This is life in the big city, but no city like you've ever seen before. Here, it isn't liquor that gets you twenty years behind bars, it's magic, and private investigator Jefferson Carter has a license to practice.
But between the demonic femme fatales, the ghoulish gentlemen's clubs and the dead pale mob family with red eyes and sharp teeth, Carter is going to need every bit of magic he's got to... [click here for more]
What's in the First Issue of WICKED WORDS Magazine? Play Dirty: Killing Characters Wicked Adventure: "Who Killed Lord Davenport?" Houses of the Blooded: Slumming Chapter 1: "Under the Shadow"
I have a long history with gaming magazines. I love 'em. I worked as a staff writer (under various pseudonyms)... [click here for more]
The second issue of WICKED WORDS MAGAZINE includes:
PLAY DIRTY: Kick in Your Heels
An in depth discussion of antagonists, how they're different from villains, and how every GM can learn something by watching pro wrestling.
THE STORY ENGINE: A New Little Game
A brand new RPG system based on the rules of storytelling and plot by John Wick and Jessica Kauspedas.
SECRET: A Little Game About... [click here for more]
The third issue of WICKED WORDS MAGAZINE includes:
Play Dirty: The Other Side of the Screen
I get to play Savage Worlds with SHANE HENSLEY. How did it go? What kind of GM was he? What tricks did he use that impressed me? Find out!
One Last Drink Before I Go
A short story by request from a subscriber.
A Little Game of Lovecraftian Horror.
The Lovecraft Game
A short story about the... [click here for more]
The fifth issue of WICKED WORDS MAGAZINE includes:
Play Dirty: Con Games!
Some non-friendly advice for running and playing games at conventions. Not the standard stuff. Not by a long shot.
A min-campaign setting for Savage Worlds. Our own world smashes into a dark world of horror and that explosion makes bad ass heroes.
Heroes & Villains
A Little Game about Super Powers. Spider-Man... [click here for more]
John Wick's monthly game master advice column in Pyramid was the most controversial in the magazine's history.
It was seen by some as revolutionary and dismissed by others as outright dangerous. Collected here for the first time are all eleven episodes including "Hit 'em Where it Hurts," a new introduction and closing statements by the author.
Learn the worst, most despicable,... [click here for more]
15 years ago, John Wick's book of GM advice, Play Dirty, took the gaming industry by storm. Some called it monstrous. Others refused to read it all together. Some retailers even refused to carry the book.
Now, John Wick is back with a whole new tome of dastardly tricks to keep your players guessing and your table humming: Play Dirty 2: Even Dirtier.
Take a tour through twelve new chapters, each... [click here for more]