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Writing With Style: An Editor's Advice for RPG Writers

Writing With Style: An Editor's Advice for RPG Writers


A Style Guide with Style Writing With Style: An Editor’s Advice for RPG Writers presents 45 pages of concise tips on simple ways to make your roleplaying game writing cleaner and clearer. This guide doesn’t show you how to structure adventures, build stat blocks, or create worlds. Instead, Ray Vallese looks at some of the most common and easily fixable grammar and style issues he’s...   [click here for more]
Rogue Genius Games  $4.95

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Silent Legions Art Pack

Silent Legions Art Pack


The Silent Legions Art Pack is a free collection of 56 black-and-white line images and one color cover first used in the Silent Legions Lovecraftian horror RPG. As part of the successful Kickstarter campaign, I arranged to buy full rights to the art from the original artists, allowing me to release it for free personal and commercial use by other...   [click here for more]
Sine Nomine Publishing   FREE 

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The Smoking Pillar of Lan Yu

The Smoking Pillar of Lan Yu


On the island of Kai Besil the earth trembles with the threat of a terrible fire to come. The forbidding Pillar of Lan Yu plumes white with new smoke, and the warning flames in the village of Talamau burn red and blue with dire promise. Can heroes be found to restore the volcano’s ancient binding, or are the islanders doomed to perish in fire and choking ash? The...   [click here for more]
Sine Nomine Publishing   FREE 

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Exemplars & Eidolons

Exemplars & Eidolons


Tales of Thundering Heroism Welcome to Exemplars & Eidolons. Within these few pages you’ll find a game of titanic heroes and glorious paragons, living legends of every stripe banding together to accomplish deeds of deathless fame. Using the basic framework of classic old-school gaming you’ll fashion fresh exemplars of daring to battle foes far...   [click here for more]
Sine Nomine Publishing   FREE 

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Godbound Art Pack

Godbound Art Pack


Thanks to the generosity of the Kickstarter backers for Godbound: A Game of Divine Heroes, I am making freely available all the art from both it and Sixteen Sorrows: A Handbook of Calamities for other uses, both personal and commercial. Other small publishers are welcome and encouraged to use the more than thirty images in this pack to create their...   [click here for more]
Sine Nomine Publishing   FREE 

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Big List of RPG Plots

Big List of RPG Plots


Over the last two decades, The Big List of RPG Plots has been cited, quoted, thanked and excerpted in articles for computer-game design, a book on Hollywood screenwriting, and more than a few pen-and-paper RPGs. I wrote it in 1993 as an article submission for Pyramid magazine (they rejected it). I later tried to shop it to Dragon and Shadis and others...   [click here for more]
Cumberland Games & Diversions   FREE 

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KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 1

KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 1


Ever wondered what it takes to make it as a freelancer? Want to improve your homebrew adventures? The KOBOLD Guide to Game Design distills years of professional experience into a collection of design wisdom that can improve your game and vastly increase your odds of selling a magazine article, adventure, or complete game design. Includes tips from Keith Baker, Wolfgang Baur, Ed Greenwood,...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $18.95 $14.95

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Stock Art Collection 2: ZOMBIES

Stock Art Collection 2: ZOMBIES


This collection contains 15 black and white 300dpi illustrations of zombies in all their horrid glory, suitable for use in your own personal or professional projects. Zombies are one of the most versatile of all monsters, they find their way into every imaginable genre:horror, fantasy, sci-fi, political, modern, romance, comedy...it seems there's no end to them! By purchasing this collection you are...   [click here for more]
Fabled Worlds  $10.00 $3.00

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KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 3: Tools & Techniques

KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 3: Tools & Techniques


Marster the art of game design! The Kobold Guide to Game Design Volume III: Tools &Techniques goes even deeper into the territory of professional design with a dozen essays by an all-star lineup of industry veterans including: Award-winning designer and publisher Wolfgang Baur 3rd Edition Dungeons & Dragons designer Monte Cook 4th Edition Dungeons &...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $18.95 $14.95

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How to Create Great Fantasy Maps (Even if You Can't Draw)

How to Create Great Fantasy Maps (Even if You Can't Draw)


Don't you wish you could draw those really cool fantasy-style maps to use in your game? Well, you can! This step-by-step guide shows you how to use the most basic of equipment to create brilliant fantasy maps even if (like the author) you have no artistic talents at all. Your scenarios and game resources will never look the same again! ...   [click here for more]
Draken Games  $1.50

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Dungeon Maps! Fantasy Stock Art

Dungeon Maps! Fantasy Stock Art


Inside this pack you will find 10 hand-drawn dungeon maps, with four versions of each map (40 maps total! Each map comes in a blank version without any gridlines, a gridline version, a numbered version, and a detailed version complete with secrets and treasures!) A PDF version with one map per page is also included in case you want to print the maps right away. Also included are over...   [click here for more]
Axebane Games  $7.95

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Cerberus Stock Art - The Next Decade of Fantasy: Volume 1

Cerberus Stock Art - The Next Decade of Fantasy: Volume 1


Description: The Next Decade Of Fantasy: Volume 1 is the first installment in the follow-up series to the best-selling stock art product, A Decade of Fantasy by Joe J. Calkins. This, like subsequent products contains 20 original stock art images. These images were previously released as single image products. Please review this product carefully to ensure...   [click here for more]
Cerberus Illustration  $19.99

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Game Retailer Guide

Game Retailer Guide


Written by a veteran game store owner, the Game Retailer Guide is a how-to industry manual that contains everything you need to know in order to start and run a successful game-selling business. Topics the Game Retailer Guide covers include: * Administration & Planning * Building and Equipping the Store * Competitive Analysis * Products and Services * Marketing &...   [click here for more]
Skirmisher Publishing  $14.99

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Fateful Concepts: Character Aspects

Fateful Concepts: Character Aspects


Fateful Concepts: Character Aspects is a collection of four articles about character aspects in Fate Core and Fate Accelerated: Why Five Aspects? Unpacking the Aspect Economy This article discusses the evolution of the aspect economy through different versions of Fate and the design philosophy behind the number of character aspects in Fate Core, all while exposing the underlying...   [click here for more]
Ryan Macklin  $2.99

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A Brief Study of TSR Book Design

A Brief Study of TSR Book Design


For many of us in the hobby there's always been a deep and abiding love for the classic modules and manuals of TSR-era Dungeons & Dragons. Out of affection for those mighty days of yore, I've conducted a light typographic analysis of Original D&D, Basic/Expert D&D, First Edition AD&D, BECMI D&D, and the early-era module designs of the late seventies and early eighties. For each...   [click here for more]
Sine Nomine Publishing   FREE 

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Fate Accelerated/Core Conversion Guide

Fate Accelerated/Core Conversion Guide


Got something that uses the Fate Accelerated defaults for Fate Core, and you wish it used Fate Core's defaults? Or vice-versa? This handy guide from one of the Fate system's originators gives you perspectives and methods to make the conversion process a snap. Inside you'll find: An overview of the differences between the Core and Accelerated defaults for Fate Core. A method for converting skills...   [click here for more]
Evil Hat Productions, LLC  Pay What You Want

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Free! Fantasy Stock Art

Free! Fantasy Stock Art


Looking for affordable hand-drawn fantasy stock art? Well you can't get much more affordable than free! Inside this free pack of 74 hand-drawn images you will find a variety of fantasy items, including daggers, swords, axes, staves, shields, scrolls, spellbooks, potions, torches, war banners, tools, and more! Perfect for an RPG adventure, a dungeon-crawling card game, a medieval...   [click here for more]
Axebane Games  Pay What You Want

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KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 2

KOBOLD Guide to Game Design, Vol. 2


Game Design Secrets You Need to Know! The practical side of success as a game designer is revealed in these dozen essays by two professionals, including How to pitch your work How to survive a killer deadline, How to make an impression with magic items How to set up a mystery. Learn what makes a good playtest, What makes a design matter to a wide audience, And many more! With insights...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $18.99 $9.99

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Stock Art Collection 5: Monsters!

Stock Art Collection 5: Monsters!


This collection contains 13 black and white 300dpi JPG images suitable for enhancing your projects. By purchasing this collection you are licensed to use these images in your own personal or commercial projects as long as you credit the artist. Image titles: AlleyLurker, BattyBetty, ChaosWarrior, Cthulu, CthuluIdol, DragonFire, DungeonGhost, Familiar, ForestTroll, IceAgeTroll, LicheLord, LivingSkeletons,...   [click here for more]
Fabled Worlds  $10.00 $3.00

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The GM's Planet-Building Handbook

The GM's Planet-Building Handbook


So, your sci-fi RPG campaign is going to span vast volumes of space and introduce new alien races from an exotic medley of planets. But just what are those planets like? This handbook will allow you to design realistic planets capable of bearing human (or human-like) life. Guidance is given on: Host star Planet orbit Planet size Axial tilt Moons Planet rotation Magnetosphere Geological activity Atmosphere Hydrosphere Climate Plus,...   [click here for more]
Draken Games  $3.95

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Be Awesome At Freelance Game Design

Be Awesome At Freelance Game Design


Want to break into freelance game design, but don’t know where to start? Have you already had a crack at pitching a project and failed? If so, this is the book for you! Inside, Creighton Broadhurst publisher at Raging Swan Press and an ENnie Award winning game designer reveals his hints, tips and strategies for a successful career in freelance game design. This book covers such subjects as:...   [click here for more]
Raging Swan Press  $4.99

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Starvation Cheap Art Pack

Starvation Cheap Art Pack


From the pages of Starvation Cheap and its military sci-fi tools for the free Stars Without Number RPG come twenty full-color .tiff images with a military theme. By agreement with the artists, this art pack may be used for both personal and commercial purposes, and I would heartily encourage other small publishers to use it to help create their own...   [click here for more]
Sine Nomine Publishing   FREE 

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Near Space

Near Space


The area of space surrounding Sol warrants a proper sci-fi role-playing game adaptation. Indeed, many games adopted the region, either as a two-dimensional abstraction or as some representation of the real three-dimensional space. However, currently, there is little in the way of an up-to-date, concrete star-maps of Sol's immediate neighborhood for the various older-school sci-fi RPGs, such as the...   [click here for more]
Stellagama Publishing  Pay What You Want

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Cerberus Stock Art: A Decade Of Fantasy

Cerberus Stock Art: A Decade Of Fantasy


A Decade Of Fantasy is a collection of 100 stock art images. While some are previously unreleased, many of these images can be found in my other collections. Please review this product carefully to ensure that you don't purchase images you already own. Your satisfaction is very important to me. The images are 8.5x11 300dpi in full color and 1/4 page greyscale images are also provided...   [click here for more]
Cerberus Illustration  $29.99

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Image Portfolio Platinum Edition 12: Storn Cook

Image Portfolio Platinum Edition 12: Storn Cook


Image Portfolio Platinum Edition is the premier line of online PDF art resource that gaming companies can use. All the art pieces in this art resource can be used in any of their upcoming RPG ideas or projects. When a person acquires Image Portfolio, any of the art in the PDF can be used in any of their own products as if they owned it them. This is due to the limited licensing agreement of Image Portfolio....   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $8.99

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The RPG Handbook

The RPG Handbook


UPDATE - A full colour version has just been added on 30/4/13 :) The RPG Handbook is a system-free guide to playing tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs). The RPG Handbook looks at: Inviting new players to try out tabletop RPGs. Getting kids involved in trying out imaginative games. Emphasizing deeper character development. Making it easy to run and vary solo and team RPG gameplay. Turning players...   [click here for more]
Thistle Games  $9.99 $4.99

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Image Portfolio Platinum Edition 05: Storn Cook

Image Portfolio Platinum Edition 05: Storn Cook


Image Portfolio Platinum Edition is the premier line of online PDF art resource that gaming companies can use. All the art pieces in this art resource can be used in any of their upcoming RPG ideas or projects. When a person acquires Image Portfolio, any of the art in the PDF can be used in any of their own products as if they owned it them. This is due to the limited licensing agreement of Image Portfolio....   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $9.99

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Mummy Interactive Character Sheets

Mummy Interactive Character Sheets


When you trespass, the reason you feel you are being watched is because you are. The fear is real. When you steal, the dread that comes over you is neither guilt nor paranoia, but the cold certitude of fate. The curse is real. When you die, know that your life was but a flash upon the face of the deep in the mind of your judge. We are real. And we are arisen....   [click here for more]
Onyx Path Publishing   FREE 

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Actual Factual: Dracula - A Compendium of Vampires

Actual Factual: Dracula - A Compendium of Vampires


One-of-a-kind reference book for authors, publishers, game designers, researchers, vampire enthusiasts, and historians worldwide "An amazing collection of vampires and vampire lore, and a fantastic resource for fans, researchers, and writers. I love it!" -Rosemary Ellen Guiley Author, The Encyclopedia of Vampires, Werewolves, and Other Monsters   "This book...   [click here for more]
Scaldcrow Games  $39.95 $17.99

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Stock Art Collection 7: Fantasy Heroes

Stock Art Collection 7: Fantasy Heroes


The latest collection of stock art images suitable for use in your own personal or professional projects (11 black and white JPEG images at 300 dpi) contains a rather loose interpretation of "Heroes", but they're sure to add a nice touch to your projects! A preview PDF is included to help as you decide which images is just right. Proceeds from sales of Fabled Worlds games go directly...   [click here for more]
Fabled Worlds  $8.00 $3.00

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Complete KOBOLD Guide to Game Design

Complete KOBOLD Guide to Game Design


Got Questions About RPG Design? Wolfgang Baur, Monte Cook, Ed Greenwood, Michael Stackpole, and other industry veterans have the answers you asked for...and the advice you need! Get ready to create great new adventures, monsters and magic for your RPG campaign! The Complete Kobold Guide to Game Design offers 240 pages of in-depth essays on what makes RPGs tick. Get...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $14.99

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Open Gaming Monthly #1

Open Gaming Monthly #1


d20pfsrd.com presents Open Gaming Monthly is your premier source for NEW content, articles, and news for your favorite Open Gaming Systems. This 96 page full color book presents content from all your favorite writers and game designers. Here's some of the articles and columns! 16 WorldCraft: Grigoria Perry Fehr brings us the first location in our 100% shared setting! 26 Briarborn Complete...   [click here for more]
d20pfsrd.com  $6.95

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Stock Art: Blackmon Ant

Stock Art: Blackmon Ant


Quality artwork from RGG illustrator, Jacob E. Blackmon! Color and black & white line drawing. See preview for license. ...   [click here for more]
Rogue Genius Games  $1.95

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Be Awesome At Dungeon Design

Be Awesome At Dungeon Design


Any GM can design a basic dungeon. A dedicated GM takes the extra time to craft exciting, logical and challenging dungeons that are so much more than a series of rooms stuffed full of monsters and treasure. Be Awesome At Dungeon Design comprises eight dungeon design essays by ENnie Award winning designer Creighton Broadhurst. Handling such subjects as a dungeon’s purpose, design, ecology,...   [click here for more]
Raging Swan Press   FREE 

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Blank Arcane Spell Cards

Blank Arcane Spell Cards


Arcane Spell Cards What Sorcerer or Wizard doesn’t get tired of flipping through books to find their spells, or forgets which spells that they can cast, or which spells they’ve memorized today? What GM doesn't dread the question "what spells are in that guy's spellbook?" CandleLight Games has the answer: Arcane Spell Cards. Each sheet has 8 cards, front and back, to help you...   [click here for more]
CandleLight Games, LLC  $0.50

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Lovecraft Pack #1 - The Outer Gods (COMMERCIAL USE)

Lovecraft Pack #1 - The Outer Gods (COMMERCIAL USE)


This art pack contains four 8-12" x 11" 300dpi black and white images featuring four of the Outer Gods from the Lovecraft mythos: Azathoth, Nyarlathotep, Shub-Niggurath, and Yog-Sothoth. You have permission to use these images in a commercial publication one time and any non-commercial application an unlimited number of times. Should you choose to disseminate them in a...   [click here for more]
Penetralia Press  $20.00 $10.00

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The Legacy Weapon - A Dungeon World Artifact and One Shot

The Legacy Weapon - A Dungeon World Artifact and One Shot


The Legacy Weapon A Dungeon World Artifact and One-on-One Play One-Shot Adventure No one knows where the Legacy Weapon came from. Some speak of a cabal of powerful wizards, others say it was a relic from a past age, the holy say the gods sent it from the heavens, and the superstitious think that it rose from the depths of the hells. Regardless of its mysterious...   [click here for more]
Encoded Designs  $2.95

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Adventure Design in Practice

Adventure Design in Practice


Adventure Design in Practice is a structured analysis on my upcoming next adventure that will hit the gaming table with my regular group in three days from the time of writing this. It is my personal preparation work in a documented format with designer notes in a classic game master guide style. I analyze collaborative storytelling and how it can be fused with more linear story...   [click here for more]
ThinkDifferent  $2.00 $1.50

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Monsters! Fantasy Stock Art Volume 1

Monsters! Fantasy Stock Art Volume 1


Inside this pack you will find 16 high-resolution images (300 DPI in PNG format) of the following fantasy monsters: - Bugbear - Displacer Beast - Drider - Floating Eye Monster - Gelatinous Cube - Gnoll - Goblin Shaman - Hydra - Kobold - Lich - Lizardman - Mimic - Orc Warrior - Skeleton Mage - Skeleton Warrior - Were-Mimic Created by me (Daniel F. Walthall), and inspired...   [click here for more]
Axebane Games  $7.95

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Cerberus Royalty Free Clip Art Pack

Cerberus Royalty Free Clip Art Pack


Over 175 300dpi black and white 100% royalty free fantasy and sci-fi clip art images by Joe Calkins. Most are roughly 1/4 page in size. The illustrations are in a variety of styles from sketches to line art to fully shaded pieces. Collection also includes six bonus page backgrounds. **WARNING** Some images contain nudity. *NOT TO BE RESOLD AS CLIP ART! ...   [click here for more]
Cerberus Illustration  $19.99

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TobyArt 1: War Priests

TobyArt 1: War Priests


A set of ten 300 dpi .tif images for you to use in your personal or professional projects, subject to the attached license. This collection marks the debut of new artist Toby Gregory for Postmortem Studios and contains images of Human, Dwarven, Elven and Living-Construct War Priests. ...   [click here for more]
Postmortem Studios  $15.00

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Stock Art Collection #1: Scrolls, Spot Illos

Stock Art Collection #1: Scrolls, Spot Illos


This Collection contains 15 different black and white JPG images at 300 dpi suitable for your personal or commercial publications. Simply by purchasing this collection and crediting the artist you are lisenced to use the images in your publications. Contents: 5 different Scroll designs suitable for inserting your own text; 3 Silhouette Settings (Castle Gate, and 2 Creepy Houses); 2 Corner Web images;...   [click here for more]
Fabled Worlds  $10.00 $3.00

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Tobyart 3: Knights

Tobyart 3: Knights


10 images of knightly types of various races for your fantasy games by Toby Gregory. ...   [click here for more]
Postmortem Studios  $15.00

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Image Portfolio 023 Fantasy Characters

Image Portfolio 023 Fantasy Characters


Image Portfolio is online PDF art resource that gaming companies can use. All the art pieces in this art resource can be used in any of their upcoming RPG ideas or projects. When a person acquires Image Portfolio, any of the art in the PDF can be used in any of their own products as if they owned it them. This is due to the limited licensing agreement of Image Portfolio. ...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $8.00

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DragonArt

DragonArt


Nothing makes your imagination catch fire like a dragon! And now you can breathe fire with the best of them as you create dragons and other mythical beasts that will awe, delight, and disturb. More than 30 lessons break down each creature into simple color-coded steps, from basic shapes, to details including claws and wings, to spectacular finished dragons and beasts. All you need is a pencil,...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $19.99 $11.99

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Image Portfolio 006 Fantasy Cityscape

Image Portfolio 006 Fantasy Cityscape


Image Portfolio is an online PDF art resource that gaming companies can use. All the art pieces in this art resource can be used in any of their upcoming RPG ideas or projects. When a person acquires Image Portfolio, any of the art in the PDF can be used in any of their own products as if they owned them. This is due to the limited licensing agreement of Image Portfolio. ...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $8.00

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HexPaper Pro

HexPaper Pro


HexPaper Pro is a mapping font with 62 different glyphs for composing and printing sheets of specialized graph paper, and for applying grids to existing maps. Because it's a font, the grids are immediately available in all your graphics, layout, and word-processing programs, and you can scale and combine the grids as you please. It's a graphic tool for Game Masters,...   [click here for more]
Cumberland Games & Diversions  $5.95

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The Elven Glade

The Elven Glade


"The Elven Glade" is an art collection of eleven beautiful elven women of different fey species. Use it for your character, your games or your commercial products. Whether you want to portrait a mysterious Arance Elf, a noble High Elf or a savage Wild Elf, this product has something for everyone. It also contains png-files for every character and paper miniatures for use in tactical...   [click here for more]
Sphere Productions  $3.00

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I am Mongoose, and so can you!

I am Mongoose, and so can you!


Making Riches and Profit From Roleplaying Games! I am Mongoose, and so can you is an in-depth look at how anyone can make a full-time living from the roleplaying games industry. Whether you are looking to find a career creating and selling roleplaying games, or are determined to start your own business, this book shows you how. You will be taken through facts and figures showing, chapter and...   [click here for more]
Mongoose  $29.95 $23.96

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Fantasy Villains

Fantasy Villains


Fantasy Villians contains images of a necromancer, werewolf, vampire, lich, mummy, zombie, and a ghoul for use in your personal or commersional projects. These images may be colored or cropped as necessary provided the artist's signature remains on the final image. ...   [click here for more]
Erisian Entertainment  $30.00 $6.95

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