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KOBOLD Guide to Monsters
by Kobold Press
How to Design Epic Monsters!

If you have ever wanted to create new, original, and effective monsters for your RPG, the KOBOLD Guide to Monsters brings together an award-winning array of RPG talent to show you how! Optimize for playability, encounters, both at the table and during the first steps of the design phase. Let this monstrous crew of tabletop pros show you their secrets!

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Normal Tarot

Normal Tarot


The Normal Tarot, in all its glory. For help reading this deck, consider buying the companion book, How to Normal Tarot. This is the second printing of the deck, and unlike the original printing does not come with silvered edges or a deck box. The simple reason being that this printer doesn't make deck boxes large enough for this behemoth of a tarot deck.  - The full 99 card deck,...   [click here for more]
Seven Thirteen Books  $45.00

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The Colouring Book Out of Space

The Colouring Book Out of Space


This coloring book has all your favorite monsters to color! From Great Cthulhu to the lowliest Nightgaunt, this book has it all – forty enormous and enormously terrifying black and white illustrations along with descriptions (on facing pages). This digital edition includes the PDF version of the book.   ...   [click here for more]
Petersen Games  $14.99 $4.99

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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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Mythos Society Guide to New England

Mythos Society Guide to New England


The Mythos Society Guide to New England is an expansive universal sourcebook that can be used to enhance any horror, mystery, or adventure roleplaying scenarios set in New England. This fictional travel guide is intended to be a fun and provocative read for anyone interested in the esoteric history of New England, and a resource for stories or other projects that have horror or the weird as...   [click here for more]
Skirmisher Publishing  $9.99 $4.99

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Strictly Fantasy: The Cultural Roots of Tabletop Role-Playing Games

Strictly Fantasy: The Cultural Roots of Tabletop Role-Playing Games


Role-playing games seemed to appear of nowhere in the early 1970s and have been a quiet but steady presence in American culture ever since. This new look at the hobby searches for the historical origins of role-playing games deep in the imaginative worlds of Western culture. It looks at the earliest fantasy stories from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, at the fans--both readers and writers--who...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $45.00 $20.99

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KOBOLD Guide to Worldbuilding

KOBOLD Guide to Worldbuilding


The Essential Elements for Building a World Roleplaying games and fantasy fiction are filled with rich and fascinating worlds: the Forgotten Realms, Glorantha, Narnia, R'lyeh, Middle-Earth, Barsoom, and so many more. It took startling leaps of imagination as well as careful thought and planning to create places like these: places that readers and players want to come back to again and again. Now,...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $14.99

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Capturing Ghosts On The Page: Writing Horror & Dark Fiction

Capturing Ghosts On The Page: Writing Horror & Dark Fiction


“Don’t write merely to shock. People are used to shock-horror. You need to get beneath the skin. Use a flensing knife and keep it sharp. It’s good to shock, but only as part of the story you tell.” In these essays, Kaaron Warren—the Shirley Jackson Award-winning writer behind Slights, The Greif Hole, and Into Bones Like Oil—explores the craft...   [click here for more]
Brian Jar Press  $2.99

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Eyes On The Stars: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy

Eyes On The Stars: Writing Science Fiction & Fantasy


“I'm not going to lie to you. There are no secret handshakes or rules that will get you on your particular dream-path. If there was, we'd all be on our own already. If you want to be a successful writer, be prepared to have to make up most of it as you go along.” In these essays, Sean Williams—the best-selling author of over 120 short stories and fifty novels—shares his thoughts on...   [click here for more]
Brian Jar Press  $2.99

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M20 The Mage Cookbook

M20 The Mage Cookbook


Food is Life  We are what we eat. As mages throughout history have realized, the foods that sustain our bodies sustain enlightenment as well. Such foods become extensions of the people and cultures that create them. Now Brother Oliver Lyon, Knight Templar and a humble baker’s son, travels around the world hunting the Fallen and gathering fine recipes along the way.  Enchanting...   [click here for more]
Onyx Path Publishing  $4.99 $3.49

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You Are Not Your Writing & Other Sage Advice

You Are Not Your Writing & Other Sage Advice


"Sure, writers have demons and inner critics that whisper horrible, discouraging things to us. But some of us give them undignified pet names and enrol them in short courses to get them off our hands..." In these essays, Angela Slatter—the World Fantasy Award-winning author of the Sourdough Stories, the Verity Fassbinder Series, and more—explores the relationship between the writer, their work,...   [click here for more]
Brian Jar Press  $2.99

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You Don't Want To Be Published & Other Things Nobody Tell You When You First Start Writing

You Don't Want To Be Published & Other Things Nobody Tell You When You First Start Writing


In these essays, Peter M. Ball-Aurealis award-winning author and founder of Brian Jar Press-explores the seemingly unintuitive lessons he's learned over twenty years of writing, educating other writers, and running writing conferences attended by hundreds of authors at every level of experience. Drawn from some of his most popular blog posts, author presentations, and articles, You Don't Want...   [click here for more]
Brian Jar Press  $4.99

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Terra Incognito: A Guide to Building the Worlds of Your Imagination

Terra Incognito: A Guide to Building the Worlds of Your Imagination


Lao Tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” But the journey of imagination begins with a single idea—one that can shape entire worlds, if you so choose. And no one knows that better than bestselling fantasy author Richard C. White, who brings his expertise for world building to this reference guide for writers interested in crafting their own storytelling...   [click here for more]
Starwarp Concepts  $4.99

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Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations

Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations


Kenneth Hite guided readers through H.P. Lovecraft’s horror plots and themes in his earlier book Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales. Now, expanding on his “Lost in Lovecraft” column in Weird Tales magazine, he conducts a second tour of Lovecraft’s settings: from Arkham to Antarctica, and from New York City to Hyperspace. Tour de Lovecraft: The Destinations drives...   [click here for more]
Atomic Overmind Press  $14.95 $11.96

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Biology for Fantasy Settings

Biology for Fantasy Settings


When designing a fantasy setting, the biology of our home world can provide a wonderfully rich resource for generating a new world and the creatures inhabiting it. But a world creator should not forget the fantasy aspect, or feel restricted to using Earth’s biosphere as an unyielding template, and otherwise excellent resources often suffer from just this flaw and apply real-world ecology to fantasy...   [click here for more]
Skirmisher Publishing  $1.99

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H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West

H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West


The author writes: This book began as an expansion of my essay, "H. P. Lovecraft: The Decline of the West," in The Weird Tale, but very quickly became something quite different, to the degree that the two works have little save the title in common. I have always been interested in Lovecraft the philosopher, and in my Starmont Reader's Guide to Lovecraft (1982) I attempted a very compressed...   [click here for more]
Wildside Press  $4.99

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Discovering H.P. Lovecraft

Discovering H.P. Lovecraft


A definitive look at the life and work of horror writer H.P. Lovecraft, by a leading scholar of the fantasy and horror field. INTRODUCTION, by Darrell Schweitzer NOTES ON AN ENTITY, by Robert Bloch A LITERARY COPERNICUS, by Fritz Leiber, Jr. THE FOUR FACES OF THE OUTSIDER, by Dirk W. Mosig THE FIRST LEWIS THEOBALD, by R. Boerem STORY-WRITING: A Letter from H. P. Lovecraft CHARACTER GULLIBILITY IN...   [click here for more]
Wildside Press  $4.99 $3.49

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Yours to Tell: Dialogues in the Art & Practice of Writing

Yours to Tell: Dialogues in the Art & Practice of Writing


In this book they go over everything from the mechanics of writing, to how to find the time to write, to dealing with allthe paper writers tend to collect. They discuss plot, point of view, setting, characterization, and more, all in an informal tone that invites you to become part of their conversation. Learn how to find your stories because they are Yours to Tell. Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie...   [click here for more]
Apex Book Company  $4.99

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The Salt Cyclopedia of Comparative Mythology

The Salt Cyclopedia of Comparative Mythology


Your average book on mythology will tell about, say, Hades, and in the course of it mention that he was a death divinity. If you want to learn about death divinities in general, then you've still got a lot of work ahead of you.  This book approaches things from the opposite direction, which should be useful for worldbuilders. Rather than tell you about individual gods, this book explains...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $4.95 $3.47

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Charting History: Worldbuilding with Historical Cycles

Charting History: Worldbuilding with Historical Cycles


It can be all too easy to create a history for your world which feels lifeless and static, and carrying out the research necessary to address that can be a daunting task that seems increasingly impossible the longer you try to work at it.  Luckily, worldbuilding doesn't need to be real, it just needs to feel real, and that's where this book comes in. Charting History covers the...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $2.95

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Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales, Expanded Edition

Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales, Expanded Edition


A wide-ranging and friendly journey through H.P. Lovecraft’s tales of cosmic terror and wonder, Tour de Lovecraft: The Tales provides the ideal companion to the work of the twentieth century’s greatest American horrorist.  Kenneth Hite turns his game designer’s eye on the structures and connections of Lovecraft’s stories, revealing the threads and themes running between them. Hite...   [click here for more]
Atomic Overmind Press  $12.95 $10.36

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RAINN Charity PWYW Donation

RAINN Charity PWYW Donation


RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization and was named one of "America's 100 Best Charities" by Worth magazine. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE and online.rainn.org) in partnership with more than 1,100 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the...   [click here for more]
RAINN  Pay What You Want

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Starve Better

Starve Better


Starve Better offers practical advice for making a living as a writer. In Apex Publications' survival guide, Nick Mamatas touches on both craft and business. Starve Better makes no promises of making you a bestselling author. It won't feed aspiring writers' dreams of fame and fortune. This book is about survival: how to generate ideas when you needed them yesterday, dialogue and plot...   [click here for more]
Apex Book Company  $4.99

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108 Solutions to the Fermi Paradox

108 Solutions to the Fermi Paradox


This is exactly what it says on the tin: a list of 108 solutions to the Fermi Paradox. Never again will you wonder where your setting's aliens are, or why Earth apparently has been contacted yet. Inside, your interstellar explorers will find that... ...there is no one out there, because the evolution of sapient life cannot occur without the presence of "diversification pumps" like regular meteor...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $1.00

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From Baby Brain to Writer Brain: Writing Through A World of Parenting Distractions

From Baby Brain to Writer Brain: Writing Through A World of Parenting Distractions


In this chapbook, Tansy Rayner Roberts—the Hugo-award winning podcaster and author of Musketeer Space, the Creature Court series, and more—explores the paths taken to reclaim and re-envision her writing career after becoming a mother. Drawn from her popular blog, From Baby Brain to Writer Brain charts Robert’s journey and offers advice to any new parent trying to balance a writing...   [click here for more]
Brian Jar Press  $2.99

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A Privileged Life

A Privileged Life


An autobiography, a travelogue and a history, A PRIVILEGED LIFE documents nearly ninety years of adventures. Pym Trueman has been a pioneer, a homemaker, and from time to time a fairy godmother of the highest order. From Australia to India, Samoa and back again, she has expended her life's energies on nurturing healthy communities inclusive of all cultures, ages, genders, ethnicities, abilities and...   [click here for more]
VDL  $3.00

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Make Art Not War Challenge: Rules, Essays, and 31 Creative Prompts

Make Art Not War Challenge: Rules, Essays, and 31 Creative Prompts


Why take the Make Art Not War Challenge? When times are tough, the feeling that artists are not necessary tends to permeate. Art is viewed as frivolous or a luxury since we don’t produce food, clothing, or housing. The exact opposite is true, however, because in charged political climates artists document and represent our humanity and all our struggles be they violent or peaceful...   [click here for more]
Books of M  $2.99 $1.99

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Meadowshire Coloring Coloring Book

Meadowshire Coloring Coloring Book


Enter the magical woods of Meadowshire!  43 pages of images just waiting for you to color them! Fun for all ages! PDF: Now with all 43 pages!    Printable pdf format lets you print just one, some, or all of them as you wish!  Want to try a different color scheme for an image or want to print a favorite image again?  Do it!  POD: 43 #70 paper pages with laminated color softcover .    Features...   [click here for more]
Spare Change Games  $1.00

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St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi


The life of Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals, is chronicled in a spiritual biography by Christian and mystery author G.K. Chesterton—himself a convert to Catholicism. It covers the saint’s calling, his exceptional life, and his influence in the Catholic Church. A volume sure to appeal to all lovers of animals and nature, as well as those interested in the history of Christianity. This...   [click here for more]
Wildside Press  $0.99

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Alien Body Plans #1: Hexapods and Other Ecdysozoa

Alien Body Plans #1: Hexapods and Other Ecdysozoa


It's easy to make aliens: take a person or a dog, slap some antennae on 'em, maybe some ooze and some spooky talons, and then put some random letters together in a nigh-unpronounceable combination. As I said, it's easy to make aliens. What isn't easy is making them well. Even when you're working hard to be creative, it can sometimes be hard to get out of the rut of familiarity, to go...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $2.95 $2.06

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Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers

Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers


If you want to spark new ideas for worlds, plots or characters, you want Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers. Medicinal corpses, the jargons of thieves and carnies, Nazi UFOs, the colonization of space and green children from nowhere are only a few of the topics covered. This sourcebook is for all writers of fantasy or science fiction--whether novels, short stories,...   [click here for more]
Good Looking Corpse  $0.99

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Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers volume II

Ideas and Inspiration for Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers volume II


This sourcebook is for all writers of fantasy or science fiction--whether novels, short stories, games, or any other form of storytelling. The following topics are covered: Animals Without Ancestors Armor Made From Unusual Materials Battle Hymn of Lieutenant Calley, The Bayer Corporation and Haemophiliac Blood Products Bees, the, Telling Big Alien Theory, The Births Booth, Mark Castaneda,...   [click here for more]
Good Looking Corpse  $0.99

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For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher

For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher


What does it take to become a Hugo and Stoker Award-nominated editor and publisher? Follow Jason Sizemore’s unconventional professional path as it winds through a tiny, overheated Baptist church deep within the coal fields of Appalachia, Kentucky, past a busted printer and a self-serving boss that triggered an early mid-life crisis and the epiphany that he should open a magazine spreading the...   [click here for more]
Apex Book Company  $2.99

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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  $14.99

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Humans Are Weird: Making Humans Unique Without Making Them Ridiculous

Humans Are Weird: Making Humans Unique Without Making Them Ridiculous


Humans Are Weird is chock full ideas for making humans stand out from other beings in your setting, letting you avoid both well-worn tropes like "Humans are average at everything" or "Humans are, um, adaptable, I guess?" and nonsensical traits like "Only humans come from a multi-biome world." This book contains 21 scenarios, from a galaxy where humans are the only bipeds to a fantasy world...   [click here for more]
WMB Saltworks  $2.95

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The Nazi Occult

The Nazi Occult


In the dark dungeons beneath Nazi Germany, teams of occult experts delved into ancient and forbidden lore, searching for lost secrets of power. This book tells the complete history of the Nazi occult programs, from their quests for the Ark of the Covenant, the Spear of Destiny, and the Holy Grail, through their experiments with lycanthrope and zero-point energy. It also includes information on the...   [click here for more]
Osprey Publishing  $19.00 $9.95

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To Each Their Darkness

To Each Their Darkness


Explore the world of writing horror from a Bram Stoker and International Horror Guild award-winning author's point of view. Gary Braunbeck uses film, fiction and life experience to elucidate the finer points of storytelling, both in and out of genre. This part-autobiographical, always analytical book looks at how stories develop and what makes them work-or not work-when they're told. Be warned: reality...   [click here for more]
Apex Book Company  $2.00 $1.40

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KOBOLD Guide to Gamemastering

KOBOLD Guide to Gamemastering


Decades of GMing Experience at Your Fingertips! “Kobold Press builds on its excellent track record with another great release—new and provocative.” —Mike Mearls Whether it’s advice from grognards who were running games at the dawn of RPGs, or suggestions from the new generation of game designers, these 21 essays by experts are here to help you improve your GMing skills and create...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $9.99

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Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays


Source criticism--analysis of a writer's source material--has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Since Tolkien drew from many disparate sources, an understanding of these sources, as well as how and why he incorporated them, can enhance readers' appreciation. This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $15.99

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Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact

Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact


When East and West survived on a knife-edge between peace and war, both sides were busy preparing themselves for military action. But what exactly would NATO's troops have faced if the Cold War had suddenly turned hot? Tanks and Combat Vehicles of the Warsaw Pact is a fascinating reference book looking at the wide variety of combat vehicles which were poised and ready for action throughout the long...   [click here for more]
Shilka Publishing  $4.99

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A Cure for the Common Word

A Cure for the Common Word


Your brain holds an impressive vocabulary of more than 20,000 words, but chances are you only use a small fraction of them. That fraction is usually filled with worn-out oldies that have lost their impact, such as interesting, good, and nice. Inside, you’ll find more than fifteen alternatives for each of the one hundred most commonly overused words in the English...   [click here for more]
Untreed Reads Publishing  $4.99

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Aliens, Dystopias, & Monster Ecologies: Worldbuilding Essays for Writers and GMs

Aliens, Dystopias, & Monster Ecologies: Worldbuilding Essays for Writers and GMs


Aliens, Dystopias, & Monster Ecologies is a series of worldbuilding essays on alien psychologies and ethical systems, functional dystopias, recreating vampires and werewolves, original elemental systems, and figuring out just how many human-eating monsters your setting can support. This content previously appeared on Seventh Sanctum, The Oak Wheel, Sanitarium Magazine,...   [click here for more]
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Generation Decks: The Unofficial History of Gaming Phenomenon Magic: The Gathering

Generation Decks: The Unofficial History of Gaming Phenomenon Magic: The Gathering


The incredible true story behind the global gaming phenomenon. Generation Decks tells the story of the mould-breaking fantasy card game, Magic: The Gathering. The brainchild of misfit maths genius Richard Garfield, Magic combines complex gameplay with collectability. When it came out in 1993 it transformed the lives of quiet braniacs who had longed for a way to connect and compete. It made millionaires...   [click here for more]
Rebellion Publishing Ltd  $6.99

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Jester David’s How-To Guide to Fantasy Worldbuilding

Jester David’s How-To Guide to Fantasy Worldbuilding


Inside this 150-page tome you will learn how to: Sculpt a continent Design a nation Plan a city or village Create a Pantheon And build your owm fantasy world! Over its eighteen chapters, this book walks you through the steps needed to create a fantasy world for your roleplaying game, from the initial brainstorming to the niggling details. Included is advice on geology & climate, culture &...   [click here for more]
5 Minute Workday Publishing  $4.00

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IT'S A LIVING: Surviving as a Freelancer in the 21st Century, The Ultimate Guide to Success for Artists and Creative Professionals

IT'S A LIVING: Surviving as a Freelancer in the 21st Century, The Ultimate Guide to Success for Artists and Creative Professionals


FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND WORK FOR YOURSELF ★★★★★ "The Artist's Way for the 21st century!" Whether you want to quit your 9-5 job to be self-employed or you want to streamline your career to be more efficient, IT'S A LIVING is for you! According to this year's most comprehensive study, there are over 57 million freelancers in the U.S. alone and growing. The...   [click here for more]
Cristian S. Aluas  $4.99

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Clark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work, Second Edition

Clark Ashton Smith: A Critical Guide to the Man and His Work, Second Edition


Clark Ashton Smith (1893-1961) was a major writer of fantasy and science fiction during the first half of the twentieth century. Together with H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard, Smith was one of the "Three Musketeers" of legendary Weird Tales magazine, and contributed some of the most distinctive (and controversial) fantastic fiction to ever appear in Hugo Gernsback's Wonder Stories. His...   [click here for more]
Wildside Press  $4.99 $3.49

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Ruthless Advice: Lessons from Machiavelli’s The Prince in a Nutshell

Ruthless Advice: Lessons from Machiavelli’s The Prince in a Nutshell


This pamphlet is a short summary of the leadership lessons from Machiavelli’s The Prince that I wrote as a quick reference for a story. I thought that game masters, authors, strategy gamers and others might find it useful too. There are two sections: the Short Version, which summarizes the book’s lessons by subject, and the Long Version, which provides the lessons by chapter from the original. ...   [click here for more]
Cerberus Games  $0.99

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Becoming a Better Writer Through Roleplaying & Other Essays on Writing

Becoming a Better Writer Through Roleplaying & Other Essays on Writing


Becoming a Better Writer Through Roleplaying is a series of essays on using RPGs to improve your writing, how and why you should build a fandom, horror and the heroine's journey, writing fight scenes, and point of view (both the fourth person point of view, if such a thing even exists, and the second person point of view). This content previously appeared on Seventh Sanctum, The...   [click here for more]
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Whitehall 1212: The Blitz Murder Case

Whitehall 1212: The Blitz Murder Case (audio product)


The first show of the series. A visit to the "Black Museum" and an exhibit of teacup fragments. A woman and her companion have been killed with a shotgun. Original release date: 11/18/1951 Total running time: 29:29:00 Author bio: Wyllis Cooper was an American writer and producer Series: Whitehall 1212 Whitehall 1212 was a 1951-1952 crime radio series based on facts. The...   [click here for more]
Nathan and Evan Inc.  $3.49 $2.99

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Thalassocracy: On Maritime and Spacefaring Empires (Political Fantasies #2)

Thalassocracy: On Maritime and Spacefaring Empires (Political Fantasies #2)


Political Fantasies is a series that takes names for governments and plays around with them to see how far they can be pulled. In the tradition of Strange Nations, the results of each exploration can be dropped into your setting with little-to-no adaptation required. This volume explores thalassocracy, or "rule by the sea." The first section discusses the common traits...   [click here for more]
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Alien Body Plans #2: Mollusks & Other Lophotrochozoans

Alien Body Plans #2: Mollusks & Other Lophotrochozoans


It's easy to make aliens: take a person or a dog, slap some antennae on 'em, maybe some ooze and some spooky talons, and then put some random letters together in a nigh-unpronounceable combination. As I said, it's easy to make aliens. What isn't easy is making them well. Even when you're working hard to be creative, it can sometimes be hard to get out of the rut of familiarity, to go...   [click here for more]
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