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]
Written by a veteran game store owner, the Game Retailer Guide is a how-to industry manual that contains everything you need to know in order to start and run a successful game-selling business.
Topics the Game Retailer Guide covers include:
* Administration & Planning
* Building and Equipping the Store
* Competitive Analysis
* Products and Services
* Marketing &... [click here for more]
Fate Plus is a monthly zine that creates new ideas, adventures, tools and content for Fate Core and FAE (Fate Accelerated). Fate Plus was originally published in Brazilian Portuguese. Now it's getting it's English version. We're at Patreon, creating new ideas on issues with 7000 words of unreleased content every month. Support our work.
In this issue of Fate Plus #1 you will find:
How to create... [click here for more]
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]
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?
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]
How to best describe Landscapes?
It’s important to give your audience (readers or fellow gamers) a sense of place. That is, a landscape they can identify with and/or visualize.The difficulty here is placing a feature, a moment or a mark on the landscape that's memorable and (more importantly) indigenous to the landscape. This is exactly what these cards... [click here for more]
Many young artist and experienced illustrators often find it hard to get started on an image, or to find the right poses for these figures. Avalon is here to help. Using our fast and easy to use Pose Books you can simply trace or copy the pose you want, and get right to work. Use the poses in this and our other books to build scenes, compose figures images and to create dynamic character art.
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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]