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KOBOLD Guide to Board Game Design
by Kobold Press

Winner of the 2012 Origins Award!

Practical, how-to essays from the world's top board and card game designers including Steve Jackson, Richard Garfield, James Ernest, Lisa Steenson, Mike Selinker, and more.

This 146-page book covers board game design from an insider's perspective, in an approachable and entertaining way: the complete inside scoop!

KOBOLD Guide to Board Game Design
 
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L'almanach du Cartomancien hors série : le solo d'intro

L'almanach du Cartomancien hors série : le solo d'intro


Pour vous faire une petite idée du système de CARTOMANCIE voici un petit scénario solo pour en apprendre les grandes lignes. Vous y trouverez : - les atouts et leur signification - les attitudes et le curseur de choix tactique - les blessures. Attention, ce solo ne contient pas les règles de création de personnages. Par contre, celles-ci...   [click here for more]
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The Really Geeky Sci-Fi Quiz Book

The Really Geeky Sci-Fi Quiz Book


Over 750 science fiction quiz questions in 7 different categories, each with its own multiple choice section. Challenge your friends to a geek-off to the death, or test your own sci-fi knowledge in a battle of wits against this awesome tome of useless geek trivia. ...   [click here for more]
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H.G. Wells' Floor Games

H.G. Wells' Floor Games


Before Wells wrote Little Wars, he created what some would consider to be a sort of companion book to it. Published in 1912, Floor Games instructs creative children of all ages on some very imaginative activities for rainy days... or even sunny ones. This edition includes the photos from the original publication and faithfully retains the integrity of the antique font. ...   [click here for more]
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Game Geek #37

Game Geek #37


New gaming goodness in this issue along with over $5.00 in free games and discounts. Musing of the Avalon Stogie Behind the Game Coral Throne, Chapter XXIV Heroes Wear Masks Dicing With Life Today’s Promise Excerpt Avalon Pathfinder Sorceress Issue #6 BedRock Interview Artist Spotlight....   [click here for more]
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Authorials: Up, Up, White Balloon

Authorials: Up, Up, White Balloon


Have an eReader? Want to play a game against your friends? Then start your collection of Authorials the Collectable Ebook Game with Up, Up, White Balloon! Children's books are deceptively powerful to an Authorial. Up, Up, White Balloon is no exception. It chronicles the life of a large, white balloon floating from a child's hands, into the sky, and back down into a happy home. It is simple, short,...   [click here for more]
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The Great Way Tarot

The Great Way Tarot


THE GREAT WAY TAROT by Mel Wayne offers a spiritual gateway to understanding yourself. Once you understand your Self, you may understand the universe and begin to comprehend the mysteries of time and space. The deck of eighty-one divination cards reveals insights into your past, your present, and your future; therefore, the The Great Way Tarot cards have a divine purpose in the universal order...   [click here for more]
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Industry Talk: An Insider's Look at Writing RPGs and Editing Anthologies

Industry Talk: An Insider's Look at Writing RPGs and Editing Anthologies


Industry Talk is a collection of two previously published columns by Jennifer Brozek, Dice and Deadlines and The Making of an Anthology. The collection also contains brand-new content including step-by-step instructions on how to pitch an anthology and advice on managing a freelance career. “Want to write for games? Want to navigate the dark labyrinths and endless...   [click here for more]
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Jester David’s How-To Guide to Fantasy Worldbuilding

Jester David’s How-To Guide to Fantasy Worldbuilding


Inside this 200-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, from the initial brainstorming to the niggling details. Each chapter ends with an example, demonstrating the advice of that chapter...   [click here for more]
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Writer's Blocks

Writer's Blocks


Writers Blocks is a fast paced, domino based role-playing game where every player takes turns as either the person telling the story or being the focus character of a scene. With this book and a set of Double Twelve dominoes any small group of friends can have a limitless number of one shot role-playing games without being bogged down in hours of character creation, the effort of organizing a pre-designed...   [click here for more]
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Family Games: The 100 Best

Family Games: The 100 Best


In Family Games: The 100 Best, top game designers and publishers write about the most enjoyable, most cleverly designed titles of the last one hundred years. Their essays cover the spectrum from board games to card games, wargames to miniatures games to role-playing games, including old favorites and little known gems. These are the games that the designers themselves play, the ones that have...   [click here for more]
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Hobby Games: The 100 Best

Hobby Games: The 100 Best


In Hobby Games: The 100 Best, the top designers, authors, and publishers in the hobby games field write about the most enjoyable and cleverly designed games of the last fifty years. Their essays cover the gamut of the hobby market, from roleplaying games to collectible card games, and miniatures games to wargames to board games, with titles both familiar and esoteric. These are the games that...   [click here for more]
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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]
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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...   [click here for more]
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Understanding Minecraft: Essays on Play, Community and Possibilities

Understanding Minecraft: Essays on Play, Community and Possibilities


Since its official release in 2011, Minecraft has sold over 48 million copies across all gaming platforms. The premise of Minecraft is simple: destroy, collect, build and interact in a world made entirely of colored cubes. Unlike Lego blocks or other construction toys, Minecraft's digital play space allows for virtually limitless creation without the cost and limitations of physical building materials....   [click here for more]
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Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play

Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play


In this in-depth critical and theoretical analysis of the horror genre in video games, 14 essays explore the cultural underpinnings of horror's allure for gamers and the evolution of "survival" themes. The techniques and story effects of specific games such as Resident Evil, Call of Cthulhu, and Silent Hill are examined individually. ...   [click here for more]
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Women and Second Life

Women and Second Life


Essays on Virtual Identity, Work and Play This collection of new essays explores issues of identity, work and play in the virtual world of Second Life (SL). Fourteen women discuss their experiences. Topics include teaching in Second Life, becoming an SL journalist, and using SL as a means to bring human rights to health care; exploring issues of identity and gender such as performing the role of digital...   [click here for more]
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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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L. A. R. P. S.

L. A. R. P. S.


Dream up any universe you can think of, then build it so your friends can experience it through live action role playing. Do you like Science Fiction? Westerns? Fantasy? Historical Intrigue, Modern Day Monsters? Victorian Steampunk? Film Noir Detective Stories? Some mix of all or none? Any genre can come to life with LARPS. Convert worlds you've made yourself, or turn your favorite existing worlds...   [click here for more]
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Mythos Horror Creation System

Mythos Horror Creation System


H. P. Lovecraft created a whole genre of horror with his mythos stories, a genre that others have taken and expanded upon or with which they have created their own visions and of cosmic horror. Gaming has been no less active in bringing Lovecraft’s horror to the masses with the advent of the Call of Cthulhu RPG, few horror classics RPGs can bring players to a place of thrills like a good CoC...   [click here for more]
Avalon Game Company  $14.99

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40 Years of Gen Con

40 Years of Gen Con


In 40 Years of Gen Con, gaming guru Robin D. Laws chronicles the story of every gamer's lifetime. It's a history that reaches out to four decades of gamers to form a vast collage of the Gen Con experience from every point of view - from the gamers playing in the halls, to the staffers behind the scenes, to the exhibitors on the sales floor. 40 Years of Gen Con is a treasure trove...   [click here for more]
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Game On, Hollywood!: Essays on the Intersection of Video Games and Cinema

Game On, Hollywood!: Essays on the Intersection of Video Games and Cinema


The 14 essays in Game on, Hollywood! take on several points of game and film intersection. They look at storylines, aesthetics, mechanics, and production. The book is about adaptation (video game to film, film to video game), but it is even more about narrative. The essays draw attention to the ways and possibilities of telling a story. They consider differences and similarities...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $29.95 $15.99

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The Illuminated Edda

The Illuminated Edda


The Viking tales of gods, giants and heroes come alive within the pages of the Illuminated Edda. Visit the majestic city of Asgard- home of the gods. Fight legendary dragons alongside Sigurd, renowned hero. Witness the creation of the world tree Yggdrasil along with the awesome worlds that hang upon its branches. Get entwined in Loki’s schemes as he saves the gods from disaster, and then witness...   [click here for more]
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