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Do you sometimes wish you didn't have to put in so much effort into engaging your players? Wouldn't it be nice if they couldn't wait to play around in your world? If they were pushing you to spend more time in the land you create?

That's why I developed these downtime procedures over decades of play and now I can share it with you!

What's in it? 

  • Systems that motivate players
  • Simple usable procedures that work
  • Creativity and inspiration for adventure

No longer will your players wonder what their characters should do with all their gold. It includes clear, common-sense rules for everything from starting a cult, making sacrifices to gods, to hiring mercenaries and building vehicles and castles.

Going to an arena fight? Take seconds to determine the purse, peruse mechanics to handle the arena crowd, pick some ideas for interesting arenas, and select an opponent like the Necrourge: a master of the dark arts of necrourgy, who raises the bodies of traitors or other criminals after they have been forced to fight in the arena and died. 

What's it for?

The downtime goals give agency to players, and let them build a dynasty. Imagine a group eager to explore your world because they have their own plans! These objective procedures give players tools that fire a desire to dive into your creative world, discover its detailed history, and make their mark on it.

It gives your players the tools to make their wildest ideas come to life, without breaking your campaign or your suspension of disbelief, all the while driving them to adventure in your world. On Downtime and Demesnes is filled with tools that work. Build a flying ship, enchant it; or build a wizards tower and raise fortifications in the surrounding lands. All with simple, scalable, rules. 

This is a book used in every game you run. Your next campaign, the one after that, the one after that. . . Not one wasted word. Every page is crammed with content and creativity. No filler. Tools that let players build castles and control land, without disassociated mechanics. This is the stronghold book you've been looking for. 

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Shawn F June 15, 2022 6:44 am UTC
I love this book, but the bookmarks on my file are hopelessly garbled.
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John M October 27, 2020 6:04 am UTC
The Table of Contents is off in Construction and Appendices sections. Unfortunately I have already ordered my print copy. Hope you can correct at least the pdf.
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John M January 24, 2021 6:24 pm UTC
my print copy looks correct. just the pdf has a few pages out of order.
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John M October 18, 2020 2:33 pm UTC
Is the hardcopy 8.5x11 or digest size?
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Courtney C October 23, 2020 2:19 pm UTC
The book is A5 (Digest-sized) everywhere it is sold.
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Jose P December 21, 2019 5:42 pm UTC
I want to get this but will there be a Hardcover format + PDF for this in the future? If I get the PDF is there an at cost or discount if the Hardcover is added later on?
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Courtney C December 29, 2019 10:18 am UTC
Hardcover+PDF is now available.
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Charles S December 17, 2019 6:04 pm UTC
Page 225: there are no elven reactions
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Courtney C December 20, 2019 6:35 pm UTC
Good catch. It should be —/1-5/6.
I've updated the files. Thank you.
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Paul B December 15, 2019 2:09 pm UTC
Is there any chance that the preview might be extended to some of the content, rather than the expansive Content table. Even if it were to offer an offsite preview or something? It's interesting, but without understanding the specifics of, maybe, just one section it's hard to commit monies to a purchase.
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Courtney C December 15, 2019 2:33 pm UTC
The preview has been greatly expanded!
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