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Tutorial: Better Distressed Text
by Adam Jury

In this video tutorial with reference images provided, learn how to make your distressed/worn/grunge/punk text look more natural and avoid typical font-and-Photoshop pitfalls!

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Conventions for the Aspiring Game Professional

Conventions for the Aspiring Game Professional


Want to write for games? Think your art is ready for professional publication? Not sure how to get your foot in the door? Freelance writer/editor/game creator Jess Hartley shares her secrets for using conventions as an entry into the game industry. This was originally a series of articles presented on Jess' website to offer her experiences and advice to potential freelancers looking to make...   [click here for more]
FR Press  $1.99 $0.99

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RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started

RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started


The RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started is a system-free, color guide to playing tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs). It contains key information from the complete RPG Handbook. This concentrates on information for those interested in finding out more about playing RPGs. That includes content for new players and families who would like to try out what roleplaying games have to offer. The topics covered include:...   [click here for more]
Thistle Games  $2.99

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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]
LMW Works  $30.00 $12.00

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How to Say No To A Job You Don't Want

How to Say No To A Job You Don't Want


Are you a freelancer who struggles with how to respond to offers of work you don't want? Spending too long in arguments with clients who won't pay what you need? In this helpful guide, veteran freelancer Jon Hodgson lays out a simple set of rules to how to politely but firmly say thanks but no thanks, minimizing the energy you spend and closing the conversation as quickly as possible. Leaving you...   [click here for more]
Small Games  $2.00

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The DMs Guildhall Episode 38: Matt Butler

The DMs Guildhall Episode 38: Matt Butler (audio product)


The DM's Guildhall is a chat show streaming Mondays on a variable schedule (usually at 1 PM CST) on Twitch! Each week, I will sit down for a one on one chat with a different Community Content creator to talk about making games, telling stories, and whatever else comes to mind. IN THIS EPISODE: I talk #DND, #DMsGuild with Matt Butler https://www.dmsguild.com/browse.php?x=0&y=0&author=Matt%20Butler...   [click here for more]
Aegis Studios  Pay What You Want

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100 Ways To Create Fantasy Figures

100 Ways To Create Fantasy Figures


Concept designer Francis Tsai presents an exciting range of imaginative figures, with clear guidance on how to draw and paint your own. Here you will discover how to research and render a successful character, create mood using costumes, props and backdrops, and use design strategy to communicate successfully with your audience. Each technique is accompanied by striking images, artist's tips and...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $19.99 $7.99

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Gemology - Gemstones in Magic

Gemology - Gemstones in Magic


The following pages include information gathered from many sources and other books that I have read. Some of the information is from difficult to obtain grimoires and magical practices that were considered of great value in long forgotten places. I have created a kind of Encyclopedia of Gemstones for the modern day Gamesmaster and also added much additional information based upon real lapidary practices....   [click here for more]
Bronze Dragon Publishing  $2.50

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Description Cards - Storytellers Deck - ENVIRONMENTS CARDS excerpt - (Creative Inspiration for Writers, Storytellers and GMs).: Contains 12 Cards from the "Description Cards - Storytellers Deck"

Description Cards - Storytellers Deck - ENVIRONMENTS CARDS excerpt - (Creative Inspiration for Writers, Storytellers and GMs).: Contains 12 Cards from the "Description Cards - Storytellers Deck"


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]
Conflict Games, LLC  $1.99 $0.99

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How to Spice Up Your Game

How to Spice Up Your Game


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]
Avalon Game Company  $5.99

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Goblin Journals: Book of Dungeons

Goblin Journals: Book of Dungeons


Book #2 in a series of books that help tabletop game masters create content for their quests.The Goblin Journals are a set of journals that help Game Masters and Players alike create content for their games. Book of Dungeons will walk a Game Master through the creation of their own dungeons. It takes them step by step asking questions and giving tips on brainstorming their content. From naming their...   [click here for more]
GoblinsNest Games  Pay What You Want

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Goblin Journals: Book of Towns & Cities

Goblin Journals: Book of Towns & Cities


Book #3 in a series of books that help tabletop game masters create content for their quests.The Goblin Journals are a set of journals that help Game Masters and Players alike create content for their games. Book of Towns and Cities will walk the Game Master through the creation of their own settlements. It takes them step by step asking questions and giving tips on brainstorming their content. From...   [click here for more]
GoblinsNest Games  Pay What You Want

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Fantasy Font - TTF Font File with Lifetime Commercial License

Fantasy Font - TTF Font File with Lifetime Commercial License


FANTASY FONT - TTF FONT FILE This is a FANTASY TTF font file for any roleplaying game or gamebook author that need a few generic silhouette/black-and-white fantasy illustrations for a project! The font includes 36 hand drawn illustrations - everything from chests to keys, the occassional monster, swords and even a scary tentacle (it's really scary!). Included in the package...   [click here for more]
PenguinComics.com  $2.00

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The DMs Guildhall Episode 35 Chris Bissette

The DMs Guildhall Episode 35 Chris Bissette (audio product)


The DM's Guildhall is a chat show streaming Mondays on a variable schedule (usually at 1 PM CST) on Twitch! Each week, I will sit down for a one on one chat with a different Community Content creator to talk about making games, telling stories, and whatever else comes to mind. IN THIS EPISODE: I talk Undermountain, work/life balance, and fixing the world's problems with Chris Bissette...   [click here for more]
Aegis Studios  Pay What You Want

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Small Stories

Small Stories


Small Stories is a resource for actors and writers alike. With hundreds of prompts mixed and matched dynamically, Small Stories is great as a party game or as a fun way to spark your creativity! As a party game or improv resource, Small Stories is an easy to play game for a small group. Use playing cards to randomly generate a scene for the players to act out in 1, 3, and 5 minute rounds. Earn points...   [click here for more]
S-15 Studios  Pay What You Want

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Fantastic Realms: Draw Fantasy Characters, Creatures and Settings

Fantastic Realms: Draw Fantasy Characters, Creatures and Settings


Create Your Own Fantastic Realms! An arduous journey leads you to a hilltop. Before you stretches a land of castles filled with noble knights, elven warriors and fearsome goblins and gargoyles. At your feet lies a book... Within its pages you will discover the secrets to sketching, drawing and coloring wondrous worlds - realms filled with creatures friendly and foul, beautiful princesses and stealthy...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $19.99 $4.99

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Goblin Journals: Book of Npc's

Goblin Journals: Book of Npc's


Book #4 in a series of books that help tabletop game masters create content for their quests.The Goblin Journals are a set of journals that help Game Masters and Players alike create content for their games. Book of Npc's will walk the Game Master through the creation of their own non player characters. It takes them step by step asking questions and giving tips on brainstorming their content. From...   [click here for more]
GoblinsNest Games  Pay What You Want

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Simple Simon's How to Talk Like a Pirate

Simple Simon's How to Talk Like a Pirate


Whether You Are Celebrating International Talk Like a Pirate Day or Plan to Shuck it All and Go On Account Let Simple Simon Teach You the Pirate Patois And You'll be Ready to Rob Galleons in No Time Here's Some of What Ye'll Learn Pirate Basics An Advanced Nautical Vocabulary Lingo From the Gun...   [click here for more]
Black Shark Enterprises  $1.00

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Dynamic Characters

Dynamic Characters


In this guide, award-winning author Nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story. In teaching you the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep your readers spellbound, Kress utilizes: Dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction Enlightening...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $16.99 $6.99

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How to Tell a Story

How to Tell a Story


How to Tell a Story is a quick guide to the basics of storytelling. ...   [click here for more]
Shadowstar Games, Inc.  $2.00 $1.00

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Campaign Journal

Campaign Journal


Campaign Journal:Goblin Journals Book #6 in a series of books that help tabletop game masters create content for their quests.The Goblins Journalsl are a set of journals that help Game Masters and Players alike create content for their games. The Campaign Journal walks a Game Master through the creation of their own full campaigns. It takes them step by step asking...   [click here for more]
GoblinsNest Games  Pay What You Want

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Game Master Journal

Game Master Journal


Game Master Journal:Goblin Journals Book #5 in a series of books that help tabletop game masters create content for their quests.The Goblins Journalsl are a set of journals that help Game Masters and Players alike create content for their games. Game Masters Journals walk a Game Master through the creation of their own game sessions. It takes them step by step asking...   [click here for more]
GoblinsNest Games  Pay What You Want

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Goblin Journals: Book of Quests

Goblin Journals: Book of Quests


Book #1 in a series of books that help tabletop game masters create content for their quests.The Goblin Journals are a set of journals that help Game Masters and Players alike create content for their games. Book of Quests walk a Game Master through the creation of their own quests. It takes them step by step asking questions and giving tips on brainstorming their content. From naming their quests...   [click here for more]
GoblinsNest Games  Pay What You Want

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The Basics of Storytelling

The Basics of Storytelling


This is a short essay on storytelling from one of the master writers of the 20th century: William F. Nolan. William F. Nolan is the Author of over 80 books, including: Logan's Run Series The Black Mask Series The Challis Series The Kincaid Series Max Brand (Western) Dashiell Hammett (Biography) Ray Bradbury (Biography, Anthologies) Science Fiction Anthologies (numerous titles) Science Fiction...   [click here for more]
Shadowstar Games, Inc.  $2.00 $1.00

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How to Improve Your Hobby Skills

How to Improve Your Hobby Skills


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]
Joe Baird  Pay What You Want

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How to Use Religion in Your Game

How to Use Religion in Your Game


Gods. Spirits. Demons. Supernatural entities, or maybe mere myths. Omnipotent creators, powerful beings who occasionally interact with lesser ones, or impersonal concepts. Saviors, benevolent helpers who offer illumination or practical assistance, aloof observers, petty mischief-makers, or evil presences. Whatever they are, humankind has always been obsessed with them and with their demands: compliance...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $5.99

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La Torre de Salfumán

La Torre de Salfumán


La Torre de Salfumán es un libro dirigido a profesores que deseen disponer de un ejemplo práctico de cómo introducir el concepto de la gamificación en sus aulas. La gamificación es el uso de técnicas del mundo de los juegos para motivar a los alumnos y apoyar el aprendizaje en el aula. En La Torre de Salfumán...   [click here for more]
77Mundos  $13.48

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Pathfinder RPG Story Engine

Pathfinder RPG Story Engine


Ready to write your own Pathfinder RPG adventures, but need some inspiration? Try the Pathfinder RPG Story Engine! Using percentile dice roll up settings, opposition, motivation, and more. Also, find guidance for adding monsters, traps, treasures, and DC Checks. Bonus: The author includes "Adventure out of Arnhold" - a single-session Pathfinder adventure inspired by rolls made with...   [click here for more]
Gordon Games  $2.00

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Hexbox

Hexbox


Emergent storytelling through wilderness exploration! Hexbox is a systemic approach to sandbox hexcrawling designed for use with 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons but easily adaptable for use with any fantasy role-playing game. This book lays out the systems and procedures used to streamline the process with an eye towards minimizing GM bookkeeping and keeping the nuts and bolts largely off-screen...   [click here for more]
Taoscordian Games   FREE 

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ePublisher Guide

ePublisher Guide


Note that this guide was last updated in 2004. It contains tons of useful advice for new publishers so we continue to offer it. The definitive guide to electronic publishing for the RPG/Game Industry. With over 80 pages packed (no art) of information on how to startup and run your new business from many well known names in the industry. Detailed information on how to be successfully...   [click here for more]
OneBookShelf, Inc.   FREE 

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How to Run Games

How to Run Games


How to Run Games is a booklet that shows you how to run rpgs and storytelling games. ...   [click here for more]
Shadowstar Games, Inc.  $2.00 $1.00

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Star Fleet Battles: Module T 2012 Tournament Rulebook

Star Fleet Battles: Module T 2012 Tournament Rulebook


Planning on running a tournament at a convention? Is it based on the Star Fleet Universe? Then this is the guide for you! Newly updated for 2012, Module T-2012 is the replacement for Module T-2000 first released in 2000. This book does focus primarily on Star Fleet Battles, providing rules, scenarios, a campaign, and tactics. However it also has information for conducting...   [click here for more]
Amarillo Design Bureau  $12.00

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ePublisher D20/OGL Guide

ePublisher D20/OGL Guide


ZIP file version contains copies of the licenses and SRDs. The official supplement of the highly regarded ePublisher Guide. This book contains everything you need to know about the D20 and Open Gaming Licenses to produce a quality product. Licenses are translated to plain English by our staff lawyer. The pitfalls and common mistakes of beginning publishers are presented to prevent you...   [click here for more]
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ePublisher PDF Creator

ePublisher PDF Creator


Note that his title was last updated in 2004. While some PDF specifications and practices have changed since then, most of the advice in this book are still valuable. This whopping 100 page official supplement of the highly regarded ePublisher Guide is jammed packed with excellent advice and great product reviews. This book is designed to help you create professional looking products...   [click here for more]
OneBookShelf, Inc.   FREE 

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Zine Making 101

Zine Making 101


Zine Making, a wikibook on how to make your zines, by contributes Mcld and Thenub314, is licensed under the Creative Commons-Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 imported license, and here is the URL Address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ You wanna make a zine? Now's your chance to make your very own zine! This very Wiki Book will guide you in the process of making the zine you have always...   [click here for more]
RLS777  $2.00 $1.00

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The Vampire's Codex Starter Adventure

The Vampire's Codex Starter Adventure


Based on J.A. Dohm's refreshing setting, this Starter Adventure RPG is a fully contained background, adventure and description of what is detailed in The Vampire's Codex Role-Playing Game. Included are three (3) pre-made characters for use as well as Game Masters' tools and characters. The Vampire's Codex is a D%(percentile) system which matches the grittiness associated with J.A. Dohm's setting, webisodes...   [click here for more]
5th Epoch Publishing, LLC  $1.95 $0.99

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Avalon Art, Pose Book 1

Avalon Art, Pose Book 1


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. ...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $4.50

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Dracopedia The Bestiary

Dracopedia The Bestiary


An Artist's Guide to Creating Mythical Creatures Unleash the Beasts! For millennia historians, artists and scientists have chronicled their ideas and discoveries of mythological and magical monsters in encyclopedias known as bestiaries. From Asia to America, Japan to the jungles of South Africa, the vast menagerie of exotic and legendary creatures has populated the imaginations of all cultures...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $26.99 $15.99

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The Living Fantasy Realm LARP Rules

The Living Fantasy Realm LARP Rules


PLEASE REVIEW THESE RULES! Long ago in ages past there was Shade's LARPLIST, one of the oldest IF not the oldest LARP website on the internet. Since 1990! I Eldrad Wolfsbane was a moderator BUT let's go back to the past! I had dreamed of LARPing in my area back in the 80s but to no avail as the people around me wouldn't help me form such an organization. Then is the late 90s I discovered...   [click here for more]
Eldrad Wolfsbane  Pay What You Want

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Hell Beasts

Hell Beasts


How to Draw Grotesque Fantasy Creatures Draw the stuff of which nightmares are made. If you harbor a love of imagery most foul, of demons and monsters and devils of all sorts ... then welcome to the book from hell. Within its pages lurk sadistic orcs, flesh-eating zombies, blood-thirsty dragons, unholy monstrosities and dreaded beasts of legend and lore. If you dare to open this book and...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $19.99 $7.99

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The Golden D6 #5 – Frostgrave Deadite Warband

The Golden D6 #5 – Frostgrave Deadite Warband


From the pages of Issue Five of the Golden D6 comes a Frostgrave Deadite warband from Mr. Saturday's Mumblings! ...   [click here for more]
Sprue Grey Toy Soldiers  $2.95

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The Golden D6 #2 – Dungeon Tiles tutorial

The Golden D6 #2 – Dungeon Tiles tutorial


From the pages of Issue Two of the Golden D6 comes a brilliant tutorials for making dungeon tiles by Stuart over at The Lost and the Very Damned! ...   [click here for more]
Sprue Grey Toy Soldiers  $2.95

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The DMs Guildhall

The DMs Guildhall (audio product)


The DM's Guildhall is a new show streaming Mondays on a variable schedule (usually at 1 PM CST) on Twitch! Each week, I will sit down for a one on one chat with a different #dmsguild creator to talk about making games, telling stories, and whatever else comes to mind. Head over to the plasticageplays twitch channel and follow to get notifications when we go live! Support this show...   [click here for more]
Aegis Studios  Pay What You Want

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DragonArt

DragonArt


Nothing makes your imagination catch fire like a dragon! And now you can breathe fire with the best of them as you create dragons and other mythical beasts that will awe, delight, and disturb. More than 30 lessons break down each creature into simple color-coded steps, from basic shapes, to details including claws and wings, to spectacular finished dragons and beasts. All you need is a pencil,...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $19.99 $11.99

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Homemade Lighting Made Easy: For Live-Action Role-Playing Games

Homemade Lighting Made Easy: For Live-Action Role-Playing Games


The hardest part for many LARP organizers is knowing how to set up Mood Lighting for their events. Below are instructions that if followed, to allow you to create Homemade Set Lamps that will help to immerse your Players in their environment. ...   [click here for more]
Stardust Publications  $0.99

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Sojourner's Moon 2.0: Create Your Own Star Vessel

Sojourner's Moon 2.0: Create Your Own Star Vessel


Greetings star travelers! Ever want to design your own star ship? This is a companion publication for the latest 4 Select Star Vessels of the Solipsis System. This is for Sojourner's Moon any edition. This is especially useful if you need a star vessel for combat, or just for fun! Journey Masters would do well to have this reference tool in your Sojourner's Moon library of goodies. ...   [click here for more]
Sojourner Games  Pay What You Want

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Comics Writing: Communicating with Comic Books

Comics Writing: Communicating with Comic Books


Comics Writing: Communicating With Comic Books unveils the basics in comics writing from Steven Philip Jones, a professional comic book writer and instructor. Comics Writing shows you the step-by-step process of creating a comics script and how it is turned into a finished comics page. With the help of examples and comic book illustrations, this book will introduce you to: the different...   [click here for more]
Caliber Comics  $14.99 $7.99

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10,000 Feet to Publishing a Board Game

10,000 Feet to Publishing a Board Game (audio product)


An audio reading by Andrew Voigt of the blogs of James Mathe: "10,000 Feet to Publishing a Board Game" So you want to start a board game company? James Mathe takes the 10,000 foot view of what it takes to make a hobby board game these days. In this 10 minute reading you'll get the basics of the blog post in a format you can listen to in your car or wherever. James Mathe James...   [click here for more]
Minion Games  Pay What You Want

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OBS Footer Code for OneBookShelf Publishers

OBS Footer Code for OneBookShelf Publishers


The OBS Footer Code: Your Way to Increasing Sales on OneBookShelf Sites EDIT: Note that due to changes RPGNow/Drivethru have implemented, the details on adding affiliate code no longer applies. The website now automatically filters this out of any footer code. Think of any major ecommerce website you frequent (including this one.) You will notice they are constantly pitching...   [click here for more]
Misfit Studios  $4.95

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Advanced Fantasy Character Sheet

Advanced Fantasy Character Sheet


A powerful fantasy RPG character sheet designed to look the part as well as contain a wealth of information. This sheet is designed with the power player in mind and is versatile enough for most gaming systems as well as providing a powerful character archive for players and games masters. Truthfully - The Bronze Dragon ...   [click here for more]
Bronze Dragon Publishing  $1.50

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Dracopedia: A Guide to Drawing the Dragons of the World

Dracopedia: A Guide to Drawing the Dragons of the World


Everything you ever wanted to know about dragons, but were afraid to find out Fantasy artists will breathe easier to discover a less perilous alternative to drawing dragons from life. Dracopediagrants you safe, easy access to the world's most prominent dragon species, from tiny, innocuous feydragons to the ferocious wyvern. For years, artist William O'Connor has traveled the globe,...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $26.99 $10.99

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