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If you're developing your own RPG and you and your friends enjoy it, that's great! If you want to play a particular way, and creating your own thing to let you play that way is what makes you happy, then there's nothing you need to worry about. There's nothing wrong with developing another, whether it's for yourself or others - that isn't a bad thing at all, ...


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Vincent Baker's blog "Anyway" has a ton of valuable information, including both theory and sales/publishing information. In any given post, there's a lot of smart discussion as well. A good theory/idea listing is right here. Vincent is a GREAT resource and you should ask questions! (I think he also has a good following on Google Plus, so there may be ...


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There's a few options that you can use in tandem. Blog Blog is easy, goes right with your core website. The tricky part to the blog is if it is not something you are already doing, do not try to do it "just to do it" - update once month at least, but don't spam out updates just to fill content. Meaningful content is more useful than just updating all the ...


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No one will care about your game in 35 years. You will be lucky if they care about it in 3 years. If they do care about it in 35 years, doubtless you will have a new version with new art. D&D isn't still using the same illustrations from 35 years ago now are they? Many people, and I see this in the tech startup world all the time, get wrapped around ...


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It would seem that Posthuman Studios gets works made as a "work made for hire" then releases them under CC licenses. It wouldn't surprise me overly if other games used a similar system; the copyright licenses in the most recent Earthdawn, Shadowrun, and Legend of the 5 Rings (just what I happened to have) don't mention any distinctions between licensed art ...


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I've created a legal-sized WORD template for trifold AW playbooks. To get the best use out of this template, first install the fonts listed by SevenSidedDie: Vtks good luck for you / Crust Clean / Dirty Ego Then download the DOCX file here: http://asifproductions.com/sites/default/files/PC CLASS TEMPLATE_0.docx


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Chaotic Henchmen ran a series of posts about publishing, here's a link to their layout blog post You could also mine this thread for more layout ideas I don't think there's much material out there that's specific to RPGs, your best bet might be to look at those games you think are laid out well and try to distill the shared aspects that you think make them ...


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Yes, of course, you should. But a few words of warning... First and foremost, expect to do a lot of work on it: writing is not the same thing as playing with friends. You must make it all understandable and clear to complete strangers. Also, friends are great play testers but not nearly sufficient. Nor are they proof readers. Second, do expect people to ...


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Take a look at a new book called "Fantasy Art Characters To Copy." It features original "conditional" copyright free fantasy characters. The conditions of use are very liberal.I have the book - it's incredible. The images are high quality, they are not stock pics. They are on blank backgrounds and you can copy them for RPGs or use them in your own ...


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I use LibreOffice Draw for laying out my RPG sheets, and it is very helpful for Apocalypse World playbooks. At the LibreOffice template center is a template for a three-panel brochure on US Letter paper; you can easily adapt that to US Legal or A4 international standard for the roomier Apocalypse World playbooks. You will need the fonts mentioned at the ...



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