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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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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

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The Who's Who of Human Rights

The Who's Who of Human Rights


The Who's Who of Human Rights is a digital encyclopedia of historical figures who have fought for human rights, presented in a kinetic novel format.  This is a free demo version. This project competes with all of our other projects for full version and updates based on fan and reader votes on our website. This project is meant to be a respectful, stirring and moving tribute to those who fight...   [click here for more]
All Day Breakfast Productions  Pay What You Want

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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]
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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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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]
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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]
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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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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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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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Necrocracies: Eight Governments of the Dead (Political Fantasies #1)

Necrocracies: Eight Governments of the Dead (Political Fantasies #1)


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 necrocracy or "rule by the dead," with possibilities like restricting the...   [click here for more]
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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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How-To: Hill Tribes

How-To: Hill Tribes


Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. There's another way...   [click here for more]
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How-To: Far North Peoples

How-To: Far North Peoples


Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. There's another way...   [click here for more]
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How-To: Horse Nomads

How-To: Horse Nomads


Generally, designing a culture for a book or a game presents you with a choice: either you base it on real-world cultures and likely end up with something that could be described as "Fantasy Bedouin with some Navajo bits tacked on" or you run hog wild and run the risk of overlooking something that, however innocuous, turns out to be vitally important for that type of culture. There's another way...   [click here for more]
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The Meaning of Names: Landforms, Terrain, and Cities

The Meaning of Names: Landforms, Terrain, and Cities


There are many good resources out there for creating new languages, but they tend to focus more on how words change over time than on the meanings of place-names. This booklet is intended to fill the gap. It not only includes lists of historical place-names but discusses the patterns and logic behind these names. Don't forget to buy the companion to this booklet, The Meaning of Names: Persons and...   [click here for more]
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The Illusion of Freedom

The Illusion of Freedom


Look around at the world we live in. Isn't there something wrong? Don't you feel powerless to make a positive change? Don't the problems of the world feel so big, so overwhelming, that you feel defeated? Like you can't possibly make a difference? So you don't even start? What if I told you, you could change that? What if I said that the interests and influence of a select few groups have purposely...   [click here for more]
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Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century


Essays on the Novels, Children's Stories, Online Writings, Comics and Other Works Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of the most influential literary figures of the 21st century. To borrow a phrase from his viral 2012 University of the Arts commencement speech, Gaiman "makes good art," from his graphic novels to his social media collaborations, award-winning fantasy fiction...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $15.99

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KOBOLD Guide to Magic

KOBOLD Guide to Magic


Kobolds Work a Little Magic The popular and wildly useful Kobold Guide series tackles the biggest subject in fantasy: Magic! What makes a fantasy fantastic? Magic, of course! Whether it’s unearthly beasts, scheming sorcerers, legendary swords or locales that defy logic and physics, a compelling fantasy story needs magical elements. The tricky part is that in order for the story to...   [click here for more]
Kobold Press  $14.99

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The Meaning of Names: Persons and Peoples

The Meaning of Names: Persons and Peoples


There are many good resources out there for creating new languages, but they tend to focus more on how words change over time than on the meanings of personal or group names. This booklet is intended to fill the gap. It not only includes lists of historical names (personal, family, and ethnic) but discusses the patterns and logic behind these names. Don't forget to buy the companion to this booklet,...   [click here for more]
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108 Forms of Money

108 Forms of Money


This is exactly what it says on the tin: a list of 108 forms of money. If you've ever wanted someone in your setting to use something other than cash or gold coins, then look no further. This list includes 16 food items, 19 animal products, 8 consumable items, 16 plant products, 27 forms of metal money from balls to nails, and 22 more forms of money that couldn't fit into a neat category like the...   [click here for more]
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108 Swords, Polearms, & Other Sharp Things from Europe

108 Swords, Polearms, & Other Sharp Things from Europe


This is exactly what it says on the tin: a list of 108 swords, polearms, and other sharp things from Europe. If you've ever wanted to give a little more detail to your character's sword or give some flavor to the weapons of your NPCs, then look no further. This list includes 42 swords, 42 polearms & javelins, and 24 other sharp things like bodkin arrows, morning stars, and throwing darts. It...   [click here for more]
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Bats and Primates: Speculative Psychology for Uplifted Animals

Bats and Primates: Speculative Psychology for Uplifted Animals


Are you looking to mine a few ideas for the batfolk in your upcoming adventure, The Diamond Mines of Camazotz? Writing some Planet of the Apes fanfiction and wondering what kind of sports gorillas might play? If so, then look no further! Whether you're working on uplifted animals, animal folk, or just plain talking animals, this book can be used for it all. Primates and...   [click here for more]
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Essential Ethnographies #1 - Island Builders & Others

Essential Ethnographies #1 - Island Builders & Others


One of the quickest ways to start building cultures for your setting is to take inspiration from actually-existing cultures. What do you do when you don't want to crib off the same culture cultures that everyone else has used a hundred times before? Essential Ethnographies offers the convenience of building from preexisting cultures and the flexibility and novelty of working with cultures...   [click here for more]
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A Letter to the Middle East

A Letter to the Middle East


There’s something very wrong with this world. There is a war going on in the Middle East and, somehow, we are all involved without really wanting to be. The reality is that the common and the average North American doesn’t hate the people of the Middle East. This belief has been constructed by the untruthful media because the corrupted politicians of both parties need us to hate and fear...   [click here for more]
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Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman


Essays on the Comics, Poetry and Prose This collection of new essays looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Neil Gaiman’s work and how he interacts with feminism. Sixteen diverse essays from Gaiman scholars examine highlights from Gaiman’s graphic novels, short stories, novels, poems and screenplays, and confront the difficult issues he raises, including femininity,...   [click here for more]
McFarland  $15.99

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Cheap Vodka

Cheap Vodka


Now, for the first time, the works of artist Adam Geen are collected in one volume! Perfect for any art book lover, this volume consists of illustrations, comic book covers and promo material, early work by the artist and sequential comic pages. But that’s not all! It also includes a rare peek behind the scenes at the creation of comic pages as well as an introduction & afterword and a book...   [click here for more]
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FAME Neil Gaiman

FAME Neil Gaiman


Neil Gaiman started out humbly in the so-called British Invasion of comics in the 1980s, writing rock and roll biographies, but soon leaped into the vanguard with his revolutionary series The Sandman, which helped launch the Vertigo imprint at DC. His newfound literary acclaim helped launch Gaiman into the world of books, which he soon conquered with equal acclaim and passionate following from readers....   [click here for more]
TidalWave Productions  $1.99

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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]
Avalon Game Company  $0.56

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Joss Whedon Versus the Corporation

Joss Whedon Versus the Corporation


Big Business Critiqued in the Films and Television Programs Screenwriter, director, producer and comic book author Joss Whedon is best known for his television series and films featuring villainous vampires, angry gods and even bloggers who wish to rule the world. Within these works is a prevalent yet commonly overlooked theme—the corporate antagonist. This book examines the effects of this...   [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]
McFarland  $9.99

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