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A GM's Tarot Guide: NPC Generation

A GM's Tarot Guide: NPC Generation


There are a lot of different ways that you can create flesh out a campaign and this is one of my favorite ones. With a Tarot deck and a bit of thought, a GM can churn out a multitude of facets for sessions and campaigns. The GM's Tarot Guide is a collection of spreads for various aspects of GM prep. From one-off NPCs to the entire world and scope of the campaign. The only things that limits you are...   [click here for more]
Mad Pierrot Games  $2.00

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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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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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Bullet Journaling for Gamemasters

Bullet Journaling for Gamemasters


Bullet journaling has become something of a phenomena over the past few years. The ability to combine the calendar functions of a day planner, the utility of to-do lists, and the personal documentation of a diary into a single, easy-to-use notebook is appealing and practical. It’s a simple, efficient, and flexible means of organizing a lot of information. I’ve used one for a few years now...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $2.99

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Cauldrons & Casseroles

Cauldrons & Casseroles


As role-playing games are becoming an increasingly popular pastime and hobby for many in our current culture for quite a while, a tradition of gaming food and drinks should evolve accordingly. Cocktail parties or sport events, for instance, have evolve their own food traditions. There is no reason role-playing games shouldn't either. Cauldrons & Casseroles presents 82 recipes...   [click here for more]
Stellagama Publishing  $4.99

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Cinema and Sorcery: The Comprehensive Guide to Fantasy Film

Cinema and Sorcery: The Comprehensive Guide to Fantasy Film


From the dawn of feature films, fans—be they artists, gamers, visionaries, writers, or dreamers—have drawn inspiration from the big screen. Now, between the covers of Cinema & Sorcery, embark on a decades-long journey through time from the earliest days of sword and sorcery films up to the present day. Learn the who, the what, the where, and the how of your favorite fantasy...   [click here for more]
Green Ronin  $12.95

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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

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Fast & Light

Fast & Light


Narrative tools and game prep for an improv GM. Do you struggle to improvise at the table? Are you tired of working through a punishing prep routine for every session? Do you simply need faster game prep? Would you like to adopt a lighter GM schedule which still gave you a fun story? I have the answer for you: Fast...   [click here for more]
Phil Nicholls  $4.99

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Game Angry: How to RPG The Angry Way

Game Angry: How to RPG The Angry Way


Have you ever wondered what the deal is with games like Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder? What are they? What are RPGs? How do they work? How do you play them? And what’s a Game Master anyway? Well, wonder no longer. The Angry Game Master is here to explain it all. Game Angry: How to RPG the Angry Way will introduce you to the amazing world of table-top role-playing...   [click here for more]
Angry Games, Inc.  $15.00

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Game Geek Issues #15

Game Geek Issues #15


THis issue is free, so get a copy right away. Musing of the Avalon Stogie . <o:p></o:p> Behind the Game, S&G <o:p></o:p> Mark’s Musings <o:p></o:p> Junkyard Wars, Strip #15 <o:p></o:p> Coral Thrown, Chapter IX.<o:p></o:p> Artist Spotlight <o:p></o:p> Mark’s Musings<o:p></o:p> Geek...   [click here for more]
Avalon Classic  $1.00

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Game Geek Issues #18

Game Geek Issues #18


Another great issues, packed full of gaming goodness. <o:p> </o:p> Musing of the Avalon Stogie Behind the Game, SFCF Coral Thrown, Chapter X I Raging Swan Gaming Dept 13 Comic, Issue #3 Free Paper Model.. Junkyard Wars, Strip #18 Avalon Pathfinder, Unseelie Rings Multi-Verse, Cancrian Mercenariy... Geek Profile Battle Axe, More Figures Reviews...   [click here for more]
Avalon Classic  $1.00

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Game Geek Issues #19

Game Geek Issues #19


Another great issues, packed full of gaming goodness. <o:p> </o:p> Musing of the Avalon Stogie Behind the Game, Nova Blast Preview Coral Throne, Chapter XII Raging Swan Gaming Dept 13 Comic, Issue #4 Junkyard Wars, Strip #19 Avalon Pathfinder Multi-Verse Geek Profile Battle Axe Reviews Arcana Cool Stuff What's New Free Stuff ...   [click here for more]
Avalon Classic  $2.95 $1.00

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GM Notebook

GM Notebook


It’s Easy to Build, Manage, and Record a Truly Epic Campaign! Build your world. Create great adventures and interesting locales. Jot down ideas, intriguing creatures and NPCs, and locations you can pull out on the fly. And log the your sessions as the campaign unfolds, so you’ll always remember when the players met that key NPC, found that important item, or discovered that vital clue...   [click here for more]
Monte Cook Games  $8.99

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H.G. Wells, Grandfather of Gaming [BUNDLE]

H.G. Wells, Grandfather of Gaming [BUNDLE]


This special bundle product contains the following titles. H.G. Wells' Little Orc Wars Regular price: $4.99 Bundle price: $2.49 Format: PDF H.G. Wells’ Little Orc Wars is a fun, simple, fast-paced system that is designed to be quick to learn and easy to play, so that players can focus on concerns like strategy and having fun, rather than on mechanics....   [click here for more]
Skirmisher Publishing  $17.92 $8.96

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Handbücher des Drachen - Spieler machen Leute

Handbücher des Drachen - Spieler machen Leute


Charaktere sind der Dreh- und Angelpunkt des Rollenspiels. Die Figuren bestimmen darüber, ob der Spielabend ein Erfolg wird oder an Langeweile scheitert. Egal ob man Charakterspiel bevorzugt, packende Geschichten in den Vordergrund stellt oder sich einfach gerne durch ein Verlies prügelt – interessante und vielfältige Charaktere bereichern jedes Rollenspiel. Dieses Buch richtet...   [click here for more]
Ulisses Spiele  $11.05

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Handbücher des Drachen - Spieler machen Leute - Bonusdokument

Handbücher des Drachen - Spieler machen Leute - Bonusdokument


In „Spieler machen Leute“, seinem Buch in der Reihe „Handbücher des Drachen“, hat Lars-Hendrik Schilling ausführlich dargestellt, wie man beim Erstellen von Charakteren neue Wege gehen und ihnen deutlich mehr Tiefe geben kann. In diesem PDF findet ihr 16 weitere NSC-Beschreibungen, die Mithilfe der im Buch vorgestellten Methoden erstellt wurden. Ideal, um die Methoden...   [click here for more]
Ulisses Spiele  Pay What You Want

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Handbücher des Drachen - Spielleiterwillkür!

Handbücher des Drachen - Spielleiterwillkür!


Klassisches Tischrollenspiel oder Pen and Paper funktioniert nicht ohne Spielleiter. Also kommt ihr vielleicht auf die Idee, diesen Job machen zu wollen. Gratulation: Ihr brecht gerade in das unbekannt Land eines großartigen Hobbies auf! Und wir haben hier einen kleinen Wegweiser und Nothelfer, um nicht direkt an der ersten Kreuzung die falsche Queste anzunehmen und euch alles schwerer zu machen,...   [click here for more]
Ulisses Spiele  $11.05

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Improv for Gamers

Improv for Gamers


Do you want to be a better roleplayer or GM? Do you want to encourage spontaneous creativity in your gaming group? Do you want to create dynamic, compelling characters? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” Improv for Gamers is for you! Based on the popular workshop series, this book provides a selection of fun and easy improv exercises designed to take...   [click here for more]
Evil Hat Productions, LLC  $10.00

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Interactive Fantasy #1 (Inter*Action)

Interactive Fantasy #1 (Inter*Action)


Interactive Fantasy was the first magazine devoted to the subject of interactive narratives and storytelling in games. It included articles by leading designers and game-thinkers of the time, and is cited in many academic works on gaming, but has not been properly available since its original release. The magazine was published by Hogshead Publishing in 1994-5, and was edited by Andrew Rilstone....   [click here for more]
Magnum Opus Press  Pay What You Want

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Interactive Fantasy #2

Interactive Fantasy #2


Interactive Fantasy was the first magazine devoted to the subject of interactive narratives and storytelling in games. It included articles by leading designers and game-thinkers of the time, and is cited in many academic works on gaming, but has not been properly available since its original release. The magazine was published by Hogshead Publishing in 1994-5, and was edited by Andrew Rilstone....   [click here for more]
Magnum Opus Press  Pay What You Want

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Many Glorious Lies of Battle

Many Glorious Lies of Battle


No one starts out with all the answers. Knowledge is hard won over the years buy surviving setbacks and learning from them. But humanity possesses the rare ability to learn from the pain of others. Many Glorious Lies of Battle is therefore distilled agony for your enlightenment! Many Glorious Lies of Battle is a collection of letters that experienced gamers...   [click here for more]
Nanuk Ambitions  $5.26

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My 1st Character

My 1st Character


The 3 Steps To RPG Heaven range covers tips and trips for both new and experienceed players and comes from the twisted mind of a gamer who began playing and running such games in 1986. The Red cover “books” are for Rookies who are just starting out, the Blue ones are for more experienced Gamers and the Black ones are for Masters of the game who just want to polish...   [click here for more]
Obsessive Compulsive Design   FREE 

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Player Notebook

Player Notebook


Every Character Has a Story. Every Character Is a Story. Your character is more than a collection of stats and gear. No matter what tabletop RPG you play, your character has background, interesting traits, and relationships with player characters and NPCs. And as your story grows, you’ll visit new places, meet interesting creatures, discover incredible items, and take part in legendary feats....   [click here for more]
Monte Cook Games  $8.99

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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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Roleplaying Game Dictionary

Roleplaying Game Dictionary


Most likely, if you’re reading this, you’re a gamer. And I hope a dictionary of every term in gaming interests, and even helps you. But it isn’t really for you, it’s for your friend. That one who is a little interested in playing, and has tried a few sessions but has never been able to get into it. It’s written for your partner, who you always ask to join you in that next...   [click here for more]
Straight Path Games  Pay What You Want

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So You've Never Played An RPG?

So You've Never Played An RPG?


The 3 Steps To RPG Heaven range covers tips and trips for both new and experienceed players and comes from the twisted mind of a gamer who began playing and running such games in 1986. The Red cover “books” are for Rookies who are just starting out, the Blue ones are for more experienced Gamers and the Black ones are for Masters of the game who just want to polish...   [click here for more]
Obsessive Compulsive Design   FREE 

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Strega's Loom: A Guide to the Sorte Deck

Strega's Loom: A Guide to the Sorte Deck


The Sorte deck is a variation on the Tarot deck designed to be a core element of Vodacce culture, but there's no reason it can't also serve as an actual divinatory aid in the real world. Presenting an analysis of the symbolism in each of the 78 cards, along with four suggested spreads with which to use them, Strega's Loom provides an essential guide to the meanings and uses of the Sorte deck....   [click here for more]
Chaosium  Pay What You Want

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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]
ThinkDifferent  $0.90

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SX2 Starry Knight Press 2019 Catalog

SX2 Starry Knight Press 2019 Catalog


STARRY KNIGHT PRESS 2019 CATALOG A Full Color Catalog Featuring the Gaming Supplements of Starry Knight Press Hello and welcome, gamers! The Starry Knight Press 2019 Catalog features our entire selection of currently available books and supplements, information on upcoming titles, and a map of the currently discovered portion of my campaign world of Terrans, all depicted...   [click here for more]
Starry Knight Press  Pay What You Want

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The Art of Journey To Ragnarok

The Art of Journey To Ragnarok


The Art of Journey To Ragnarok Artbook contains all the original concept art designed for Journey To Ragnarok - Adventure and Setting. ...   [click here for more]
Mana Project Studio  $4.99 $3.99

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The Game Master: A Guide to the Art and Theory of Roleplaying

The Game Master: A Guide to the Art and Theory of Roleplaying


The Game Master is a book about roleplaying games. It is intended for game masters from the aspiring novice trying to figure out how to launch their first campaign to the veteran who wants to discover how to consistently produce games that work and avoid train-wreck campaigns. It aims to foster a deeper appreciation of the unique nature of RPGs as both a dynamic literary form and a type of...   [click here for more]
Tobiah Panshin  Pay What You Want

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The Mercenary Field Guide 2019

The Mercenary Field Guide 2019


On the surface the Mercenary Field Guide 2019 is a very specific book relating to a single group, going to a single event on a single year. However, the advice contained within it holds wider appeal and would be useful to anyone attending any roleplaying based convention. Tackling issues around how to be a good GM and player it also contains general advice on surviving a convention without giving...   [click here for more]
Nanuk Ambitions  $5.26

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The Role-Playing Society: Essays on the Cultural Influence of RPGs

The Role-Playing Society: Essays on the Cultural Influence of RPGs


Since the release of Dungeons & Dragons in 1974, role-playing games (RPGs) have spawned a vibrant industry and subculture whose characteristics and player experiences have been well explored. Yet little attention has been devoted to the ways RPGs have shaped society at large over the last four decades. Role-playing games influenced video game design, have been widely represented in film, television...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $29.95 $15.99

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Video Games and the Mind: Essays on Cognition, Affect and Emotion

Video Games and the Mind: Essays on Cognition, Affect and Emotion


Can a video game make you cry? Why do you relate to the characters and how do you engage with the storyworlds they inhabit? How is your body engaged in play? How are your actions guided by sociocultural norms and experiences? Questions like these address a core aspect of digital gaming—the video game experience itself—and are of interest to many game scholars and designers. With psychological...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $39.95 $19.99

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Whirl Fang Zine Vol.0

Whirl Fang Zine Vol.0

RLS777  $3.00

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Your Best Game Ever

Your Best Game Ever


Unlock the secrets of consistently awesome RPG experiences—for players and GMs! We’ve all had them: games where the party clicked perfectly. Climactic moments when everything came together amazingly. Favorite characters everyone loved. Sessions and campaigns that became the stuff of legends—moments that were talked about for years! Sometimes, everything just turns out right. But...   [click here for more]
Monte Cook Games  $18.99

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Your Best Game Ever FREE PREVIEW

Your Best Game Ever FREE PREVIEW


This is a free preview of the Your Best Game Ever. You can also purchase the complete book. Unlock the secrets of consistently awesome RPG experiences—for players and GMs! We’ve all had them: games where the party clicked perfectly. Climactic moments when everything came together amazingly. Favorite characters everyone loved. Sessions and campaigns that became the stuff of legends—moments...   [click here for more]
Monte Cook Games   FREE 

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