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Advanced Fast Initiative

Advanced Fast Initiative


Interested to run more advanced and tactical initiative system but without added overhead and downtime? Inspired by Mike Mearls of D&D and board game Gloomhaven mechanics, I have worked a system that well meets those requirements. It's playtested and finetuned on a continuous basis by my own group. The response has been very positive, primarily due to the fact that combat is...   [click here for more]
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Adventure Design in Practice

Adventure Design in Practice


Adventure Design in Practice is a structured analysis on my upcoming next adventure that will hit the gaming table with my regular group in three days from the time of writing this. It is my personal preparation work in a documented format with designer notes in a classic game master guide style. I analyze collaborative storytelling and how it can be fused with more linear story...   [click here for more]
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Becoming a Better Writer Through Roleplaying & Other Essays on Writing

Becoming a Better Writer Through Roleplaying & Other Essays on Writing


Becoming a Better Writer Through Roleplaying is a series of essays on using RPGs to improve your writing, how and why you should build a fandom, horror and the heroine's journey, writing fight scenes, and point of view (both the fourth person point of view, if such a thing even exists, and the second person point of view). This content previously appeared on Seventh Sanctum, The...   [click here for more]
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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]
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Diversity Dungeons : Worldbuilding & Game Design in the Safe Space Age

Diversity Dungeons : Worldbuilding & Game Design in the Safe Space Age


Much digital ink (and blood) has been spilt taking about diversity representation in tabletop gaming and in every other field of geek and nerd endeavour. Usually these conversations are extremely combative and they tend to end poorly for everyone involved. I've been involved in these debates and discussions myself, to my detriment. The position I hold being that free expression and the vision of the...   [click here for more]
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Elegant Encounter Design

Elegant Encounter Design


Encounters are the motor of your storytelling. The way they are structured contributes the most to your table top experience. I've compiled a collection of design principles for encounters using my business consultancy skillset. It's been refeshing to deploy those practices to role playing domain and I feel it has given me a new angle to the subject in general. Key highlights and learning include:...   [click here for more]
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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]
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Essential Ethnographies #1 - Island Builders & Others

Essential Ethnographies #1 - Island Builders & Others


One of the quickest ways to start building cultures for your setting is to take inspiration from actually-existing cultures. What do you do when you don't want to crib off the same culture cultures that everyone else has used a hundred times before? Essential Ethnographies offers the convenience of building from preexisting cultures and the flexibility and novelty of working with cultures...   [click here for more]
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Essential Ethnographies #2 - Funerary Cannibals & Others

Essential Ethnographies #2 - Funerary Cannibals & Others


One of the quickest ways to start building cultures for your setting is to take inspiration from actually-existing cultures. What do you do when you don't want to crib off the same culture cultures that everyone else has used a hundred times before? Essential Ethnographies offers the convenience of building from preexisting cultures and the flexibility and novelty of working with cultures...   [click here for more]
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Essential Ethnographies #3 - Cousins of the Bear & Others

Essential Ethnographies #3 - Cousins of the Bear & Others


One of the quickest ways to start building cultures for your setting is to take inspiration from actually-existing cultures. What do you do when you don't want to crib off the same culture cultures that everyone else has used a hundred times before? Essential Ethnographies offers the convenience of building from preexisting cultures and the flexibility and novelty of working with cultures...   [click here for more]
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Fate Adventures #1—The Search (PDF)

Fate Adventures #1—The Search (PDF)


Will you survive? This is a generic frame in which the GM can create a survival adventure in the apocalyptic style. It focuses on a group of people—the players’ characters—seeking provisions for a community. It is interesting to use the rules for Resources that were published in Fate Plus # 4—Apocalypse in the article Take Everything You Can! as a...   [click here for more]
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Fate Adventures #1—The Search (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)

Fate Adventures #1—The Search (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)


Will you survive? This product contains files in PDF, EPUB and MOBI format. This is a generic frame in which the GM can create a survival adventure in the apocalyptic style. It focuses on a group of people—the players’ characters—seeking provisions for a community. It is interesting to use the rules for Resources that were published in Fate Plus # 4—Apocalypse...   [click here for more]
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Fate Adventures #2—The Heart of Fire (PDF)

Fate Adventures #2—The Heart of Fire (PDF)


Are you ready for steampunk action? The Heart of Fire is a steampunk adventure set in the Old West (19th century). Several steam powered machines, including conscious automata, are part of daily life. The rise of cities collided with the traditions of indigenous tribes. Disputes over territory are constant. Justice is maintained by the Sheriff and Patrolmen (PCs),...   [click here for more]
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Fate Adventures #2—The Heart of Fire (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)

Fate Adventures #2—The Heart of Fire (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)


Are you ready for a steampunk action? This product contains files in PDF, EPUB and MOBI format. The Heart of Fire is a steampunk adventure set in the Old West (19th century). Several steam powered machines, including conscious automata, are part of daily life. The rise of cities collided with the traditions of indigenous tribes. Disputes over territory...   [click here for more]
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Fate Adventures #3—The Sobek Sons (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)

Fate Adventures #3—The Sobek Sons (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)


Ancient gods and treacherous ambitions. This product contains files in PDF, EPUB and MOBI format. The Sobek Sons is an adventure set during the First Egyptian Dynasty (32nd century BC), a turbulent period, after the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. Pharaoh Narmer is the first mortal to rule Egypt, after a long period of domains of the gods. Pharaoh Narmer unified Upper...   [click here for more]
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Fate Adventures #4—Who Stole my Monkey (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)

Fate Adventures #4—Who Stole my Monkey (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)


You do not remember how you ended up in this situation. You are in a car – and what a car! It is a Mustang 74. You are well dressed: your suits are expensive. The car’s engine rumbles, but there’s no pavement beneath you. The Mustang is in free fall, more than 10 miles high. Beside you in the vehicle there are eight pounds of frozen cod, now scattered all over the car (which leave...   [click here for more]
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Fate Plus #1—Horror (PDF)

Fate Plus #1—Horror (PDF)


Do not close your eyes now. The horror is here. In this issue you will find: How to create your own horror adventures in Fate; How to create interesting characters for horror adventures; How to modify Fate rules and new ideas for rules and mechanics; Premade Player characters and NPCs to start playing quickly; An adventure seed for you to play with your group. Fate...   [click here for more]
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Fate Plus #1—Horror (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)

Fate Plus #1—Horror (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)


Do not close your eyes now. The horror is here. This product contains files in PDF, EPUB and MOBI format. In this issue you will find: How to create your own horror adventures in Fate; How to create interesting characters for horror adventures; How to modify Fate rules and new ideas for rules and mechanics; Premade Player characters and NPCs...   [click here for more]
Pluma Press  $4.00

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Fate Plus #2—Supers (PDF)

Fate Plus #2—Supers (PDF)


You're a superhero. Save the world! In this issue you will find: How to create your own supers adventures in Fate; How to create interesting supers characters; How to modify Fate rules and new ideas for rules and mechanics; Premade Player characters and NPCs to start playing quickly; New superpowers using the Venture City rules. Fate Plus...   [click here for more]
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Fate Plus #2—Supers (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)

Fate Plus #2—Supers (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)


You're a superhero. Save the world! This product contains files in PDF, EPUB and MOBI format. In this issue you will find: How to create your own supers adventures in Fate; How to create interesting supers characters; How to modify Fate rules and new ideas for rules and mechanics; Premade Player characters and NPCs to start playing...   [click here for more]
Pluma Press  $4.00

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Fate Plus #4 - Apocalypse (PDF)

Fate Plus #4 - Apocalypse (PDF)


The apocalypse has arrived. You are going to survive? In this issue you will find: Rules for zombie apocalypse, infection, cure, etc .; Rules for a nuclear wasteland: radiation, radioactive consequences, etc .; Rules for alien invasion; Rules to stocking and spend resources. Fate Plus is a monthly zine that creates new ideas, adventures, tools, and new...   [click here for more]
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Fate Plus #4 - Apocalypse (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)

Fate Plus #4 - Apocalypse (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)


The apocalypse has arrived. You are going to survive? This product contains files in PDF, EPUB and MOBI format. In this issue you will find: Rules for zombie apocalypse, infection, cure, etc .; Rules for a nuclear wasteland: radiation, radioactive consequences, etc .; Rules for alien invasion; Rules to stocking and spend resources. Fate Plus...   [click here for more]
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Fate Plus #5—Espionage (PDF)

Fate Plus #5—Espionage (PDF)


You are trained to be the best. To do the impossible ... and you can not fail. In this issue you will find: How to build secret agencies; How to create conflicts between secret organizations; How to create spy characters in Fate; How to create missions and adventures using the Fate Fractal rule; How to play spy style from the 1990s. Fate Plus is...   [click here for more]
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Fate Plus #5—Espionage (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)

Fate Plus #5—Espionage (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)


You are trained to be the best. To do the impossible ... and you can not fail. This product contains files in PDF, EPUB and MOBI format. In this issue you will find: How to build secret agencies; How to create conflicts between secret organizations; How to create spy characters in Fate; How to create missions and adventures using the Fate Fractal rule; How...   [click here for more]
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Fate Plus #6—Space Colony (PDF)

Fate Plus #6—Space Colony (PDF)


Exploring the unknown. This product contains files in PDF, EPUB and MOBI format. In this issue you will find: How to create space colonization campaigns; How to create an interactive space colony; New rules: dramatic actions; Microbial Life in Space. Fate Plus and Fate Adventures is a monthly zine that creates new ideas,...   [click here for more]
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Fate Plus #6—Space Colony (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)

Fate Plus #6—Space Colony (PDF+EPUB+MOBI)


Exploring the unknown. This product contains files in PDF, EPUB and MOBI format. In this issue you will find: How to create space colonization campaigns; How to create an interactive space colony; New rules: dramatic actions; Microbial Life in Space. Fate Plus and Fate Adventures is a monthly zine that creates new ideas,...   [click here for more]
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How-To: Far North Peoples

How-To: Far North Peoples


Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. There's another way...   [click here for more]
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How-To: Hill Tribes

How-To: Hill Tribes


Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. There's another way...   [click here for more]
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How-To: Horse Nomads

How-To: Horse Nomads


Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. There's another way...   [click here for more]
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How-To: Swamp Folk

How-To: Swamp Folk


Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. There's another way...   [click here for more]
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Rick Hershey Art Rates 2019-20

Rick Hershey Art Rates 2019-20


Rick Hershey: Art Rates 2018 The following pages list my illustration and design rates for 2019-20. Each section breaks down the importance of the service, as well as presenting the cost to hire. If there is ever a project you need help on and the rates are not listed in this document, feel free to contact me and discuss. Available Services Include: Book Layout Cover...   [click here for more]
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Structured Free Association Story Plot Method 2.0

Structured Free Association Story Plot Method 2.0


Do you want to write better role playing game story plots? Don't have much time but would like to have engaging storylines for your players to explore? Key highlights: Harness your full personal capability using keyword association Write fast - as quickly as in 10-15 minutes from scratch to gaming table Be more varied than ever - avoid cliched anti-climatic story arcs How...   [click here for more]
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Tanks & Yanks World War I The Late War Notes Vol. II

Tanks & Yanks World War I The Late War Notes Vol. II


This book is Volume II and is about the First World War’s technological advances and the related tactics ex-emplified through a historical game system. Tanks & Yanks (Deluxe and Volume I) focus on the later part of the war, circa 1917-1918, for the miniature historical gamer. Specifically Tanks and Yanks Volume II contains the materials used to research the two last great offensives of the...   [click here for more]
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World of AEIOUS: A Character & Combat Blueprint

World of AEIOUS: A Character & Combat Blueprint


Get this introductory book and learn how characters are built from scratch and designed according to your concept and ideals. This blueprint also contains a description of a combat exchange using the game system along with a story format of this exchange for better appreciation. If you love anime, fantasy, and action then you will enjoy this. Whatever your favorite hero can do, you can emulate...   [click here for more]
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World of AEIOUS: AEIOUS S.P.C. Feature #1

World of AEIOUS: AEIOUS S.P.C. Feature #1


Grab the AEIOUS SPC features and get to know Stories, Places, and Creatures that are found in the World of AEIOUS. This issue contains a story about a warrior who fights in the battle ground Arena to pay his debts. It features a place called the Tower of Champions, where fighters and adventurers around the world gather to become the Master of the Games. It also contains information about the creature...   [click here for more]
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World of AEIOUS: AEIOUS S.P.C. Feature #2

World of AEIOUS: AEIOUS S.P.C. Feature #2


Grab the AEIOUS SPC features and get to know Stories, Places, and Creatures that are found in the World of AEIOUS. This issue contains a story about a father and his tale of growing up amidst the hatred and bigotry of his time. It features a place called the Monolith Spine, an organic yet mystical structure of a deceased monster that helped the Liloch people avoid extinction. It also contains information...   [click here for more]
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World of AEIOUS: AEIOUS S.P.C. Feature #3

World of AEIOUS: AEIOUS S.P.C. Feature #3


Grab the AEIOUS SPC features and get to know Stories, Places, and Creatures that are found in the World of AEIOUS. This issue contains a story about a group of friends who encounter a mysterious charred man and their consequent battles. Is it just an ordinary encounter on a Friday night? Or does it spell something big and sinister down the line? This issue also features a place called the Ego Man,...   [click here for more]
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World of AEIOUS: An Introduction

World of AEIOUS: An Introduction


Welcome to the World of AEIOUS! If you love anime, fantasy, and action then you will enjoy this. Whatever your favorite hero can do, you can emulate here to a close degree. All it needs is your imagination and daring adventurous passion. But it doesn't stop there, AEIOUS is a whole new world where you can create your own stories and carve your own legend in the wide, wild world....   [click here for more]
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