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 concise first volume of Worldbuilding For Writers, Gamers and Other Creators provides straightforward guidance on how to model the astronomical elements of an Earth-like planet for your storyworld setting. Author and storyworld creator Matthew Wayne Selznick ("Brave Men Run -- A Novel of the Sovereign Era") explains the science and helps you through the (basic) math required to:
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Writer's Handbook at a Glance
Use the tools provided by the Once Upon a Time game to fuel your own fiction writing.
Requires a copy of Once Upon a Time to use.
Spin a Yarn: More about the Writer's Handbook
In Once Upon a Time, players work together to tell a tale based on the information on the cards in their hand. Use this game to jumpstart your... [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]
In this booklet we’ll be approaching role-playing games like an exercise in collaborative storytelling. The GM and players are authors in more-or-less equal measure, though the GM bears perhaps a little more responsibility than the others in terms of keeping everything organized. These tips are based on the author’s career experience as a screenwriter and author of genre fiction. ... [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]