Practical, thought-provoking essays on worldbuilding, creating magic systems, conflict, and compelling stories, working as a design professional, and much more. Conceptual chapters examine what game design is and how good design can create the best games. A Gold ENnie winner, now revised and updated!
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]
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]
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]
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]
The Ultimate Resource for Gamers, Game Masters, and Designers
The first edition of the COMPLETE KOBOLD GUIDE TO GAME DESIGN laid out concepts, techniques and advice for designing roleplaying games and enhancing adventures. This second edition brings together essays from the original volume by Wolfgang Baur, Monte Cook, Keith Baker, Ed Greenwood, and others, many updated to reflect... [click here for more]