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The Guest Star - A Dungeon World Playbook for Extra Players on Game Night

The Guest Star - A Dungeon World Playbook for Extra Players on Game Night


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Did too many players show up for game night? Is there someone who can't decide on a single character to play as? Have you ever just wanted to play as an endless stream of near-faceless minions thrown relentlessly into the meatgrinder that is Dungeon World and just keep playing the game? Then the Guest Star is the playbook for you!

The Guest Star is a playbook for the Dungeon World roleplaying game, designed around playing as side characters or NPCs. You join in as some kind of helpful character, be it a local law enforcer, an emissary from the guild, an elf travel guide - whatever suits your needs! But the world is a dangerous place, and you can expect a character like this to not last very long - but that's fine, because this playbook is built around dying to give the important players helpful benefits, and then coming back as a new side character!

This playbook has a variety of mechanics not found anywhere else in Dungeon World. Give it a look!

This product is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit This playbook was inspired by the incomplete The Redshirt playbook by Justin Watson.

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March 12th, 2018
I used this playbook to bring a new guy in media res for a game I'm running to introduce people to tabletop. It went so well that this is now my favorite class I've ever seen in any tabletop game ever. It's mechanically clever and has tons of te [...]
August 12th, 2014
A playbook (It's a class for DW) made specifically for people who just show up for one session? Brilliant! Good execution as well. [...]
June 11th, 2014
This is the funniest thing I've seen in a while, maybe because we've been re-watching our way through the various Star Treks. It's not just a joke playbook, though, this would indeed be fun to hand to a guest player, and give them a chance to be useful [...]
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June 11, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on June 11, 2014.