I’m thrilled to announce that the sixth system-neutral GMing advice book from Gnome Stew and Engine Publishing will be available to preorder soon: Focal Point: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Running Extraordinary Sessions, by our own John Arcadian, Walt Ciechanowski, and Phil Vecchione!

Here’s the cover, illustrated by Juan Ochoa and designed by Darren Hardy:

Focal Point is a standalone guide to running great gaming sessions, but it’s also the third and final volume in Gnome Stew’s “accidental trilogy” — it follows Odyssey: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Campaign Management and its predecessor, Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Session Prep. You don’t need either of those books to enjoy Focal Point, but they do go well together.

We’ll be opening preorders for Focal Point soon, likely in late June or early July. It’s so close to being done, with just a little bit of review work and the conversion to other formats (mobi, etc.) still to go.

As always, preorder customers will immediately receive the digital version, giving you access to the book weeks before it’s on sale anywhere else. It will also be available in print at Gen Con, and I’ll be making special arrangements so that customers in the EU can order it as well.

More details to come!