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]
This eBook will help guide you on the different topics to improve your hobby skills from building miniatures, painting them to a level you are happy, and how to showcase them online. While I focus on gothic sci-fi miniatures, you can use the tips in this book for figures for wargaming, tabletop games, RPG, scale models, or really any other plastic miniature.
This is the first book in the Beginner... [click here for more]
If you want to spark new ideas for worlds, plots or characters, you want Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers. Medicinal corpses, the jargons of thieves and carnies, Nazi UFOs, the colonization of space and green children from nowhere are only a few of the topics covered. This sourcebook is for all writers of fantasy or science fiction--whether novels, short stories,... [click here for more]
"This is the single most valuable resource to date for the design of cooperative games."
— Raph Koster, author of A Theory of Fun
"Meeples Together is a must read for any emerging game designer, and an interesting read for all hobby gamers."
— Richard Launius, designer of Arkham Horror
“Required reading for game designers of any kind, bursting at... [click here for more]