ARP Publication plans for 2017. It has been a few years since our last publication and now we're planning to come back with a vengeance. The product lines mentioned in this document rise from the ashes during the remainder of the year. ... [click here for more]
ARP Publication plans for 2018. But we're still planning to come back with a vengeance! While many say "revenge is a dish best served cold", I can tell you from personal experience, it needs to be served up quite healthy, too. And healthy I haven't been. The product lines mentioned in this document rise from the ashes during the remainder of the year. Matter of fact, one has already been delivered.... [click here for more]
ARP Publication changes coming in the Fall of 2018. It mostly concerns product alterations in the Big Bang Shootout line, starting with the next new product to be released a few days from now. Also, a little exposition on why we never really did any books focused on specific "gun families" and likely never will. With these various changes in style and production methods, the series can finally truly... [click here for more]
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]
The Game Master is a book about roleplaying games. It is intended for game masters from the aspiring novice trying to figure out how to launch their first campaign to the veteran who wants to discover how to consistently produce games that work and avoid train-wreck campaigns. It aims to foster a deeper appreciation of the unique nature of RPGs as both a dynamic literary form and a type of... [click here for more]
In the first issue of Tsunami Quarterly Review, you will find the following great features:
RPG Crucible: Told by the Victor: Advice on building backstory that leaves room for suprises!
Are Gamemasters Playing Too?: A philosophical look at the GM's role in the game.
Tsunami City Project: Fourteen fantastic city locations discussed on... [click here for more]
This is a free preview of the Your Best Game Ever. The complete book releases in late July.
Unlock the secrets of consistently awesome RPG experiences—for players and GMs!
We’ve all had them: games where the party clicked perfectly. Climactic moments when everything came together amazingly. Favorite characters everyone loved. Sessions and campaigns that became the stuff of legends—moments... [click here for more]