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100 Ways To Create Fantasy Figures

100 Ways To Create Fantasy Figures


Concept designer Francis Tsai presents an exciting range of imaginative figures, with clear guidance on how to draw and paint your own. Here you will discover how to research and render a successful character, create mood using costumes, props and backdrops, and use design strategy to communicate successfully with your audience. Each technique is accompanied by striking images, artist's tips and...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $19.99 $7.99

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Advanced Fantasy Character Sheet

Advanced Fantasy Character Sheet


A powerful fantasy RPG character sheet designed to look the part as well as contain a wealth of information. This sheet is designed with the power player in mind and is versatile enough for most gaming systems as well as providing a powerful character archive for players and games masters. Truthfully - The Bronze Dragon ...   [click here for more]
Bronze Dragon Publishing  $1.50

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Arcane Icons

Arcane Icons


Arcane Icon Custom Art for Publishers! Arcane Icons is a specific need filling gap for Publishers. You have a huge collection of RPG clip art and you still have gaps in what you need. Lets face it, not every artist can anticipate the potential need for any style of art or every genre. 1 (one) of ANY kind of art, comic, Sci-Fi, Fantasy illustration !! This is where V Shane's Arcane...   [click here for more]
V Shane  $10.00

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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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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  $39.99 $14.99

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Conventions for the Aspiring Game Professional

Conventions for the Aspiring Game Professional


Want to write for games? Think your art is ready for professional publication? Not sure how to get your foot in the door? Freelance writer/editor/game creator Jess Hartley shares her secrets for using conventions as an entry into the game industry. This was originally a series of articles presented on Jess' website to offer her experiences and advice to potential freelancers looking to make...   [click here for more]
FR Press  $1.99

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Dedicated to the Study of Sword Making

Dedicated to the Study of Sword Making


A modern bladesmith fashions swords like a master Let author Don Fogg help you build of one of the big blades, the lengthy lopper - the sword! His step-by-step sword-making process resonates well with enthusiasts who can't get enough of the romance, history, look, feel, usefulness, ethnic heritage and physical impressiveness of swords. Note this digital edition contains the ePub...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $4.99 $2.99

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Dracopedia The Bestiary

Dracopedia The Bestiary


An Artist's Guide to Creating Mythical Creatures Unleash the Beasts! For millennia historians, artists and scientists have chronicled their ideas and discoveries of mythological and magical monsters in encyclopedias known as bestiaries. From Asia to America, Japan to the jungles of South Africa, the vast menagerie of exotic and legendary creatures has populated the imaginations of all cultures...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $26.99 $15.99

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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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Dynamic Characters

Dynamic Characters


In this guide, award-winning author Nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story. In teaching you the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep your readers spellbound, Kress utilizes: Dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction Enlightening...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $16.99 $9.99

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e-Publishing Secrets

e-Publishing Secrets


How to Save Money Starting Your Own PDF Game Company. “In a single page, you’ll learn the secret to saving thousands of dollars in starting your own RPG publishing company.” You’ll also receive a special bonus: 10 Secrets for PDF Publishing Success. These secrets are lessons existing publishers learned...   [click here for more]
12 to Midnight   FREE 

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ePublisher D20/OGL Guide

ePublisher D20/OGL Guide


ZIP file version contains copies of the licenses and SRDs. The official supplement of the highly regarded ePublisher Guide. This book contains everything you need to know about the D20 and Open Gaming Licenses to produce a quality product. Licenses are translated to plain English by our staff lawyer. The pitfalls and common mistakes of beginning publishers are presented to prevent you...   [click here for more]
OneBookShelf, Inc.  $0.00

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ePublisher Guide

ePublisher Guide


Note that this guide was last updated in 2004. It contains tons of useful advice for new publishers so we continue to offer it. The definitive guide to electronic publishing for the RPG/Game Industry. With over 80 pages packed (no art) of information on how to startup and run your new business from many well known names in the industry. Detailed information on how to be successfully...   [click here for more]
OneBookShelf, Inc.   FREE 

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ePublisher PDF Creator

ePublisher PDF Creator


Note that his title was last updated in 2004. While some PDF specifications and practices have changed since then, most of the advice in this book are still valuable. This whopping 100 page official supplement of the highly regarded ePublisher Guide is jammed packed with excellent advice and great product reviews. This book is designed to help you create professional looking products...   [click here for more]
OneBookShelf, Inc.   FREE 

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Fantastic Realms: Draw Fantasy Characters, Creatures and Settings

Fantastic Realms: Draw Fantasy Characters, Creatures and Settings


Create Your Own Fantastic Realms! An arduous journey leads you to a hilltop. Before you stretches a land of castles filled with noble knights, elven warriors and fearsome goblins and gargoyles. At your feet lies a book... Within its pages you will discover the secrets to sketching, drawing and coloring wondrous worlds - realms filled with creatures friendly and foul, beautiful princesses and stealthy...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $19.99 $11.99

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Formatting Comics for the Kindle and Nook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Images and Ebooks

Formatting Comics for the Kindle and Nook: A Step-By-Step Guide to Images and Ebooks


Formatting comics and image-heavy eBooks can be a confusing and sometimes frustrating task. Every e-reader on the market has a different screen size, meaning that as a creator/publisher, you have to format your comic multiple times. UPDATE: This ebook includes new processes for preparing your comic for the Nook, using our new, resizable ePub template (available as a free download when you buy this...   [click here for more]
UnWrecked Press  $2.99

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FREE Overnight Elite Pack

FREE Overnight Elite Pack


The Overnight Elite Pack includes details about how to level characters quickly and easily for play at higher levels. This quick-leveling system is recommended for player use with the permission of their Mission Controller. MC's are advised to use this system to make it easier to run higher-level missions without having to adjust the contents of the mission to fit lower level characters....   [click here for more]
Corefun Studios, LLC   FREE 

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FREE Solar Echoes Orientation Guide

FREE Solar Echoes Orientation Guide


Catch a glimpse of the Solar Echoes universe with the free Orientation Guide! Inside are details about the setting and a quick example of the fast-paced combat system. In the setting info, learn about the Inter-Stellar Union, the Union Guard, and your role as a Union Guard agent. Also included is historical info about the part of the galaxy you are in, some history...   [click here for more]
Corefun Studios, LLC   FREE 

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Game Design: How to Create Video and Tabletop Games, Start to Finish

Game Design: How to Create Video and Tabletop Games, Start to Finish


Many aspiring game designers have crippling misconceptions about the process involved in creating a game from scratch, believing a "big idea" is all that is needed to get started. But game design requires action as well as thought, and proper training and practice to do so skillfully. In this indispensible guide, a published commercial game designer and longtime teacher offers practical...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $38.00 $12.99

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Game Publishing Lessons

Game Publishing Lessons


I learned a lot about publishing RPGs while on my journey to get Psi-punk into print. I've written down many of my experiences and shared them in this eBook so you can benefit from my lessons. In this 45-page eBook, you'll get 11 articles related to publishing a new RPG, including: Choosing Layout Software Where to Find Artists (and What to Expect) How to Talk to Artists Designing a Book’s...   [click here for more]
Accessible Games  $4.95

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Gemology - Gemstones in Magic

Gemology - Gemstones in Magic


The following pages include information gathered from many sources and other books that I have read. Some of the information is from difficult to obtain grimoires and magical practices that were considered of great value in long forgotten places. I have created a kind of Encyclopedia of Gemstones for the modern day Gamesmaster and also added much additional information based upon real lapidary practices....   [click here for more]
Bronze Dragon Publishing  $2.50

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Hell Beasts

Hell Beasts


How to Draw Grotesque Fantasy Creatures Draw the stuff of which nightmares are made. If you harbor a love of imagery most foul, of demons and monsters and devils of all sorts ... then welcome to the book from hell. Within its pages lurk sadistic orcs, flesh-eating zombies, blood-thirsty dragons, unholy monstrosities and dreaded beasts of legend and lore. If you dare to open this book and...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $19.99 $7.99

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Homemade Lighting Made Easy: For Live-Action Role-Playing Games

Homemade Lighting Made Easy: For Live-Action Role-Playing Games


The hardest part for many LARP organizers is knowing how to set up Mood Lighting for their events. Below are instructions that if followed, to allow you to create Homemade Set Lamps that will help to immerse your Players in their environment. ...   [click here for more]
Stardust Publications  $0.99

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How to Run Games

How to Run Games


How to Run Games is a booklet that shows you how to run rpgs and storytelling games. ...   [click here for more]
Shadowstar Games, Inc.  $2.00 $1.00

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How to Tell a Story

How to Tell a Story


How to Tell a Story is a quick guide to the basics of storytelling. ...   [click here for more]
Shadowstar Games, Inc.  $2.00 $1.00

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Introduction to InDesign

Introduction to InDesign


Written by the Usherwood Adventures publisher/designer/author James D. Kramer with the complete InDesign novice in mind, this book is intended to help you get started creating professional documents in InDesign; focusing the skills you need to get up and running quickly, without getting bogged down in a lengthy explanations that makes your eyes glaze over. The package you will download contains a...   [click here for more]
Usherwood Publishing  $5.00 $1.00

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Jester David’s How-To Guide to Fantasy Worldbuilding

Jester David’s How-To Guide to Fantasy Worldbuilding


Inside this tome you will learn how to: Sculpt a continent Design a nation Plan a city or village Create a Pantheon And build your world! Designed for use by fantasy tabletop role-playing gamers (especially those using the world’s oldest RPG system) but also useful for novelists, creative types, and people with too much free time. ...   [click here for more]
5 Minute Workday Publishing  $4.00

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Kicking It: Successful Crowdfunding

Kicking It: Successful Crowdfunding


In Kicking It, game designer Monte Cook (D&D 3rd Edition, Numenera) and author/editor Shanna Germain (Geek Love, The Lure of Dangerous Women) each use their experience in running recent, successful Kickstarter campaigns to provide a step-by-step guide for you to plan, create, manage, and fund a money-making crowdfunding venture. You'll find a comparison of the various crowdfunding sites,...   [click here for more]
Stone Box Press  $5.99

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KOBOLD Guide to Board Game Design

KOBOLD Guide to Board Game Design


Pull up a chair and see how the world's top game designers roll. You want your games to be many things: Creative. Innovative. Playable. Fun. If you're a designer, add "published" to that list. The Kobold Guide to Board Game Design gives you an insider's view on how to make a game that people will want to play again and again. Author Mike Selinker (Betrayal at House...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $14.95 $9.99

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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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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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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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Layout Index

Layout Index


Idea Index kick-started a revolution in graphic design books, unique in size, feel—and most important—wealth of ideas. Layout Index is the next step, a compendium of layout idea-generators that will help designers explore multiple possibilities for visual treatments each time they turn the page. The visual and textual suggestions are divided into eight major areas, including...   [click here for more]
F+W Media  $22.99 $13.99

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Layout Portfolio: Bronze Level

Layout Portfolio: Bronze Level


With the raising production costs in the RPG market one of the biggest complaints with PDF products is the look and quality of the products and Layout Portfolio address that issue directly. Image Portfolio was the first step in handling the issue of helping the RPG publishing industry. Layout Portfolio is the next step in the PDF publishing revolution. Layout Portfolio is online PDF graphic design...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $24.99

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Minieuro v0.5

Minieuro v0.5


Make your own minieuro to play PaperTown or everything you want! Print the pages of this pdf in black and white on paper of different colors. You can use some different material and size washers to represent the 1 and 2 euro coins, as you can see from the picture. In this case...   [click here for more]
PaperTown  $1.36 $0.82

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Renegade Rules for PDF Publishing: #1 - The Short PDF: Revolution to Evolution

Renegade Rules for PDF Publishing: #1 - The Short PDF: Revolution to Evolution


From the company that brought you the RPG publishing Gauntlet series, comes the next evolution of the PDF publisher resource and development. Renegade Rules for PDF Publishing are ideas and concepts that will put you on the "bleeding edge" of RPG Publishing development and marketing. Many of the ideas in concepts in Renegade Rules for PDF Publishing are the unorthodox and unconventional...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $4.99

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Role Playing Game Rating Sheet

Role Playing Game Rating Sheet


The purpose of this rating system is to allow players to gather and share information about what sort of game they prefer, allowing them to beter match themselves with like minded gamers. This will make the chances of having fun much more likely, and after all, the real point of any game is to have fun. It is not intended to evaluate or judge others, or to suggest that one style of play is better...   [click here for more]
Critical Hit Publishing   FREE 

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RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started

RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started


The RPG Handbook ~ Getting Started is a system-free, color guide to playing tabletop roleplaying games (RPGs). It contains key information from the complete RPG Handbook. This concentrates on information for those interested in finding out more about playing RPGs. That includes content for new players and families who would like to try out what roleplaying games have to offer. The topics covered include:...   [click here for more]
Thistle Games  Pay What You Want

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RPG Publishing Gauntlet #1

RPG Publishing Gauntlet #1


In 2005, Louis Porter Jr. Design created the RPG Publishing Gauntlet podcast series to help stay on the "bleeding edge" of RPG Publishing Marketing ad development. This podcast series was the first of its kind and helped many new RPG Publishers get the knowledge they need to get off the ground. The RPG Publishing Gauntlet was regular series hosted and produced by Louis Porter, Jr. to help...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $4.99

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RPG Publishing Gauntlet #2

RPG Publishing Gauntlet #2


In 2005, Louis Porter Jr. Design created the RPG Publishing Gauntlet podcast series to help stay on the “bleeding edge” of RPG Publishing Marketing ad development. This podcast series was the first of its kind and helped many new RPG Publishers get the knowledge they need to get off the ground. The RPG Publishing Gauntlet was regular series hosted and produced by Louis Porter, Jr. to help...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $4.99

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RPG Publishing Gauntlet #3

RPG Publishing Gauntlet #3


In 2005, Louis Porter Jr. Design created the RPG Publishing Gauntlet podcast series to help stay on the "bleeding edge" of RPG Publishing Marketing ad development. This podcast series was the first of its kind and helped many new RPG Publishers get the knowledge they need to get off the ground. The RPG Publishing Gauntlet was regular series hosted and produced by Louis Porter, Jr. to help...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $4.99

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RPG Publishing Gauntlet #4

RPG Publishing Gauntlet #4


In 2005, Louis Porter Jr. Design created the RPG Publishing Gauntlet podcast series to help stay on the “bleeding edge” of RPG Publishing Marketing ad development. This podcast series was the first of its kind and helped many new RPG Publishers get the knowledge they need to get off the ground. The RPG Publishing Gauntlet was regular series hosted and produced by Louis Porter, Jr. to help...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $4.99

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RPG Publishing Gauntlet #5

RPG Publishing Gauntlet #5


In 2005, Louis Porter Jr. Design created the RPG Publishing Gauntlet podcast series to help stay on the "bleeding edge" of RPG Publishing Marketing ad development. This podcast series was the first of its kind and helped many new RPG Publishers get the knowledge they need to get off the ground. The RPG Publishing Gauntlet was regular series hosted and produced by Louis Porter, Jr. to help...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $4.99

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RPG Publishing Gauntlet #6

RPG Publishing Gauntlet #6 (audio product)


In 2005, Louis Porter Jr. Design created the RPG Publishing Gauntlet podcast series to help stay on the "bleeding edge" of RPG Publishing Marketing ad development. This podcast series was the first of its kind and helped many new RPG Publishers get the knowledge they need to get off the ground. The RPG Publishing Gauntlet was regular series hosted and produced by Louis Porter, Jr. to help...   [click here for more]
LPJ Design  $4.99

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Star Fleet Battles: Module T 2012 Tournament Rulebook

Star Fleet Battles: Module T 2012 Tournament Rulebook


Planning on running a tournament at a convention? Is it based on the Star Fleet Universe? Then this is the guide for you! Newly updated for 2012, Module T-2012 is the replacement for Module T-2000 first released in 2000. This book does focus primarily on Star Fleet Battles, providing rules, scenarios, a campaign, and tactics. However it also has information for conducting...   [click here for more]
Amarillo Design Bureau  $12.00

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Stealing Cthulhu Teacher Guide

Stealing Cthulhu Teacher Guide


This is a guide to insane Lovecraftian classroom rigor. Is it intended to be used along with Stealing Cthulhu by Graham Walmsley. An introduction from the guide: WHAT ’S THE DEAL HERE? Why You Should & How You Could (Use This) H.P. Lovecraft is a ghost in some circles. To many readers, he haunts silently and unrecognized in the background of the...   [click here for more]
Pete Figtree's Ruthless DeeVersions   FREE 

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The Basics of Storytelling

The Basics of Storytelling


This is a short essay on storytelling from one of the master writers of the 20th century: William F. Nolan. William F. Nolan is the Author of over 80 books, including: Logan's Run Series The Black Mask Series The Challis Series The Kincaid Series Max Brand (Western) Dashiell Hammett (Biography) Ray Bradbury (Biography, Anthologies) Science Fiction Anthologies (numerous titles) Science Fiction...   [click here for more]
Shadowstar Games, Inc.  $2.00 $1.00

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The Fight for the Future FSpaceRPG

The Fight for the Future FSpaceRPG


50% OFF APRIL-MAY SPECIAL The is a presentation made by FSpace Publications in 2007 at the New Zealand National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention. This material was assembled prior to FSpace Publications using the OneBookShelf and other ebook and print on demand vendors to broaden it's international sales reach. This presentation is being made available as a means of help for aspiring...   [click here for more]
FSpace Publications  $1.00

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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  $4.00

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The Radio-Controlled Message Bottle

The Radio-Controlled Message Bottle


Ebook: this purchase gives you EPUB and MOBI (Kindle) files to suit your e-reading preferences. The information age seems to demand ever more writing in our work and personal lives: emails, letters, reports, essays, websites, blogs, tweets, brochures, tipsheets… But for most of us, writing to communicate isn’t our main skill, and sometimes it can be like putting your message in a bottle...   [click here for more]
Silver Branch Games  $2.99

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