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Author: Will Martin
About The Author
Will (he/him/his) is from DC and is a fan of high fantasy, gothic, and future punk genres, DMing theory, cooperative gaming, and low-rules gaming. He is also a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community and is always looking for better representation in gaming for all folks because of it. His current fascination is with the evolution of game systems throughout the decades (for better or worse).
It Came From The Stew Pot
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Our Books for GMs
Through our partner Engine Publishing, we've published six system-neutral books for GMs, with over 28,000 copies sold. Available in print and PDF.
The Complete Game Master's Guide to Running Extraordinary Sessions
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The Art of Improvisation for Game Masters
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The Complete Game Master's Guide to Campaign Management
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The Complete Game Master's Guide to Session Prep
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1,000 Memorable NPCs for Any Roleplaying Game
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501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters
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Through Encoded Designs
Through our partnership in the G.E.M. collective, many of the Gnomes are affiliated with creating products through Encoded Designs. Available in print and PDF.
Gnomes on Podcasts, even a Gnome Only Podcast!
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Do you have what it takes to save Neon City in this 80s, neon, cyberpunk game?
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Art by Matt Morrow, Characters By Encoded Gnomes
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Gnome Phil Vecchione's Dungeon World Hack About Water Rights
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