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System-Neutral Essentials [BUNDLE]

System-Neutral Essentials [BUNDLE]

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The System-Neutral Essentials Bundle is a collection of creative toolkits for all tabletop roleplayers, gamemasters, and game designers. It contains digital versions of 3 of our bestselling titles, Building Characters, Building Worlds, and Building Adventures for 20% off the regular retail price.

What you need to know:

  • New editions of Building Characters, Building Worlds, and Building Adventures (the Director's Cut) are in development.
  • Digital files will be pushed as an update to the current version, rather than releasing it as a separate product.
  • This bundle will be updated to contain the Director's Cut editions.
  • The price for the individual titles will increase from $5 to $7.50 each upon release. The bundle price will increase from $12 to $18 (still 20% off), so buying now saves you money and gets you both editions.

Dancing Lights Press (DXP) is a tabletop roleplaying company with a lo-fi approach. Utility of content takes precedence over ostentatious production value. Graphic elements should enhance the message of the text, not act as page filler and eye candy. Physical books need to be compact, portable, and sturdy. This minimalist aesthetic results in powerful toolkits that are both useful and affordable. After all, tabletop roleplaying isn’t the book. It’s the creativity and collaboration that takes place around the tabletop. Our mission is to give you as much as you need, then get out of your way.

This special bundle product contains the following titles.

Building Adventures
Regular price: $5.00
Bundle price:
 $4.00
Format:
 PDF
Building Adventures is an essential system-neutral toolkit for all tabletop roleplayers, gamemasters, and game designers. There is a way to create engaging stories and scenarios that don’t require the gamemaster to prep for every possibility, without railroading players into a limited number of actions. It begins with setting a compelling adventure goal, then allowing players to pursue that goal in their own way. What you need to know: A new edition of Building Adventures (the Director's Cut) is in development. Digital files will be pushed as an update to the current version, rather than releasing it as a separate product. The price for the digital version will increase from $5 to $7.50 upon release, so buying now saves you money and gets you both editions. A hardcover print-on-demand...

Building Characters (Director's Cut)
Regular price: $7.50
Bundle price:
 $6.00
Format:
 PDF
Building Characters is a system-neutral toolkit for creating memorable tabletop roleplaying characters. It’s designed to work with any rules, settings, and genres. The purpose of this book is to make you think about all of the elements that go into a character. The goal is to spark ideas on how to roleplay them, understand the way they fit into the game world, and better imagine the sorts of adventures that they might go on. You do not need to use everything in this book, but leverage whatever makes sense for your character, the setting, and the overall campaign. This book includes: Background: The fundamentals of creating a character. Naming them. Describe their physical appearance. Determine the role they fill in game terms. Work out the personality you’ll use to roleplay them. Dec...

Building Worlds (Director's Cut)
Regular price: $7.50
Bundle price:
 $6.00
Format:
 PDF
The term worldbuilding gets thrown around frequently by tabletop roleplayers. It is what we call the process of constructing a fantasy realm or even an entire fictional universe. There are maps and ecologies and complex histories involved, with all sorts of curious little details sprinkled in. While we presumably create these worlds to provide a grand stage for an ongoing campaign, the act of worldbuilding is often an end unto itself. It’s a creative outlet, even if it never gets used in a game, and one that’s a whole lot of fun. When you’ve got time for that, great; there is no wrong way to engage in that sort of worldbuilding. One of the fundamental challenges gamemasters face, though, is preparation time. There’s never enough of it. One of the risks of traditional worldbuildin...


Total value:$20.00
Special bundle price:$16.00
Savings of:$4.00 (20%)
 
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Keith J. D November 05, 2021 4:13 pm UTC
PURCHASER
hi Berin, will the Director's Cut versions be added to the files, or will they replace the existing files?
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Berin K January 12, 2022 4:28 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Director's Cut versions will all be pushed as updates, so if you already own them you won't need to re-purchase the new edition.
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Berin K January 12, 2022 4:29 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Sorry for the late response, I didn't get a notification and came across this by accident.
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Keith J. D January 16, 2022 6:36 pm UTC
PURCHASER
No worries, I know how easy it is to miss the notifications.
Customer avatar
Keith J. D January 16, 2022 6:37 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Great to know, I've already got the original versions :)
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DXPB1001
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Original electronic
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This title was added to our catalog on October 04, 2021.