody thirsty pirate would do! Plunderin' ports, lookin' fer loot, fightin' beasties, mystery 'n intrigue! Th' only limit be wha's...   [click here for more]
Rarr! I'm A Monster Publishing  $1.00

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The Chronovore: A Game About Mental Illness

The Chronovore: A Game About Mental Illness


This is a microgame about dealing with mental illness. ...   [click here for more]
Machine Age Productions  Pay What You Want

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Blue Wizard is about to DIE!!

Blue Wizard is about to DIE!!


The Blue Wizard is not feeling very magical lately. An evil Sorcerer has stolen his life force and is using it to open portals in his dungeon keep with which to summon an army of creepy beasties. Blue Wizard must call upon his old companions, Red Barabarian, Yellow Amazon and Green Elf, to enter the dungeon, fight to the 4th level and defeat the Sorcerer! Of course this is also a perfect opportunity...   [click here for more]
Michael Allen Newbanks Games  $19.99 $5.00

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Three Days Until Retirement: A game about cops on the edge.

Three Days Until Retirement: A game about cops on the edge.


Three Days Until Retirement is a fast-paced over-the-top well-hyphenated pen-and-paper RPG about cops on the edge. Players assume the role of grizzled police officers who must try to solve one final case in the three days before they retire. Gameplay is fast, flexible and uses playing cards instead of dice, meaning there's DEEP STRATEGY and stuff. The game is designed for 2-4 players and a...   [click here for more]
Dioxin Dump Games  $14.99 $9.99

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d66 Gossip About a Ruler or Noble

d66 Gossip About a Ruler or Noble


d66 Gossip About a Ruler or Noble gives you 36 different ideas for idiosyncrasies that the public has heard about, whether or not these are true. Perfect for games intrigue or if you are trying to make a particular NPC memorable, these ideas will give you the ideas you need exactly when you need them. 26 Insists that bedroom be kept dust free 34 Keeps paper records instead of data 65 Watches...   [click here for more]
Jon Brazer Enterprises  $0.50

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About Federation & Empire

About Federation & Empire


Have you ever wondered what Federation & Empire is all about? This booklet is designed to tell you more about the wide-ranging game that so many now enjoy. While you cannot play Federation & Empire with the information you will find here, you can make an informed choice about whether you would enjoy the game. Here you will find an explanation of what the game entails and...   [click here for more]
Amarillo Design Bureau   FREE 

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Beat Town: a Game About Fun

Beat Town: a Game About Fun


Welcome to Beat Town, Where you'll play a mutant gladiator in a post nuclear apocalypse arena. This game was designed with “that guy” in mind. The guy that tries to turn the sun purple instead of helping with the car chase. The guy that breaks your cover by yelling “heyyyyyyyyy” after the thief lets him out of his cage. This game is for the player that the GM has to hang before...   [click here for more]
Salt Flat Games  $1.00

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A Storm About to Break

A Storm About to Break


A STORM ABOUT TO BREAK – THE COLLECTION The Empire of Sarvania is spreading its wings and opening up a new land for exploration. A land about which little is known. A past civilisation, long lost to the mists of time holds the key to new prosperity for the brave and adventurous. But danger waits within this new domain. Evil forces plague the countryside – a harbinger...   [click here for more]
Arcadian Games  $15.99

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The Avatar of Manoto - aka All About Warrior Priests

The Avatar of Manoto - aka All About Warrior Priests


The news has swept clear across the world, the war god Manoto has fathered a child, an avatar exiting in the mortal world. What this means for the world as a whole is unknown, but clearly, we are living in interesting times! What is even more important is that warrior priests from around the world are flocking to the site to find out more about the avatar and what he might bring. But who...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises  Pay What You Want

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The Mercenary Vators of Myork aka All About Men-at-Arms

The Mercenary Vators of Myork aka All About Men-at-Arms


It takes a lot to be a military superpower. The city-state of Myork does it through their peculiar method of conscription, where the land owners provide the army with vators. But these are just men-at-arms, right? Boring, NPC fodder that adventurers wade through when necessary and ignore when they can. No one cares about the soldiers of the various armies - bring on the dragons! But it...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises  Pay What You Want

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The Killer Crime Families of Garnock aka All About Organized Crime in Fantasy

The Killer Crime Families of Garnock aka All About Organized Crime in Fantasy


While crime typically takes place in the dark alleys or forgotten places of the wilderness, in Garnock, it is front and center. The Preadomus Families not only control crime in their city, but they also control the tax collectors, the neighborhood watches, and all entertainment. But they’re still criminals, right? Aren’t these just thieves? Your game rules give you all the...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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Hoards and Other Treasures - aka All About Huge Treasure Hauls

Hoards and Other Treasures - aka All About Huge Treasure Hauls


You kill the dragon! :gasp: Now what? THE TREASURE!!! The players’ mouths are watering, and then they hear the GM say, “There’s 1,000 gold coins for each of you, write it down on your character sheets.” Whoa! What a let down. This is a role-playing game, right? Fantasy, mystery, cool stuff. And all the dragon had was gold coins? Oh, what the GM meant to say was...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Communist Clans of Rock Cove - aka All About Dwarves

The Communist Clans of Rock Cove - aka All About Dwarves


They are dwarves, you know what that means, right? Do you? Have you put any thoughts into them or are they just clones from that trilogy of movies? And even if they are clones - how is their government working? Better yet, how is their technology? Their magic? This is not just a high fantasy role-playing game, this is YOUR high fantasy role-playing game! You don’t want to put...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Hoof Wars of the Hasslem Plains - aka All About Equines

The Hoof Wars of the Hasslem Plains - aka All About Equines


Ah, the unicorns and the pegasi. The words bring up images of beautiful equines prancing among the wild flowers or soaring through the skies. Good, gorgeous, and gory! Wait, what, gory? Oh, you mean the way that pegasi just swooped down and double kicked the unicorn in the head? Or the way that unicorn jumped up and managed to disembowel one of the pegasi? Well, during the dry season when...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Harpoon Happy Whalers of Scaret aka All About Sea Ports

The Harpoon Happy Whalers of Scaret aka All About Sea Ports


So your adventurer carries a lantern and oil, right? Ever ask where the oil came from? Probably a whale. Ever think about those whales and how the oil gets out of the ocean and into your lantern? If you haven’t, you should. Whaling is one of the most epic adventures your character may ever participate in! If you’re a player or a game master, you are always looking for new...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Merchant Wars of Forsbury - aka All About Caravans & Cartage

The Merchant Wars of Forsbury - aka All About Caravans & Cartage


Hey wait!! This is not some boring set of tables about randomly generated caravans! This is about how world trade creates adventures in fantasy settings. Adventure! Conflict! Bad guys! You saw the “WAR” in the title, right? Well when this much money is up for grabs, people are willing to murder each other, sometimes in large numbers. Are you running urban...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Chivalrous Knights of Myork aka All About Knights and Nobility

The Chivalrous Knights of Myork aka All About Knights and Nobility


Myork is a military superpower. But it isn’t just because they have a lot of soldiers. They have money and that means they have some of the best equipment in the world. And who has the best of the best equipment? The noble knights! It’s time to dive into the deep end of the noble knights. Yes, they have the best armor. Yes, they have the best war horses. Sure we talk about...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Yugsalanti Fortune Tellers of the Roads aka All About Fortune Tellers

The Yugsalanti Fortune Tellers of the Roads aka All About Fortune Tellers


The Yugsalanti are infamous for being the best fortune tellers in the world and some of the best conmen. This makes them the most sought after travelers on the road as well as the least desirable. Want to see both sides of this notorious group? It’s time to look long and hard at the Yugsalantis. We’ll get into their fortune telling (and how to make it work for game masters),...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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Secret Societies aka All About Secret Societies in Fantasy

Secret Societies aka All About Secret Societies in Fantasy


There are a lot more things going on than appear to be happening on Fletnern. Entire organizations are actively working to dominate the entire world. Though some of these organizations are known to exist, most have hidden their ulterior motives behind their public face. Each of these organizations works differently. Some focus on economics, some on politics, and of course, some of them...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Centaur Warlord of Lockney and Other Tales of the Beast Men aka All About Centaurs

The Centaur Warlord of Lockney and Other Tales of the Beast Men aka All About Centaurs


Let’s face it - Centaurs are cool! They’re strong, they’re fast, and even non-centaurs can think they look good. But if you want to bring them to life in your game world, you need more than “they’re pretty”. How do they live, where do they live, and how do they fight? Those are the things a world builder and a game master needs to know. So how about...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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Golems and their Many Uses & The Halflings of the Triad who build them aka All About Golems & Halflings

Golems and their Many Uses & The Halflings of the Triad who build them aka All About Golems & Halflings


Golems - Big, dumb, dangerous. Halflings - Little, speedy, wanderlust. Done! Right? If you’re done with just that, you are ignoring some fascinating creatures, on both sides! Golems can be anything. They can be defenders of dungeons. They can be workhorses and fantasy engines. They can be gladiators. Really, they can be nearly anything. And the little guys - Well, just assume...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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Universities of Magic aka All About Mages

Universities of Magic aka All About Mages


You’re playing a high fantasy RPG, right? But how does it get to be high fantasy? Where do all the spell casters come from? They come from the schools, the Universities of Magic! Magical colleges can be fascinating places to thrill the player characters, but they are also dangerous when it comes to game balance. Walking that tight rope isn’t easy, and a little advice goes...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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About the Town [BUNDLE]

About the Town [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. Clay Town Regular price: $4.95 Bundle price: $3.71 Format: Watermarked PDF Clay Town is an impoverished city on the far edge of a great empire, founded in hope but fallen on hard times. It’s rife with crime, corruption, and a dark cult that hopes to use its seclusion to...   [click here for more]
Evil Beagle Games  $38.55 $28.91

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No Drouth About It

No Drouth About It


So, you've agreed to run a game today and you have not had time to even think about an adventure. Don't freak out. We have you covered. This document is all that you need. Run this adventure. It will be over in one session. Then you can get back to your own evil machinations next session. Everyone around Box Elder calls him, “The Breed,” for he is a half-breed. His father was German and...   [click here for more]
Games What Games  $2.00

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The Vampire Tyrants of the Darklands aka All About Creatures of the Night

The Vampire Tyrants of the Darklands aka All About Creatures of the Night


It’s time to put a real scare into your players and their characters, but they know too much from the rule books for you to run vampires in a meaningfully scary way. So do you just leave these phenomenal, classic monsters on the shelf, or do you put in a couple of twists to keep your players off balance? If you’re a good GM, there’s no question there! There has been so...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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Niti’s Parade & Other Entertainments aka All About Carnivals and Faires

Niti’s Parade & Other Entertainments aka All About Carnivals and Faires


How fun is your game world? Not when everybody is killing monsters, but once they get back to the city. OK, there’s a tavern, and shopping, but is there any fun? After the amount of work you’ve put into all of the permanent things in your world, you probably haven’t put the amount of work into the temporary things, things like circuses, trade fairs, carnivals, and local...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Palace of the Prince Governor of Brinston aka All About Courtiers and Wealth

The Palace of the Prince Governor of Brinston aka All About Courtiers and Wealth


In the largest and wealthiest lands, success breeds problems that may not have been expected. The elite gather to set policy, craft plots, and then tell the rest of the people what is going to happen to them, like it or not. This is the world of the courtiers, those folks who have influence over the king; those folks who can change the destiny of those not allowed into the room. But how...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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Bystanders! - A Fiasco Playset About The People Behind The Capes!

Bystanders! - A Fiasco Playset About The People Behind The Capes!


Superheroes have hit the scene in a big way, but you're not one of them! Superspeed might make your commute faster, but once you are at work you still have to do your day job if you want to pay the bills. We don’t tell superhero stories about people who used their powers to become independently wealthy so they could fight crime more effectively. No, we tell stories about people with powers struggling...   [click here for more]
Encoded Designs   FREE 

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Pilgrims to the Queen of the Gods aka All About Pilgrimages & Cartography

Pilgrims to the Queen of the Gods aka All About Pilgrimages & Cartography


The Central Plains are known for their religious devotions. The life goal for many is to be able to travel to the city of Parnania and visit the gorgeous cathedrals there. One of the best ways to do that is to follow the Path of Saint Khasmir Chouwaska. Covering about 50 miles over the course of five days, this pilgrimage hits some of the best miraculous sites and saints’ birth places...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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Forsbury After Dark aka All About Fantasy Entertainment

Forsbury After Dark aka All About Fantasy Entertainment


The party shows up in a new city and what do they do? They head straight for the tavern. Whether that’s to get information, unwind over a couple of drinks, or start a bar fight - they all go to the tavern. But what do those taverns look like? More to the point of this edition - what are there besides taverns, because there are a LOT of ways to unwind that may or may not involve alcohol....   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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Civilian Authority of Brinston aka All About City Guards and Police

Civilian Authority of Brinston aka All About City Guards and Police


When the party returns home, or to any city, they want to relax, have a drink, and typically get into trouble. Whether that trouble is a bar fight, picking pockets, or threatening the local merchants who are gouging them, the city guards are going to show up - what then? Are your PCs in any way concerned about what the city guard wants or do they “know” they can take these guys in...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Wembic Nation of the Gold Mountains aka All About Orcs

The Wembic Nation of the Gold Mountains aka All About Orcs


It is true that orcs are one of the most common enemies an adventurer will ever face, but unfortunately, they are also among the most consistent. Everyone seems to know what to expect when they encounter a group of orcs, and too often they become a little ho-hum. The Wembic Empire changes that. A coalition of allied orcish and goblin tribes (some more allied than others) has dominated the...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Zondarton Tribes The Fiercest Females aka All About Women in Role-Playing

The Zondarton Tribes The Fiercest Females aka All About Women in Role-Playing


Women have an impact of table top gaming, both at the table and as characters in the game itself. Ignoring them is among the worst strategies for any game master, so how do you address the differences? Rather than give vague nonsense, the folks at Board Enterprises decided to tackle this subject despite all the political correctness surrounding it. What this supplement (and the Game Masters...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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The Garrison of Greassnggraus aka All About Adventuring in the Wilderness

The Garrison of Greassnggraus aka All About Adventuring in the Wilderness


Wilderness adventures - These are the basics of FRPG, right? Even if it isn’t the adventure itself, the player characters still have to get through it to get to the adventures. So why have they been sliding in popularity. Are wilderness adventures completely played out? Of course not, but some of us GMs need some new inspiration, some new ways to look at the wilderness in order to...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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Never Tell Me the Odds: The Space-Scoundrel RPG About Risking It All

Never Tell Me the Odds: The Space-Scoundrel RPG About Risking It All


YOU ARE A SPACEFARING SCOUNDREL. You’ve blasted, cheated, swindled, double-crossed, charmed, and hyper-jumped your way across half the galaxy. But now, you’ve made a few bad decisions and gotten into some real trouble. The one thing in all the universe that you really care about is in terrible danger, and keeping it safe might require the ultimate sacrifice. Are you desperate...   [click here for more]
Smrvl  $10.00

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Blood in the Slave Pits aka All About Making Minor Monsters Fun Again - Game Masters’ edition

Blood in the Slave Pits aka All About Making Minor Monsters Fun Again - Game Masters’ edition


Looking for some old school style adventuring? You know - The kind inside dungeons, where the exploration was still part of the fun? Looking to make some of those “beginner” monsters fun and challenging to mid-range adventurers? Looking for ideas and inspiration that will get you excited about being a game master again? Yep, you found it! Blood in the Slave Pits is a revamping...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises  $4.99

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Blood in the Slave Pits aka All About Making Minor Monsters Fun Again - World Walkers’ edition

Blood in the Slave Pits aka All About Making Minor Monsters Fun Again - World Walkers’ edition


Looking for some old school style adventuring? You know - The kind inside dungeons, where the exploration was still part of the fun? Looking to make some of those “beginner” monsters fun and challenging to mid-range adventurers? Looking for ideas and inspiration that will get you excited about being a game master again? Yep, you found it! Blood in the Slave Pits was the first...   [click here for more]
Board Enterprises   FREE 

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Dungeon Survival Guide (3.x)

Dungeon Survival Guide (3.x)


This lavishly illustrated guide explores the fantastic dungeons of the fictional D&D world, from the perilous Tomb of Horrors to the Sunless Citadel and the Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth. Aimed at the novice dungeoneer, this book provides tips and tricks for surviving deadly dungeons of all sorts, enticing would-be dungeon explorers with stories of fabulous treasures guarded by fierce monsters and...   [click here for more]
Wizards of the Coast  $4.99 $4.24

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How to be a Great GM

How to be a Great GM


Being a great Game Master is a little like being yourself; no matter what you do to be different, you will always be who you really are in the end. Is that a little cryptic? Let me break it down for you. Being a great Game Master means; being diverse and flexible. You have to be ready for any possibility and you need to be able to visualize things in your head that some people have trouble doing...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $5.99

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How to Create a Great Dungeon

How to Create a Great Dungeon


In many people's minds, dungeons are synonymous with roleplaying. The most successful game of all time includes the word in its title. But what is it about dungeons that really make them special, and how can you make a dungeon into a rich memorable environment rather than just a hole in the ground? The tradition of the dungeon in storytelling echoes back to the myths of ancient Greece, and the...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $5.99

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How to Create a Great Campaign

How to Create a Great Campaign


If you have played role-playing games for any amount of time it is likely you have heard one of your friends proudly exclaim “wow, what a great campaign that was!” Session after session of tense and exciting role-playing and combat that created such fascinating stories you re-tell them for years to come. Often times it is easy to think that these people are just lucky enough to played...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $5.99

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The Bones: Us and Our Dice

The Bones: Us and Our Dice


"Come on, natural 20! Daddy needs a new sword of wounding!" This isn’t about math. It’s about unlucky breaks and victory against all odds. This isn’t about percentiles and probabilities. It’s about late-night game-ending rolls where everything hinges on that climactic moment when one single die skitters across the table and determines the fate of...   [click here for more]
Gameplaywright  $8.00

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