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Motif Story Engine (Solo and GM-Lite Roleplaying Toolkit)

Motif Story Engine (Solo and GM-Lite Roleplaying Toolkit)


Now a DriveThruRPG Gold Best Seller! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support! <3 This Engine is a system I would describe as a true "Ask the GM" system. --- DTRPG Review [I]f this is what the future of solo looks like, it is very promising indeed. --- /r/Solo_Roleplaying comment Motif Story Engine is a solo play oracle, an add-on solo RPG system. It...   [click here for more]
Thought Police  $11.99 $5.55

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How to Gamemaster

How to Gamemaster


A manual for running any tabletop roleplaying game using any system, setting, or genre. My first experience with tabletop a roleplaying games was as the gamemaster. It was 1979, and my friends and I had pooled our money to buy the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set. None of us had ever played before. There was no one else to run for us, or teach us how things were...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $5.00

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Adventure Generator Vol. 1

Adventure Generator Vol. 1


A minimalist 96-page toolkit for creating memorable stories usable with any tabletop roleplaying system or setting. This Adventure Generator is a reusable toolkit for any tabletop fantasy roleplaying system or setting. With only a few die rolls you’ll have an outline for an exciting story with clear objectives and a distinct beginning, middle, and end. From there you can customize...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $5.00

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Building Worlds

Building Worlds


A minimalist 96-page guide to help you create memorable settings for any tabletop roleplaying system. Worldbuilding can be a lot of fun. Whether you're planning a campaign, designing your own tabletop roleplaying game, or just exercising your creativity with no set purpose in mind, developing a setting of your very own is deeply satisfying. You can spend hours, days, or years adding details and creating...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $5.00

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Building Adventures

Building Adventures


A minimalist 96-page guide to creating memorable stories for any tabletop roleplaying system or setting. Building Adventures is a system-agnostic book about respecting player creativity and agency while reducing the burden of gamemaster preparation. There is a way to create tabletop roleplaying scenarios that don’t require the gamemaster to be ready for every possibility, without...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $5.00

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Building Worlds 2

Building Worlds 2


A minimalist 96-page guide with prompts to help you develop settings for any tabletop roleplaying system. Worldbuilding can be a lot of fun. Whether you're planning a campaign, designing your own tabletop roleplaying game, or just exercising your creativity with no set purpose in mind, developing a setting of your very own is deeply satisfying. You can spend hours, days, or years adding details and...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $5.00

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Bullet Journaling for Gamemasters

Bullet Journaling for Gamemasters


Publisher's Note: A revised and expanded edition of this title is in the works. If you purchase this version, you will automatically have access to the updated edition when it is released. You will not need to purchase the new edition separately.  Advice on adapting the popular organizational tool for tabletop roleplaying games. Bullet Journaling...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $5.00

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Motif World Engine (Worldbuilding Scene & Setting Seed Generator)

Motif World Engine (Worldbuilding Scene & Setting Seed Generator)


Motif World Engine is a companion product to the Motif Story Engine It provides guidance and flavors for generating worlds and settings "the Motif way" using a d6 based oracle system. Enhance your session zero and prep experiences!  Generate seeds for enemies, loot, vehicles, and more! Guidance for worldbuilding as a group. Understanding how to use the Motif approach...   [click here for more]
Thought Police  $5.99 $3.33

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Adventure Generator Vol. 2

Adventure Generator Vol. 2


Adventure Generator 2: A minimalist 96-page toolkit for creating memorable stories usable with any tabletop roleplaying system or setting. 10 More Adventure Outlines! This second volume Adventure Generator is a reusable toolkit for any tabletop fantasy roleplaying system or setting. With only a few die rolls you’ll have an outline for an exciting...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $5.00

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Building Characters

Building Characters


A toolkit for creating tabletop roleplaying elements for any system, setting, or genre.    Building Characters explores what goes into crafting memorable and enjoyable tabletop roleplaying character backgrounds. The book looks at how they influence, and are influenced by, the worldbuilding, adventures, and rules of a tabletop roleplaying game. By the end you’ll have...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $5.00

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Motif Character Engine (Player and Character Emulation)

Motif Character Engine (Player and Character Emulation)


Now a Silver Best Seller! Thank you for your support! Motif Character Engine is a companion product to the Motif Story Engine It provides a dice system and guidance for emulating characters and players Enhance your solo and GM-less experiences!  Add characters to your main group with ease. Emulate players to round out parties and play groups. More easily play...   [click here for more]
Thought Police  $5.99 $3.33

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Macchiato Monsters

Macchiato Monsters


Macchiato Monsters is a rules-light, slightly collaborative, old school roleplaying game. It is not a game about coffee. Two years after the release of the Zero Edition, we come to you with a perfectly tuned engine for adventure, exploration and survival in all kinds of perilous dungeonverses, whether you're using published settings and adventures or create your own. Key features:...   [click here for more]
Lost Pages  $6.00

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Motif Action Engine (Quickplay RPG System Toolkit)

Motif Action Engine (Quickplay RPG System Toolkit)


Motif Action Engine is a companion product to the Motif Story Engine It provides a system toolkit for doing action resolution "the Motif way". Genre-neutral, setting-agnostic. Best suited for genre-heavy and story-forward games. Tuned for sandbox play and emergent stories. Extensible, easily hacked and reskinned for a variety of genres and play styles. Light system tuned for...   [click here for more]
Thought Police  $8.99 $3.33

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The Short Games Digest: Volume 8

The Short Games Digest: Volume 8


REAP WHAT YOU SOW with these eight games about creation and growth from your favourite TTRPG cooperative! In arbor|culture, let the forest reclaim your city by engaging in urban tree activism. In Letters of the Sky, play letter-writing vagabonds separated by the post-calamity world; Yet the kind wind still blesses us with both breeze and gale...   [click here for more]
San Jenaro Co-Op  $10.00

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Ex Novo

Ex Novo


Ex Novo is a playable city-generator that helps you construct fictional villages and towns. This role-playing game can be played alone or with up to 3 friends. Playtime ranges from 1 to 3 hours. Meet with your friends and collaboratively draw the map of your city as you explore the conditions that led to its founding and the events that shape its development. Ex...   [click here for more]
Sharkbomb  $9.99

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The GameMaster's Apprentice: Base Deck

The GameMaster's Apprentice: Base Deck


Stay Home and Game--and Help Save the World!  Because I (Nathan Rockwood/Larcenous Designs) am a high school teacher by day, I'm very much aware of the need to practice social distancing in order to 'flatten the curve' of demand on hospitals right now. For the remainder of the COVID-19 crisis, I'm setting my PDF prices to 90% off, and my Print on Demand products to a significant discount (about $1.50...   [click here for more]
Larcenous Designs, LLC  $0.99

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Setting Design [1st Edition]

Setting Design [1st Edition]


Design dynamic settings that support telling great stories! This is the first edition. You can find the second edition here.  Setting Design helps you to assembling the critical details that you will need in order to tell a story. More than mere worldbuilding, this book shows you how to save prep time by focusing on just the elements you'll need and use. With clear...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $7.00

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Face au Titan

Face au Titan


Facing the Titan is also available in english. « Nous sommes la Compagnie. Chasseurs, guerrières, mages, érudites, nobles, barbares, nous avons été rassemblés dans un unique but : mettre fin au règne du Titan. Cet être gigantesque a provoqué ruines et désolation à notre monde, depuis des générations et des générations. Progrès et merveilles sont sans...   [click here for more]
Gulix  $16.64

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Facing the Titan - The RPG

Facing the Titan - The RPG


Face au Titan est aussi disponible en français “We are the Company. Hunters, warriors, mages, scholars, nobles, barbarians, we have been brought together for one purpose: to put an end to the reign of the Titan. This gigantic being has caused ruins and desolation to our world for generations and generations. Progress and wonders are constantly at the mercy of the...   [click here for more]
Gulix  $14.00

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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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Ex Umbra

Ex Umbra


Ex Umbra is a playable dungeon-generator to construct fictional underground caves, labyrinths and tombs. This physical print-and-play game can be played alone or with up to 3 friends. Playtime ranges from 1 to 4 hours.  Meet with your friends and collaboratively draw the map of your dungeon as you collect questionable rumors about its threats and treasures.  Ex Umbra is a generator...   [click here for more]
Sharkbomb  $9.99

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Tooth or Truth: Round One

Tooth or Truth: Round One


Want to take your gaming group to the next level? Serve up a little Tooth or Truth!  Tooth or Truth is a fictional drinking game designed to encourage deeper roleplaying, more player interaction, and develop and strengthen bonds between characters and players alike. Using 25 questions, clever rules for dodging answers, and the threat of swallowing the tooth, this GM-less roleplaying supplement offers...   [click here for more]
Dawn Metcalf  $2.99

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The Short Games Digest: Volume 1

The Short Games Digest: Volume 1


In space, nobody can hear you... Play more than a dozen amazing games by a co-op design studio full of some of the freshest and weirdest voices in RPGs! The short games digest is the first project of the San Jenaro Co-op. With over 11 full fantastic games, the Short Games Digest hits an eclectic mix of stories and settings. Lovelorn Knights, dice-playing gods, retro future space operas,...   [click here for more]
San Jenaro Co-Op  $10.00

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Story Structure [1st Edition]

Story Structure [1st Edition]


Use time-tested story structures to create better adventures! This is the first edition. You can find the second edition here.  All great stories need a beginning, a middle, and an end. On that basic structure writers and storytellers throughout the ages have woven variations and created masterpieces. We keep coming back to the same foundations today for one very good reason: those...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $7.00

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Tilt:  An oracle for solo roleplaying

Tilt: An oracle for solo roleplaying


Tilt offers a different take on odds based oracles. Its aim is to help you generate obstacles that encourage problem solving using the resources available to you in your RPG of choice. This is achieved with a simple mechanic that answers Yes and No questions but has a twist of its own. You will find guidelines and examples on how best to achieve this type of play.   In addition to the oracle, included...   [click here for more]
Little Dreamer  $3.75 $2.51

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Building Characters [1st Edition]

Building Characters [1st Edition]


Create memorable characters with great story potential! This is the first edition. You can find the second edition here.  At the heart of all great stories are strong characters. It doesn’t matter whether you’re reading a short story, writing a novel, or watching a play. The characters found in TV series, comic books, and games are more alike on a creative level than they are...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $7.00

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Story Design: Payback Stories

Story Design: Payback Stories


How can you add more retribution and gratification to your revenge adventures? Story Design Volume 6 - In a payback story the protagonist, or someone close to them, has somehow been wronged by the antagonist. Seeking to balance the scales or settle the score, the protagonist goes on a mission of revenge. It’s a story about a person seeking justice by taking the law...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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Beak, Feather, & Bone

Beak, Feather, & Bone


Beak, Feather, & Bone is a collaborative worldbuilding tool as well as a competitive map-labeling RPG. Starting with an unlabeled city map, players are assigned community roles before taking turns claiming and describing locations. Players draw from a standard 52-card deck to determine a building's purpose and then describe its beak (reputation), feather (appearance),...   [click here for more]
Tyler Crumrine  $5.00

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Journey

Journey


Journey is a solo roleplaying game that puts you in the role of an explorer in the worlds of your own creation. Discover new details of these amazing places and gather new inspiration from what you find. This game is perfect for writers, designers, game masters, and the uncommonly curious. Journey is a game and tool in one beautiful, whimsical package. It is both a useful exercise in creativity...   [click here for more]
Luke Miller  $10.00

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Achtung! Cthulhu: Plotting Cthulhu Dossier

Achtung! Cthulhu: Plotting Cthulhu Dossier


The 19 page Plotting Cthulhu Dossier helps you construct some truly nefarious Mythos plots set against the backdrop of World War Two. By looking at various inspirational film and television sources it hopes to show how you, the Keeper, can mine them for ideas for your own games. If you are still a bit stumped, there is a comprehensive plot generator to further aid you in your machinations plus a two...   [click here for more]
Modiphius  $0.41

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ALONe: A Solo Game Engine BETA

ALONe: A Solo Game Engine BETA


(BETA-Get involved and shape the game!) Some tales best unfold ALONe. ALONe (A Lonesome October Night) is a solo game engine designed specifically to support role playing with only one player and no Game Master. Whether you want to play a cunning streetrat surviving by their wits, a demigod raising an immortal army to storm the walls of heaven, or a mercenary warrior who just wants to live through...   [click here for more]
Larcenous Designs, LLC  Pay What You Want

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Story Design: Curse Stories

Story Design: Curse Stories


Add a sense of alienation to your metamorphosis stories and adventures. Story Design Volume 11 - In a curse story the antagonist feels that the protagonist has done something wrong. Maybe they have, and the antagonist’s actions are justified; maybe they haven’t, and the antagonist’s wrath is misplaced or unfair. As a result of the antagonist’s need...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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ABS12 Flexible Solo Game Engine 2nd edition

ABS12 Flexible Solo Game Engine 2nd edition


Illustrated with public domain images. ABS12 Flexible Solo Game Engine This is a flexible solo game engine that is meant to take the place of a Gamemaster (GM) for answering questions or finding the results of modified rolls. A chart with results for 1D6, 1d8, Fate, Fudge, 1D10, 1D12, 2D6, 3D6, 1D20, 4D6 JAGS, and 1D100 systems is included. It makes it a versatile game engine.   The type...   [click here for more]
Ken Wickham  $3.00

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Story Design: Romance Stories

Story Design: Romance Stories


How can you add more conflict and characterization to your love story? Story Design Volume 14 - A romance plot features the protagonist falling in love with a supporting character or even a co-protagonist. The antagonist doesn’t want this to happen, and conspires to keep the lover apart. There is often some misunderstanding or miscommunication that creates a rift in...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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Story Design: Revelation Stories

Story Design: Revelation Stories


How can you add more action and conflict to your story of discovery? Story Design Volume 17 - In a revelation plot something is discovered that has serious implications for the protagonist. It may mean also have a serious impact on a supporting character, or the world. The actual discover could be something good or something bad, but it is startling and disruptive to the...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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Story Design: Change Stories

Story Design: Change Stories


How can you add more inner conflict, fear or change, and wonder of discovery to your transformation adventures? Story Design Volume 12 - In a change story something upsets the protagonist’s life in a significant way. The character then has to adapt and come to terms with that change. It can be something normal yet tragic, like the death of a loved one or being diagnosed...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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Story Design: Coming of Age Stories

Story Design: Coming of Age Stories


How can you add more character focus and a slice of life to your adventures? Story Design Volume 13 - In a coming of age plot, the protagonist gains maturity. This is often literal as the character moves from one stage of their life to another, like from childhood to adolescence, or young adulthood to middle age. It can be metaphorical as they embark on a new career, learn...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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Story Design: Sacrifice Stories

Story Design: Sacrifice Stories


How can you add more drama and pathos to your story of selfless heroism? Story Design Volume 16 - A sacrifice story finds the protagonist pursuing some noble cause or higher purpose. In order to accomplish their objective, they will need to give up something of great personal value. This might be other goals, a close relationship, or even their own life. They may survive,...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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Story Design: Taboo Stories

Story Design: Taboo Stories


How can you add more intrigue and danger to your forbidden love story? Story Design Volume 15 - In a taboo plot, the protagonist becomes involved in a forbidden romance. From the start everyone knows that the affair will fail because social forces don’t approve of the pairing; what makes the relationship unacceptable will vary with the genre, place, and time of the...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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1 A.D.

1 A.D.


It is the year 1.A.D. The beginning of time and a dawn of women and men. You are a group of cavepeople, taking your first steps into the unknown, primal, and savage world full of rival tribes, voracious dinosaurs, erupting volcanoes, on the eve of the Ice Age! Explore the dangers of the early days of human history, complex political struggles within the first tribal structures, communication...   [click here for more]
NeonoN  Pay What You Want

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Character Trait Generator 4

Character Trait Generator 4


This book has 144 character new traits not found in the Social & Mental Traits, Physical Traits, nor Character Traits 3 books.    'grateful', 'persistent', 'sympathetic'...   This is intended to be a paid upgrade to work with Character Generator, Social & Mental Trait Generator, Physical Trait Generator, and Character...   [click here for more]
Ken Wickham  $1.75

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Story Design: Obsession Stories

Story Design: Obsession Stories


How can you add more danger and tragedy to your story of wretched excess? Story Design Volume 18 - In an obsession story the protagonist goes too far with something, and bad things happen as a result. The object of their excess can be an actual physical or psychological problem like alcoholism or drug addiction; it could also be an unhealthy fascination with a goal, a person,...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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Story Design: Decline-and-Fall Stories

Story Design: Decline-and-Fall Stories


How can you add more empathy and suspense to your story of tragic descent? Story Design Volume 20 - In a decline-and-fall story, the protagonist starts out in a high position, possessed of fortune and glory, having everything they could ever desire. This could be literal or metaphorical; they might have moral or ethical riches rather than money and possessions. The protagonist...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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Story Design: Rags-to-Riches Stories

Story Design: Rags-to-Riches Stories


How can you add more hope and excitement to your story of dreams and aspirations? Story Design Volume 19 - In a rags-to-riches story the protagonist starts out poor, unknown, and without any power or authority. This could be literal or metaphorical; they may be intellectually or spiritually poor, rather than without material wealth. Over the course of the story they rise...   [click here for more]
Dancing Lights Press  $1.00

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Arthur's Legacy (Arthurian Modern Fantasy - Main World Guide)

Arthur's Legacy (Arthurian Modern Fantasy - Main World Guide)


Avalon rises and legends are Reborn!  Take on the role of a Knight, a reincarnated mystical warrior in service to immortal Nobles.  Confront the return of magic to the modern world and explore the mysteries of this Age.  Become a new legend as you (re)discover your true nature. Explore a rich setting with a modern take on classic tales!  King...   [click here for more]
Thought Police  $3.33 $2.83

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The Wretched

The Wretched


Final report, the commercial star-ship Nostromo. Third officer reporting. The other members of the crew—Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash, and Captain Dallas—are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier within six weeks. With a little luck the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off.  - Ellen Ripley The Wretched is...   [click here for more]
Loot The Room  $15.00

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Worldcrafting

Worldcrafting


An average gamer is sitting at his desk, scribbling "My setting" on the first page of his notepad. He has prepared in advance: in his mind, he has a plan for the setting, its history, inklings of geography and names. He’s read some guides to creating fantasy worlds as well. He knows a lot of PnP and video game settings, has browsed the websites of complex alternate worlds, and by...   [click here for more]
GRAmel  $9.99

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The Assassin

The Assassin


The Assassin is a game about being alone in your own head. It is a game about reconnaissance, waiting, and murder. It is a game about betrayal, abandonment, and loneliness. You are an assassin working for a shadowy organisation that spans the globe and holds untold influence among the great seats of power. Little is known about them by those who work for them, and even...   [click here for more]
Loot The Room  $12.00

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Itras By (English)

Itras By (English)


“Overall, I’m frankly blown away by Itras By. If you like Gormenghast, Twin Peaks, Kafka, Mieville or even Roald Dahl, you will find something to intrigue you.” —Andrew Peregrine, Review on rpg.net The city is the dream the Goddess abandoned. At first glance, the city appears like a scene from a faded sepia photography. An image of early modernity. Trams, hats, the...   [click here for more]
Vagrant Workshop  $14.95

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Mythos Society Guide to New England

Mythos Society Guide to New England


The Mythos Society Guide to New England is an expansive universal sourcebook by veteran game designer Clint Staples that can be used to enhance any horror, mystery, or adventure roleplaying scenarios set in New England. It is particularly suited for Mythos-oriented games like Call of Cthulhu and Cthulhu Live. It is also a fun and provocative read...   [click here for more]
Skirmisher Publishing  $7.99

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