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KOBOLD Guide to Board Game Design

KOBOLD Guide to Board Game Design


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]
Kobold Press  $14.95 $9.99

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How to be a Master GM

How to be a Master GM


Mastery Many Gamemasters never go beyond Expert. They feel no need. They already know how to make a Role-Playing Game fun and exciting, and they see no reason to search for something deeper. And they are right in one sense - the tools of Mastery aren't about making a game more fun and exciting. Instead, the tools of Mastery are about making the game memorable. Any...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $5.99

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How to GM Bundle [BUNDLE]

How to GM Bundle [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. How to be a Great GM Regular price: $5.99 Bundle price: $4.99 Format: PDF 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...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $23.96 $19.96

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How to Make a Great Dungeon II

How to Make a Great Dungeon II


Role-Playing Games are dungeons. Sure, there are a lot of other aspects to Role-Playing Games, but their heart is the dungeon. Most games have only a few other states you can be in - traveling, in town, and editing your character. And most would have you spend as little time in those other states as possible. The three most classic dungeon locales are the ruined keep, the cave system, and the...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $5.99

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Complete KOBOLD Guide to Game Design

Complete KOBOLD Guide to Game Design


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]
Kobold Press  $14.99 $12.74

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Game Design: How to Create Video and Tabletop Games, Start to Finish

Game Design: How to Create Video and Tabletop Games, Start to Finish


Many aspiring game designers have crippling misconceptions about the process involved in creating a game from scratch, believing a "big idea" is all that is needed to get started. But game design requires action as well as thought, and proper training and practice to do so skillfully. In this indispensible guide, a published commercial game designer and longtime teacher offers practical...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $19.99 $9.99

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The RPG Handbook

The RPG Handbook


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]
Thistle Games  $9.99 $5.99

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RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started

RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started


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 would like to try out what roleplaying games have to offer. The topics covered include:...   [click here for more]
Thistle Games  $2.99

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The White Box Essays

The White Box Essays


They Say Everyone Has a Game Inside Them Almost everyone who’s ever played a game has had an idea for how to make it better. To tweak it, improve it, or even build something new from its miniatures, cards, cubes, and concepts. We think making games is awesome. We believe it's one of the most challenging, fun, rewarding things you can do. If you’ve ever thought about making a game of...   [click here for more]
Gameplaywright  $7.99

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The White Box Essays Audiobook

The White Box Essays Audiobook (audio product)


They Say Everyone Has a Game Inside Them Almost everyone who’s ever played a game has had an idea for how to make it better. To tweak it, improve it, or even build something new from its miniatures, cards, cubes, and concepts. We think making games is awesome. We believe it's one of the most challenging, fun, rewarding things you can do. If you’ve ever thought about making a game of...   [click here for more]
Gameplaywright  $14.99

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Beating the Story: How to Map, Understand, and Elevate Any Narrative

Beating the Story: How to Map, Understand, and Elevate Any Narrative


See How Stories Work The most compelling stories move us emotionally. Up and down, between hope and fear, in ways we don’t always expect—but that you can harness as a writer, editor, and critic. This book shows you how to track, map, and understand the rhythm of a story. Whether you’re writing or rewriting, editing a manuscript or dismantling your favorite television episode,...   [click here for more]
Gameplaywright  $7.95

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KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 1

KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 1


Ever wondered what it takes to make it as a freelancer? Want to improve your homebrew adventures? The KOBOLD Guide to Game Design distills years of professional experience into a collection of design wisdom that can improve your game and vastly increase your odds of selling a magazine article, adventure, or complete game design. Includes tips from Keith Baker, Wolfgang Baur, Ed Greenwood,...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $18.95 $14.95

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Fantasy Maker Handbook

Fantasy Maker Handbook


Welcome to the Fantasy Maker Handbook. This book will guide you along the way to writing down all of the elements you’re going to need to consider to write a fantasy role playing game setting from top to bottom. Of course not every possible element you can imagine for a game is covered in this book, that would be impossible; but it is a comprehensive guide that covers all of the important factors....   [click here for more]
Avalon Classic  $4.95 $1.00

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How to Use Religion in Your Game

How to Use Religion in Your Game


Gods. Spirits. Demons. Supernatural entities, or maybe mere myths. Omnipotent creators, powerful beings who occasionally interact with lesser ones, or impersonal concepts. Saviors, benevolent helpers who offer illumination or practical assistance, aloof observers, petty mischief-makers, or evil presences. Whatever they are, humankind has always been obsessed with them and with their demands: compliance...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $5.99

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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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Fantastic Realms: Draw Fantasy Characters, Creatures and Settings

Fantastic Realms: Draw Fantasy Characters, Creatures and Settings


Create Your Own Fantastic Realms! An arduous journey leads you to a hilltop. Before you stretches a land of castles filled with noble knights, elven warriors and fearsome goblins and gargoyles. At your feet lies a book... Within its pages you will discover the secrets to sketching, drawing and coloring wondrous worlds - realms filled with creatures friendly and foul, beautiful princesses and stealthy...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $19.99 $4.99

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How to Spice Up Your Game

How to Spice Up Your Game


When you play games often, and especially when you play many different games, at some point you might notice that the playing routine starts to get really similar and linear each time you play. Player behavior as well as your own behavior as a game master can easily become all too uniform if you do not vary the game experience enough. This book covers suggestions for many different techniques that,...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $5.99

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Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing

Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing


Interviews With 19 Innovative Ebook Business Leaders Finding the Future of Digital Book Publishing: Interviews With 19 Innovative Ebook Business Leaders is Digital Book World's first ebook. In interviews with 19 innovative ebook business leaders, Digital Book World's editorial director Jeremy Greenfield draws out how these professionals are leading the digital transition...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $5.99 $3.99

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Dracopedia The Bestiary

Dracopedia The Bestiary


An Artist's Guide to Creating Mythical Creatures Unleash the Beasts! For millennia historians, artists and scientists have chronicled their ideas and discoveries of mythological and magical monsters in encyclopedias known as bestiaries. From Asia to America, Japan to the jungles of South Africa, the vast menagerie of exotic and legendary creatures has populated the imaginations of all cultures...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $26.99 $15.99

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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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Comics Writing: Communicating with Comic Books

Comics Writing: Communicating with Comic Books


Comics Writing: Communicating With Comic Books unveils the basics in comics writing from Steven Philip Jones, a professional comic book writer and instructor. Comics Writing shows you the step-by-step process of creating a comics script and how it is turned into a finished comics page. With the help of examples and comic book illustrations, this book will introduce you to: the different...   [click here for more]
Caliber Comics  $14.99 $7.99

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How To Be A Comic Book Artist

How To Be A Comic Book Artist


After six years we are re-releasing the popular illustrated prose pamphlet written by Tim Seeley, updated for 2014. A must have for anyone eager to become a comic book professional. A companion piece to Josh Blaylock's How to Self-Publish Comics: Not Just Create Them, Seeley focuses specifically on the business side of what it's like to work in comic book industry as a creative talent. ...   [click here for more]
Devil's Due Entertainment  $1.49

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How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps

How to Draw Fantasy Art and RPG Maps


Step by Step Cartography for Gamers and Fans The power of creation is at your fingertips! Orcs prepare for battle against high Elves, Dwarves retreat to the mountains and men march to the sea to reclaim crumbling fortresses. Fortunes are decided. Kingdoms are lost. Entire worlds are created. This book will teach you to bring your fictional realm to life with simple step-by-step...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $22.99 $11.99

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Michtim: Designing a Pen & Paper Storytelling Game

Michtim: Designing a Pen & Paper Storytelling Game


In 2012 I self-published Michtim: Fluffy Adventures on DriveThruRPG. While being a standalone game product that brings joy to players (and in some cases even to their families!), it was also the practical part of my master thesis in Media & Interaction Design. Recently (in October 2015), the game was nominated for a World Experience Award at WUC15 and made the second place. So far, only a selected...   [click here for more]
GrimOgre Laboratory  $9.95

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How To Self-Publish Comics Not Just Create Them Master Edition

How To Self-Publish Comics Not Just Create Them Master Edition


Josh Blaylock's ultimate guide to self-publishing is updated to include the newest conditions in the industry, most notably the rise of digital comics, changes in the book store landscape, and crowd source funding. This guide is a must for anyone seeking the real scoop on just what it takes to get your comic book ideas out into the world. ...   [click here for more]
Devil's Due Entertainment  $9.99

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How to Slay Dragons and Understand People

How to Slay Dragons and Understand People


Personal growth sounds like a lot of work, but it can be fun with the BOSS mod system. This system fuses Jungian psychology, MBTI, and other personality models with role-playing games. This book is filled with abilities, pre-made characters, quests, and techniques to help you "gear up" with mental fortitude. Dive into a journey of self-discovery, take on your personal dragons head first,...   [click here for more]
BOSS mod  $0.99

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Small Stories

Small Stories


Small Stories is a resource for actors and writers alike. With hundreds of prompts mixed and matched dynamically, Small Stories is great as a party game or as a fun way to spark your creativity! As a party game or improv resource, Small Stories is an easy to play game for a small group. Use playing cards to randomly generate a scene for the players to act out in 1, 3, and 5 minute rounds. Earn points...   [click here for more]
S-15 Studios  Pay What You Want

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Design Notes

Design Notes


This collection of essays serves as the ‘commentary track’ for the smash hit Salt in Wounds Setting and features advice, insight, and a fresh look behind the screen of a professional writer and game designer. Whether you’re a player looking for a new perspective, a GM aiming to build richer worlds, or a hobbyist game designer/writer striving to make the leap towards being a professional:...   [click here for more]
Pangolin Press  $3.99 $2.99

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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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Jess Nevins' Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes

Jess Nevins' Encyclopedia of Golden Age Superheroes


This unique, one-volume encyclopedia contains entries on the more than 2000 superheroes, private eyes, cowboys, pilots, and adventure heroes who appeared in comics during the Golden Age (1935-1949) of superhero comics. Every heroic character from the Golden Age has been included; no one has been left out. Each entry contains a description of the hero, their signi cant villains, their creator credits,...   [click here for more]
High Rock Press  $20.00

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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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Elegant Initiative Design

Elegant Initiative Design


Second title in my elegant design series focuses on combat iniatiative system options and turn order structure in general. If you have interest to see how your current initiative system could be spiced up with some additions or even replaced completely with a one more fitting to your play style, you should find this an interesting read. Many of the systems and mechanisms are in use in various...   [click here for more]
ThinkDifferent  $0.90 $0.77

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ePublisher Guide

ePublisher Guide


Note that this guide was last updated in 2004. It contains tons of useful advice for new publishers so we continue to offer it. The definitive guide to electronic publishing for the RPG/Game Industry. With over 80 pages packed (no art) of information on how to startup and run your new business from many well known names in the industry. Detailed information on how to be successfully...   [click here for more]
OneBookShelf, Inc.   FREE 

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AOTA-TTF - Deep Dwarven Font

AOTA-TTF - Deep Dwarven Font


Confirmed for use with Windows 8 * 32 & 64 bit Double click font and let windows install it. Artifacts of the Arcane Font. Ever needed to replicate a runes or magical symbols consistantly in your game or perhaps for your publication? Well thats what this series is all about.The below is an example from various 3D text and Flash programs that utilize True Type...   [click here for more]
V Shane  $2.25

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AOTA-TTF - Halfling Hero Font

AOTA-TTF - Halfling Hero Font


Artifacts of the Arcane Font This font contains 26 iconic uppercase and 26 iconic lowercase. Ever needed to replicate a runes or magical symbols consistantly in your game or perhaps for your publication? Well thats what this series is all about. Artifacts of the Arcane has extended its Publishers series to include unique esoteric mystery of ancient script. All script, icons and embellishments...   [click here for more]
V Shane  $2.25

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AOTA-TTF - Draconic Font

AOTA-TTF - Draconic Font


Artifacts of the Arcane Font. Free 10 image 800 x 600 screensaver with 2minute loop of MP3 "Wings of the Wind" & Desktop background ~ comes with it! The New Draconic TTF Font contains 80 symbols to be used as a Draconic language or as magical sigil type symbols, or whatever you need. Use them standard or 3D (with the right program). You'll find endless uses for this font as its enigmatic...   [click here for more]
V Shane  $2.75

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ePublisher D20/OGL Guide

ePublisher D20/OGL Guide


ZIP file version contains copies of the licenses and SRDs. The official supplement of the highly regarded ePublisher Guide. This book contains everything you need to know about the D20 and Open Gaming Licenses to produce a quality product. Licenses are translated to plain English by our staff lawyer. The pitfalls and common mistakes of beginning publishers are presented to prevent you...   [click here for more]
OneBookShelf, Inc.   FREE 

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SKGstock: BOURELLEstock002 ? Aberration

SKGstock: BOURELLEstock002 ? Aberration


BOURELLEstock 002 Aberration by Edward Bourelle BOURELLEstock is a series of illustrations by RPG artist Ed Bourelle. Each illustration in this series is sold individually so that publishers may select only the images they need. This artwork may be used in print or electronic products by following these usage guidelines: Format: 300dpi grayscale...   [click here for more]
SkeletonKey Games  $3.10

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SKGstock: BOURELLEstock004 - Cyborg

SKGstock: BOURELLEstock004 - Cyborg


BOURELLEstock 004 Cyborg by Edward Bourelle BOURELLEstock is a series of illustrations by RPG artist Ed Bourelle. Each illustration in this series is sold individually so that publishers may select only the images they need. This artwork may be used in print or electronic products by following these usage guidelines: Format: 300dpi RGB and...   [click here for more]
SkeletonKey Games  $10.25

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SKGstock: BOURELLEstock005 - Scroll Sidebars

SKGstock: BOURELLEstock005 - Scroll Sidebars


BOURELLEstock 005 Scroll Sidebars (seven different sizes) by Edward Bourelle BOURELLEstock is a series of illustrations by RPG artist Ed Bourelle. Each illustration in this series is sold individually so that publishers may select only the images they need. The Scroll Sidebar consists of seven sidebar images of various heights for maximum flexibility....   [click here for more]
SkeletonKey Games  $9.45

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Misfit Studios Stock Covers 3: Black

Misfit Studios Stock Covers 3: Black


Creator: Steven Trustrum Within is a pair of images for use in PDF or print products. The files are in 300 dpi RGB tiff format and come with a license, use and viewing guide. The images are a landscape and portrait version of the same cover Black Simple, yet interesting, this cover is purposely very general so that it can be used for just about any purpose. The base black makes...   [click here for more]
Misfit Studios  $4.00 $2.00

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Misfit Studios Stock Covers 4: Modern 1

Misfit Studios Stock Covers 4: Modern 1


Creator: Steven Trustrum Within is a pair of images for use in PDF or print products. The files are in 300 dpi RGB tiff format and come with a license, use and viewing guide. The images are a landscape and portrait version of the same cover Modern 1 Simple, yet interesting, this cover is purposely very general so that it can be used for just about any purpose. ...   [click here for more]
Misfit Studios  $4.00 $2.00

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Shaman's Stockart Fantasy Figures 1

Shaman's Stockart Fantasy Figures 1


Shaman's Stockart has no other purpose than being the best stock art reference for your publishing or non-profit project needs. Each pieces of artwork was crafted with love and care! This pack includes - 1 psd file, that include all of the artwork on separate layers. - 7 jpg files - License agreement The artwork pieces are about a 1/4 page, 300 dpi. The .psd...   [click here for more]
Shaman's Stock Art  $7.99

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Shaman's Stockart Fantasy Creature #1

Shaman's Stockart Fantasy Creature #1


Shaman's Stockart has no other purpose than being the best stock art reference for your publishing or non-profit project needs. Each pieces of artwork was crafted with love and care! This pack includes - 1 psd file, that include all of the artwork on separate layers. - 5 jpg files - License agreement The artwork pieces are about half a page, 300 dpi. The .psd will spare...   [click here for more]
Shaman's Stock Art  $4.99

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Shaman's Stockart Mechs 'n Suits

Shaman's Stockart Mechs 'n Suits


Shaman's Stockart has no other purpose than being the best stock art reference for your publishing or non-profit project needs. Each pieces of artwork was crafted with love and care! This pack focus on sci-fi and includes - 1 psd file, that include all of the artwork on separate layers. - 5 jpg files - License agreement The artwork pieces are about a quarter page,...   [click here for more]
Shaman's Stock Art  $4.99

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Shaman Stockart Modern Pack #1

Shaman Stockart Modern Pack #1


Shaman's Stockart has no other purpose than being the best stock art reference for your publishing or non-profit project needs. Each pieces of artwork was crafted with love and care! This pack focus on modern/urban and includes - 1 psd file, that include all of the artwork on separate layers. - 4 jpg files - License agreement The artwork pieces are about a...   [click here for more]
Shaman's Stock Art  $5.99

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e-Publishing Secrets

e-Publishing Secrets


How to Save Money Starting Your Own PDF Game Company. “In a single page, you’ll learn the secret to saving thousands of dollars in starting your own RPG publishing company.” You’ll also receive a special bonus: 10 Secrets for PDF Publishing Success. These secrets are lessons existing publishers learned...   [click here for more]
12 to Midnight   FREE 

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Shaman's Stockart Fantasy Figures 4

Shaman's Stockart Fantasy Figures 4


Shaman's Stockart has no other purpose than being the best stock art reference for your publishing or non-profit project needs. Each pieces of artwork was crafted with love and care! This pack includes - 5 jpg files of both lineart and colored art. - License agreement The artwork pieces are about a 1/4 page, 300 dpi. T ...   [click here for more]
Shaman's Stock Art  $5.95 $4.99

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Warrior Lineart

Warrior Lineart


Lineart about a Warrior. She would fit perfectly your fantasy campaign, for personal or commercial use. The TIFF file is 300 DPI, and 1400 px height. ...   [click here for more]
Sade  $3.00 $1.00

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Initiative Cards: 4E Custom Version

Initiative Cards: 4E Custom Version


With the success of the FREE Initiative Cards: 4E and due to so much customer demand for them, we at Louis Porter Jr. Design, in association with Devil’s Workshop, have decided to make a custom Initiative Cards: 4E. These cards will be exactly like our Initiative Cards: 4E with two significant differences. #1: The Initiative Cards: 4E Custom Version comes with a limited licensing agreement,...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $0.99 $0.84

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