Gnome Stew’s fourth book, Odyssey: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Campaign Management, will be available for preorder June 3.

Today I’d like to share our final preview of the book, which comes in two parts: a larger PDF sample, and a selection of artwork from the book.

Free sample PDF

Download a 19-page preview of Odyssey

This sample PDF, which is at a lower resolution than the retail version to keep the file size down, includes the front and back covers, table of contents, introduction, How to Use this Book section, excerpts from the chapters Starting Campaigns, Campaign Management, and Risk Management, and part of the index. It also features a piece of artwork by each of our four artists.

Some of the artwork in Odyssey

In addition to our cover artist, Avery Liell-Kok (whose excellent work you can see in the preview PDF), three interior artists contributed some fantastic work to Odyssey: Christopher Reach, Matt Morrow, and Daniel Wood.

The interior artwork tells three stories: the story of the fictional gaming group used in examples throughout the book, the story of their fantasy campaign, and the story of their sci-fi campaign. These previews should give you a bit of a feel for where those stories go.

Matt Morrow

Christopher Reach

Daniel Wood

Thanks for checking out this final preview of Odyssey, and I hope you’ll drop by the Engine Publishing store on Monday, June 3 when preorders open!