What's Better Than a Barrel Full of Monkeys?
A stew pot full of gnomes! That's right, we've officially partnered with the Gnomes over at Gnome Stew. After they got to see Realm Works in action last week, they wanted to be a part of what we're doing. So we worked out the details and made it happen.
Who are these illustrious Gnomes? They certainly aren't your normal garden variety gnomes. They're behind the most widely read game mastering blog on the planet. In addition to the sage advice they offer every day on their website, the Gnomes have published three invaluable resource books for GMs through Engine Publishing. We're thrilled to announce that we’re bringing the content of all three of these incredible books to Realm Works, fully integrated for optimum usefulness!
But we're not stopping there. With the hearty endorsement of the Gnomes, we're going to provide the content from these three books at no extra cost to Kickstarter Backers! The Backer level you choose determines exactly how much free content you’ll get. All of this content will be sold separately once Realm Works launches, but our backers can get it for free. Here's a run-down of what you can get:
1. Never Unprepared: The Complete Game Master’s Guide to Prep. From award-winning author Phil Vecchione, this guide will help you prepare for games faster, avoid common pitfalls, and have more fun in the process. Described as “Phil Vechionne’s epic rock ballad to game prep”, we’ll be weaving this meaty treatise into Realm Works, allowing you to leverage the wisdom therein like never before.
All Backers who choose the Pack Member ($35 pledge) or higher reward tier will receive the material from Never Unprepared (a $9.95 value) fully integrated into Realm Works and absolutely free!
2. Masks: 1,000 Memorable NPCs for Any Roleplaying Game. This is the ultimate NPC resource written by the award-winning authors of Gnome Stew. In fact, Masks won the 2012 Gold ENnie Award for Best Aid/Accessory, and was also nominated for Product of the Year. Within this weighty tome, you’ll find NPCs for fantasy, science fiction and modern games, all easily adaptable to any genre and any RPG, just like Realm Works! Every one of these NPCs will be re-created within Realm Works and available for instant use within your campaigns. Each NPC has a role and specific traits, so you’ll be able to quickly locate exactly what you need through Realm Works' powerful search capabilities.
All Backers who choose the Pack Hunter ($50 pledge) or higher reward tier will receive all 1,000 NPCs from Masks (a $16.95 value) fully integrated into Realm Works at no charge!
3. Eureka: 501 Adventure Plots to Inspire Game Masters. Written by nine veteran game masters, all authors on Gnome Stew, Eureka is more than simple adventure seeds. As you know, adventure hooks alone don’t give you much to work with, but fully developed adventures can be hard to personalize and fit into an on-going game. Eureka strikes a great middle ground, providing the main ingredients and letting you decide how to prepare them. This highly regarded material includes plot hooks to draw your players into the adventure, as well as encounters to flesh them out.
Eureka contains plots for fantasy, science fiction and horror games and they are easily adaptable to multiple genres. We’re building these plots into Realm Works for you so you can quickly tailor them to your purposes and seamlessly weave them into your campaign. Each plot will be tagged with suitable keywords, such as “intrigue”, “exploration”, “combat-heavy”, and many more. Consequently, it will be easy to find what you need and leverage it within Realm Works.
All Backers who choose the Timber Wolf ($65 pledge) or higher reward tier will receive all 501 plots from Eureka (a $16.95 value) fully integrated into Realm Works for free!
Stay tuned for more announcements and thanks for your support!
- The Lone Wolf Development Team