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Designing Underworlds

Sometimes what you really need is time. Time is too precious to waste on Writer’s Block. Designing Underworlds is a wealth of good ideas to revive stale play. You can’t go wrong buying obstacles, turmoil and magic relic lists for a few bucks.

Here’s a catalog of GM ideas, from which to piece together your next masterpiece. This booklet is paint, pigment, brushes, which you turn it into your creative canvas. Yet colorful sales pitches have never sold a game.

Why struggle to come up with something new?

Designing Underworlds provides a system for running fantasy dungeon crawls On the fly, solo if you wish, with an active GM moderating the group or without a Referee. Let a deck of Tarot Cards do all the work.

Yet far from mere randomizer, this booklet creates the problems of the underworld and mechanics to resolve the solutions. You move from surface through levels to a climax, and all of it can happen in real-time. The company may travel along, flip after flip, hunting for the point where one or all missions might converge and resolve.

A companion book for the game In the Company of Delvers, still any GM will easily adapt what’s here to your other favorite role-play game. Besides, you may find fantasy delving more interesting than exploring a few rooms for nickel treasure.

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