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This book is included in the Environment Setting Tools bundle together with the separate tools which help make up the book.

This is the 4rth volume of in the Mechanism Series, expanding and replacing the Setting All-in-One.

This environmental mechanism book has tools to help create brief descriptive mostly outdoor setting, weather, terrain, natural disasters, Earth-like animals, and even fantasy worlds. The focus of the tools are to create description in brief-but-unique sentence descriptions made with keywords. Each of the tools focuses on using specific biome, terrain, type of environmental event, sensory experience, or life type keywords or details.

12 of the tools are from the one-page tool series. 4 of the tools were in the setting all-in-one

The tools may be used separately, together, or selective.

This meant to aid or take the place of a Gamemaster (GM) for creating mostly outdoor settings without focusing to people.

This initial version focuses on digital-user features rather than printing-out-user. For example, it doesn’t have page numbers on the sheets. It does have a side bookmark for quick section navigation and hypertext table of contents.

Its generic enough for any game or story genre outdoor setting. 

59 pages: It's first page is the cover image shown on the thumbnail. Then one front matter pages for title page and copyright. The fifth through eigth page is a table of contents. And then two page of overview. And then the sections begin. Each tool normally has its cover. Some of the sections have clip-art images and a tool title page.

Environmental Mechanism Tools included:

  1. Fact Generator 1e
  2. Minimalist Fantasy Worlds
  3. Color Generator & Wheel
  4. Sound Generator
  5. Minimalist Descriptive Coniferous Forest
  6. Minimalist Descriptive Deciduous Forest
  7. Minimalist Descriptive Rainforest
  8. Minimalist Descriptive Grassland & Shrubland
  9. Minimalist Descriptive Mountains
  10. Minimalist Descriptive Cave
  11. Minimalist Descriptive Wetlands
  12. Minimalist Descriptive Desert
  13. Minimalist Descriptive Tundra
  14. Minimalist Force of Nature: Ground
  15. Minimalist Force of Nature: Air & Heat
  16. Wing Generator
  17. *Description Generator (for objects) 1e, via Setting All-in-One
  18. *Outdoor Setting Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  19. *Indoor Setting Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  20. *Animal Generator, via Setting All-in-One
*Setting, All-in-One is included in this volume. It part of Environmental Mechanisms that contains indoor, outdoor, description, and animal generators. The version used in the Environment Tools bundle was/is called the Settting All-in-One. That prior book combined tool book is the four tools merged into one PDF. This Environmental Mechanisms now replaces Setting All-in-One as the core outdoor setting book. There is a bundle which joined the four tools into the Setting All-in-One bundle here.


Mechanism Series & Bundles

Mechanism Series
Core Sets
[Bundles]
Solo RPG Tools 2-pack [BUNDLE] RPG Tools: Story & Character [BUNDLE] Mechanism Series:Character, Story, and Setting - 4 pack [BUNDLE] Mechanism Series: Characters, Story, Setting, Violence [BUNDLE] RPG Tools: Character, Setting, Story, Words, & Violence [BUNDLE] Solo Tools: Character, Setting, Story, Words, & Combat [BUNDLE]

Buy the 8-core set (with Essential Tools, character, setting, story, dialogue, and combat tools) Solo-Tools-Character-Setting-Story-Words--Combat-BUNDLE

Buy the 7-core set (with the Grammar Fuel Parts of Speech, Phrases, & Idioms) with Violence Solo & RPG Tools: Character, Setting, Story, Words, & Violence [Bundle]

Buy the 5-core set (with the Remnant RPG Tools = Descriptive Violence & Blood) in the Mechanism Series: Characters, Story, Setting, Violence [BUNDLE]

Buy the 4-core set only (Character 1 & 2, Story, and Setting) in the Mechanism Series:Character, Story, and Environmental Setting - 4 pack [BUNDLE]

Buy the 3-core set only (Character 1 & 2 and Story) in the RPG Tools: Story & Character [BUNDLE]

Buy the 2-core set only (Character 1 and Story Mechanisms) in the Solo RPG Tools 2-pack [BUNDLE]

Or click on the image below.

Title, Cover, & link Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Character Mechanisms Character Mechanisms II Story Mechanisms

Environmental Mechanisms

Remnant RPG Tools, All-in-One
Description Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Character creation, dialogue
& behavior
Character attributes, traits
thinking, relations, & reactions
Story plot, theme, mood, foe,
and twist. Flash (fiction) RPG
Setting tools for outdoor, indoor,
& animals
Descriptive violent and blood combat system; skills; otherworld beings
The Mechanisms volume books includes the following and even * titles
  1. ABS Solo Game Engine
        2. Character Generator
        3.  Motivation Generator
        4. Relationship, Mood, Emotion, & Encounter Gen
        5.  Essential Gamestory Adventures
        6. Essential Adventure Seed Engine
        7.Conflict (Plot) Generator
        8. Fact Generator
        9. Item Description Generator
        10. Indoor and Outdoor Gen
  1. Relationship Generator
  2. Character Behavior Engine
  3. Dialogue Engine
  4. Motivation Generator
  5. Mood-Emotion Generator
  6. Body Language Generator
  7. Character Generator
  8. Fact Generator - with an additional page full chart
  9. Modifier Generator
  10. Human Generator
  11. Character Communicator
  12. Knowledge Generator
  13. Career Generator
  14. Dream Generator
  15. Sound Generator
  16. also includes a combined engine
  1. New Mechanism Master Screen (GM screen)
  2. Character Reaction Engine
  3. Emotional Reaction Generator
  4. Character Thinking Engine
  5. Thinking Generator
  6. Character Flaws
  7. Character Relationship Engine
  8. Social & Emotional Trait Generator
  9. Physical Trait Generator
  1. Three Conflict Chain RPG
  2. Deep Dive Engine
  3. Scene Action Generator
  4. Transition Generator
  5. Solo Game Engine
  6. Flash RPG
  7. Plot Generator
  8. Twist Generator
  9. Theme Generator
  10. Foe Generator
  11. Motivation Generator
  12. Mood-Emotion Generator
  13. Modifier Generator
  1. Fact Generator 1e
  2. Minimalist Fantasy Worlds
  3. Color Generator & Wheel
  4. Sound Generator
  5. Minimalist Descriptive Coniferous Forest
  6. Minimalist Descriptive Deciduous Forest
  7. Minimalist Descriptive Rainforest
  8. Minimalist Descriptive Grassland & Shrubland
  9. Minimalist Descriptive Mountains
  10. Minimalist Descriptive Cave
  11. Minimalist Descriptive Wetlands
  12. Minimalist Descriptive Desert
  13. Minimalist Descriptive Tundra
  14. Minimalist Force of Nature: Ground
  15. Minimalist Force of Nature: Air & Heat
  16. Wing Generator
  17. *Description Generator 1e, via Setting All-in-One
  18. *Outdoor Setting Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  19. *Indoor Setting Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  20. *Animal Generator, via Setting All-in-One
  1. 1d12 Descriptive Combat System (based on the Complete Minimalist Descriptive Combat)
  2. Slicing Critical
  3. Crushing Critical
  4. Piercing Critical
  5. Minimalist Descriptive Skills
  6. Minimalist Elemental Effects
  7. Minimalist: Fear, Disgust, & Madness
  8. Minimalist: Ghosts, Angels, & Demons

Precursors, Mergings, and Assembler bundle
The Assembler bundle contains the individual tools, mergings, and precursors separately and the plus Mechanisms book for a little bit more. A merging combines tools to be used in a assembler bundle.
A precursor is a group of basic separate tools found in one
or more mechanism books.

Buying a Mechanism book and ignore the other types of bundles includes all the tools listed numerically on a Mechanism book product page.

Precursor: Solo RPG Tools bundle or Precursor: Basic Solo RPG Gaming & Writing Tools bundle

Precursor formerly: portions of NPC (AI) Behavior, Dialogue, & Reactions
bundle

Precursor: Essential SoRoPlay GamTools Parts, or Precursor: Basic Solo RPG Gaming & Writing Tools bundle

Precursor: Basic Solo RPG Gaming & Writing Tools bundle

Precursor merging: Setting All-in-One bundle
Which were used in the main assembler bundle:
Environmental Setting Tools bundle

Story Mechanisms

Story Mechanisms

This story mechanism book has tools to help create story plots, twists, theme, mood, motive, foe, story seed, scene action, transition scenes, narrative, and work with the main conflicts.

Character Mechanisms

Character Mechanisms

This character mechanism book has tools to help create characters, character behavior, dialogue topics, voice qualities, character motivation, character sensory data, emotions, body language, human physical descriptions, character knowledge, careers, subconscious dreams & interpretation, and circles of relationships.

Character Mechanisms II

Character Mechanisms II

This character mechanism II book has tools to help create descriptive character traits, flaws, thoughts, reactions, and relationships. Includes a section called Mechanisms Master Screen - 6 page GM Screen covering important action & reaction scene tool information from both Character Mechanisms books and helping to connect the tools to the Story Mechanisms at a scene level.

Environmental Mechanisms

Environmental Mechanisms

This environmental mechanism book has tools to help create brief descriptive mostly outdoor setting, weather, terrain, natural disasters, Earth-like animals, and even fantasy worlds. The focus of the tools are to create description in brief-but-unique sentence descriptions made with keywords. Each of the tools focuses on using specific biome, terrain, type of environmental event, sensory experience, or life type keywords or details.

Remnant RPG Tools, All-in-One

Remnant RPG Tools, All-in-One

This remnant RPG tools book has tools to help have more descriptive violent combat. One strike kills and limb severence are possible with this tool. Because of this, this book is for more mature gamers at least teen age, because of the violence or gore. This also brings together a revised and slightly expanded combat system from the minimalist system, three descriptive combat critical tables, minimalist skills, minimalist elemental effects, minimalist: fear, disgust, & madness, and minimalist: ghosts, angels, & demons.


Essential SoRoPlay GamTools

Essential SoRoPlay GamTools is a collection of tools, refered to as functions, that help you to play a solo game using polyhedral dice. It works by generating either answers to questions, step-by-step, or keyword prompts for interpretation.

It also includes an adventure seed engine is included in this verison as a companion tool to be used with this book to create random story conflict, foe, theme, motivation, and twists.

This book replaces and adds several of the minimalist tools with 1e tools to make a more powerful system with six of the more popular essential tools. ABS Solo Game Engine, ABS Fact Generator, Motivation Generator, Description Generator, Plot Generator, and Character Generator all in a newer simplified d12 and d100 grayscale style for the 144 result generators.


Minimalist Tools Series

Minimalist Fantasy Worlds Minimalist Descriptive Coniferous Forest Minimalist Descriptive Deciduous Forest Minimalist Descriptive Mountains Minimalist Descriptive Wetlands Minimalist Descriptive Grassland & Shrubland Minimalist Descriptive Tundra Minimalist Descriptive Desert
Minimalist Descriptive Skills Minimalist Force of Nature: Air & Heat Minimalist Force of Nature: Ground Minimalist: Ghosts, Angels, & Demons Minimalist Descriptive Rainforest Minimalist Descriptive Cave Minimalist Descriptive Urban

Environmental Mechanisms Tools

These tools are found in Environmental Mechanisms setting tools volume.

Minimalist Fantasy Worlds - This is a minimalist descriptive random world creation tool. It isn't based on any specific system and no stats are included. It is for space opera or fantasy, rather than hard science—using technology and/or magic to explain discrepencies It is meant to add a simple descriptive fantasy world focusing on the size, material. temperature, atmosphere, life, landmass size & number, terrains, technology, magic or powers, and community relationship. A short description hints at they type of world. For examples, a second page of eight various created worlds are included with a short interpretation.

Minimalist Descriptive Coniferous Forest - This is a minimalist descriptive coniferous forest generator to help randomly roll a forest setting for gaming or writing. (coniferous = evergreen). One-page, easy, standard d6 dice system that may be used with any core system. It generates terrain, weather, dominant tree, special description, and unusual animal life.

Minimalist Descriptive Deciduous Forest - This is a minimalist descriptive deciduous forest generator to help randomly roll a forest setting for gaming or writing. (deciduous = shed leaves in fall). One-page, easy, standard d6 dice system that may be used with any core system. It generates terrain, weather, dominant tree, undergrowth, and unusual animal life.

Minimalist Descriptive Mountains - This is a minimalist descriptive mountain generator to help randomly roll a mountain setting for gaming or writing (mountain = above 1,000 up to 30,000 feet high). It rolls up mountain height (to the nearest thousand feet), natural event (weather or geological), dominant rock type (sedimentary, metamorphic, igneous), unusual mountain feature, and/or unusual mountain top.

Minimalist Descriptive Wetlands - This is a minimalist descriptive wetland generator to help randomly roll a wetland setting for gaming or writing. (wetland = marsh, swamp, bog, fen, bayou, and lake/pond/beaver dam)

Minimalist Descriptive Grassland & Shrubland - This is a minimalist descriptive grassland & shrubland generator to help randomly roll a descriptive setting for gaming or writing. (grassland & shrubland = prairie, steppe, savannah, shrubland, meadow, and serpentine barrens).

Minimalist Descriptive Tundra - This is a minimalist descriptive tundra & glacier generator to help randomly roll a cold setting for gaming or writing. It helps generate permafrost seasons, terrain, weather, tundra life: shrubs, grass & sedge, lichen & moss, dominate glacier features, insects, birds, and mammals (such as reindeer, caribou, penguin, etc),

Minimalist Descriptive Desert - This is a minimalist descriptive desert generator to help randomly roll a dry setting for gaming or writing. It helps generate arid desert types (wadis, oasis, canyons), terrain, weather, features, life: grass & shrubs, trees, succulents, insects, birds, mammals, and reptiles: camel, lizards, snakes, scorpions, meercats, etc... .

Minimalist Descriptive Cave - This is a minimalist descriptive cave generator to help randomly roll a brief cave description for a setting description for gaming or writing. It helps generate cave types (sea, erosional, solutional, lavatube, glacier, ...), terrain, features, life: stalactite/stalagmites, cave plants, cave animals (troglobites, troglophiles, & trogloxene: cave spider, cave salamander, rat, bear, etc... .

Minimalist Force of Nature: Ground - This is a minimalist force of nature, ground activity generator to help randomly roll a brief ground force description for a setting description for gaming or writing. It helps generate ground force types (tsunami, volcanic, hydrothermal, landslide, earthquake, groundwater ...), terrain, features, volcanic eruption frequency, earthquake intensity, tsunami wave height, geysers, spring water, mineral water, and quicksand.

Minimalist Force of Nature: Air & Heat - This is a minimalist force of nature, air & heat activity generator to help randomly roll a brief air & heat force description for a setting description for gaming or writing. It helps generate air & heat force types like the following: tornado, hurricane/typhoon/cyclone, severe storm, squall, supercell, flood, wildfire, blizzard, ice storm, drought, meteor, terrain, and features.

Remnant RPG Tools

These tools and others are found in the book Remnant RPG Tools volume.

Minimalist Descriptive Skills - This is a minimalist system that does the following broad categories: 1) acrobatics, running, dodging, climbing; 2) athletics, lifting, pushing, pulling; 3) knowing, informing, remembering; 4) investigating, searching, perceiving, spotting; 5) persuading, intimidating, deceiving, influencing; 6) evaluating, appraising, trading, assessing; 7) sneaking, hiding, disguising, forging; 8) pick lock, pick pocket, sleight of hand, disarm trap; 9) driving, riding, boating, sailing, piloting; and 10) crafting, repairing, building, fixing, assembling 11) medicine, surgery, herbalism, healing. It can be used with the Minimalist Martial Arts Strikes; Minimalist Martial Arts Grappling; Minimalist Descriptive Combat, Minimalist: Fear, Disgust, & Madness; and/or Minimalist Elemental Effects systems. Or it may be used on its own.

Minimalist: Ghosts, Angels, & Demons - This is a minimalist descriptive ghost, angel, and demon random encounter tool. It isn't based on any specific system and no stats are included. It is meant to add a simple descriptive encounter with those three types of otherworld beings focusing on the type, subtype, signs, and behavior. A short description hints at they type of encounter. For demons, a second page of seven charts include the following: horns, ears, skin color, tail, face, wings, and size.

Minimalist Descriptive Combat - One-page, easy, d6 system, no hitpoint, skill-based, and that might be able to be used with several core systems. It can however be expanded by using the 12x12 descriptive critical charts. It is uses a small amount of words to describe if a melee or ranged weapon hits an enemy, the target location of the hit, and the intensity of the damage to the specific body area. Critical blows that result in death is soon or instant death are also included for vital body parts.

Other Tools

Minimalist d6 Solo Game Engine Minimalist Adventure Seed Engine

Minimalist Adventure Seed Engine - This is a minimalist adventure seed engine to help randomly roll story seeds for gaming or writing. One-page, easy, standard d6 dice system that may be used with any core system. It is small and compact. It's just this black cover page and one written page. It can, however, be expanded by using the 12x12 plots, foes, themes, motivations, mood-emotions, and twists generator charts.

Minimalist Descriptive Urban - This is a minimalist descriptive urban generator to help randomly roll a brief urban setting description for gaming or writing. It helps generate urban area zone types, building type or size, business size and type, product and service types, and terrain/weather if needed.

 
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