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Along with writing Tales of a GM I also create digital books that may be of interest to you. This page is the central hub for these books.

 

For more details on an individual title, please see the relevant product page.

 

Table Tools

Villainous Plots Cover ThumbnailTT01: Villainous Plots

 

How to make a custom villain-based plot engine, with BONUS worksheets.

 

Learn more about Villainous Plots

 

 

TT02: Fantasy Mook Traits

 

A set of tables to distinguish your mooks., with BONUS pdfs.

 

Learn more about Fantasy Mook Traits

 

 

 

Names for Games

heroic-nicknames-cover-thumbnailNfG01: Heroic Nicknames

Adding nicknames for fantasy GMs, with BONUS tables for customization.

 

Learn more about Heroic Nicknames

 

 

 

Tales Reprints

The Best of 2015

 

Top ten articles from the blog, 2015.

 

Learn more about The Best of 2015

 

 

The Best of 2016

 

Top twelve articles from the blog, 2016.

 

Learn more about The Best of 2016

 

 

 

Tales of the Dice, Volume I

 

The first 52 issues of the webcomic from Tales of a GM.

 

Learn more about Tales of the Dice, Volume I

 

 

 

GM Notes

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Find the Path: A Hacked Becoming Quest

 

All you need to run a Becoming quest, plus notes about how the quest can be tied to your ongoing campaign.

 

Learn more about Find the Path

 

On the Smolensk Road Cover ThumbnailOn the Smolensk Road 

 

All you need to run a DramaSystem game set during the 1812 retreat from Moscow.

 

Learn more about On the Smolensk Road

 

 

Storm & Shield

The pdfs created as part of hosting the wandering Warlock’s Journal contests.

 

Storm & Shield 8: Doomsday Devices

 

A collection of nine, system-neutral doomsday devices and plots from my eighth hosting of the Warlock’s Journal contest.

 

Learn more about Doomsday Devices

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Storm & Shield 7: Versatile Vehicles

 

A collection of seven, system-neutral vehicles for secret agents from my seventh hosting of the Warlock’s Journal contest.

 

Learn more about Versatile Vehicles

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S&S Agents of Order Cover ThumbnailStorm & Shield 6: Agents of Order

 

A collection of seven, system-neutral planar spies from my sixth hosting of the Warlock’s Journal contest.

 

Learn more about Agents of Order

 

 

S&S Galactic Gadgets Cover ThumbnailStorm & Shield 5: Galactic Gadgets

 

A collection of seven, system-neutral gadgets for planar spies and secret agents.from my fifth hosting of the Warlock’s Journal contest.

 

Learn more about Galactic Gadgets

 

 

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Storm & Shield 4: Cosmic Crisis

 

A collection of five, system-neutral planar plots from my fourth hosting of the Warlock’s Journal contest.

 

Learn more about Cosmic Crisis

 

 

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Storm & Shield 3: The Inner Council

 

Nine system-neutral planar NPCs, from my third hosting of the Warlock’s Journal contest.

 

Learn more about The Inner Council

 

 

 Bricks & Mortar Cover ThumbnailStorm & Shield 2: Bricks & Mortar

 

Six, system-neutral planar bases., from my second hosting of the Warlock’s Journal contest.

 

Learn more about Bricks & Mortar

 

 

ss-prime-nemesis-cover-thumbnailStorm & Shield 1: Prime and Nemesis

Eight, system-neutral planar groups., from my first hosting of the Warlock’s Journal contest.

 

Learn more about Prime and Nemesis

 

 

 

This page is a work in progress, and will be updated as I produce more pdfs.

 

 

Happy Reading

Phil

 

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On the Smolensk Road

Return to the Books Page   The 1812 retreat from Moscow as a DramaSystem Pitch.   On the Smolensk Road began with a contest at RPG Geek run in April 2015. The contest was for a DramaSystem Pitch, and run by Yohann Delalande. The contest invited pitches in the style of those in Blood on …

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Storm & Shield 2: Bricks & Mortar

  Return to the Books Page   A collection of six, system-neutral planar bases.   The Warlock’s Journal Contest is a product of the Gamer Lifestyle community. Each month, this roving contest jumps from one member’s blog to another. In April 2014 the wandering Warlock’s Journal contest returned to my Tales of a GM blog …

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Storm & Shield: Cosmic Crisis

  Return to the Books Page   A collection of five, system-neutral planar plots.   The Warlock’s Journal Contest is a product of the Gamer Lifestyle community. Each month, this roving contest jumps from one member’s blog to another. In April 2015 the wandering Warlock’s Journal contest returned to my Tales of a GM blog …

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Storm & Shield: Galactic Gadgets

  Return to the Books Page   A collection of seven, system-neutral gadgets for planar spies and secret agents.   The Warlock’s Journal Contest is a product of the Gamer Lifestyle community. Each month, this roving contest jumps from one member’s blog to another. In October 2015 the wandering Warlock’s Journal contest returned to Tales …

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Villainous Plots

  Return to the Books Page   How to make a custom villain-based plot engine.     The essay at the heart of this first Table Tools pdf was originally published by Johnn Four in issue 645 of Roleplaying Tips newsletter. Here the villain-based plot engine is updated and expanded. Learn how to custom-build the …

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