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Note: A revised edition of this product is coming later this year. People who purchase the PDF will get the revised edition update for free. However, print copies cannot be refunded. A kickstarter is forthcoming to fund the new art, writing, and editing. Expect roughly 5% new material, but all new art and cleaned up typography.

King for a Day is a systemless fantasy sandbox campaign written in the style of Lovecraft, with more creep than gore. Set in a traditional anglo-saxon shire, the campaign is an extensive toolkit of people, places, and strange events all culminating in a horrific and unreal finale.

With nearly 200 NPCs and dozens of unique locations and stories, King for a Day promises to provide many hours of gaming entertainment.

King for a Day is recommended for mature players.

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312-pages of adventure, including nearly 200 NPCS, 50 storylines, and over a 100 pages of setting content. That's nearly 400 pages of gaming material.

All Protocol Games are 100% GMless, require almost no preperation time, and use the same game system. There are over 50 games in the series, which means there HAS to be something here for you.

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Tom G January 18, 2019 11:33 pm UTC
I have read that this setting more-or-less had 2nd Edition D&D in mind. What would actually be the best system to use to run this? My curiosity is piqued...
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jim P January 18, 2019 11:55 pm UTC
I have personally used 2nd edition, 3.5, and a modified version of dogs in the vineyard to play this adventure. The last one being the best of all of them because there is so little combat. Anything low-key and that doesn't focus on die rolls for every little thing is my recommendation.
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Donald F January 15, 2019 2:42 am UTC
I just downloaded the interior choices LO and LO2 and the setting pdf. Are they all the same (I realize the LO and LO2 are single vs booklet style, but is there any difference from the setting (single page) vs the LO? BTW I love what I have read so far I just want to make sure I'm not missing something.
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jim P January 15, 2019 2:43 am UTC
That's the only difference.
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Donald F January 15, 2019 2:49 am UTC
Great, thanks for the quick reply!
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vilfer R December 19, 2018 1:16 pm UTC
Hello, Jim.
I 've just downloaded it, it looks really great I m truly amazed!
I m thinking to run it in an no magic - Victorian Era world, in a distant and isolated area. Do you think it's possible to alter so heavily the frame of the adventure?
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jim P December 19, 2018 11:26 pm UTC
the entire point of this is for it to be an isolated shire, far away from the rest of the kingdom with difficulty getting back and forth. if there's a train line coming in getting coal and taking it back to birmingham, the tone will be drastically different.
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Anthony A February 08, 2017 4:46 am UTC
Recently purchased this and would like to have a poster made of the main color map (page 24, handouts PDF). The resolution doesn't seem a high enough to make a good looking product. Is there higher resolution image available?
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jim P February 08, 2017 12:33 pm UTC
what DPI does your printer require? 225?
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Anthony A February 10, 2017 10:05 pm UTC
Haven't gotten that far yet. Was planning on something like Walmart/Walgreens/Staples/etc. I just tried zooming in and saw that it wouldn't make it at 24x36. I'm guessing you've got more experience with this than I do. Suggestions?
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Anthony A February 17, 2017 11:07 pm UTC
No suggestions or no, a high rez image isn't available?
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jim P February 17, 2017 11:32 pm UTC
i can get you a hi-res version of the file, but you'd have to contact me. and i don't want to post my e-mail address here. try my website?
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Olivier R July 06, 2016 10:41 am UTC
I just bought the softcover print version, and can't find any map in it. It is said that the maps package PDF can be downloaded for free if you buy the book. How should I do ?
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jim P July 06, 2016 10:44 am UTC
hi olivier,

i assume you purchased the book without the pdf. is that correct? you'll need to e-mail me. postworldgames gmail.

- jim
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Olivier R July 06, 2016 10:52 am UTC
Yes I did.
Thank you for the quick answer. i'll send you an email at once.
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