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Designing Fantasy Scenarios aids the Referee in creating an adventure. Inside find detailed mission generation using a Tarot deck. Much to ponder. When we debuted this at GenCon in 1990, I was asked by the buyer for Windmill distribution “what makes us better?” I told her we’re selling role-play without the Referee. I actually thought we’d put the module makers out of business. I guess some people would rather pay for a story, rather than using their own imagination. Thanks to everyone who remembers Better Games fondly. Enjoy.

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Fredrick R May 29, 2020 10:58 pm UTC
A plethora of uses and well worth the money.
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Conrad T September 16, 2018 8:22 am UTC
This one is the first one to get of the three Fantasy books (Conrad's Fantasy, Designing Scenarios, and Designing Encounters).

The player book shows you how to play a generic Fantasy RPG. (I'll jump over and discuss that one later.) But, Designing Scenarios are tools to generate Fantasy Missions. You can use that for any RPG Fantasy game you wish.

My groups used it with zero prep to generate scenarios and make our way into dark and scary places. No two missions are alike.

Sometimes there are dark and terrible forces in opposition as players try to make a few coins in their profession of choice.

Other times, there are tales that amaze and astound. Because the missions are varied with detailed motivations, flairs, and finances, anything can happen.

Add it to your DM notebook and leverage it for any game you wish.

Five Stars!!!
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