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Dungeon World

Dungeon World


Golden Geek RPG of the Year 2012 Indie RPG 2012 Winner: Best Game, Best Support, Best Production ENnie Award Winner 2013: Best Rules - Gold Winner Combining high-action dungeon crawling with cutting-edge rules, Dungeon World is a roleplaying game of fantasy adventure. You and your friends will explore a land of magic and danger in the roles of adventurers searching...   [click here for more]
Sage Kobold Productions  $10.00

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Stars Without Number: Revised Edition

Stars Without Number: Revised Edition


The year is 3200 and mankind's empire lies in ashes. The Jump Gates fell six hundred years ago, severing the links between the myriad worlds of the human diaspora. Now, the long isolation of the Silence falls away as men and women return to the skies above their scattered worlds. Will you be among them once more? Stars Without Number: Revised...   [click here for more]
Sine Nomine Publishing  $19.99

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Microlite20 Comprehensive Edition

Microlite20 Comprehensive Edition


What is Microlite20? Microlite20 is an OGL role-playing game containing character generation, combat and rules for magic, monsters and level advancement. It ripped the guts out of d20 leaving just the essence of the game. Skills are much simplified, there are no feats and combat is as simple as it gets. Microlite20 is a trimmed-down, subminiature version of the...   [click here for more]
RetroRoleplaying  $7.50

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Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Edition (Digest/Ebook)

Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Edition (Digest/Ebook)


The Microlite81 Advanced Expanded Edition is based on the Basic and Expert boxed sets of the world's most popular fantasy roleplaying game published in 1981 combined with the classes, spells, and treasure from the 1e (advanced) version of the world’s most popular fantasy RPG -- thus recreating the way many people who started with B/X played 1e in the 1980s with more...   [click here for more]
RetroRoleplaying  $9.95

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Fiasco

Fiasco


As seen on Wil Wheaton's show Tabletop! Fiasco is an award-winning GM-less game for 3-5 players, designed to be played in a few hours with six-sided dice and no preparation. During a game you will engineer and play out stupid, disastrous situations, usually at the intersection of greed, fear, and lust. It's like making your own Coen brothers movie, in about the same amount...   [click here for more]
Bully Pulpit Games  $12.00

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Worldbuilding Prompts

Worldbuilding Prompts


Develop Settings, Character Backgrounds, and Adventures Worldbuilding is essential to good fiction, regardless of the genre or medium. It creates the context for the characters and the stories that they’re involved in. The information necessary to understand the motivations of the villains, the goals of the story, and what’s at stake if the protagonists fail, are all tied up on the setting...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $8.90

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Godbound: A Game of Divine Heroes (Deluxe Edition)

Godbound: A Game of Divine Heroes (Deluxe Edition)


The Throne stands empty. Heaven has fallen, and the Words of Creation thunder from new throats. Undestined, unfettered, unchosen, you are Godbound, and your will is writ with fire. Godbound is a game of divine heroes in a broken world, men and women who have seized the tools that have slipped from an absent God's hands. Bound by seeming chance to the Words of Creation,...   [click here for more]
Sine Nomine Publishing  $19.99

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Setting Design [Black Box Edition]

Setting Design [Black Box Edition]


Design dynamic settings that support telling great stories! Setting Design helps you to assembling the critical details that you will need in order to tell a story. More than mere worldbuilding, this book shows you how to save prep time by focusing on just the elements you'll need and use. With clear step-by-step instructions, you can: Create a clear premise for your...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $10.00

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Worldbuilding Theory

Worldbuilding Theory


Worldbuilding is the Second Pillar of Fantasy Storytelling Any System! Any Setting! Worldbuilding is essential to a good fantasy adventure. It creates the context for the characters and the stories that they’re involved in. The information necessary to understand the motivations of the villains, the goals of the story, and what’s at stake if the protagonists fail,...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $9.50

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Lighthouse System Core Book

Lighthouse System Core Book


A simple, universal storygame system. The entire Learn the System section can be read in the Full-sized Preview link, above. This book contains everything you need to create settings, characters, and stories and play them out. Players narrative duties with the guide, making the system highly collaborative. Bid on the degree of success you'd like... as well as...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $10.00

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Divine Theory

Divine Theory


Using Divine Magic to develop Characters, Worldbuilding, and Adventures Divine magic is an element of tabletop fantasy with that’s seen a lot of changes. Originally intended to help emulate vampire hunters in Hammer Horror films (seriously) by allowing characters to turn and disrupt the undead, it’s grown to encompass a whole spectrum of real-world religious influences, mythology, and...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $8.70

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Culture Theory

Culture Theory


Using Fantasy Cultures and Races to develop Characters, Worldbuilding, and Adventures In the context of a fantasy world, culture can mean a lot of things. Often people reduce it to what tabletop games traditionally call race. Elves are magical, learned, and like nature. Dwarves are sassy, temperamental, and like to party. It’s not so much a collection of cultural markers, or even ethnic markers,...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $10.00

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Character Theory

Character Theory


Characters are the First Pillar of Fantasy Adventure! Any System! Any Setting! You’ve created fantasy roleplaying characters before. Odds are that the focus of the system you used was on the crunchy bits. The process tacked background details on at the end that may not have been relevant to the adventures you played. Most of the time, your character’s back story...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $9.50

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Adventure Theory

Adventure Theory


Adventure is the Third Pillar of Fantasy Storytelling Any System! Any Setting! This book is about story. I named it Adventure Theory because it’s a more compelling title for tabletop roleplaying gamers, but it’s only one component of a great fantasy adventure. To have a compelling adventure, you need solid characters and an interesting setting as well as a moderately...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $9.80

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Over the Edge 3rd Edition

Over the Edge 3rd Edition


During your stay with us, please remember that Liberty is Job One, Disarmament Means Peace, It’s Polite to Speak English, and, of course, Paranormal Activity is perfectly legal. Thank you for your consent. The Edge is the weirdest city in the world. Get into trouble. Question your place in the crazed multiverse. Transcend mortal limits. Join a cult. Fight a baboon. Along the way, you...   [click here for more]
Atlas Games  $44.95 $19.95

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Arcane Theory

Arcane Theory


Using Arcane Magic to develop Characters, Worldbuilding, and Adventures Arcane magic is a foundational element of tabletop fantasy. Whether you’re drawing upon the concepts of Vancian magic as interpreted by Gygax and Arneson, or embracing pseudo-historical tradition of Hermeticism, the ability to manipulate supernatural energy and cast spells is an important part of the genre. With no arcane...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $7.90

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Building Characters [Black Box Edition]

Building Characters [Black Box Edition]


Create memorable characters with great story potential! At the heart of all great stories are strong characters. It doesn’t matter whether you’re reading a short story, writing a novel, or watching a play. The characters found in TV series, comic books, and games are more alike on a creative level than they are different. The symbiotic relationship between character and story...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $10.00

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Party Theory

Party Theory


Teams of Characters in Fantasy Adventure Any System! Any Setting! In the past four decades there have been millions of words written about character creation. There are scores of books on worldbuilding, and notable volumes on fantasy adventure design. For some reason, though, little has been written about the nature of parties. To be sure, we do talk about “party...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $9.50

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Story Structure [Black Box Edition]

Story Structure [Black Box Edition]


Use time-tested story structures to create better adventures! All great stories need a beginning, a middle, and an end. On that basic structure writers and storytellers throughout the ages have woven variations and created masterpieces. We keep coming back to the same foundations today for one very good reason: those structures are versatile and continue to work. This book helps you leverage...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $10.00

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Forthright Open Roleplay Core Rulebook

Forthright Open Roleplay Core Rulebook


You Are In Control Blend genres effortlessly with these easy-to-use rules, building the world you want to play. Be a barbarian starship pilot in the wild west, a magic-wielding crimebuster in the far future, a mastermind with an undead army of followers, and more! Will you be remembered as the hero of your story ... or its villain? This is the Full-Color, Full-Art Edition of the 2018 ENnie-Nominated...   [click here for more]
Room 209 Gaming  $9.99

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Rogue Theory

Rogue Theory


Using Rogues in Worldbuilding and Adventure Design Any System! Any Setting! The appeal of the rogue is their reputation as the non-conformists of character classes. Even if they’re not outright thieves, they have a reputation for being a bit freewheeling, morally flexible, and willing to do things other characters aren’t. They’re skill-oriented...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $9.90

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Cleric Theory

Cleric Theory


Using Clerics in Worldbuilding and Adventure Design Any System! Any Setting! Clerics bring a sense of mythology to a fantasy world. They validate the existence of deities. Their beliefs reflect the morals and ethics of their religion, if not the broader cultures of the setting. The magic they utilize is different because it is divinely bestowed for faithfulness...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $8.60

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Unknown Armies Book One: Play

Unknown Armies Book One: Play


An occult game about broken people conspiring to fix the world. It's about getting what you want. Unknown Armies presents magick as it might exist in a world informed by crime fiction and secret histories, as twisting wrinkles in reality created by greater and greater risk, sacrifice, and obsession. As a player, you are confronted by the consequences of your character's...   [click here for more]
Atlas Games  $39.95 $14.95

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The World Wide Wrestling Roleplaying Game

The World Wide Wrestling Roleplaying Game


The World Wide Wrestling Roleplaying Game enables you to create your own professional wrestling franchise through play, showcasing satisfying and surprising storylines. It’s about feuds, championships, betrayal, and righteous victory. It’s about the clash of good and evil on the grandest stage. It’s about whether you’ve got what it takes. And, in the end, it’s...   [click here for more]
ndp design  $11.00

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Story Design: Payback Stories

Story Design: Payback Stories


How can you add more retribution and gratification to your revenge adventures? Story Design Volume 6 - In a payback story the protagonist, or someone close to them, has somehow been wronged by the antagonist. Seeking to balance the scales or settle the score, the protagonist goes on a mission of revenge. It’s a story about a person seeking justice by taking the law...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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TimeWatch

TimeWatch


A ROLEPLAYING GAME OF TIME TRAVEL ACTION AND INVESTIGATION History isn’t written by the victors. It’s written by the people with the time machines. “Well, that doesn’t look right.” All around you are the abandoned ruins of medieval Paris, with a hundred thousand rotted skulls piled up in a mountain. Your partner draws her pistol and checks the historical record on...   [click here for more]
Pelgrane Press  $21.20

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Wizard Theory

Wizard Theory


Using Wizards in Worldbuilding and Adventure Design Any System! Any Setting! The appeal of the wizard is that in many way it’s the most iconic of character classes. Nothing screams fantasy like an arcane spellcaster, able to manipulate the forces of magic that set your fictional realm apart from the real world. While this means, in most systems,...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $8.60

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Fighter Theory

Fighter Theory


Using Fighters in Worldbuilding and Adventure Design Any System! Any Setting! The appeal of the fighter is that it’s the most generic of character classes. It plays to the most basic rules, regardless of what system you’re using. There are no complicated and esoteric exceptions to be learned, making it perfect for new players. For those interested...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $8.40

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Story Design: Romance Stories

Story Design: Romance Stories


How can you add more conflict and characterization to your love story? Story Design Volume 14 - A romance plot features the protagonist falling in love with a supporting character or even a co-protagonist. The antagonist doesn’t want this to happen, and conspires to keep the lover apart. There is often some misunderstanding or miscommunication that creates a rift in...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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Black Seven

Black Seven


BLACK SEVEN is an independent espionage organisation that undertakes deniable operations deemed too politically sensitive for governments, corporations, or private individuals. Stripped of the marketing speak, BLACK SEVEN's Agents break in to places, sneak around, steal data, beat up guards, hack computers, get into running gun battles, and occasionally assassinate people. Sometimes, they do this...   [click here for more]
Zero Point Information  $3.00

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Dungeon Delvers

Dungeon Delvers


“I'm impressed….an excellent game to run at a convention.” -- Tenkar's Tavern Dungeon Delvers is an ultra-portable one-page D&D variant. Dungeon Delvers packs a lot into one page: rules for attacks and saves, 4 classes, 3 races, spells, healing, conditions, and monsters. The system uses only a d6. There'll...   [click here for more]
Brent P. Newhall's Musaeum  Pay What You Want

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Shadows Over Sol: Science Fiction Horror Roleplaying

Shadows Over Sol: Science Fiction Horror Roleplaying


Two hundred years from now what should be the shining beacon of the future is instead cloaked in conspiracy and horror. Humankind has expanded throughout the solar system, and there it has discovered mysteries older than humanity. The culture has shattered into myriad subcultures; nation-states are the hollow shells of what they once were. Corporations and other groups wage small-scale wars in the...   [click here for more]
Tab Creations  $14.99

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Story Design: Sacrifice Stories

Story Design: Sacrifice Stories


How can you add more drama and pathos to your story of selfless heroism? Story Design Volume 16 - A sacrifice story finds the protagonist pursuing some noble cause or higher purpose. In order to accomplish their objective, they will need to give up something of great personal value. This might be other goals, a close relationship, or even their own life. They may survive,...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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Story Design: Decline-and-Fall Stories

Story Design: Decline-and-Fall Stories


How can you add more empathy and suspense to your story of tragic descent? Story Design Volume 20 - In a decline-and-fall story, the protagonist starts out in a high position, possessed of fortune and glory, having everything they could ever desire. This could be literal or metaphorical; they might have moral or ethical riches rather than money and possessions. The protagonist...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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Story Design: Rags-to-Riches Stories

Story Design: Rags-to-Riches Stories


How can you add more hope and excitement to your story of dreams and aspirations? Story Design Volume 19 - In a rags-to-riches story the protagonist starts out poor, unknown, and without any power or authority. This could be literal or metaphorical; they may be intellectually or spiritually poor, rather than without material wealth. Over the course of the story they rise...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth

The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth


Nominated for the 2018 ENnies Product of the Year, The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth is set in a fictional theme park called Mouse Park. Its special blend of satire and horror takes collaborative storytelling to the brink, where players can take on the role of guests or staff in a theme park that barely masks a terrible horror lurking beneath. What horror Mouse Park brings is up to you—the...   [click here for more]
Christopher Grey  $9.95

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MurderHobos

MurderHobos


"...the combat system is solid and fast paced and the whole thing screams out for some gonzo play....Murderhobos doesn't disappoint." -- Johua De Santo, Genius Loci review "Best 6 pages of gaming I've read in awhile." -- Joe E on Google+ MurderHobos gets to the meat of dungeon crawling: killing things and taking their stuff. Your character doesn't...   [click here for more]
Brent P. Newhall's Musaeum  $4.99

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Story Design: Obsession Stories

Story Design: Obsession Stories


How can you add more danger and tragedy to your story of wretched excess? Story Design Volume 18 - In an obsession story the protagonist goes too far with something, and bad things happen as a result. The object of their excess can be an actual physical or psychological problem like alcoholism or drug addiction; it could also be an unhealthy fascination with a goal, a person,...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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Story Design: Coming of Age Stories

Story Design: Coming of Age Stories


How can you add more character focus and a slice of life to your adventures? Story Design Volume 13 - In a coming of age plot, the protagonist gains maturity. This is often literal as the character moves from one stage of their life to another, like from childhood to adolescence, or young adulthood to middle age. It can be metaphorical as they embark on a new career, learn...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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Story Design: Taboo Stories

Story Design: Taboo Stories


How can you add more intrigue and danger to your forbidden love story? Story Design Volume 15 - In a taboo plot, the protagonist becomes involved in a forbidden romance. From the start everyone knows that the affair will fail because social forces don’t approve of the pairing; what makes the relationship unacceptable will vary with the genre, place, and time of the...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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Daring Comics Role-Playing Game

Daring Comics Role-Playing Game


The Daring Comics Role-Playing Game is a super-hero game designed around the foundations of Fate Core, giving you everything you need to create your own comic book adventures. More than just a core set of rules, it’s also a toolkit system allowing you to customize your series to get the feel you want at the table. The Daring Comics Role-Playing Game features: Full Fate system rules. Series...   [click here for more]
Daring Entertainment  $14.95

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Story Design: Revelation Stories

Story Design: Revelation Stories


How can you add more action and conflict to your story of discovery? Story Design Volume 17 - In a revelation plot something is discovered that has serious implications for the protagonist. It may mean also have a serious impact on a supporting character, or the world. The actual discover could be something good or something bad, but it is startling and disruptive to the...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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Eighth Day Genesis:  A Worldbuilding Codex

Eighth Day Genesis: A Worldbuilding Codex


2013 Origins Award Nominee You want to build a world. Twenty authors want to help. It begins when you have that moment when you can close your eyes and see a world no-one has seen before. It might start from a grain of sand, the way light filters through the trees, the feel of satin robes, the smell of cooking soup, or simply a wish for somewhere, somewhen else. It happens...   [click here for more]
Alliteration Ink  $14.99 $4.95

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Story Design: Curse Stories

Story Design: Curse Stories


Add a sense of alienation to your metamorphosis stories and adventures. Story Design Volume 11 - In a curse story the antagonist feels that the protagonist has done something wrong. Maybe they have, and the antagonist’s actions are justified; maybe they haven’t, and the antagonist’s wrath is misplaced or unfair. As a result of the antagonist’s need...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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Unknown Armies Book Two: Run

Unknown Armies Book Two: Run


An occult game about broken people conspiring to fix the world. It's about keeping what you have from those who want it. Unknown Armies presents magick as it might exist in a world informed by crime fiction and secret histories, as twisting wrinkles in reality created by greater and greater risk, sacrifice, and obsession. As the gamemaster, you lead the players in creating...   [click here for more]
Atlas Games  $34.95 $14.95

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Story Design: Change Stories

Story Design: Change Stories


How can you add more inner conflict, fear or change, and wonder of discovery to your transformation adventures? Story Design Volume 12 - In a change story something upsets the protagonist’s life in a significant way. The character then has to adapt and come to terms with that change. It can be something normal yet tragic, like the death of a loved one or being diagnosed...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.00

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Microlite20 Comprehensive Edition (No Art)

Microlite20 Comprehensive Edition (No Art)


What is Microlite20? Microlite20 is an OGL role-playing game containing character generation, combat and rules for magic, monsters and level advancement. It ripped the guts out of d20 leaving just the essence of the game. Skills are much simplified, there are no feats and combat is as simple as it gets. Microlite20 is a trimmed-down, subminiature version of the...   [click here for more]
RetroRoleplaying  Pay What You Want

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Unknown Armies Book Three: Reveal

Unknown Armies Book Three: Reveal


An occult game about broken people conspiring to fix the world. It's about what's behind every corner and buried in every closet. Unknown Armies presents magick as it might exist in a world informed by crime fiction and secret histories, as twisting wrinkles in reality created by greater and greater risk, sacrifice, and obsession. It plays out in a world just like our own,...   [click here for more]
Atlas Games  $29.95 $9.95

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Nobilis: The Essentials, Volume 1

Nobilis: The Essentials, Volume 1


There is a hidden world of spirit that surrounds us. Within that world dwell the Nobilis. They are creatures half-human and half-god. Each holds dominion over a single concept in the world. You have heard the stories and rumors of the Nobilis. You have heard of the fates of those who encounter them. Herein you will find a guide to dealing with these Powers and their attendant spirits. Herein...   [click here for more]
Eos Press  $49.95 $19.95

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Lovecraftesque

Lovecraftesque


Lovecraftesque is the GMless storytelling game of brooding cosmic horror you’ve been waiting for. You tell the story of a lone Witness at the mercy of strange and terrifying events. The game helps you create a slow-building mystery, culminating in a climactic scene of horror. You create your own monsters and mystery that feel like something out of Lovecraft's notebook. All the players contribute...   [click here for more]
Black Armada  $17.13

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